FAITH: Charges dropped against “Catholic Warrior” who tried to steal the Satanic Temple’s Florida display.

After a long fight that stopped just short of a lawsuit, the Satanic Temple was able to put up a display in the rotunda of the Florida capitol building, right next to the Christian displays (which were allowed without any resistance whatsoever). Shortly thereafter a woman wearing a t-shirt that read “Catholic Warrior” attempted to [Read More...]

FAITH: Woman murdered and burned for burning the pages of a Koran.

A mentally ill woman in Afghanistan has been beaten to death and burned by a mob for burning the pages of a book she owned: The mentally ill woman, her face covered in blood, rose to her feet and looked out across the mob. She pleaded. But these men meant to kill her. A kick [Read More...]

FAITH: Islamic scholars have the solution to religious extremism: mandatory Sharia Law.

Ok, straight to business today.  We have a lunch date with a reader then a date at the Colorado Springs zoo.  :D Saudi Arabia wants to clean up its record on religious extremism.  Rather than releasing Raif Badawi and other prisoners awaiting a beating or an execution for being publicly unconvinced of the truth of [Read More...]

FAITH & POLITICS: Denmark to keep its anti-blasphemy law.

Denmark was playing with the idea of repealing their anti-blasphemy law, since fines and jail time for offending people is kind of a bad idea.  Sadly, it looks like they’re going to keep it: During the current session of the UN Human Rights Council, Denmark has announced that, after conducting a review on the matter, [Read More...]

FAITH: Main church in the San Francisco dioceses spraying homeless with water to keep them away.

“Look, if there are homeless people hanging around our church then the people coming to give us 10% of their income might have to walk past them.  We can’t have that.” I’m paraphrasing, but that’s pretty much the gist: A Catholic cathedral in San Francisco installed a watering system in an attempt to soak homeless [Read More...]

FAITH & GAY RIGHTS: Presbyterian Church (finally) allows gay marriage.

The Presbyterian Church has acknowledged in their constitution that gay marriage is acceptable: After three decades of debate over its stance on homosexuality, members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted on Tuesday to change the definition of marriage in the church’s constitution to include same-sex marriage. The final approval by a majority of the church’s 171 [Read More...]

I’m a Sinner

My local grocery store has a stand where also-local businesses can put their brochures. Most of the brochures are professionally printed, large and colorful. Then, one day, I looked over and saw this small, bland brochure barely peeping over the rim of the shelf. All I could see is “If you died right now do [Read More...]

BREAKING: Roy Moore’s son arrested, for the third time, on drug-possession charges.

For all of Roy Moore’s talk on family values, how has that worked out for his family?  Meet Caleb Moore, Roy’s son who, until recently, had a twitter account that was open to the public. Man, he’s the son of a rich, old white guy.  I’m not sure it gets much more gangsta than that. [Read More...]

FAITH & POLITICS: Rick Santorum says we can get bibles back into public schools.

Santorum speaking at The Awakening Conference (where people go to get awakened to the fact that their religion *gasp* doesn’t run everything), an event for the Liberty Counsel on Saturday, was stumping for getting bibles back into public schools: “The reason Bibles are no longer in the public schools is because we let them take them [Read More...]

FAITH: Satan was the first to demand equal rights.

I’m so glad the American Atheist convention is going to be in Tennessee.  It seems they need it: Somehow their conclusion is that equal rights are evil, not that Satan isn’t so bad and that god’s a bit of a jerk.  We always hear from apologists that “with secular morality anything goes because there’s no [Read More...]