Alberta school receiving loads of public funding treating LGBT youth as “corrupted.”

Last week Canada’s Education Minister released an open letter to LGBT students promising them that their rights would be respected: “You have the right to create a gay-straight alliance or a queer-straight alliance, and you have the right to name your clubs this way,” Eggen wrote. “You have the right to use the washroom that is [Read More…]

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Preacher and Trump adviser: if we don’t elect Trump god will judge America.

Uh oh! Once again we’re threatened with god’s wrath if we don’t subdue our common sense to make a foolish decision: Last month, pastor Ramiro Peña spoke with televangelist Jim Bakker about his role as an adviser to Donald Trump, warning that if Trump isn’t elected president in November, God will judge America for failing to [Read More…]

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Maternal mortality rates decline around the globe, but up in the US — double in Texas.

While maternal deaths around the world are decreasing, in the United States, a developed nation, they’re actually going up: The good news is that maternal mortality rates are declining worldwide. The bad news? The situation for women in the United States is a glaring exception. And in Texas, where clinics serving women have shuttered and [Read More…]

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The rest of what’s going on: Catholic hospitals, Spongebob Squarepants, and convictions for assaulting gay people.

Here’s all the stuff that didn’t make the blog today. The majority of Americans who have left religion claim science as the reason.  This is why religion is having a difficult time in the information age. Trump’s campaign CEO, Steve Bannon, is registered to vote at a vacant address in Florida, a key swing state. [Read More…]

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Pastor who said Orlando victims “got what they deserved” arrested for child molestation.

And if you look to your right you’ll see a Christian hypocrite, a species bountiful in Georgia: A Georgia pastor and and conservative political activist was arrested Friday morning on charges of child molestation and aggravated child molestation. Ken Adkins, 56, of St. Simons Island turned himself into police at about 9 a.m., according to officials with [Read More…]

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Thanks to American Atheists’ lawsuit, dishonest organizers of National Baptist convention won’t get taxpayer money.

The National Baptist Convention is coming back to Kansas City.  All would’ve been smooth, but they asked the city for $65,000 of taxpayer money to support their convention.  American Atheists filed a lawsuit, the city decided that one way or another the convention wasn’t getting that money and decided to not throw money away on [Read More…]

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Pennsylvania House of Representatives set to give Americans United a lot of the state’s money.

Five Pennsylvanians are suing the state over being prohibited from giving invocations before House sessions: American Atheists joined with Americans United for Separation of Church and State in filing a federal lawsuit today challenging a policy prohibiting atheists from offering invocations to open Pennsylvania House of Representatives sessions. The five individual plaintiffs in the case, [Read More…]

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Texas preacher found guilty of molesting girls in his congregation.

A Texas preacher has been found guilty of sexually molesting many of the girls in his congregation: Dell Ivan Godkin, 48, was found guilty of sexually abusing one victim beginning when she was 13-years-old, and continuing until she was 17, by telling her God approved of what they were doing. “He would say lots of [Read More…]

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State Department Ambassador on Religious Freedom pens piece calling to abolish all blasphemy laws.

From David Saperstein’s bio with the State Department: David N. Saperstein is the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. He was confirmed by the Senate on December 12, 2014, and was sworn in and assumed his duties on January 6, 2015. His position is what gives this, a blog post he wrote for the State Department about [Read More…]

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The story of the charity that’s rejecting about $25,000 of atheist money continues.

Yesterday the story of the atheist who had his $100 donation rejected by a Baptist-run charity exploded.  A GoFundMe was created to entice the charity to take the money, but they said they’d reject any amount on principle (that principle supposedly being that atheists can’t care about or help children, or that their money can’t [Read More…]

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