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Watchdog Group Hits Government Officials Donating Taxpayer Money To Church

n-COVINGTON-COUNTY-COMMISSION-large570[1]Earlier this month, the Covington County Commission approved a request by Commissioner Harold Elmore to donate the taxpayer funds to the Covington Baptist Association (CBA) as it works to revamp its men’s ministry program. [Read more]

Freedom From Religion Foundation, Richard Dawkins, And Jerry Coyne Demand Georgia University Investigate Creationist Professor

Tim Cook, after Macworld Expo 2009 keynoteIn a press release Thursday, the three entities announced that they have called for the university to investigate the practices of Professor Emerson McMullen. [Read more]

Science Proves That Consecrated Wafers Are Still Wheat and Not Jesus

fig_1_host_dna[1]Damien Marsic and Mehran Sam, identified as belonging to the Association of Raelian Scientists (in Las Vegas), have published a paper in a place called “Scientific Raelian”; the paper’s title is “DNA analysis of consecrated sacramental wafers refutes Catholic transubstantiation claim.“ [Read more]

Fight Over Separation Of Church And State Hits Azle

azle[1]Azle ISD administrators say the school district’s attorney advised them to cancel Wednedsay’s presentation, due in part to the speaking group’s connection to a Christian ministry. [Read more]

The Pope’s Views on Science — So What?

Why are Pope Francis’ remarks to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences about evolution and the Big Bang such big news? [Read more]

Piedmont Ends Prayer Using Stadium Public Address System

5459259_G[1]Hundreds of Piedmont High School students and parents gathered on the football field Friday to serve as their own loudspeaker for a public prayer. [Read more]

Discovery Institute: Atheism Is a Religion

One of the silliest clunkers promoted by creationists is that atheism is a religion. When making that claim, they usually equate atheism with science, and specifically evolution. [Read more]

Religion’s Role in Terror Management Theory

mm2[1]When confronted with mortality, humans face the possibility of experiencing a significant amount of terror. [Read more]

School Board Takes No Action on Bible Issue

The Martinsville School Board met with legal counsel in a closed session Wednesday to discuss “actual or probable litigation, or other specific legal matters” stemming from the board’s denial of a local pastor’s request to distribute Bibles in city schools. [Read more]

This Porn Star Became a Christian Evangelist After Reaching Real Ecstasy With Jesus

vkSTm3c[1]She had sex on-camera with a hundred women (not all at once, I think) and appeared with barely a shred of clothing in Hustler and Penthouse. [Read more]

5 Facts About Evolution and Religion

Although most U.S. Catholics accept the idea of evolution in some form, a substantial percentage of American adults reject the scientific explanation for the origins of human life. [Read more]

The Babylonian Map of the World Sheds Light on Ancient Perspectives

babylonian-map-of-world[1]A damaged clay tablet discovered in the late 1800s in Sippar, Iraq is said to be the oldest map of the world. It was discovered on the banks of the Euphrates River, and published in 1899. [Read more]

Islamic School in North India Bars Girls; Claims Co-Ed Against Faith

A popular madrasa in a northern India state has prohibited girls being admitted to the institution and forbidden the entry of those currently enrolled. [Read more]

Jerusalem Holy Site Closure ‘Declaration of War’

_78626196_669ea232-b91c-4546-a201-69e84c6d1283[1]A spokesman for Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has described the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site as a “declaration of war”. [Read more]

Pope Francis to Investigate ‘Playboy Priests’ Who Posed Naked Online in Scandal-Hit Disocese

A Catholic church representative is to probe the ‘black sheep’ diocese of Albenga-Imperia for alleged sexual harassment of parishioners and involvement in pornography. [Read more]