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Idaho’s ‘faith-healing’ exemption has led to more senseless child deaths

Reading Time: 3 minutes Idaho is one of only six states where belief in “faith-healing” can help you escape charges of negligent homicide, manslaughter, or capital murder. So if a child dies because her Christian Science parents refused to take her to a doctor, those parents won’t be punished. Consider the state’s laws regarding children and vulnerable adults, which includes this […]

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If Iowa passes a voucher bill, this guy says he’ll open up a Satanic school

Reading Time: 3 minutes If Republican leaders in Iowa give millions of dollars to private religious schools through a controversial voucher program, there’s a chance it’ll support a Satanic school as well. That’s what non-theist Joe Stutler told lawmakers on Tuesday during a hearing for House Study Bill 1, a piece of legislation that’s being called a “top priority” […]

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Are the Biden documents a Trumpian parallel? Not even close

Reading Time: 4 minutes It might be easy to think that the recent Biden classified documents blunder is one that mirrors the Trump debacle, but you would be wrong. Here’s why. First, let’s unpack exactly what happened with the Trump classified documents. Trump’s documents Back in May 2021, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA—responsible, indeed, for the archiving […]

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A giant pink phallus may come to Florida, thanks to Jesus and an atheist

Reading Time: 3 minutes A giant phallus may be coming to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and if that happens, we’ll have Jesus and an atheist to thank. A couple of months ago, the city hosted a Christmas tree lighting ceremony as well as a Menorah Lighting Celebration. Those were religious celebrations promoted by government officials, suggesting that the public square […]

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Atheist group demands Indiana sheriff end coercive inmate baptisms

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Decatur County Sheriff’s Department in Greensburg, Indiana has been pushing Christianity on inmates in the county jail. We know this because… they openly brag about it on Facebook. In a series of posts, the sheriff celebrated baptizing “nearly 40 men and women” during a December event while noting that they’ve converted “nearly 300” people […]

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New Brunswick legislature rejects Hindu invocation request, citing tradition

Reading Time: 2 minutes The legislature of New Brunswick, in Canada, rejected an invocation request from a Hindu activist because lawmakers insisted the prayer could only come from a fellow Christian. It’s a startling admission of how legislators supposedly committed to religious neutrality have no problem letting Christianity be the default religion of the government. The request, made this […]

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Report: 188 Catholic clergy members in Kansas are alleged predators

Reading Time: 3 minutes A four-year investigation into Kansas’ Catholic churches has found 188 alleged predators suspected of committing “aggravated criminal sodomy, rape, aggravated indecent liberties with a child and aggravated sexual battery.” The report also says there were 400 victims of sexual abuse in the Kansas archdioceses since 1950, but in most of those cases, either the clergy […]

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