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Jerry Falwell Jr. Taking Leave of Absence From Liberty University

Mr. Falwell, the college’s president and a supporter of President Trump, agreed to a request by the school’s board of trustees. Elizabeth Dias reporting for the paper of record: Jerry Falwell Jr., one of President Trump’s most prominent and controversial evangelical supporters, will take an indefinite leave of absence from his role as president and […]

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Happy Esther

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Finally, Harvard Professor Slammed for Saying Atheists “Can’t Be Trusted” to Hold Office

Charles M. Silver, a law professor at the University of Texas at Austin and a visiting professor at Harvard Law School in 2011, has written a piece for the Harvard Crimson responding to Vermeule’s comment. Among other things, he notes the lack of public outrage over what Vermeule said. That’s in part due to how […]

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Some Catholics Are Eating Plant-Based Burgers to Avoid Eating “Meat” on Fridays

Friendly Athiest: For Catholics who celebrated Lent yesterday, they’re also supposed to abstain from eating meat on Fridays until Easter. (Hey, don’t ask me to explain religious logic.) But that rule raises an interesting question: What if a practicing Catholic eats a plant-based burger? I love the tag for this article: “Give them credit. They […]

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U.S. Supreme Court turns away religious bias claim

Yahoo! Finance: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to Walgreens, turning away an appeal by a fired former Florida employee of the pharmacy chain who asked not to work on Saturdays for religious reasons as a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The justices declined to review a lower court ruling in […]

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Pro Tip: It’s not a violation of your religious freedoms…

PRO TIP: It’s not a violation of your religious freedoms (or, religious “rights” if you prefer) to be expected to do your job. If your job entails conducting same-sex marriages, or issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, etc., etc., etc., then that’s the job. And, if your personal beliefs are such that you just can’t […]

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That doesn’t sound very wise to me…

Wise Man #1: Ahem! Mandy (Brian’s mother): Oh! [falls over in chair] Who are you? Wise Man #1: We are three wise men. Mandy: What? Wise Man #1: We are three wise men. Mandy: Well, what are you doing creeping around a cow shed at two o’clock in the morning? That doesn’t sound very wise […]

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The Sacrament

Sacrament: New Oxford American Dictionary: sac•ra•ment |ˈsakrəmənt| noun 1. (in the Christian Church)… 2. (in Roman Catholic use)… 3. a thing of mysterious and sacred significance Dictionary.com: sacrament [sak-ruh-muh nt] noun 1. Ecclesiastical… 2. Also called Holy Sacrament… 3. the consecrated… 4. something regarded as possessing a sacred character or mysterious significance Behold: ‘Nuff said. Join […]

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This is why pastor abuse is so rampant

David Gee, writing at Friendly Athiest: As one detective made clear, this was not consensual because of the victim’s age and the pastor’s manipulative tactics. While there was no suggestion that the girl was physically forced to engage in the alleged conduct, [Detective Dwayne] Roelfs said she was not old enough to consent to it. […]

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Everything is an example of anti-Christian bias if you’re too lazy to do any research

Friendly Athiest: Last month, I posted about how Mayor Amy Schuler Goodwin of Charleston, West Virginia renamed the town’s annual “Christmas Parade” to the “Charleston Winter Parade.” That lasted for all of a couple of days. The backlash was so intense, and the fight wasn’t one Goodwin was eager to take on, that she reversed […]

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