Understanding the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, explains the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the law that recently created a stir in Indiana.



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Missouri Woman, a Satanist, Will Claim “Religious Freedom” to Get Out of 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period

“Mary” is a Missouri native who wants an abortion… but there are a couple of big obstacles in that state:

… Planned Parenthood of St. Louis is currently the only abortion provider in the state. Not only does Mary live hundreds of miles away, but there is also a dehumanizing 72 hour waiting period between her initial appointment and the procedure itself. This means that Mary must either find lodging or make the trip twice. She doesn’t have the means to do this.

That’s from a GoFundMe page to help cover her costs. But beyond that, The Satanic Temple, to which Mary belongs, is trying to work around the 72-hour waiting period that women are required to go through by invoking the “religious freedom” argument.

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As Sen. Bernie Sanders Prepares to Announce His Candidacy for President, a Reminder About His Faith

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders plans to announce tomorrow that he’ll run for the Democratic presidential nomination. I’m glad he is; he has virtually no chance of winning, but his opinions being in the debate could move Hillary Clinton a little more to the left.

It also raised another question: When you have an Independent senator from deep-blue Vermont, a self-described “democratic socialist,” how religious could he really be?

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Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) Introduces First-of-Its-Kind Resolution Celebrating “National Day of Reason”

Last year, Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) issued a public statement in support of the National Day of Reason:



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“Reason Station” Opens Up in Warren (Michigan) City Hall

If you’re unfamiliar with the Reason Station saga, I urge you to read this.

To summarize, the Warren (Michigan) city hall has been home to a Prayer Station (a kiosk of sorts with pamphlets about God, manned by Christians eager to proselytize) since 2009.



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