An Indiana woman is citing religious freedom as a defense for beating her seven-year-old with a coat hanger: An Indianapolis woman who beat her 7-year-old son with a coat hanger is citing Indiana’s religious freedom law as a defense against felony child abuse charges, saying her choice of discipline comes straight from her evangelical Christian beliefs. The woman [Read More…]
Brian Brown, head of the largely failed National Organization for Marriage, was elected president of the global social conservative network World Congress of Families. He sent out a fundraising letter last Friday that accused “liberal secularists” including the President of trying normalize pedophilia. The letter begins: All around the world, we see liberal secularists using the power [Read More…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]