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November 19, 2018
To avoid another Jonestown, reform IRS church reporting policy
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November 16, 2018
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August 15, 2018
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August 07, 2018
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July 18, 2018
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September 25, 2017
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September 20, 2017
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June 29, 2017
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May 08, 2017
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December 23, 2016
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October 04, 2016
Black robes at the Red Mass: the undesirable religiosity of Supreme Court justices
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September 30, 2016
In honor of Blasphemy Day and Bill Donohue: Damn the pope
It's International Blasphemy Rights Day so exercise your right to criticize religion. Damn the gods...
September 09, 2016
Mother Teresa & Phyllis Schlafly: Reactionary handmaidens
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September 08, 2016
National Catholic Register blog denigrates FFRF and nonbelievers
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June 30, 2016
Wisconsin doubles down on destructive voucher program
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June 21, 2016
Catholic League: bill aiding rape victims actually meant “to rape the Catholic Church”
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May 11, 2016
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February 04, 2016
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February 03, 2016
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January 07, 2016
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