Secular Groups Respond to Obama Administration’s Broadening of Religious Exemptions to Birth Control Rule

Under the Affordable Care Act, churches didn’t have to provide employees with birth control they (wrongly) believed caused abortion but other non-profit religious institutions, like Catholic hospitals and Christian colleges, were not exempt. Owners weren’t allowed to deny female employees access to comprehensive health care because of their personal religious views. That led to a number of lawsuits against the Obama administration claiming that they were violating religious freedoms.

As of yesterday, though, a new set of rules would accommodate more religious organizations so that they’re under no obligation to take care of their female employees themselves. [Read more...]

When You Wish Upon a Star: The Atheist Version

Every time atheists hear the song “When You Wish Upon a Star,” there’s one thought that goes through our minds:

Click on the image to find out what that is :) [Read more...]

Can a Religious School Properly Teach Students About Atheism?

I have no doubt in my mind that a lot of atheists would be qualified to teach a course about Christianity. Many know the Bible well; many were raised in the faith; many could teach the objective facts about the religion without a problem.

But what about the other way around? Can Christian schools adequately teach students about atheism? Regis College (the theological school of the University of Toronto) is giving it a shot: [Read more...]

Ex-Lesbian Linda Jernigan Tells Pastors That Alcohol and Drug Addiction Are Part of the ‘Homosexual Lifestyle’

The Illinois Family Institute recently hosted former lesbian Linda Jernigan at an event for pastors. (I’m deeply offended that they didn’t send me an invitation.)

What did she say to the crowd? You have to hear this to believe it: [Read more...]

Two Atheist Characters Out Themselves on The Good Wife

Last weekend, there was an interesting conversation taking place on the TV show The Good Wife.

The brief setup for other non-viewers: Maddie Hayward (played by Maura Tierney) is running for Governor against Peter Florrick (Chris Noth) and she used to be friends with Florrick’s wife Alicia (Julianna Margulies).

In the scene below (beginning at the 31:47 mark), a reporter confronts Hayward about a video showing her not bowing her head during a prayer: [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X