Another Conservative Group Sues IRS for Not Explaining How the Agency Will Handle Politician-Endorsing Churches

Back in November of 2012, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sued the IRS because of the government agency’s “failure to enforce electioneering restrictions against churches and religious organizations.” Basically, churches were endorsing political candidates from the pulpit and the IRS wasn’t doing anything to stop it. (Part of the problem was that there was a vacancy in the position that normally handled those issues.)

Finally, last summer, the two sides agreed on a settlement:

[Read more…]

Ben Carson to LGBT Community: There’s No Pleasing You People!

Likely presidential candidate Dr.┬áBen Carson (below) is frustrated. In an appearance in New York and an interview following, the conservative doctor affirmed his traditional-as-ever views on homosexuality, but he just doesn’t understood why LGBT people can’t accept them.

BuzzFeed compiled some sound bites from his appearance at New York’s National Action Network, the nonprofit led by Rev. Al Sharpton:

[Read more…]

Greek Atheists Want to Know Why Their Government Funded the Transportation of a “Holy Light”

Over Easter weekend, a “holy flame” traveled from Israel to Greece as part of an Orthodox Christian ceremony.

And for some reason, the Greek government paid for it all. While church/state separation isn’t part of the law there, the Atheist Union of Greece, a group of about a thousand members, wants to know exactly how much money was spent promoting faith:



[Read more…]

A Wiccan Priestess Delivered the Invocation in the Iowa State House This Morning

Last week, I posted about how Iowa State Rep. Liz Bennett invited Wiccan priestess Deborah Maynard to give the opening invocation in the State House.

That invocation took place this morning — and the House is still standing. You can check out the video here (starting at the 3:09 mark) or read the transcript below:



[Read more…]

Turkey’s Government is Building Mosques on College Campuses, So Students Are Demanding Jedi Temples, Too

Last month, Istanbul Technical University announced it would build a mosque on campus to accommodate Muslim students. But now non-Muslims are speaking out and it’s glorious :)

One Change.org petition called for a Buddhist temple to go up at the school:

[Read more…]