War on Christmas
December 4th, 2018

“You can’t take Christ out of Christmas,” as the saying goes. Well, apparently, you can. And one Virginia school plans to do just that. Officials at Robious Middle School have banned all songs containing mentions of Jesus from the annual Christmas concert. Continue reading

People leaving religion behind
November 21st, 2018

Watch out, organized religion! A new faith demographic is taking America by storm. But it’s not their holiness that’s attracting so much attention – it’s their unholiness. A recent Pew Research poll found that 36 percent of younger adults now identify as either atheist, agnostic, or “nothing in particular.” Continue reading

April 12th, 2018

By almost every measure, women are more religious than men. They have stronger beliefs, pray more frequently, and even go to church more often. With churches struggling to get men back in the pews, some experts worry what the future may hold. Continue reading

Cross made of money
April 10th, 2018

Two prominent religious leaders are facing charges of embezzlement and fraud. In both cases, it seems these holy men – widely admired in their respective communities – managed to exploit the faith of their followers while using God and their own reputations as cover. 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

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

Taking the oath of citizenship
November 13th, 2017

Olga Paule Perrier-Bilbo is a French green-card holder on the verge of becoming a full-fledged U.S. citizen. All the paperwork is in order, and there’s just one thing left to do: take the oath of citizenship. But therein lies the … Continue reading

October 15th, 2015

In recent years, non-denominational churches have been on the rise in America. Instead of the majority of believers associating with a specific denomination such as Baptist or Catholic, more and more are joining non-denominational churches like the Universal Life Church. … Continue reading

June 6th, 2012

Distinguished evolutionary biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins has expressed support for the distribution of Bibles in government-run British schools. The privately funded plan, estimated to cost £370,000, began in May to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. … Continue reading