Michele Bachmann had a sit down chat with professional liar David Barton about why Congress can’t pass any laws which contradict an ancient collection of tall tales and wretched morals written down by people who, like the prophets of every religion, merely claimed to be inspired by god: In the latest installment of David Barton’s [Read More...]
FFRF gets Christian flag out of public school’s BOE meeting room in Tennessee. School board was awesome!
In Tennessee, the Freedom From Religion Foundation has successfully gotten a Christian flag out of the Unicoi County Board of Education’s meeting room: Two months after the Freedom From Religion Foundation asked the Unicoi County Board of Education remove the Christian flag from its public meeting room, the banner was removed from the room Thursday [Read More...]
Donald Trump continues to pander extremely hard to the religious right: During his speech in Sioux Center, Iowa on Saturday, the Republican presidential frontrunner said he would not be having much trouble if he had proposed to ban Christians rather than Muslims from entering the United States. The billionaire also embraced his identity as a [Read More...]
The March for Life is what you’d expect: a bunch of people convinced that god made every single blastocyst special and so, whether the potential mom wants a kid or not, they want the spawn delivered. So they’re marching for that, but they’re just calling it “life.” But god seems to have a message for [Read More...]
Bad ideas and flat out dedicated ignorance can turn loving parents into child abusers of the worst kind: According a social activist of Girhor Sharif, Mir Muhammad Nohri, Lemoo Kolhi brought his daughter Khemi, 8, with burn injuries on her face and torture signs on her body to a private clinic in Pithoro town of [Read More...]
Republican lawmakers in Tennessee are looking for ways to ignore the Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell. The best idea they’ve come up with so far is to say the ruling doesn’t count in Tennessee: After failing to win enough votes for a bill they believed would overrule the Supreme Court on marriage equality — an [Read More...]
Kudos to Zimbabwe which did what Pakistan could not: they’ve outlawed child marriages: Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court yesterday held that the country’s Constitution bars marriage below the age of 18 for either males or females. According to NewsdzeZimbabwe, the court held that Sec. 78(1) of Zimbabwe’s Constitution invalidates Sec. 22(1) of the Marriage Act that allowed [Read More...]
Another victory for the Freedom From Religion Foundation and for the students at Mansfield High School in Louisiana because it was resolved without the student pissing away a bunch of its money on a lawsuit they were doomed to lose: Students at Mansfield High School in Mansfield, La., are no longer being subjected to prayer [Read More...]
The Pakistani boy who lopped off his own hand after mistakenly admitting to blasphemy apparently doesn’t regret it (the hand-cutting-off, that is). If you have a weak stomach, don’t press play. People defending Islam will point this out as proof that Islam is not evil — that people like me are in the wrong for [Read More...]
Pakistan nearly outlaws child marriage, but Islamic leaders decry bill as blasphemous and it’s withdrawn.
Pakistan was this close to outlawing child marriage. Only one hurdle, Islamic leaders, stood in the way. Sadly, in Pakistan, that was enough: A move to ban child marriages in Pakistan has been withdrawn after meeting staunch resistance from a religious body, which branded the bill as “anti-Islamic”. The ruling party politician who introduced the [Read More...]