After Much Debate, Evangelical Group Takes a New Position on the Death Penalty: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The National Association of Evangelicals, which has long supported the death penalty (because that whole “pro-life” thing only goes so far), has finally changed its stance on the issue. The new position boils down to “Both sides make good points… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯”



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University of Utah Football Coaches Are Teaching a Class in Mormonism to Players

Normally, when we hear about football coaches pushing religion on players, it’s in an informal, coercive way: they pray before/after games or mention God in pep talks.

At the University of Utah, their football coaches are literally teaching a class in Mormonism to the players.



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Mormon Leader Says Kim Davis Was Wrong to Use Her Faith as an Excuse Not to Do Her Job

Breaking news: A leader of the Mormon Church said something about Kim Davis and it was actually sensible!

Elder Dallin H. Oaks, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, gave a speech in California on Tuesday that referenced the church/state divide and alluded to Davis:



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A Compilation of Peter Boghossian’s Best Arguments and Comebacks

Here’s an excellent compilation of philosopher Peter Boghossian‘s best arguments and comebacks.



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Portland Public School Choirs Were Told To Sing “Sacred” Music at Catholic Shrine

For a couple of weeks now, there’s been a lot of chatter in Oregon because students in the Portland Public Schools will no longer perform at The Grotto during the Catholic shrine’s Festival of Lights this December. The longtime tradition is coming to an end after the Freedom From Religion Foundation pointed out that the Grotto is a religious venue.

A Change.org petition claims that FFRF overstepped its bounds here because the Grotto was “never a Catholic tradition, it wasn’t a religious tradition, it was a performance tradition.”

But there’s even more evidence now that the Grotto was clearly not a secular venue.

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