Ohio Supreme Court Denies Tax Exemption for Couple That Let Priests Stay Over At Their Home

The Ohio Supreme Court just announced in a 4-3 decision that you don’t get an exemption from paying your property taxes just because you declare your house a “spiritual retreat” and invite priests to stay over.

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Sen. Jeff Sessions: Justice Sonia Sotomayor Isn’t Religious Enough to Do Her Job Well

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, sat for a panel discussion this week during the Republican National Convention and criticized Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor for her alleged irreligiosity:

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Tim Kaine Shows You Can Be a Catholic Without Governing Like One

Hillary Clinton‘s selection of Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate may not make for exciting headlines, but it’s a strong pick for a number of reasons and doesn’t hurt her in any meaningful way. But one of the reasons his selection might raise eyebrows from progressives is that he constantly talks about his Catholic faith. The good news is that putting him in the White House doesn’t mean advancing irrational Catholic doctrine.

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An Atheist Just Sued the State of Illinois for Not Allowing Secular Celebrants to Solemnize Marriages

In Illinois, the only way atheists can have their weddings solemnized is by going to a judge or having a religious leader (even one from an online church) sign the paperwork. A Secular Celebrant just filed a federal lawsuit against the state arguing that it’s a violation of the Equal Protection Clause to prevent him from offering the same opportunity to non-religious couples.

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Pakistan on Verge of Passing Law Punishing People Guilty of “Honor Killings”

Following last week’s “honor killing” of internet star Qandeel Baloch, Pakistan’s government says it will be passing legislation specifically targeting those who commit similar crimes.

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