Secular Humanists win big in Federal Court

A federal court rules Secular Humanists should enjoy the same rights and protections granted to Christians and members of other religious groups.The court decision declares that Secular Humanism is a religion “for Establishment Clause purposes.”In essence, the court's ruling grants First Amendment protections to Secular Humanist organizations. This is a good thing.Religion Clause reports: In American Humanist Association v. United States, (D OR, Oct. 30, 2014), an Oregon federal dis … [Read more...]

Christians claim Death with Dignity activist Brittany Maynard is in Hell

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Many Christians are going online to proclaim Death with Dignity activist Brittany Maynard is spending an eternity in Hell for acting on her brave and courageous decision to end her life.Maynard passed away peacefully, as she intended, on Saturday, at the age of 29.Many Christians are threatened by Maynard’s personal choice. Many are threatened by the Death with Dignity movement. Many, lost in ignorance and religious superstition, believe that taking one’s life for any reason is an aut … [Read more...]

Death with Dignity: Brittany Maynard Dies in Oregon

Death with dignity advocate Brittany Maynard, who announced that she would end her life this weekend, passed away on Saturday at the age of 29.Maynard became the face of the controversial right-to-death movement, captivating millions via social media with her public decision to end her life.‘Brittany passed away today,’ wrote the family of Maynard, a California woman who moved to Oregon after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in order to take her own life through Oregon's Death w … [Read more...]

Secular victory: Florida judge fired for promoting Christianity

The Florida Supreme Court removes Judge Judith Hawkins from the bench for using her judicial office to promote her Christian ministry.According to reports, the Leon County trial court judge sold religious books from her judicial office as part of her for-profit Christian ministry, Gaza Road Ministries.Religion Clause reports Judge Hawkins sold Gaza Road Ministries products to lawyers appearing before her, promoted the products online wearing her judicial robes, and used her judicial … [Read more...]

Students fight back after school volunteer calls atheism ‘stupid’ and ‘evil’

Shelby Conway, left, 14, and Sarina Keightley, 13, both eighth-graders at Straub Middle School (Image via Statesman Journal)

Brave middle school students in Salem, Oregon, fight back after a school volunteer tells students that atheism is "wrong," "bad," "stupid" and "evil."Via Statesman Journal:Tim Saffeels, the director of student ministries at a local church, has been barred from volunteering at Straub Middle School in Salem, Oregon, after students accused him of promoting Christianity and insulting atheists.Some students said Saffeels was making them feel uncomfortable by promoting Christianity and … [Read more...]

Child rape in Minnesota: Archdiocese identifies 17 pedophile priests

The horror continues: The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has issued a statement disclosing the names of 17 priests accused of sexually abusing children.The Twin Cities archdiocese has been plagued for years by lingering accusations of cover-up, denial and obfuscation of the rape and sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergy.However, earlier this month the Twin Cities archdiocese and the law offices of Jeff Anderson issued a joint statement disclosing the names of 17 priests … [Read more...]

Vandal who destroyed 10 Commandments was devout Christian

The man who drove his car into the Oklahoma 10 Commandments monument was a devout Christian suffering from mental illness and in need of medication.Michael Reed is accused of running his car into the controversial 10 Commandments monument located outside of the Oklahoma statehouse Thursday night, destroying the 6-foot-tall granite tablet in the process.Secret Service officials said that when they interviewed Reed, he indicated that Satan had told him to destroy the monument. He also said … [Read more...]

Fox News host tells atheists Jesus belongs in public schools

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Advocating for a tyranny of the majority, a Fox News host tells atheists that Jesus belongs in public schools because Christianity is part of Southern culture.Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt went on a rant Wednesday morning, complaining about an attempt being made by the Freedom From Religion Foundation to remove clearly unconstitutional Christian-themed plaques installed at two Texas elementary schools.The offensive plaques read: Dedicated in The Year Of Our Lord 1997 To The Education … [Read more...]