A man praying over the Bible
September 19th, 2019

Economists can apparently put a price tag on anything. A recent study found that Christians will pay just over $7 to receive a prayer from a priest. However, atheists will actually pay money to avoid being prayer for. The survey epitomizes the debate that pops up every time disaster strikes: Are thoughts and prayers actually helpful, or just an empty gesture? Continue reading

Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson
September 6th, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson sparked a fierce online debate earlier this week when she posted on Twitter urging her fellow Americans to pray and visualize Hurricane Dorian changing direction. “Millions of us seeing Dorian turn away from land is not a wacky idea; it is a creative use of the power of the mind,” she wrote. Continue reading

Joshua Love holds an image of himself at age of his abuse
September 5th, 2019

Two African-American victims of Catholic Clergy abuse allege that the church is taking advantage of them yet again. Victims La Jarvis Love and Joshua Love say that the church offered them a laughably low settlement- $15,000- because they’re poor and black. Then the church said that if they wanted more they’d need to lawyer up. Continue reading

Active Shooter Training
August 26th, 2019

After a seemingly never-ending series of violent attacks on religious institutions, some churches aren’t leaving anything to chance. Meet the churches who are arming their congregants and giving them active shooter training. Continue reading

In God We Trust on Dollar Bill
August 23rd, 2019

Kentucky requires schools to prominently display the national motto, “In God We Trust”, somewhere in every public school in the state. One school district came up with a clever workaround to protest a law they view as unconstitutional. Continue reading

Washington State Rep Matt Shea
August 22nd, 2019

A Washington State politician is facing calls for his resignation after reports surfaced that he endorsed a militant group that trains children for armed combat in a coming Holy War. Facing comparisons to the Hitler Youth, Representative Matt Shea isn’t apologizing and isn’t backing down. Continue reading

The official Lehigh County Seal
August 14th, 2019

The official seal of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania can stay, says the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Lehigh County seal, which prominently features a large cross front and center, was challenged by the Freedom From Religious Foundation as discriminatory, but the court ruled the seal’s ‘broader meaning’ and cultural familiarity in Lehigh County trumped any religious significance the cross might have. Continue reading

a black mass ceremony taking place
August 13th, 2019

The controversial Satanic Temple is back at it again, this time hosting its first Canadian ‘black mass’ ritual in an Ottawa bar. The controversial events are designed to make a statement about free speech but often draw more protesters than Satanists. Continue reading

Christian cross and American flag
August 12th, 2019

A group of influential Christian leaders recently endorsed a letter renouncing Christian nationalism. Given the recent surge of right-wing and religious terrorism in America, they say the link between Christian nationalism and right-wing extremism is too strong to ignore any longer. Continue reading

An ancient cross found at the Church of the Apostles
August 9th, 2019

Scientists have searched for years for the Church of the Apostles, which is said to have been built over the home of the disciples Peter and Andrew near the Sea of Galilee. Now a team of archaeologists believe they’ve found it. Continue reading