Faith Leaders Take Advantage of Women, Survey Says

Here’s a depressing statistic: One in every 33 women who attend worship services regularly has been the target of sexual advances by a religious leader, a survey released Wednesday says. The study, by Baylor University researchers, found that the problem is so pervasive that it almost certainly involves a wide range of denominations, religious traditions [Read More...]

Finnish Politician Fined for Blaspheming

Jussi Kristian Halla-aho is a blogger and politician in Finland. On his blog, he had made comments about Islam that some found offensive (here’s the original posting): Prophet Muhammad was a pedophile and islam revers pedophilia as a religion. Islam is a religion of pedophilia. Pedophilia is Allah’s will. Are these statements illegal? They certainly [Read More...]

Quebec Teaches World Religions in Schools; Christians File Lawsuit and Lose

We already know the Religious Right gets mad that religion has been taken out of public schools (even though they’re wrong about that). So you might think if schools taught about many religions, those religious types would be ok with it. Of course that’s not the case. In Quebec, Christian parents sued because of a [Read More...]

Cherry Creek School District Lawsuit Settled

A while back, Cherry Creek Public Schools began promoting “40 Developmental Assets” — a program that would help students become “responsible and confident young adults.” One of those assets was Asset Number 19. It suggested “young adults spend one or more hours per week in activities in a religious institution.” The Freedom From Religion Foundation [Read More...]

No Religious Displays in the Capitol Building This Year

Last Winter, the Freedom From Religion Foundation began a media controversy when they decided to put their own pro-atheist plaque next to a nativity scene in the Washington state Capitol building The reason they did it was to make a point: You cannot allow one religion’s beliefs to be represented on government property while rejecting [Read More...]