|2013-04-15||Pope Francis to revolutionise running of church with new advisory panel|
"most important step in the history of the church for the past 10 centuries"
|2013-04-15||Orphan Fever: The Evangelical Movement's Adoption Obsession|
"When devout Christian families made it their mission to save children from war-torn countries, the match was often far from heavenly."
|2013-04-14||Atheists Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris face Islamophobia backlash|
“Of course you can have an opinion about Islam without having read Qur’an. You don’t have to read Mein Kampf to have an opinion about Nazism.”
|2013-04-07||GE13: Nik Aziz defends statement on Umno members' prayers|
"Umno people are people who reject Islam. When you reject Islam, you reject Allah.
|2013-04-07||Philadelphia archdiocese finds 2 priests unsuitable for ministry|
found substantiated violations of the "Standards of Ministerial Behavior and Boundaries," an archdiocese guide for behavior, including interaction with children and youths. The violations were not explained.
|2013-04-07||Catholic priests unmasked: 'God doesn't like boys who cry'|
described to me how he was raped at the age of eight by a priest. His voice drowns out crowds and choirs. "I ran home shaking like a dog. I had wee short trousers on and the shite was running down my leg. My mum and my auntie had to wipe me down."
|2013-04-07||Scottish Catholic church's handling of abuse is a sham, says former insider|
after revelations that Draper knew of 20 abuse cases where no action was taken, the church issued a statement about his departure. Draper has now consulted his lawyer about a defamation action against the church.
|2013-04-07||Catholic church removes 'married' gay man as confirmation teacher, lector|
“We’re not singling out any community or individual in particular,” Dolan clarified. “Prohibition exists for people…who are currently in invalid heterosexual marriages as well.”
|2013-04-07||Ind. churches struggling with shortage of priests|
the Lafayette diocese had 154 priests in 1990. By 2010, that number had dropped to 129. During that same time period, the number of parishioners rose from 84,600 to 100,691.
|2013-04-03||Nullification Meets State Religion in Raleigh?|
The North Carolina General Assembly asserts that the Constitution of the United States of America does not prohibit states or their subsidiaries from making laws respecting an establishment of religion.
|2013-04-01||Robertson: God gives less miracles to ‘too-educated Americans’ who learn science|
overseas, they’re simple, humble. You tell ‘em God loves ‘em and they say, ‘Okay, he loves me.’ You say God will do miracles and they say, ‘Okay, we believe him.’” “And that’s what God’s looking for. That’s why they have miracles.”
|2013-04-01||Lego forced to withdraw Star Wars toy set regarded as ‘offensive’ to Muslims|
Furious Muslim critics complained that the Lego set’s Asian and oriental figures were “deceitful and criminal” characters such as gun-runners, slave masters and terrorists.
|2013-03-29||Krieger Seeks Transparency in Lawsuits Impacting Ten Commandments and Other Religious Liberties|
House Bill 922 would require that the party bringing any lawsuit designed to suppress, remove or inhibit the display or use of religious symbols in public locations would not be allowed to proceed anonymously, unless it can be clearly demonstrated that the primary litigant(s) would suffer serious physical harm due to appearing in court.
|2013-03-29||Sri Lanka crowd attacks Muslim warehouse in Colombo|
"Sinhalese Buddhists should be determined to teach such Muslim extremists a lesson that they will never forget".
|2013-03-29||Filipino devotees reenact crucifixion of Christ|
Enaje screamed in pain as men dressed as Roman soldiers hammered stainless steel nails into his palms and feet. A wireless microphone carried his voice to loudspeakers for everyone watching to hear
|2013-03-29||Turin shroud makes rare appearance on TV amid claims that it is not a forgery|
Fanti claims that the carbon-14 dating used in a landmark study in 1988 was "not statistically reliable". That study claimed that the shroud actually dated from the Middle Ages.
|2013-03-29||Who's Speaking to Atheists at 50th Annual Convention?|
Former California Rep. Pete Stark, Mandisa Thomas of Black Nonbelievers, Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister, Former Minister Teresa MacBain, Hispanic Freethinker David Tamayo, Blogger Greta Christina
|2013-03-28||What Do Americans Really Think About the Bible?|
Furthermore, the percentage of adults who believe the Bible contains everything a person needs to live a meaningful life has declined substantially from 75% to 66% in the last two years.
|2013-03-27||Are fundamentalist schools up to standard?|
Scripture memorisation is compulsory. Science emphasises young Earth creationism; history is presented as "His-story". In maths, students calculate the dimensions of Noah's ark.
|2013-03-27||Rise in Sexual Assaults in Egypt Sets Off Clash Over Blame|
“a girl contributes 100 percent to her own raping when she puts herself in these conditions.”
|2013-03-26||USPS Discrimination against atheism?|
Packages with "Atheist" tape were much more likely to be delayed or lost than packages with plain tape.
|2013-03-25||Atheists need to run an Alpha course of their own|
Sufficient parts of British society undoubtedly sympathise with Dawkins when he calls Islam "the greatest force for evil in the world today" and Muslims are understandably sensitive to this.
|2013-03-25||Creationist stakes $10,000 on contest between Bible and evolution|
He has a PhD in kinesiology and taught biomechanics and physiology at a California university for more than 25 years. He is now a contributing writer at the Creation Science Hall of Fame
|2013-03-25||Bob Jones administrator suspended for soliciting a prostitute|
Bartosch was arrested and charged with misdemeanor solicitation of a prostitute in 1991. The records indicate he served three days in jail and was later sentenced to three years of probation.
|2013-03-24||Atheists say abandoned by EU in U.N. rights council|
Under that alleged deal, member states of the 57-nation Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on the council would accept the EU resolution in return for EU approval of their own resolution condemning religious intolerance.
|2013-03-24||Black atheists search for sense of belonging|
"You are seen as basically alien," said Bridget Gaudette, a 34-year-old atheist who grew up as a Jehovah's Witness. "You are confused, you are mentally ill."
|2013-03-24||University Apologizes for Stomping Jesus|
“It also reflects the rising confidence and aggression of the new secularists and atheists, especially at our sick and surreal modern universities,”
|2013-03-22||Aurora shooter's Islam transition: James Holmes using faith to justify shooting|
Apparently Holmes has turned to Islam in prison and he prays five times a day as he follows a Muslim routine.
|2013-03-22||Burma: State of emergency imposed in Meiktila|
Many Muslims had fled gangs of Buddhist youths, he said, while other Muslims were in hiding.
|2013-03-21||Indonesian city tears down church in front of worshippers|
"The problem is the government has shown no political will to stop cases of intolerance in the country. It does not demand the law be upheld and that perpetrators are brought to account,"
|2013-03-21||American Family Association Revives Rumors That Hillary Clinton Is A Lesbian|
Rios, who claims to be a Christian, cited right wing commentator Dick Morris' speculation that Hillary Clinton may be a lesbian, even though Rios added that she “can’t confirm or deny anything,”
|2013-03-21||Iran will destroy Israeli cities if attacked: Khamenei|
the Islamic Republic would destroy the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa if its nuclear infrastructure came under attack from the Jewish state.
|2013-03-21||Fort Wayne mayor calls on people of all faiths to pray for the economy, crime concerns|
The mayor of Fort Wayne is calling on residents of all faiths to join together in May to pray for relief from the economic and crime problems facing the city, state and nation.
|2013-03-20||Religious discrimination lawsuit settled with Nebraska company|
Wolfe allegedly was asked to identify every church he has attended over the past several years, where and when he was “saved” and the circumstances that led to that event, and whether he “would have a problem” coming into work early to attend Bible study before clocking in for the day.
|2013-03-18||The Muslim Brotherhood has shown its contempt for Egypt's women|
The subtext of the statement is that the new regime has no intention of respecting the rights of women enshrined in the international agreements to which Egypt is a signatory.
|2013-03-16||What religion has contributed to the world this month|
This series of videos will chronicle month by month the reported horrid acts committed by the followers and leaders of religions from around the world.
|2013-03-16||Santeria priest sues officials after charges surrounding animal sacrifice|
This appears to be a complex case – a strange mix of occult practices clashing with modern life.
|2013-03-15||Abortion in Ireland: forget bad Opus Dei apples, upset the Catholic apple cart|
"there are potential conflicts of interest if one believes that one is answering to a higher authority than the parliament of the republic".
|2013-03-15||The UN document on women that has terrified Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood|
Egypt has been joined by Russia, Iran and the Vatican in making strenuous objections to the proposal
|2013-03-15||Prosecutors: Indiana pastor told girl Jesus sanctioned sexual relationship|
Schaap admitted to the relationship but said he was suffering from "extreme stress, exhaustion, depression, burn-out and several other medical maladies."
|2013-03-13||ACLU sues North Carolina county over Christian invocations at meetings|
“I pray that the citizens of Rowan County will love you Lord, and that they will put you first. In Jesus’s name. Amen.”
|2013-03-13||‘Killing Jews Is Worship’ Ad Campaign Rolled Out On SF Muni Buses|
“The purpose of our campaign is to show the reality of Jihad, the root causes of terrorism. Using the exact quotes and text that they use,”
|2013-03-13||Yuba City Sikh man sues California to drop gun ban because he says it's against his religion|
"I am just going by what the Sikh religion and what Sikhs are mandated to do." "He should not involve the Sikh faith directly or indirectly into this lawsuit,"
|2013-03-13||Shape-Shifting Jesus Described in Ancient Egyptian Text|
"This explanation of Judas' kiss is first found in Origen [a theologian who lived A.D. 185-254],"
|2013-03-13||Child abuse cases covered up by papal elector are settled in $10m deal|
Mahony has apologised repeatedly for his handling of clergy abuse cases. The cardinal was sequestered for the papal conclave and could not be reached for comment on Tuesday.
|2013-03-13||Dutch raise terrorism alert level to "substantial"|
"Close to a hundred individuals have recently left the Netherlands for various countries in Africa and the Middle East, especially Syria."
|2013-03-12||Book News: Hippies Were Dirty And Liked Music By Satanists, Louisiana Textbook Claims|
Many of the rock musicians they followed belonged to Eastern religious cults or practiced Satan worship."
|2013-03-12||Sarah Palin writing book about Christmas|
encourage all to see what is possible when we unite in defense of our faith and ignore the politically correct Scrooges who would rather take Christ out of Christmas."
|2013-03-12||Police investigate allegations of sex attack at Islamic girls' school|
The investigation is centred on an incident that allegedly took place last week within the grounds of the Jamea al-Kauthar school but was only reported to police on Saturday.
|2013-03-11||The religious right are wrong: all women have the right to choose|
After years of struggle and in spite of statutes, laws and agreements, perhaps the best we can hope for from the CSW this year is an agreement that doesn't roll back previous commitments
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