UK Free Schools Will Now Be Protected From Creationism

When it comes to the issue of science, the UK is fortunate in rarely having to mount any kind of serious defense or needing to resort to litigation when combating Creationists. Such people are simply laughed at, as they shuffle off to the fringes of the public sphere. Unfortunately, there is much to be cautious about. A small survey back in 2009 found that as many as half of the UK population do not believe in evolution and as high as 22% prefer varying levels of Creationism or Intelligent Design. How this can be, when these results are a slice of the population far larger than the numbers of Evangelicals and Muslims combined (among whom such views are most prevalent), is a cause of some debate. Most of it has been chalked up to a serious shortage in scientific literacy, rather than the usual religious objections that are most often seen in the U.S. It’s still pretty embarrassing, though, considering Charles Darwin is on our money! [Read more...]

Christian Conservatives Need Not Fear Marijuana Legalization

The groundbreaking marijuana legalization initiative that passed this month in Colorado won a majority of the vote even in El Paso county, home to Colorado Springs — the “Mecca” of Evangelical Christianity. There is a large military presence there as well, of course, but this county is reliably conservative. Romney won it by over 21 points. [Read more...]

Loudoun County Official Apologizes for Calling Atheists ‘Terrorists’… and Then Calls Atheists ‘Terrorists’ Again

This is Loudoun County Board of Supervisors member Ken Reid a few days ago, reacting to atheists fighting back against the Virginia county’s holiday display: [Read more...]

The Governor of Rhode Island Celebrates a ‘Holiday Tree’ and a Christian Group is Pissed Off

Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee caused controversy last year when he failed to treat Christians with the privilege they think they deserve: [Read more...]

Pastafarian Tells Local Officials That She Wants Her Religion Represented in the Public Square

In 2010, the Chester County Commissioners (in Pennsylvania) passed a resolution allowing them to control what displays are put in front of the Chester County Courthouse. Essentially, they decided the best option was a display featuring Santa, a sleigh with gifts, candy canes, and the like. [Read more...]


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