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

a black mass ceremony taking place
August 13th, 2019

The controversial Satanic Temple is back at it again, this time hosting its first Canadian ‘black mass’ ritual in an Ottawa bar. The controversial events are designed to make a statement about free speech but often draw more protesters than Satanists. Continue reading

Canadian Muslim Woman in front of Canadian Flag
August 6th, 2019

Quebec’s government passed a law banning public servants like police officers, teachers, and other government employees from wearing any kind of religious symbols or headgear. Muslim women say the law unfairly targets them, given the visibility of their hijabs in comparison to other religious headwear or accessories. 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

Jesus welcomes you sign
July 11th, 2019

After a long and very public battle over a religiously-inspired roadside sign, city officials in Hawkins, Texas quietly took it down late last month. But the story behind this sign is worth a read. Continue reading

Kamala Harris at a Democratic campaign event
July 4th, 2019

Days after her take-down of Joe Biden’s civil rights record at the Democratic primary debate, Kamala Harris is having her own civil rights record criticized. Sikh activists are demanding an apology from Harris over her defense of a beard ban for guards at California prisons. Continue reading

Woman holding animal skull
June 28th, 2019

A professor at a Catholic university in New York is suing her former employer, claiming she was discriminated against after her Wiccan beliefs came to light. Continue reading

A same-sex wedding cake
June 27th, 2019

The frosting is not yet set on this cake. That was the message sent by the United States Supreme Court after it vacated a ruling that effectively put a pair of Christian bakers out of business for sticking to their religious guns. Continue reading

Online ordination in Tennessee
June 24th, 2019

America was founded largely on the idea that people should feel free to worship as they see fit, and Tennessee’s attempt to curtail these rights for ULCM ministers simply because they became ordained and congregate via the internet is illegal and unconscionable. To that effect, the ULCM has filed a lawsuit against the state of Tennessee. Continue reading