Alexander Aan is currently serving 2.5 years in Muaro Sijunjung Penitentiary for asking for proof of God’s existence on Facebook, is in the process of appealing his case to the Indonesian Supreme Court. [Read more...]
The Public Religion Research Institute has just released the 2012 American
Values Survey (PDF) and it focuses on, among other things, how the religiously unaffiliated will shape the upcoming elections (“and beyond”).
It also talks about our changing demographics, the rise of the Nones, and our views on a variety of social issues.
Let’s get to the good stuff: [Read more...]
Saber is still in jail.
His friend Maikel Nabil Sanad was accused of the same crime — blasphemy — but managed to write a blistering article in Foreign Policy against the blasphemy laws in Egypt. It’s called “Yes, I’m a blasphemer. Get over it.” In it, he tells the stories of person after person who got arrested, jailed, and tortured for doing nothing more than criticizing religion: [Read more...]
After Illinois began allowing civil unions last year, the Catholic Charities groups in the state were worried that they would have to put children in the homes of gay or lesbian couples (oh, the horror!). Since they received taxpayer money for their work, they had no right to discriminate. So instead of doing the right thing for the children, they opted to shut down altogether. [Read more...]