Scientology exposed in new HBO documentary ‘Going Clear’

Scientology and the Prison of Belief: A scathing expose of the dangerous cult that presents itself as a scientific approach to spiritual enlightenment will debut on HBO on Sunday, March 29.A trailer for the new HBO documentary “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” was released earlier this week.The Verge reports the documentary is director Alex Gibney's adaptation of author Lawrence Wright's riveting exposé of the Church of Scientology, and was one of the most talked about p … [Read more...]

North Dakota GOP prevents Muslim from offering opening prayer

Freedom of religion is only for Christians: North Dakota House Republicans cancelled a Muslim prayer scheduled to be delivered earlier this week because Christians shouldn't be “forced” to listen to someone who “worships another god.”House Republicans were upset that a Muslim cleric was scheduled to appear on Ash Wednesday, a religious holiday observed by most Catholics and some Protestant denomination, and so they canceled the planned appearance of  Dr. Nadim Koleilat, the board president of … [Read more...]

Greece: Atheist Prime Minister makes statue of Jesus cry

Jesus wept: Crowds have been flocking to a small village in Greece to see a statue of a crucified Christ who has supposedly been crying ever since the election of Alexis Tsipras, a proud atheist and leader of the victorious left-wing Syriza party.Tsipras was sworn in as the first ever openly atheist prime minister of Greece last January, and apparently that makes Jesus sad.Newsweek reports the icon of the crucified Christ, which dates from early last century and is housed in the church … [Read more...]

Oliver Sacks reveals he has terminal cancer


Oliver Sacks, famed neurologist, author, and atheist, reveals that he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer in a poignant and beautiful post written for the New York Times.Sacks says terminal cancer of the liver has left him with only months to live, yet despite the sad news Sacks reports he feels “intensely alive” and is not yet “finished with life.”Sacks writes: Over the last few days, I have been able to see my life as from a great altitude, as a sort of landscape, and with a deepen … [Read more...]

Christian pediatrician refuses to treat same-sex couple’s baby

Krista and Jami Contreras with daughter Bay Windsor

Another bigot for Jesus: After thoughtful prayers, a Christian pediatrician refused to treat a baby girl because the child’s parents were lesbians.Krista and Jami Contreras were confronted with an ugly reality when they brought their newborn daughter Bay Windsor Contreras to Dr. Vesna Roi for her first medical visit: Roi had cancelled the appointment because the sexual orientation of the child’s parents offended her deeply held religious beliefs.The new mothers were shocked, hurt, and ang … [Read more...]

Obama is not the arbiter of ‘true Islam’

Obama proclaims: 'We are not at war with Islam' (screen-grab)

President Barack Obama’s failure to use the word “Islam” to describe Islamic terrorists does nothing to promote peace or security, and only serves to confuse and obfuscate the terrible horror caused by some Muslims in the name of Islam.President Barack Obama, speaking at his summit on countering violent extremism Wednesday, denied the U.S. is at war with Islam, while refusing to identify the Islamic State as being Islamic.In his remarks Obama argued that using the term “Islamic” to descri … [Read more...]

Oklahoma bill replaces AP History with Bible studies and sermons

Christian nationalism and a fear of historical truth is driving Republican lawmakers in Oklahoma to replace Advanced Placement U.S. History classes with a course emphasizing the Ten Commandments, Bible studies and Christian sermons.House Bill 1380 would ban funding for Advanced Placement U.S. history courses. The legislation, authored by Republican State Rep. Dan Fisher, is an outrageous attempt to literally rewrite American history and rob children of the truth, substituting conservative … [Read more...]

Pope Francis continues to protect pedophile priests

Another moral failure for Pope Francis: Victims of clergy sexual abuse are urging Pope Francis to stop protecting pedophile priests from criminal prosecution by civilian courts.Victims of pedophile priests from the United States, Argentina, Chile, Mexico and other nations joined forces Monday to urge Pope Francis to allow civilian courts to punish sexually abusive priests and those who covered up their crimes.Yesterday victims issued a public statement in Mexico City condemning Pope … [Read more...]