Woman Brutally Murdered in Papua New Guinea After Being Accused of Sorcery

You may have already heard about this horrific story coming out of Papua New Guinea in which a six-year-old boy died after being sick… and his relatives not only blamed 20-year-old Kepari Leniata for committing the crime, they accused her of sorcery and burned her alive. [Read more...]

FFRF and ACLU of Ohio Sue School District Over Middle School’s Giant Portrait of Jesus

You may remember Jackson Middle School in Jackson, Ohio and the giant portrait of Jesus hanging on its walls:

The Freedom From Religion Foundation had lodged a complaint with the school — but the school board decided last month to stand firm in their disregard for the Constitution. They voted to let the portrait stay. [Read more...]

Is This Movie the Next Religulous?

A trailer for the new movie The Unbelievers (Black Chalk Productions, 2013) was released yesterday. The movie features Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss as they travel around the world and speak about the importance of science and why we don’t need religious ideas in a modern world: [Read more...]

A Growing Group for Atheists in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Atheists got some very positive coverage recently on a local news channel: [Read more...]

Beliefnet Tells Writer She Can’t Use the Word ‘Feminist’ in Her Blog’s Title Because It’ll Offend Readers

My blogging-buddy Libby Anne has a blog header that looks like this:

Love. Joy. Feminism. Cool!

Another Patheos blogger writes about the intersection of feminism and her faith:

No big deal, right?

Well, Kristine Holmgren was recently invited to blog on a religion-based site I didn’t realize still existed — Beliefnet — and she proposed a title/subtitle for her blog to her superior, “marketing and business analyst” Sharon Kirk:

“How about — ‘Sweet Truth — Thoughts of a Faithful Feminist’?”

The response she got back from Kirk was astounding: [Read more...]


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