A letter declaring April 3 "Punish a Muslim Day"
March 15th, 2018

Copies of an anonymous letter declaring April 3 “Punish a Muslim Day” have generated waves of anxiety in Muslim communities throughout the United Kingdom. The letters even include a table awarding point values for specific acts of violence against Muslims: 25 points for pulling off a woman’s head scarf, 500 for killing a Muslim person, and 1,000 for bombing a mosque. Continue reading

Atheist card
March 14th, 2018

An atheist politician running for office in a Bible Belt state was labeled as “radical” and a “dangerous extremist” by her opponents. Learn what she did that was so alarming. Continue reading

A child bride looking scared
March 8th, 2018

Kentucky native Donna Pollard was 16 when she married a 31-year-old man. Although it might sound like an outlier, Donna Pollard’s story is far from unique. Between 2000 and 2015, there were more than 200,000 child marriages in the United States. Continue reading

March 5th, 2018

An offshoot of the original #MeToo movement, thousands of Muslim women have been using the hashtag #MosqueMeToo to come forward and tell their own stories of sexual assault in the Muslim world. But for followers of Islam, these revelation pose unique challenges. Continue reading

Penn. Church leaders holding a blessing ceremony for guns
March 1st, 2018

Worshippers gathered yesterday at a Pennsylvania church to participate in a “mass blessing ceremony” for their AR-15 rifles. Attendees wore crowns fashioned from bullets, drank holy wine, and clutched firearms during the worship service. Continue reading

Joy Behar and Mike Pence
February 27th, 2018

Is Christian shaming on the rise? This question came into sharper focus last week after one of the co-hosts on ABC’s The View stirred controversy by mocking Vice President Mike Pence’s deep Christian beliefs and insinuating he has a “mental illness.” Continue reading

February 23rd, 2018

A proposed ban on circumcision in Iceland has gotten pushback from the nation’s Jewish and Muslim minorities, who claim it violates their religious freedom. Where do religious freedoms end and the rights of children begin? Continue reading

Adam holding a rifle
February 22nd, 2018

Some say that we should strive for a peaceful society that’s less obsessed with guns. Others argue that gun rights are a mandate from heaven. In the wake of another mass shooting, we pose the question: is gun ownership a God-given right? Continue reading

Gay Catholic teacher marries partner
February 19th, 2018

Wedding bells on the weekend, fired first thing Monday morning. Not exactly the happily-ever-after that first-grade teacher Jocelyn Morffi envisioned when she decided to tie the knot. The wedding went off without a hitch, and everything seemed to be great. … Continue reading

LDS church in Salt Lake City
February 13th, 2018

Despite its supposed “zero tolerance” stance on domestic abuse, it would seem the Church of Latter Day Saints really dropped the ball this time. Two female members of the church – who both happen to be ex-wives of White House staff secretary Rob Porter – claim LDS officials tried to cover up abuse they faced at the hands of Porter. Continue reading