Catholics in Kenya Oppose Polio Vaccine for Unscientific Reasons

An article from NPR notes that Africa has hit the one year mark for being polio free. This great news, however, is followed by a troubling report from Kenya — that Catholic bishops and doctors there are opposing some of the very efforts that have made this milestone possible.

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New White House Rules Would Prevent Religious Charities from Preaching with Taxpayer Money

One of the problems with President Obama‘s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships is that it helps the government give money to religious groups that do charity work (1) even if they proselytize along the way and (2) even if they discriminate against LGBT people in their hiring.

The latter issue is still a source of controversy, but there may finally be a fix for the former.

Last week, director Melissa Rogers (below) announced a proposed rule change affecting nine different federal agencies (out of the 14 that partner with her office). The new rule would prevent grant-receiving groups from preaching while using taxpayer funds:



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After Much Debate, Boone County (Missouri) Officials Will Replace War Memorial That Includes Jesus Fish Symbol

Last year, we learned that a war memorial outside the Boone County courthouse in Missouri had finally covered up the Jesus Fish symbol that had been there for 20 years:

That happened as a result of a letter that Americans United For Separation of Church and State sent county officials back in May of 2014. Officials feared a losing lawsuit and decided it wasn’t a battle worth fighting.

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Atheist Voter Project Relaunches for 2016

Two years ago, American Atheists launched a campaign urging atheists to get active and go vote. It was called AtheistVoter.org. And now it’s being relaunched for 2016:



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Bangladeshi Police Tell Atheist Bloggers to Stop Criticizing Religion if They Want to Avoid Being Killed

Four atheist bloggers have been assassinated so far this year in Bangladesh, so it’s good to know local law enforcement officials have finally issued a solution to the problem.

Too bad it’s a shitty solution.



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