FAITH & HIGH SCHOOL: Parent receives threat after complaining of public school bringing in Bible Man.

A parent has contacted the Freedom From Religion Foundation over her son’s public school in Tennessee bringing in a guest speaker named Bible Man (not joking) to evangelize to the students: The Christian-themed superhero character played by Horace Turner has been visiting Grundy County schools for nearly 40 years, but the atheist mom contacted a national [Read More...]

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FAITH, LAW, & POLITICS: Canada’s Supreme Court rules no prayers before government meetings.

Back in 2011 a man sued  the town of Simoneau in Quebec over the town reciting explicitly Catholic prayers before city council meetings.  He was victorious in his efforts: In 2011, Quebec’s human rights tribunal ordered an end to prayers, demanded that a crucifix in the city council chamber be removed and awarded damages to Simoneau. [Read More...]

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FAITH: Leaders booted from the Boy Scouts for their atheism now making a huge difference with Camp Quest.

Camp Quest recently posted an article (that was also picked up by the Rainbow Times) about two of their leaders, Shawn Jeffers and Neil Polzin, who were both barred from participation with the Boy Scouts of America due to their atheism: Camp Quest, a summer camp serving youth from non-religious families, is now led by [Read More...]

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FAITH: Matt Dillahunty in the role of god.

So, I wanted to blog more about the news today, but I’ll be honest: I just spent the last 40 minutes watching one of Matt Dillahunty’s talks from the Unholy Trinity Tour.  He gives this talk from the perspective of god and, holy crap, I laughed throughout: I’m now off to give voice lessons. Maybe [Read More...]

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FAITH: Pastor Corey L. Kennard rails on doctors for relying on verifiable facts and clinical data.

Pastor Corey L. Kennard is the Manager of Spiritual Care for the St. John Hospital and Medical Center.  So he works in a hospital, but his degree is a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from Ashland Theological Seminary.  In short, he’s not a doctor.  But he has a blog in the New York Times [Read More...]

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FAITH: Texas couple starves their toddler to remove demons and flee after failing to raise him from the dead.

A Texas couple has fled to Mexico after raising their starved toddler from the grave didn’t work out: A Texas couple fled to Mexico after a failed attempt to raise a starved toddler from the dead, police said. Officers received an anonymous tip March 26 that the 2-year-old boy had died nearly a week earlier [Read More...]

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FAITH & HIGH SCHOOL: A depressing science test.

An Ohio student posted this test to reddit after his science teacher showed it to him: Unless the teacher is going for ten total points out of twenty question, I’m amazed these answers are worth half a point (including the one the student left blank). But it paints a picture of one of the primary [Read More...]

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FAITH: Does Wal-Mart have a policy in place allowing pharmacists to refuse to fill prescriptions for religious reasons?

When taking their oath as a healthcare professional, some people mentally put an asterisk next to it that allows them to deny people healthcare if their religion dictates they must.  Six states have specific laws allowing for this in the case of pharmacists (Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, South Dakota), which led to a Wal-Mart pharmacist [Read More...]

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GAY RIGHTS & FAITH: Ohio lawmaker wants his state to be the next to lose a lawsuit.

In Ohio certain people are allowed to sanctify a marriage.  These include many government officials: Ohio’s existing law allows anyone registered with the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office as a “minister” to sanctify a marriage, along with mayors and municipal and probate judges. With a pending federal case likely to bring equality to the Buckeye [Read More...]

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FAITH: Dwight Longenecker actually thinks religion is on the ascent.

Dwight Longenecker of the Patheos Catholic Channel has a post up titled “The Facts: Atheism is Dying Out” with an interesting claim: It is religion which continues to grow around the world while the statistics indicate that agnosticism and atheism are dying out. This is strange considering all the stats I’ve seen confirm that not [Read More...]

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