Report: Congress Pays Clergy $66,000 An Hour To Pray

Separation of church and state? A new report documenting wasteful spending shows congress spends $66,000 an hour for prayers. Writing for FreeThought Now, Andrew Seidel, Staff Attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation, documents the wasteful spending. According to the report, Congress has spent more than $10 million on prayers since 2000. Adding insult to [Read More…]


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New Tennessee Law Allows Therapists To Deny Treatment To LGBT Clients

New law allows counselors to cite religious beliefs for refusing service to LGBT patients. Wednesday Tennessee’s Republican Governor Bill Haslam signed a bill into law that allows mental health counselors to refuse to treat patients based on the therapist’s religious or personal beliefs. The new law has been denounced by the American Counseling Association as [Read More…]


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Alabama Town Criminalizes Bathroom Use By Trans People

Transgender people using a public bathroom in Oxford, Alabama now face a $500 fine and six months in jail. Tuesday the city council of Oxford, Alabama voted unanimously to criminalize the use of public restrooms by transgender citizens. The new law restricts a person’s use of public bathrooms and changing rooms to the facilities designated for use [Read More…]


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Kentucky Awards $18 Million Tax Break To Noah’s Ark Theme Park

Bad news for science, secular values, and the separation of church and state. Kentucky taxpayers will be forced to subsidize an evolution-denying, Creationist theme park being built by Christian fundamentalists hoping to indoctrinate children with ignorant, discredited religious superstitions. According to reports, a state board has quietly approved tax incentives worth $18 million for Ken [Read More…]


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Christian Lawyer Issues Death Threat To Trans Bathroom Users At Target

A notorious conservative Christian lawyer threatens transgender bathroom users with gun violence. Anita Staver, president of the theocratic law group The Liberty Counsel, issued a thinly veiled death threat to transgender people via Twitter. Staver  says she will carry a gun to Target so she can shoot transgender bathroom users: I’m taking a Glock .45 to [Read More…]


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Michelle Obama Slams Mississippi’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

Standing up for justice Michelle Obama slams Mississippi’s new “religious freedom” law. First lady Michelle Obama denounced the state’s recently-passed “religious freedom” law while delivering the commencement address at Jackson State University in Mississippi Saturday. Speaking at the commencement address Obama said: We see it right here in Mississippi — just two weeks ago -– [Read More…]


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Transgender Bathroom Hysteria: Christian Bigots Boycott Target

Transgender bathroom hysteria fuels Christian bigotry: #BoycottTarget goes viral. Christian bigots have launched a boycott against Target after the company released a statement earlier this week in support of transgender people. In the statement Target says it encourages transgender people to use whichever restroom or fitting room that matches their gender identity, saying inclusivity is [Read More…]


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Satanic Black Mass Causes Christians To Panic In Oklahoma

Sharia for Jesus: For some, religious freedom is only for Christians. A Satanic Black Mass scheduled to be held in Oklahoma later this year is sending Christians into a panic. Over 100,000 angry Christians who fail to understand or respect the U.S. Constitution have signed a petition asking Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and Oklahoma City [Read More…]


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Tennessee Repeals Protections For Faith Healing Parents

Secular victory: Tennessee will now prosecute faith healing parents who damage or kill their children by choosing prayer over modern medicine. In a victory for children Tennessee has repealed a law granting legal protection to parents who deny children medical care in favor of prayer. Earlier this week the Tennessee House gave final legislative approval [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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