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

February 23rd, 2018

A proposed ban on circumcision in Iceland has gotten pushback from the nation’s Jewish and Muslim minorities, who claim it violates their religious freedom. Where do religious freedoms end and the rights of children begin? Continue reading

A Bible in a school classroom
January 30th, 2018

The law is clear: government must remain neutral on religion and is forbidden from favoring any one faith over another. But that certainly hasn’t stopped religious folks from trying to inject their views and beliefs into the public sector. And … Continue reading

Texas judge Jack Robison
January 22nd, 2018

A Texas judge is facing calls for resignation over his questionable conduct in the courtroom. Judge Jack Robison reportedly interrupted jury deliberations during a recent child sex trafficking case to insist that “God told him” the defendant was innocent. The … Continue reading

Anti-abortion sign
January 19th, 2018

In a stark reversal of previous policy, the Trump administration announced yesterday that it will offer protection to doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers who refuse to participate in certain procedures — such as abortion — due to their religious beliefs. Continue reading

December 28th, 2017

Another year in the books! As we inch closer to January 1st, we’d like to take a moment and reflect on all that happened in 2017. From revelations of sexual abuse by people in powerful places, to intense debates over … Continue reading

A protest against religious speakers on campus
December 15th, 2017

It was a typical morning at San Francisco State University when Ken Ferrer and two fellow Christian activists arrived on campus to stage their demonstration. The trio set up in highly-trafficked area of campus, armed with signs that read: “WARNING, … Continue reading

Although controversial, polygamy won't be disappearing anytime soon.
November 30th, 2017

When asked, most people will probably characterize polygamy as a relic of the past. After all, it was outlawed in the United States way back in the mid-1800s. How could it possibly still be happening? Contrary to popular understanding, polygamy … 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