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Trump’s Religion Test for Immigrants Is Standard Practice in Israel

shutterstock_134888330[1]Israel practices many of the policies that Trump wants the U.S. to implement.

Jailed Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi on Hunger Strike

Wife of dissident, sentenced to 10 years and 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam, says protest sparked by move to isolated prison.

Humanist, Member of the AHA, Elected As Mayor of a North Carolina Town, Takes Oath of Office on the Constitution

mayor[1]Bob Scott, a humanist and AHA member, was sworn in as Mayor of Franklin, North Carolina.

How To See Ken Ham’s Ark

The opportunity to purchase admission tickets to the Ark Encounter for a specific date(s) for the first 40 days and nights will begin online January 19, 2016.

Editorial Cartoon Osculates Faith?

151208blame7497646943_t755_h1214280524a7fd2e032fc1d1a4ef1fad8a5adabc[1]This cartoon, called “Blame,” appeared in the Chattanooga (Tennessee) Times Free Press. At first you might think that it’s trying to exculpate faith, but I doubt it.

Pat Robertson Opposes Politics Masquerading As Religion – When The Religion Is Islam

Robertson said on his “700 Club” show. “Islam is a political system that is intent on world domination. It isn’t a quote, religion, as such; it’s a political system masquerading as a religion.”

Muslim Reform Movement Embraces Secularism and Universal Human Rights

350x[1]The reformers have issued a Declaration defending gender equality, freedom of speech and freedom of religion, stating that they are for “secular governance” and “against political movements in the name of religion.”

Atheism and the Challenge of Deconversion in Black South Africa

The country’s religious landscape is undergoing a rapid change because increasing number of people in black communities are going open with their atheism and non-religiosity.

Catholics Shouldn’t Try to Convert Jews, Says New Vatican Document

Pope Francis touches the stones of the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City on May 26, 2014. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Andrew Medichini/Pool

In its most explicit commentary on evangelization regarding Jews, the document said Catholics should take a different approach to Judaism than to other religions.

Noam Chomsky versus Islamophobe Sam Harris: Has the New Atheist Movement Been Hijacked by Bigots?

In his anti-Muslim jihad, “New Atheist” prophet Sam Harris openly aligns with far-right politicians like Ben Carson.

County Clerk’s Religious Marriage Poster Removed After Public Outcry

566b06221f00002c00e9b8b9[1]The clerk said it was just a “celebration of marriage,” but email records allegedly say otherwise.

Religious Songs Elicit Complaint

The Lebanon R-3 School District plans no policy changes this year for its Christmas programs despite a complaint last year by a concerned parent of an Esther Elementary child about religious songs.

Should Atheists Challenge Nativity Scenes during Christmas Holidays?

A common objection to challenging nativity scenes is that such challenges aren’t worth the time and effort.

Is Jesus the Reason for the Season? Godless Christmas without Christ

With these slogans, they hope to remind people that Christmas is a Christian holiday and that without Christ, there would be no Christmas in the first place.

Christmas Truce: Nativity Scene No Longer Gracing Fla. Capitol Rotunda

It seems Satan and a self-proclaimed “Catholic warrior” have driven a nativity scene from the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee – at least for this year.

Televangelist Jim Bakker Blames His Downfall on Witches Conspiring Against Him

It’s easy for Bakker to blame witches. After all, it’d be embarrassing to remind his audience that he went to jail on charges of mail fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy.