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Center for Inquiry Rebuts Pence’s Claims That “Faith is On the Rise”

The Center for Inquiry (CFI) responded today to the outlandish assertions made by Vice President Pence at Hillsdale College in Michigan on Saturday that religious belief is on the rise in America, due in large part to President Trump.http://bit.ly/2rMrDjZ

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Newt Gingrich: Atheism Is More Dangerous To Christians Than Terrorists Are

Newt Gingrich – married three times, having cheated on two wives with their replacements – is decrying atheist values.http://bit.ly/2Ih51Dl

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Half of evangelicals support Israel because they believe it is important for fulfilling end-times prophecy

A tenth say it’s the most important reason they do so.https://wapo.st/2rINvwC

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The Irreligious Now Outnumber White Evangelicals in America

New data on religious trends from ABC and the Washington Post shows that people reporting “no religion” are now a much larger part of the population than the white evangelicals who dominate the Republican Party and Donald Trump’s “base.”https://nym.ag/2GaKlH8

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Is the Christian Right Driving Americans Away from Religion?

New research finds that, when evangelical organizations raise their profile by sponsoring a high-profile political campaign, a backlash ensues.http://bit.ly/2jrv3Fd

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Faith-based initiatives: Trump signs order on National Day of Prayer

The executive order repeals Obama administration rules limiting the ability of groups getting federal funds to preach to those they serve.https://usat.ly/2Kyi2Ws

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“How Can a Doctor Possibly Be an Atheist?” Asks Catholic Who Did No Research

This is the “everything is too complicated for me to understand” defense often employed by Creationists.http://bit.ly/2FEKDGc

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Trump to Sign Faith-Based Initiative Order Giving White Evangelicals More Power

We don’t need this. White evangelicals have too much political power already, and they’ve done plenty of damage with it.http://bit.ly/2jpj6Q8

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Younger Americans less likely to believe in God of the Bible

A large majority of Americans says it believes in God or a higher power, but those in the millennial generation are far less likely to say they believe in God as described in the Bible than are older respondents.http://bit.ly/2FFkeYU

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Saudi Arabia will execute ‘atheist for insulting the prophet’

Ahmad Al-Shamri renounced Islam and uploaded his views on social media. The religious police soon visited.http://bit.ly/2FAQ74P