Unable To Discriminate, Catholic Charities End Adoption Program Over Gay Parents

Barred from discriminating against same-sex parents, Catholic Charities of Buffalo will instead close its doors.

https://mavenroundtable.io/theintellectualist/atheism-secularism/unable-to-discriminate-catholic-charities-end-adoption-program-over-gay-parents-P62Nj6n0eUuy3d-xdT0o6w/

This Incredible Document Explains How Faith-Based Policies Affect Every State

Do yourself a favor and see how your state measures up.

http://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/10/12/this-incredible-document-explains-how-faith-based-policies-affect-every-state/

Religious freedom: Coalition review supports right of schools to turn away gay students and teachers

The report contains a series of proposed changed to anti-discrimination legislation, including amended changes to the Sex Discrimination Act which would allow religious schools to discriminate against students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or relationship status.

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/religious-freedom-review-enshrines-right-of-schools-to-turn-away-gay-children-and-teachers-20181009-p508o7.html

Pope Francis: Abortion is like hiring a “contract killer”

Pope Francis made the remarks during an address to worshippers in the Vatican.

https://www.newsweek.com/pope-says-abortion-hiring-contract-killer-solve-problem-1161845

Oh God: ‘lesbian-feminism’ is a religion now


The Pussy Church of Modern Witchcraft has been given Tax Exempt Status as a ‘place of lesbian faith’. How will we be tested by the high priestess?
https://spectator.us/2018/09/lesbian-feminism-pussy-church-modern-witchcraft/

Ex-Muslims banned from Houston Hilton Starbucks for Atheist shirts | Ex-Muslims of North America


On Saturday, September 1st, Ex-Muslims of North America (EXMNA) volunteers were forcibly expelled from a Starbucks within a Hilton hotel in Houston, Texas, after refusing to change out of T-Shirts.
https://exmuslims.org/ex-muslims-banned-from-hilton-starbucks/

Lawsuit: Oregon construction worker fired for refusing to attend Bible study

A 34-year-old man has filed an $800,000 lawsuit against a Albany construction company, claiming the owner fired him after he refused to attend weekly Bible study.
https://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2018/08/lawsuit_oregon_construction_wo.html

Federal Court Agrees With Americans United That Pennsylvania House Invocation Practice Discriminates Against Nontheists


“Government’s first duty is to treat all citizens equally, regardless of what they may believe or not believe about religion,” said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. “Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives failed in that task, and we’re glad the court has set them straight.”
https://www.au.org/media/press-releases/federal-court-agrees-with-americans-united-that-pennsylvania-house-invocation

By secular standards, the Catholic Church is a corrupt organization: Neil Macdonald

Federal authorities should treat it like one
http://By secular standards, thttps://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/grand-jury-report-1.4798291

Survivors and Supporters Urged to Demand Investigations in Every State – Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests


Victims & advocates urge more investigations into church

Groups wants every state attorney general to “act now”

“Exposing cover ups will prevent more cover ups,” SNAP says

Even if no charges are brought, groups say kids will be safer
http://bit.ly/2MqL4fi