Satanic Temple monument in Illinois
December 13th, 2018

Move over, Christmas tree and Menorah. It’s time to make room for Satan. The Satanic Temple has earned a spot in the Illinois Capitol rotunda holiday display, where it has erected a 4 1/2-foot-tall sculpture depicting its own religious message. Continue reading

Fake clinic warning sign
June 27th, 2018

The Supreme Court has granted controversial “crisis pregnancy centers” new freedom to operate without mandatory disclaimers about their views on abortion. These pregnancy centers – many of which are run by religious organizations – frequently pose as medical clinics, though they don’t offer medical advice. Continue reading

LGBT Classroom
June 13th, 2018

An Indiana high school teacher was forced to resign amid growing pressure from school officials after he refused to address transgender students by their preferred names and pronouns. He insisted it violated his religious beliefs, but school officials saw it differently. Continue reading

Theater Panic
May 11th, 2018

A preacher was thrust into the center of controversy after his surprise sermon in a California movie theater sparked mass panic. Moviegoers, convinced that a gunman had entered the theater, began to run for their lives. Many sustained injuries during the frantic escape. Continue reading

February 6th, 2018

Justin Trudeau believes it’s time to move on from the term “mankind”. During a town hall event last week, the Canadian Prime Minister interrupted a young woman in the audience, telling her not to use the term “mankind” and instead say “peoplekind.” Continue reading

Ben Borgman owns the Seattle coffee shop
October 12th, 2017

Should a business be allowed to deny service to customers that have offensive beliefs? That’s the question being asked after a now-viral altercation between the owner of a Seattle coffee shop and members of an anti-abortion group. It all started … Continue reading

Linda Sarsour
July 13th, 2017

Linda Sarsour, one of the leading Muslim activists in the U.S., gave a passionate speech at the annual convention for the Islamic Society of North America earlier this month. Included in her speech were some highly controversial remarks that have … Continue reading

An anti-Muhammad billboard has sparked anger among Muslims
June 13th, 2017

A controversial billboard overlooking a busy highway in Indianapolis has drawn mounting criticism from the area’s Muslim community. The message makes a sarcastic (and not so subtle) reference to the Prophet Muhammad, calling him the “The Perfect Man”. Beneath this … Continue reading

religious freedom
May 15th, 2014

Pretend for a moment you are Jewish lawmaker. How would you feel if your colleagues began a meeting by invoking the name of Jesus Christ? Would you try to ignore it, or would you feel marginalized and invalidated? The United … Continue reading

August 31st, 2012

In a bold challenge to free speech, an American atheist organization was forced to remove two billboards in the U.S. city of Charlotte, North Carolina after being inundated with threats to staff members and volunteers. The billboards criticized the religious … Continue reading