St. Louis Archbishop Takes Aim at Girl Scouts for Promoting Women’s Rights

The idea of empowered girls who understand their biology is not something that seems to sit well with the Archbishop of St. Louis, Robert Carlson. In a letter to local priests, scout leaders and parishioners, he advised

each pastor that allows Girl Scout troops to meet on parish property to conduct a meeting with troop leadership to review these concerns and discuss implementing alternative options for the formation of our girls.

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Scott Walker’s “Pro-Life” Appointees Oppose the Most Effective Measure Against Unplanned Pregnancy

Wisconsin Governor and fallen presidential tribute Scott Walker has made no secret of his extreme anti-abortion views — being so fanatical that he can’t even bring himself to support abortion exceptions to save a woman’s life, because, you know, “pro-life.”

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So it’s little wonder that he chooses extreme anti-choice people as political appointees. But if you think that stops at abortion, you would be very much mistaken. These “pro-life” champs are so opposed to women’s reproductive freedom that they also crusade against the one thing that is actually proven to reduce unplanned pregnancies (and abortion): contraceptive use.

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Christian Pastor Preaches Against Women Having the Right to Vote or Getting a Job Outside the Home

Christian Pastor Steven Anderson recently uploaded a clip from an old sermon in which he rails against women’s rights.

He’s angry they were ever given any in the first place and nostalgic for the days when they didn’t have them.

And the Bible, of course, justifies all this.

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Women Beware: Pastor Mark Driscoll Announces the Formation of a New Church

It was more than a year ago that Pastor Mark Driscoll resigned from Mars Hill Church in Seattle. It was a long time coming, given that he had trolled his own church website’s forums, used church funds to game the system and turn his book about marriage into a bestseller, was caught plagiarizing, and was just an all-around sexist and asshole.

Looks like his self-imposed exile is over. Yesterday he announced the formation of a brand new church in Phoenix, Arizona:

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Why Richard Dawkins Was Booted from the NECSS Conference

A couple of days ago, the Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism (NECSS) decided to boot Richard Dawkins from the lineup after initially announcing he would be a keynote speaker. They explained that this came in response to Dawkins’ “approving re-tweet of a highly offensive video.”

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Today, Steven Novella offered a bit more detail into how that decision was made:

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