Want to see the double standard that gets foisted onto atheists? Here it is, straight from the Washington Post: Ok, Arian Foster said he didn’t believe in god but that he was cool with people who did. This makes him the anti-Tebow? He literally said he was cool with people who believe like Tebow. How [Read More…]
Duquesne has it figured out: not getting your way? Just say your religious freedom is being violated: Duquesne is a Catholic University in Pittsburgh with nearly 10,000 students. The school’s adjunct professors would like to unionize. Conveniently, Duquesne does not believe Jesus would be in favor of that. Adjunct professors across America tend to be [Read More…]
BREAKING: ACLU wins another contraception case. Employer’s can’t deny health coverage because they’re religious.
Another victory for the ACLU in this same vein: A federal court of appeals ruled today that religiously affiliated nonprofit employers can’t block their employees’ health care coverage for contraceptives. The ruling finds that the plaintiffs, which include Catholic health care systems and Catholic high schools, are not burdened by having to formally object to [Read More…]
First it was Avijit Roy, then Washiqur Rahman, who was followed by Ananta Bijoy Das. All secular bloggers in Bangladesh, all murdered in the course of this year for blasphemy by Muslims who consider being vocally not Muslim a greater crime than murder, apparently. Last night a fourth secular blogger, Niloy Neel, was decapitated in his home: [Read More…]
Oh this is just great: the White House has a whole new set of regulations for religious groups applying for federal grants to do social work: The White House is trying to make it easier for religious organizations to participate in federal social service programs, rolling out new rules Wednesday to clarify the requirements to [Read More…]
Brace yourselves because this is going to be shocking: a religious leader to whom lots of people listen is using the bible to justify harming or other fucking with the lives of other people for completely arbitrary reasons: Vitus Huonder, the controversial Catholic bishop of Chur in eastern Switzerland, has once again attracted criticism for [Read More…]
Congressman Steve King from Iowa doesn’t like gay marriage, not one bit! In fact, he’s livid about the SCOTUS ruling in Obergefell. If you think it’s because of his religion, you’re wrong – it’s because now people can marry anything, including their lawnmowers: Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is one of Congress’s most vocal opponents of [Read More…]
Board of Commissioners in Lincoln County nix prayer altogether when they realize everybody’s allowed in.
The Board of Commissioners in Lincoln County, North Carolina is learning why keeping religion out of government is the most hassle-free way of maintaining government neutrality with regard to religion. Sadly, the Board’s chairman is a man who expects deference to be given to his faith even while he actively disrespects people with a different religion: [Read More…]
This is too rich. So, remember Kim Davis? She’s the clerk for Rowan County, Kentucky (who is on her fourth marriage) who has said it’s her right as a Christian to refuse gay people a marriage license to which they are legally entitled (and which is Davis’ job to issue). Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has [Read More…]
As the story goes, Joseph Smith used a pair of magic rocks (the Urim and Thummim) to translate the golden tablets that would become the Book of Mormon (dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb). Pressed to sustain its stories about the tablets and the magic rock (in ways other Christian denominations will never be pressed to do [Read More…]