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ACLU Joins FFRF in Opposition to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

9894ce28d0[1]The long overdue celebration over the decision that makes gay marriage just marriage overshadowed an important piece of news for the secular movement.

An Atheist Reads the Bible: The Fear of God

God doesn’t want to be loved or praised or have a personal relationship with you, he wants you to fear him. Plenty of times the Bible explicitly says that God is to be feared by all.

Is America a Christian Nation? Majority of Americans Don’t Think So

PRRI-Christian-Nation-Trendline-640x484[1]Just in time for the weekend’s celebrations of everything Americana, PRRI finds that most Americans don’t believe the U.S. is a Christian nation.

For Journalists, Three Crucial Things to Consider Linked to #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches

As social media fans the flames, however, journalists intent on reporting the full story must focus on the basics.

Has the Q Source Been Under Our Noses All Along? Luke, Matthew, and the Didache

love-your-enemies-synopsis1[1]It is practically undisputed that Mark was the earliest canonical Gospel, and that both Luke and Matthew copied the majority of Mark into their own Gospels.

So Jesus WAS on a Dinosaur…?

Thanks to the ever-watchful folks at the National Center for Science Education, we see some startling responses to a simple question: Did humans and dinosaurs live at the same time?

Oklahoma Court: Ten Commandments Monument Must Come Down

460x[1]The court said the Ten Commandments chiseled into the 6-foot-tall granite monument, which was privately funded by a Republican legislator, are “obviously religious in nature and are an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths.”

International Groups Highlight Global Persecution of Non-Religious and Religious Minorities

Secular human rights organisations have called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to promote “genuine respect for freedom of religion and belief and freedom of expression”.

Sex Abuse Victim Allegedly Filing Lawsuit Against Josh Duggar

screen-shot-2015-07-01-at-11[1]At least five young girls were allegedly molested by Josh Duggar, the oldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, stars of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting.

Yes, Jesus Has Always Been Our Boyfriend

The biggest difference between old and new hymns isn’t Trinitarian theology.

Italian Woman Converts to Islam, Promotes Hate and Beheading

maria-giulia-sergio-300x181[1]Yet Western authorities remain remarkably uncurious about how conversion to Islam all too often leads people to espouse hatred and violence, to say nothing of treason.

Islamic State Threatens to Topple Hamas in Gaza

Islamic State insurgents threatened on Tuesday to turn the Gaza Strip into another of their Middle East fiefdoms, accusing Hamas, the organisation that rules the Palestinian territory, of being insufficiently stringent about religious enforcement.

I Created the Isis Dildo Flag at London Pride to Start a Dialogue, Not Get a Laugh

2910[1]I flew the flag in London’s gay pride parade because Isis is deserving of mockery and disrespect. I never thought CNN would think it was real.

Life As a Muslim Lawmaker During Month of Ramadan

Along with Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Carson is one of only two Muslims in Congress, and during the month-long celebration of Ramadan, they stand out.

This 7-Year-Old Girl Stood Up to a Homophobic Preacher

Comfest is a family-friendly, free, community music festival, not a parade or a march, however, the pastor thought it was appropriate to yell out anti-equality hate speech and Zea decided to confront him.