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Scottish MSP: 'Catholics are being treated with contempt'

Reading Time: 3 minutes James Kelly, above, a Labour member of the Scottish parliament, has accused the government of ‘treating the Catholic community with complete contempt’ because a working group set up to define sectarianism contained no representatives of the Catholic Church or Irish community. According to this report, during a debate last week, Kelly said: I welcome the setting […]

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Op-ed: stop teaching Christian crap to kids in Florida schools

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ever since he took office, Donald Trump has been feverishly working alongside evangelical Christians to remake America in their own image: an idiocracy. Fortunately, America still has writers who have the courage to stand up to this trend: writers like Lauren Ritchie whose op-ed in yesterday’s Orlando Sentinel excoriated Florida schools that teach “fake science […]

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Austrian action against radical Islam branded 'Islamophobic'

Reading Time: 2 minutes Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, above, has angrily reacted to reports that Austria’s right-wing government plans to shut down seven mosques and expel up to 40 imams. Kalin said the move was the result of an “Islamophobic, racist and discriminatory wave” in Austria and was an attempt to target Muslim communities for political gains. He […]

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Court ruling could soon reform Northern Ireland's abortion ban

Reading Time: 4 minutes Two lawyers involved in a High Court challenge to Northern Ireland’s abortion law predict that the law could change soon because the court today found that the law is in breach of human rights: it is ‘untenable’, ‘disproportionate’, and needs ‘radical reconsideration’. Mary-Rachel McCabe of Doughty Street Chambers and Janet Farrell of Bhatt Murphy Solicitors, […]

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California bans state-funded travel to 'bigoted' Oklahoma

Reading Time: 3 minutes In a move that angered California, Oklahoma’s deranged Christian Governor Mary Fallin – AKA ‘Scary Mary’ – last month signed a bill that allows faith-based adoption agencies to deny placement services to same-sex parents. The new law is pure discrimination, and California will have no truck with prejudice and bigotry, the state’s Attorney General Xavier […]

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Spain's new atheist PM wants religion kept out of schools

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pedro Sánchez, an atheist to the core, today became the first Spanish Prime Minister to be sworn in without a Bible or a crucifix on the table before him – a day after the stunning parliamentary defeat of his predecessor Mariano Rajoy. Four years ago Sánchez, then General Secretary of the Socialist Party (PSOE), confirmed […]

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Lawyer says officials in Ghana should cure or jail homosexuals

Reading Time: 3 minutes Meet Moses Foh-Amoaning – a lecturer at the Ghana School of Law and spokesperson for the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values – who believes homosexuals are mentally ill and should be dealt with by the state, assisted by religious leaders. According to this report Foh-Amoaning said his outfit would soon present […]

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A landslide!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Amnesty UK on the facts about abortion in Ireland before the vote to repeal the 8th amendment (convert all verbs to the past tense): Any woman who has an abortion in Ireland faces up to 14 years in prison. The only case in which a woman is legally allowed to terminate her pregnancy, is when her […]

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Ireland snubs Catholic bishops and votes for abortion reform

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a March statement, Ireland’s Catholic bishops asked people of faith to ‘pray earnestly’ that Ireland will ‘choose life’ in an upcoming abortion referendum. And they warned that repealing the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees the equal right to life of mother and unborn: Would leave unborn children at the mercy of whatever […]