Tax the Church: Bill Maher makes a powerful case for ending the tax exempt status for religious institutions.http://bit.ly/23NWusx
Religion is declining in America.This is actually something fairly new. For decades, religion has been on the wane in developed countries worldwide, with statistical models going so far as to…http://bit.ly/1NdMGnr
The essence of a constructive dialogue between faith and science is to recognize that we are all in this together — and that our perplexity at being alive is one and the same, says Marcelo Gleiser.http://n.pr/1Sg5n8Z
Secular Coalition Launches Petition to Shed Light on Dark Money in Churches | Secular Coalition for America
Washington, D.C. — The Secular Coalition for America issued an online petition calling for the IRS to hold religious nonprofits accountable to the same standards as secular nonprofits. The petition urges the IRS to lobby Congress in support of amending the tax code to require that churches file the 990 form, which makes financial information available for the public...
The question came to the discussion table in Bombay high court on Thursday when two petitions were filed seeking liberty to people who are “atheists”to take oath in the name of Constitution in the courts, instead of swearing in the name of God.http://bit.ly/1Nde6tr
The governor of Tennessee vetoed legislation on Thursday that would have made the Christian Bible the state’s official book, saying it would violate the U.S. Constitution, but lawmakers vowed to hold a vote to overrule his decision.http://reut.rs/1Ndc5Ob
Letting them die: parents refuse medical help for children in the name of Christ | US news | The Guardian
The Followers of Christ is a religious sect that preaches faith healing in states such as Idaho, which offers a faith-based shield for felony crimes – despite alarming child mortality rates among these groupshttp://bit.ly/1N94Er3
Stephen Cavanaugh is a prisoner currently being held in the Nebraska State Penitentiary. As a prisoner, he has the right to practice his religion and get special perks associated with being part of an organized belief system — as he says, “the ability to order and wear religious clothing and pendants, the right to meet for weekly worship services...