Chicago archdiocese releases documents showing it covered up 36 child-raping priests.

After a lawsuit forced the archdiocese of Minneapolis-St. Paul to reveal documents confirming 17 new child-raping priests the diocese tried to cover up (on top of the 37 already revealed), a similar case is happening in Chicago where, as part of a settlement, documents were released that revealed the cover up of 36 child-raping priests: [Read More...]

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Police officer in Pakistan takes up an axe and murders a caged man because of blasphemy.

Two days ago I wrote about a Christian couple in Pakistan that was brutally murdered and burned for allegedly desecrating the Quran.  It’s too bad the police didn’t interfere, right?  Well, it turns out, the laws on the books in Pakistan prescribe the death penalty for blasphemy. Blasphemy charges, even when they do go to [Read More...]

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Response to the “I’m a Christian, you cannot change my mind” meme.

A meme has been going around Christian circles that is concisely revealed as intellectually suppressing by this image: The assertion that your mind cannot be changed is a commitment to having ill-formed ideas about the world.  If that’s the best you can do in defense of your religion, your religion isn’t worth much.   [Read more...]

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Why isn’t the IRS revoking tax exemptions from more than 1600 churches playing politics?

I read an article yesterday about 1600 different churches sending video evidence to the IRS taunting them to try and revoke the church’s tax exempt status. Although the IRS was sued itself for not enforcing the law and admitted about 100 churches may be breaking the rules, the pastors and their critics alike say the [Read More...]

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AHA sues Denver schools over church/state violations after schools continue violations.

The American Humanist Association has issued a lawsuit against two Denver area schools for intermingling church and state with their fundraisers: Many details were left out of this story.  For the fundraisers such as Operation Christmas Child the teachers distributed empty boxes to the students to create and fill for the program. They also helped collect [Read More...]

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SC Christian files suit: same-sex marriage violates his freedom to worship.

They say with god anything is possible, and yet with god on their side same-sex marriage is chugging right along.  And if they can accomplish anything with god, why is there so much desperation in defending his causes?  I mean, in Kansas you have a couple calling their marriage property and asserting that letting LGBT [Read More...]

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More than half of Britons think religion does more harm than good.

Michaelyn has started looking for med schools outside of Kansas today.  I wonder if there are any good ones in the UK… More than half of Britons believe that religion does more harm than good, with less than a quarter believing faith is a force for good, the Huffington Post UK can reveal today. Even [Read More...]

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Christian couple in Pakistan beat, murdered, and burned for desecrating the Quran.

In Pakistan you’d best be careful which ideas you disrespect.  If you disrespect Islam, you do so very much at the risk of your life from people who will no doubt tout the life-changing and moralizing influence of their beloved religion: An enraged mob beat a Christian couple to death and burnt their bodies in [Read More...]

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Morally confused man reports child molester to the police and is ostracized by his more confused Jewish sect.

I got forwarded an article with the descriptor “A Jewish community turned against the man who reported a child molester.”  This was the first paragraph. Sam Kellner’s reputation in the Hasidic community of Borough Park, Brooklyn, began to suffer in 2008, when his teen-age son told him that he had been molested by a man who [Read More...]

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Iran sentences a woman to a year in prison for watching a men’s volleyball game.

It seems a distinguishing point of fundamentally religious societies is that fun activities can be viewed as a crime.  How’s about watching a volleyball game landing you in jail for a year in Iran? A British-Iranian woman detained in Iran after trying to watch a men’s volleyball match has been sentenced to a year in [Read More...]

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