A book on fire on the ground
October 24th, 2019

An online feud between an attorney representing the Freedom For Religion Foundation (FFRF) and an outspoken Texas pastor escalated this week when the pastor posted a book-burning video to his official Twitter account. But by some accounts, the move backfired. Continue reading

A hand erasing the word faith on a black board
October 1st, 2019

A new report from two Christian organizations shows that Millennials are leaving Christianity in droves. Calling it “the largest single generational loss of faith in American history,” the report’s authors are suggesting Christians mobilize fast if they want to hold on to some of those young believers. 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

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

The word "Lord" was erased from a monument
August 2nd, 2019

“Thou shall not utter the Lord’s name in vain” is one thing, but what are the rules for erasing it entirely? That’s the question faced by a South Carolina city that’s still trying to recover from a high-profile controversy involving a memorial to fallen police officers that was installed on city property. Continue reading

Amazon prime day deals
July 16th, 2019

It’s no secret that Americans love to spend money on things. From the latest-model smartphones, to flat screen TVs, to fancy blenders that make the best margaritas (or so the packaging claims), we daily fight the urge to buy shiny new products that promise to improve our lives. It’s worth considering: has shopping replaced other faiths as America’s biggest religion? Continue reading

Rainbow flags and balloons at Pride
June 6th, 2019

While some Catholic leaders do participate in Pride events, many more do not – often citing their belief that homosexuality should not be celebrated. Continue reading

PBS show Arthur portrays a same-sex wedding
May 24th, 2019

Alabama has decided not to air the season premiere of the famed children’s television show “Arthur” because it features a same-sex marriage between two of the characters. Continue reading

National Day of Prayer on the calendar
May 3rd, 2019

The National Day of Prayer has long been celebrated by religious groups as an opportunity for Americans to unite and connect with their faith. But critics say it’s blatantly unconstitutional. Continue reading

Notre Dame Cathedral burning
April 20th, 2019

Over the course of several weeks prior to the Notre Dame blaze, three historically black churches in Louisiana were destroyed by an arsonist. And yet, what began as a tragic story of hate soon morphed into one of unity and common humanity. Continue reading