Nova Scotia Court Rules Against Preacher Who Gave Out Bible Tracts at Son’s School

More than five years ago, Sean Bonitto and his son stood outside the Park West School in Clayton Park, Nova Scotia, preaching the Bible and handing out Chick Tracts to children (many of whom were Muslim) telling them they will go to hell if they don’t accept Christ.

The school told him to stop, and Bonitto later sued the District saying this was a violation of his freedom of religious expression.

After a judge dismissed his lawsuit last year, Bonitto appealed the case. And yesterday, thankfully, Nova Scotia’s Court of Appeal agreed with the previous ruling.

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A Slight Change in Australia’s Census Could Lead to Major Change in Religious Demographics

In 2011, the last time Australia conducted its census, this is the way researchers asked people about their religion:

“No religion” is waaaaay at the bottom of the list, under the giant “Other” section, where it’s possible many people didn’t even see it.

That’s about to change.

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Standard & Poor’s Creates “Catholic Value Index” That Ignores the Pope’s Own Guidelines

Inspired by its Global Investable Shariah Index, designed to offer Muslim investors a set of Shariah-compliant investment solutions, financial services company Standard & Poor’s announced the creation of the first Catholics Values Index last week.

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India’s Census Reveals 2.87 Million People Who Are Non-Religious

India just got around to releasing the results from its 2011 census, one that included a “non-faith” category for the first time ever, and we can attach a number to the group:

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This Church Responded to Anti-Gay Vandalism In a Beautiful Way

In parts of North Carolina, homophobia is alive and well — but so is resilience. And resilience, it turns out, is rainbow-colored.

Wedgewood Church in Charlotte is well-known as an LGBT-friendly church, and this month they placed a sign on the front lawn that read “LGBT Equality.” Shortly after, still-unidentified vandals spray-painted “Fags are Pedos” across the church’s front doors and crossed out the words on the sign with black paint.

Church leaders were devastated:

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