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Gay Sex Banned In India After Religious Groups Win Supreme Court Case

by David Badash ● 8:48 AM December 11, 2013
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Today, in a case advocated by Christian and Muslim leaders, the Supreme Court of India re-instated a 153-year old law banning gay sex.

Marriage

The Religious Right Has ‘Lost The War’ Says Glenn Beck (Video)

by David Badash ● 12:31 PM December 5, 2013
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Glenn Beck told megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll that the religious right has “lost the war” thanks to their own “intolerance.”

Hate Crimes

FBI Releases Hate Crime Statistics And The Results Are Surprising — And Staggering

by David Badash ● 11:36 AM November 27, 2013
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The FBI this week released the latest hate crime statistics — these are for all of 2012 — and the results will probably surprise you.

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Atheists Take IRS To Court Over Preferential Treatment Given To Religious Organizations

by David Badash ● 11:27 AM November 26, 2013
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American Atheists and other secular groups are taking the IRS to court over what they say is the preferential treatment the tax-collection agency gives to religious organizations.

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Mike Huckabee Wants To Send Your Kids This Free* DVD To Protect Christmas!

by David Badash ● 3:47 PM October 30, 2013
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Mike Huckabee is starting his war on the nonexistent “War on Christmas” early, and he’d like to rally the troops — or, in reality, brainwash your children — to head to the front lines.

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Glenn Beck Tells Parents To Physically Bully Kids So They Know Rights Come From God

by David Badash ● 12:22 PM October 10, 2013
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Yesterday, Glenn Beck gave parents a lesson on how to convince their children rights come from God. Apparently, parents need to physically bully their kids into believing.

Education

Don’t Mess With Textbooks – Progressives Rally To Keep Religion Out of Science Books

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 3:45 PM September 16, 2013
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The Texas Freedom Network will sponsor a Stand Up For Science rally in Austin tomorrow, as progressives attempt to keep religion out of new science textbooks.

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Fugelsang: America’s Not A Christian Nation – But Jesus Would Be An Awesome President (Video)

by David Badash ● 2:52 PM July 6, 2013
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Actor, pundit, and comedian John Fugelsang, in honor of Independence Day, recorded this commentary, “America’s Not A Christian Nation – But Jesus Would Be An Awesome President.”

News

Quoting Genesis, Tennessee Lawmakers Declare August 31 ‘ido4life Traditional Marriage Day’

by David Badash ● 2:51 PM April 24, 2013
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Tennessee lawmakers passed an anti-gay resolution declaring August 31 “ido4life Traditional Marriage Day.” The resolution quotes Genesis and two conservative anti-gay think tanks.

Civil Rights

North Carolina Tea Party Republicans File Bill To Establish Official State Religion

by David Badash ● 9:43 AM April 3, 2013
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In a direct assault on the U.S. Constitution, two North Carolina state Tea Party Republican lawmakers have filed a bill to allow the state to establish an official state religion.

Bigotry Watch

‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Returns With Added Requirement To Tell Parents Their Kids Are Gay

by David Badash ● 8:32 AM January 30, 2013
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Stacey Campfield has reintroduced his infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill, with enhancements, including the tattletale clause requiring school teachers and counselors to tell parents if their kids are gay.

Bigotry Watch

Westboro Baptist Church: ‘Absolutely’ Homosexuals Should Be Put To Death

by David Badash ● 6:04 PM October 10, 2012
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Jonathan Phelps, son of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, says that “absolutely” homosexuals — gay men, lesbian women, and bisexual and transgender people — should be put to death.

News

GOP Congressman: Evolution, Big Bang, ‘Lies Straight From The Pit Of Hell’

by David Badash ● 5:23 PM October 5, 2012
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Rep. Paul Broun, a four-term Republican U.S. Congressman says he believes evolution, embryology and the Big Bang Theory are all “lies straight from the pit of hell.”

Marriage

Award For Stupidest Debate Tweet Goes To…

by David Badash ● 1:05 PM October 4, 2012
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The award for the stupidest presidential debate tweet goes to Eric Teetsel, the new Executive Director of the Manhattan Declaration, who wrote via Twitter…