The Freedom From Religion Foundation has determined that the Wichita St. basketball team employs a preacher named Steve Dickie who operates under the title of “life coach.” All the same, part of his job seems to be proselytizing to the WSU players with the understanding that they will spread Christianity to a bigger audience given [Read More...]
FAITH & SPORTS: Wichita St. basketball employs a preacher. FFRF has rooted it out and is putting a stop to it.
Saudi Arabia wants the UN to crack down on religious intolerance. No, not in a way that would free someone like Raif Badawi who is being beaten and who will possibly be murdered by Saudi Arabia for his apostasy. Saudi Arabia wants there to be laws against insulting religion: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia called [Read More...]
A couple weeks ago Arkansas State Senator Jason Rappert filed a bill that would allow a privately-funded ten commandments monument to be erected next to the capitol building. I had thought, given the current configuration of the Arkansas legislature, that it would pass and Arkansas would have to lose a lawsuit. It seems some people [Read More...]
A pair of artists decided to lend their skill to the neighborhood of Brewerytown in Philadelphia. After attaining all the proper permits, they decided to paint a phrase from a J.D. Salinger book on a neighborhood wall. The phrase was “This goddam phenomenal world.” Cyla and Jack painted a wall in the historic neighborhood of Brewerytown in Philadelphia. This time we [Read More...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
“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...]
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...]