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Rebecca Newberger Goldstein Will Receive National Humanities Medal from President Obama

Now this is a neat and well-deserved honor, and it’s going to someone who calls herself a “proud atheist.”

Legendary Musician Van Morrison Declares He “Wouldn’t Touch [Religion] with a 10-Foot Pole

“In one of my songs I do now, politics and religion, superstition go hand in hand. That’s my take on it.”

Christian Lunatics Believe Blood Moon Will Signal Apocalypse

The upcoming blood moon this month is indeed a rare occurrence, but Christian lunatics are seizing the opportunity to let you know that the sky is falling.

Where Religious Freedom Ends: Why a Kentucky Clerk Has No Right to Deny Gay Marriage Licenses

Some opponents of gay marriage have gone into a panic, declaring the End of Religious Freedom in America. That reaction is both overwrought and premature.

Pope Francis: Gossiping is Like Terrorism

Speaking during his homily at his Santa Marta residence, Francis criticized people who think gossip is harmless.

Vatican Says Transgender Man Cannot Be a Godparent

The Vatican has rejected a request by a transgender man in Spain to become a godparent, ruling that his sexual identity means he is incapable of carrying out the task.

Religion Takes Spotlight in Final Days of Nashville Mayoral Race

In Nashville, a campaign focused on affordable housing and traffic has taken a detour into religion.

Parents Concerned Over Religious Curriculum

Maury County parents are expressing concern after their children came home with world history schoolwork containing references to Islam and its teachings.

Must Students Deny Religion to Get College Degree?

It should have been obvious, yet this likely startled some of Quinn’s audience. “Religion” is in full flower in art courses across the nation – every sect, cult and “ology” except Judaism and Christianity.

Prosecutors Will Seek Death Sentence for Accused Charleston Church Gunman Dylann Roof

Roof has been charged with nine counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder for the June massacre inside the historic Emanuel AME Church.

Hungarian Leader Rebuked for Saying Muslim Migrants Must Be Blocked ‘to Keep Europe Christian’

“Most of them are not Christians, but Muslims,” Mr. Orban wrote in a commentary for Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung, a German newspaper. “This is an important question, because Europe and European identity is rooted in Christianity.”

The Muslim World is Broken. It Doesn’t Have to Be

Almost 1 in 4 people today are Muslim; by 2050, it’s estimated that will be 1 in 3. So why does it feel like the more of us there are, the worse off we are?

Atheists Demand ‘No Gods’ Statue in Arkansas After State Approves Ten Commandments Monument

While the Ten Commandments commands Christians to honor “the Lord thy God,” the FFRF statue would offer the opposite, “there are no gods.”