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Posted inLaw

Clergy members sue Missouri to block faith-based anti-abortion laws

Reading Time: 3 minutes In an attempt to overturn extreme abortion restrictions in Missouri, 13 clergy members have filed a lawsuit against the state, arguing that the laws impose one religious interpretation upon everyone else, violating their rights and the Constitution. The clergy members represent faith traditions that say abortion is permissible or required in certain situations. The 83-page […]

Posted inEducation

Why did a Texas community college donate land to a private Christian school?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Why did the taxpayer-funded Weatherford College, a community college in Texas, donate “39 acres” of land, six buildings, and a “large parking lot” to a private Christian institution? That’s the question the Freedom From Religion Foundation wants to know because they believe that transfer is unconstitutional. Over a year ago, Weatherford College donated its entire […]

Posted inPolitics

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 […]

Posted inPolitics

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 […]

Posted inLaw

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 […]

Posted inReproductive rights

Judge orders ‘The Church at Planned Parenthood’ to pay $110,000 in damages

Reading Time: 3 minutes A judge in Spokane County, Washington ruled on Friday that “The Church at Planned Parenthood” (TCAPP) violated the law when it blocked patient care outside a clinic, and the Christian group will now have to pay $110,000 in damages to the abortion providers. So that plan backfired on the right-wing extremists. For years now, members […]

Posted inLGBTQ News

Why the Christian Right tried (and failed) to kill the Respect for Marriage Act

Reading Time: 9 minutes The Respect for Marriage Act finally passed a its last vote. It’s now on its way to the president’s desk, where he’ll likely sign it into law on Tuesday. But it got there over the kicking and screaming of the Christian Right, a loose-knit assortment of hardline evangelical culture warriors and creepily-authoritarian hardline Catholics.

Posted inPolitics

Bill bolstering secular addiction treatment programs awaits NY Gov’s signature

Reading Time: 3 minutes Months after its passage, an important bill that would expand treatment options for secular people struggling with substance abuse has now been sent to New York Governor Kathy Hochul. She should sign it into law immediately. The purpose of the law (Senate Bill S7313A / Assembly Bill A8163) is fairly straightforward. When someone in New […]

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