Baptist Church Cancels Man’s Funeral After Finding Out He’s Gay

When his husband Julion Evans died at age 42 of a disease called amyloidosis, Kendall Capers (below) did what any respectful partner would do. Honoring his husband’s family traditions, he planned for a funeral service at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida, the congregation Julion’s family belongs to.

But the night before the funeral, Julion’s mother received a phone call from the church. The funeral was abruptly canceled after church officials saw Julion’s obituary listing Kendall as his “surviving husband.” The church refused to hold a service for a married gay man, calling it “blasphemous.”

And they told Kendall and Julion’s family the night before.

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Vassar College Ranked Least Religious College in America by the Princeton Review

The Princeton Review just released its 2014-2015 annual college rankings in a variety of categories, and when it comes to the least religious students in the country, Vassar (below) takes the top spot.

Here’s where the schools rank:

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Who Knew the IRS Had a Secret Pact with Atheists?

Last month, after getting hit with a lawsuit by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the IRS finally said it would enforce their own rules and go after pastors who endorsed political candidates from the pulpit.

Because churches have non-profit status, those endorsements were illegal — but since the IRS was looking in the other direction for the past few years, many pastors not only took advantage of the opportunity, they flaunted it by mailing the IRS videos of their endorsement sermons.



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Bible Parody Book Author Skips Conference After Receiving Death Threats, but Attendees Are Honoring Him Another Way

A couple of days ago, I posted about how “Horus Gilgamesh,” the author of a book called the Awkward Moments (Not Found In Your Average) Children’s Bible documenting many of the Bible’s little-known verses, had received death threats in advance of his appearance at this weekend’s Atheist Alliance of America’s annual convention in Seattle.

The writer of the threats said he’d see Horus at the conference.

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Children’s Home Fires Gay Social Worker For Having a “Lifestyle That is Damaging to Kids”

The Children’s Home of Lubbock (in Texas) says its goal is “to make life better for children who need to see that caring and love do exist in a world that has often been unfair and unjust.”

Apparently, caring and love only exist for straight people.



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