Catholic Church group fights Colorado bill to reform system of reporting child abuse


Legislation that would reform a mandatory system of reporting child abuse in Colorado is not getting support from the Catholic Church.
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Satanic Temple victorious over Missouri in abortion rights showdown


A group of secular activists using the guise of religion successfully beat back religious conservatives in Missouri.
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Mississippi Democrat Credell Calhoun Wants Teachers To Recite The 10 Commandments Every Day


On Tuesday, Democratic Mississippi Rep. Credell Calhoun introduced a bill that would impose strict religious requirements on teachers in the state’s public schools. Among other proposed rules, House Bill 1100 would mandate that Missouri educators rea…
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Trump’s HHS Rule Allows Religious Doctors to Refuse Care


The Trump administration is making it easier for medical providers to object to procedures on religious grounds. Will patients suffer as a result?
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MO Deacon/Lawmaker’s Bill Would Ban “Marriage” Unless It Takes Place In Church


After years of conservative Christians claiming we need to stick to “traditional marriage,” a Missouri state representative (and ordained deacon) has introduced a bill that would literally redefine marriage and put it entirely in the hands of churches.
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The “Underground Railroad” To Save Atheists


A vision to protect those persecuted for non-religion
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Texas Judge Jack Robison says God told him to speak up for defendant


A state district judge in Comal County said God told him to intervene in jury deliberations to sway…
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How Religion Turned American Politics Into a Bizarre Anti-Science Spectacle


Magical thinking has always run deep in America, but in the last 30 years things have begun to escalate. “Nutty fringe ideas” are making their way into the mainstream.
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Trump Administration Will Shield Health Workers Citing Religion To Refuse Care


The Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom is being established to aid health workers with objections rooted in conscience or religion to treating certain people and performing some procedures.
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Christians of color are rejecting ‘colonial’ Christianity and reclaiming ancestral spiritualities


This is how quickly it happened. One moment we were passing sumptuous kebob platters around the table making polite introductions, and the next we were swapping trauma stories that we—all people of color, many LGBTQ—had experienced in what were essentially white Christian spaces. This article is reprinted with permission from Religion Dispatches. Follow RD on Facebook or Twitter for daily updates. There was the black nonprofit worker who attended a Christian conference in the rural…
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