Army soldier with a beard
May 7th, 2019

An unnamed bearded soldier from the 795th Military Police Battalion has apparently been granted the right to preserve his facial hair as a form of worship to Thor, the red-bearded, hammer-wielding Norse god known to travel in a chariot drawn by two massive goats. Continue reading

Person getting a vaccine
March 28th, 2019

In the wake of a severe chickenpox outbreak in Kentucky, a Catholic high school student was barred from playing on the school basketball team when officials discovered he was not vaccinated against the disease. Now he’s suing. Continue reading

Little girl receiving a vaccine
March 4th, 2019

Health officials are worried the religious exemption for vaccination is causing outbreaks of deadly diseases nationwide. Now lawmakers are fighting to remove that exemption before more people get sick. Continue reading

Anti-Vaccine mother Kristen O'Meara regrets not vaccinating her children.
September 30th, 2016

According to a recent study by the American Academy of Pediatricians, more parents are refusing to vaccinate their kids than ever before. Although there is a consensus from medical experts on the benefits of vaccines, many parents have become suspicious … Continue reading

vaccination
September 21st, 2015

A mother in New York has won her appeal to not vaccinate her child with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine for religious reasons. The woman, who was not publicly identified, stated that because the vaccine has links to … Continue reading

Religious freedom laws challenge LGBT equality
March 30th, 2015

Today, a majority of states in the U.S. have marriage equality, but in some states it’s getting harder for LGBT people to go about their lives. In a growing number of places around the country, businesses run by people who … Continue reading