Is This a Political Endorsement?

The National Day of Prayer Task Force in Austin is (as far as I can tell) a non-profit, tax-exempt religious group. They have put up a series of billboards promoting their website and (of course) prayer: As you all know from seeing the barrage of atheist billboards over the past couple years, there’s nothing wrong [Read More...]

Queen: Atheists Can Be Good, Too!

The Queen of England, head of the Anglican Church, made news yesterday for comments that were really very obvious to anyone who gives it the least bit of thought: Speaking at Church House, central London, she told members of General Synod that believers and atheists were equally able to contribute to the prosperity and wellbeing [Read More...]

Illinois Family Institute Named Anti-Gay Hate Group by Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center makes very clear on their website that “viewing homosexuality as unbiblical does not qualify organizations for listing as hate groups.” What does qualify them for that designation? Generally, the SPLC’s listings of these groups is based on their propagation of known falsehoods — claims about LGBT people that have been [Read More...]

Shocker: Tennessee Megachurch Opposes Getting Taxed

The Tennessee State Board of Equalization doesn’t tax churches. But what about the gyms, bookstores, and cafes that are found in so many megachurches? The state decided those are not part of the Christ Church ministry — they’re “commercial enterprises” — and therefore should be subject to taxation. $425,000 in property tax, to be exact. [Read More...]

Excommunicate Me!

In the Philippines, there’s a Reproductive Health (RH) bill that will be presented to the Congressional Committee of Population and Family Relations next week. It’s a response to the country’s rapidly growing population. The bill, which proposes national funding for, and access to, reproductive healthcare services and products like birth control pills and condoms, has [Read More...]