LeBron jersey burning
October 17th, 2019

A frequent champion for civil rights issues in the U.S., the NBA is curiously refusing to take a stand on clear instances of injustice in one of its most profitable markets – leading fans and analysts alike to point out the hypocrisy of this deafening silence. Continue reading

Protesters challenging Quebec Bill 21
October 4th, 2019

Activists are challenging Quebec’s controversial religious symbols ban on the grounds it is discriminatory towards Muslims. But the courts say they’ve failed to show the bill has caused “irreparable harm”,despite submitted testimony from Muslim women who were forced to choose between their career and their faith. Continue reading

The Bean in Millennium Park Chicago
September 27th, 2019

Four evangelical students are suing the city of Chicago after the city essentially banned preaching at Millennium Park, a popular tourist destination. The students say their First Amendment rights are being violated – but the city says they just want patrons to be able to use the park without being harassed. Continue reading

A pastor rejecting the church
September 26th, 2019

A group that helps pastors and priests who have lost their belief in God just hit 1,000 members. The Clergy Project connects faithless clergy together online and helps them transition to a secular life. Continue reading

Pastafarian Barrett Fletcher delivering the opening prayer at government meeting
September 23rd, 2019

A Pastafarian pastor in Alaska delivered the opening invocation at a government meeting, complete with colander on his head. The incident is just the latest in Pastafarians pushing boundaries and poking fun at religious belief. Continue reading

A same-sex wedding invitation
September 20th, 2019

The Arizona Supreme Court narrowly ruled that a pair of Phoenix artists can refuse to create custom wedding invitations for gay weddings. The pair say they just want to conduct their business according to their religious beliefs. But the court’s minority opinion says that the ruling is tantamount to legalizing discrimination. Continue reading

Democrat Donkey with Secular Atheist Pin
September 4th, 2019

In a surprising move, the Democratic National Committee recently passed a resolution acknowledging the value and ethics of non-religious Americans. Although younger generations are less religious than ever, major political parties have tended to shy away from courting their vote- until now. Continue reading

ULC files suit against a North Carolina marriage official
August 27th, 2019

On August 26, 2019, the Universal Life Church Ministries (ULCM) filed a lawsuit against the Register of Deeds for Cleveland County, North Carolina. The suit alleges that this official has unconstitutionally utilized her position to block ordained ministers of ULCM from exercising their religious right to legally solemnize a wedding ceremony. Continue reading

Washington State Rep Matt Shea
August 22nd, 2019

A Washington State politician is facing calls for his resignation after reports surfaced that he endorsed a militant group that trains children for armed combat in a coming Holy War. Facing comparisons to the Hitler Youth, Representative Matt Shea isn’t apologizing and isn’t backing down. 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