Former Congressman Barney Frank: “I Am Not an Atheist”

In August of 2013, former Congressman Barney Frank — who made a name for himself by being an outspoken gay liberal — finally came out in a different way. He said on Real Time with Bill Maher that he was an atheist:



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Franklin Graham Claims That President Obama’s Mother, a Secular Humanist, “Must Have Been a Muslim”

President Obama‘s father was an atheist. Obama once said in a speech that his father “was born Muslim but as an adult became an atheist.”

His mother was Agnostic (though Obama once referred to her as a “witness for Secular Humanism“).

But if you listen to Franklin Graham, the conservative who propels himself using father Billy Graham‘s name, Obama doesn’t really understand the religious beliefs of his own parents.

Yesterday, as a guest on the Family Research Council’s “Washington Watch,” Graham told host Tony Perkins that Obama’s mother was probably a Muslim and that’s why he’s so hesitant to attack ISIS:



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I Guess God’s Going to Decide the Winner of the Pacquiao/Mayweather Match

Even if you’re not a sports fan, you may have heard that Manny Pacquiao (below) will soon fight Floyd Mayweather, Jr. in what will surely be the most hyped (and lucrative) boxing match of all time.

But Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach is a little concerned about his pupil’s religiosity:

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Jewish Community Center Tells Secular Employees To Eat Non-Kosher Food Outside

Redditor Sensualsanta works at a Jewish community center. This week, the center’s director delivered the following surprise:

I was eating lunch inside the building when the director of the Chabad approached me and said I was not allowed to eat my food inside the building because it was non-kosher. I was pretty shocked at first and I asked, “where am I supposed to go?” My lunch break is 30 minutes and I am too far from any restaurants. Furthermore, there is no staff lounge or break room, so I was just eating my food at one of the tables in the common area.

I had to eat outside. It was raining and cloudy but I was told I had to eat at a bench outdoors. Well, at least there was a roof over it.

When they hired me they said they wanted to make people feel “welcome,” but [yesterday] I felt so angry and upset.



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New Survey Suggests Americans with No Religious Affiliation May Soon Outnumber Any Single Religious Group

The General Social Survey is one of the most comprehensive data sets out there when it comes to the religious beliefs of Americans, and the 2014 results were just released last week.

You’ll be happy to know that the trend away from organized religion is still on the upswing:



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