Montreal Catholic Church Forbids Priests From Being Alone With Children

In recognition of a problem, the Montreal Catholic archdiocese forbids priests from being alone with children. In an attempt to foster  a “healthy and safe environment” in its churches, the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Montreal has announced new guidelines to ensure priests and lay workers are never alone with children. Archbishop of Montreal Christian Lépine [Read More…]


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Rabbi Bans Females From Riding Bikes Because It’s ‘Provocative’

Rabbi finds girls over five riding bikes “provocative” and “immodest.” An ultra-orthodox Jewish rabbi of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Nahloat has banned girls age five and above from riding bicycles in some areas of Israel, claiming the activity is “immodest” and “provocative.” The Independent reports the Jewish leader circulated the draconian decree among his followers in [Read More…]


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Islamic Council Declares Men Can Beat Wives

Only a small stick is necessary to “instill fear.” The leader of Pakistan’s Islamic Council has proposed legislation that would codify a man’s legal right to beat his wife as a form of discipline. Mohammad Khan Sherani, the leader of Pakistan’s powerful Council of Islamic Ideology, has proposed legislation declaring: A husband should be allowed [Read More…]


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Arabic Translation Of ‘The God Delusion’ Goes Viral

Hope for the future: An Arabic translation of The God Delusion goes viral in the Arab world. Terry Firma writing at Friendly Atheist reports an unauthorized PDF translation of Richard Dawkin’s The God Delusion, translated by Iraqi emigrant Bassam Al-Baghdadi, who lives in Sweden, has been downloaded ten million times. Huffington Post reports 30 percent [Read More…]


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Indonesian Village Mistakes Sex Doll For ‘Angel From Heaven’

Villagers in Indonesia were disappointed to learn that an angel from heaven was actually a fancy sex toy. SFGate reports that a life-sized inflatable sex doll was found by a 21-year-old fisherman on a beach in Bangaii right after a solar eclipse had engulfed the region. Many Muslims in the country believed that the solar [Read More…]


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Creationists Claim Stonehenge Built By Satanic Giants

Leading creationists claim Stonehenge was built by a race of giants created by Satan to destroy Israel. While appearing on the Jim Bakker Show earlier this month, Dennis Lindsay, PhD, a leading figure in the area of “Creation Science,” made his argument that Stonehenge was built by a race of giants created by Satan. Televangelist Jim [Read More…]


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Saudi Therapist Gives Advice On Wife Beating

A Saudi therapist explains how and why a husband should beat his wife. In an online video, Saudi family therapist Khaled Al-Saqaby explains that beating one’s wife is an important part of marital relations. Desperate to appear reasonable, the Saudi therapist is quick to point out that a husband beating his wife should be a means [Read More…]


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Dalai Lama: Change Comes Through Education, Not Prayer Or Religious Teaching

Sounds like Humanism: The Dalai Lama says positive change comes through education, not prayer or religious teaching. Using Twitter to reach his 12.7 million followers the Dalai Lama declared: The time has come for us to consider seriously how to change our way of life not through prayer or religious teaching, but through education — [Read More…]


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Watch: Saudi Ambassador Claims Atheists Are Terrorists

Saudi ambassador to the United Nations, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, defends Saudi Arabia’s record on human rights while arguing that atheists are terrorists. In a wide-ranging interview with Al Jazeera English’s current affairs show, UpFront, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United Nations, defended the nation’s abysmal human rights record, tried to explain why Saudi Arabia [Read More…]


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Pope Francis Trashes Transgender Teens

Catholic Cruelty: Pope Francis argues transgender teens must stop complaining, deny their lived experience, and “accept their own body as it was created.” In his new letter on marriage and the family, Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”), Francis claims that teaching kids about safe sex “promotes narcissism,” that transgender teens should just stop complaining [Read More…]


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