Cardinals Use Christmas Sermons to Rail Against Marriage Equality and Abortion

I almost feel bad writing disparaging posts about the religion of my youth because it’s almost too easy. I don’t even need to write, say, or do anything to hasten the end of the Church — they seem quite content to do it themselves.

One would imagine that this time of year is every Christian church’s annual opportunity to spread a message of joy, celebration, and charity in an attempt to claw back punters who only plonk themselves in the pews once a year. Why do that, though, when you can re-enforce your own stereotype and spread a message of hate and bigotry instead? [Read more...]

A Mobile Nativity Scene is Illegally Parked Outside City Property and Officials Are Letting It Slide

The Ellwood City Municipal Building in Pennsylvania has played host to a couple big church/state controversies since last year. In 2010, officials allowed a Nativity Scene — and nothing else — to be displayed inside the building. The Freedom From Religion Foundation rightfully argued that was illegal and were allowed to put up their own display in 2011. That led to this banner going up alongside displays from other religious faiths:

They weren’t expecting that. [Read more...]

Catholic Priest Wants to Work Together for Newtown; Edward Tarte Responds and is Met with Silence

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Pastor @RickWarren Knows What ‘Real Men’ Eat

Pastor Rick Warren, who has a history of sending out tweets that he later regrets (and deletes), just sent out this message to his 825,000+ followers:


You would think a man who is in the spotlight as much as he is would know better than to make sweeping generalizations that have no basis in reality — even if it is just a joke… [Read more...]

Non-Religious Americans Grieve After Tragedies, Too

Lawrence Krauss asks a pretty fair question in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shootings: “Why must the nation grieve with God?

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