|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
|2013-03-11||Muslim women are caught in the crossfire between bigots on both sides|
Muslim women experience victimization on multiple fronts: they face violent anti-Muslim attacks at the hands of racist bigots, and encounter gender discrimination from within their own communities.
|2013-03-11||UCL debate criticised for segregating seating by gender|
"Isn't it really about time we decent, nice, liberal people stopped being so pusillanimously terrified of being thought 'Islamophobic' and stood up for decent, nice, liberal values?"
|2013-03-10||Christian protesters decry Muslim mob's arson spree following blasphemy charge|
There are more than 15 cases of people on death row for blasphemy in Pakistan, and more than 50 people have been killed while facing trial for the charge
|2013-03-10||Being Muslim in Las Vegas|
The sheer amount of sin, as measured by any religion, is unfeasibly high in Las Vegas; for Muslims, it is off the scale.
|2013-03-09||The lunacy of Islam #15,250 (or thereabouts): torching Christian houses over alleged blasphemy|
At least 160 houses, 18 shops and two small churches were burnt by protesters,
|2013-03-09||Julaine Appling blasts UWFox drag show as 'display of immorality'|
Appling has never married and has lived for decades with another never-married woman in a home the two own jointly in Watertown.
|2013-03-08||Atheist cop sues after being demoted to car washer for refusing to pray|
officer Mendez was asked to give a prayer before a group of officers and when he refused, he was told to leave formation and stand in front of his peers while a superior officer mocked him for rejecting Christianity.
|2013-03-08||With political, papal voids in Rome, impostors and misfits step up|
Despite all the security at the Vatican as cardinals meet to organize the conclave, a prankster in bishop's garb, an impressive cross across his chest and decidedly un-clerical black sneakers, managed to sneak into the congregation of cardinals this week and mingle.
|2013-03-08||Ahmadinejad Says Chávez Will Rise With Christ; Is Chastised By Cleric|
"[Chavez] is alive, as long as nations are alive and struggle for consolidating independence, justice and kindness. I have no doubt that he will come back, and along with Christ the Saviour, the heir to all saintly and perfect men, and will bring peace, justice and perfection for all,"
|2013-03-05||Italian Priest Burns Photo of Benedict During Mass|
"Before starting the homily, the priest took the photo of the pope and he said this is not a pope, this is not a shepherd, he abandoned his flock," Orengo said, adding that Maggi then used a candle flame set alight the photo of Benedict.
|2013-03-04||Cardinal O'Brien's confession turns spotlight on Scottish Catholic church|
His remarks are an admission that he breached ecclesiastical codes on celibacy and against homosexuality, and that his officials misled the Vatican, the Scottish church and the public in their denials following the Observer article
|2013-03-04||It's a big, fat myth that all scientists are religion-hating atheists|
The cartoon stereotype that all scientists are religion-hating atheists isn't just annoying; it is harmful. It is divisive and does nothing to encourage people into scientific discovery.
|2013-03-04||With the Pope Against Homoheresy|
The global network of homolobbies and homomafias must be counterbalanced by a global network of decent people.
|2013-03-02||God’s Word, the Greatly Abridged Version|
It’s like a trip through a Christian theme park. “Next stop on the tour, ladies and gentlemen: the Noah’s ark tableau, followed by the Daniel in the lion’s den diorama.”
|2013-03-02||Al-Qaida magazine tells militants how to torch cars and cause traffic accidents|
In a section entitled "open source jihad", the magazine gives tips on how to set fire to parked cars, including advice such as "don't get petrol on yourself", and suggests spilling oil on road bends to cause crashe
|2013-02-27||Bahá'í student expelled from Iranian university 'on grounds of religion'|
"If the identity of Bahá'í individuals becomes known at the time of enrolment or during the course of their studies, they must be expelled from university,"
|2013-02-25||Zanzibar church killing mars music festival promoting religious tolerance|
before the four-day festival had concluded earlier this month a Catholic priest had been murdered and a church has since been torched in what are just the latest examples of similar attacks on the holiday island.
|2013-02-25||Atheists face extensive discrimination, UN rights council told|
In Afghanistan, Iran, Maldives, Mauritania, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Sudan "atheists can face the death penalty on the grounds of their belief", in violation of UN human rights accords
|2013-02-25||Sects and Islam: Sectarianism and the future of the Muslim world|
the 21st Century may mark the turning point from authoritarianism to democratic forms of governance throughout much of the Muslim world.
|2013-02-24||Cardinal Peter Turkson: Pope Contender Suggests Gay PriestsTo Blame For Child Rape Scandals|
the desire of many Africans and African leaders to incarcerate or even execute their gay citizens is “understandable”
|2013-02-24||Scotland's archbishop contests "inappropriate behavior" claim|
claims that gay clergy may have made themselves vulnerable to blackmail by male prostitutes, setting off speculation that a brewing scandal may have triggered Benedict's resignation.
|2013-02-23||Tarrant County Party Facility Refuses Gay Couple's Wedding Reception|
it is because of God that I will not be a part in your reception and I know he loves you but not what you are doing."
|2013-02-22||Going undercover, the evangelists taking Jesus to Tibet|
the whole structure of Tibetan ideas, beliefs, and cultural values is being radically undermined, year after year,
|2013-02-22||Bangladesh cracks down on anti-Islam blogs|
authorities have also removed 10 other blogposts for "spreading hatred, provoking social disorder and hurting religious feelings of the people".
|2013-02-22||Pub owner fined after Irish 'nuns' are caught drinking illegally|
However, after pub closing time, in the early hours of the following morning, police entered Mr Christy's bar on two separate occasions, and found 51 'nuns' on the premises.
|2013-02-22||Cardinal Keith O'Brien: 'Allow priests to marry'|
the cardinal said some issues - for example abortion and euthanasia - were "basic dogmatic beliefs" of "divine origin" which the Church could never accept.
|2013-02-21||Taking on the Quinque Viae|
So no, the Quinque Viae fails, along with every other apologetic argument I’ve examined, and for most of the same reasons. Can’t theists come up with anything better?
|2013-02-21||Pew: U.S. Catholics Divided On Future Of The Church|
Forty-six percent said they want the next pope to "move in new directions" and 51 percent said they wanted him to "maintain traditional positions."
|2013-02-21||Graphic: Anatomy of a Stoning in Iran|
Stonings can reportedly take anywhere from 20 minutes to two hours
|2013-02-21||Religious satellite TV show Miracle Hour 'risking lives'|
Bishop Simon claims to have removed the illness from the caller, insinuating he has been cured."
|2013-02-21||Ex-Conn. church leader pleads guilty to fraud|
The 59-year-old Blackwelder was bishop of the Bridgeport ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
|2013-02-20||Pope Benedict may change election rules|
Some cardinals believe a conclave should start sooner in order to reduce the time in which the Roman Catholic Church will be without a leader.
|2013-02-20||Southern Baptists urge continued ban on gay Scouts|
The nation's largest Protestant group is calling on members of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to uphold a ban on gay leaders and Scouts
|2013-02-20||Sect leader's wife recounts life in sex-driven cult|
"They made me eat raw animal organs. And you know what? When you're starving you'll eat anything," the Mexican woman said, adding that sect leaders told followers that hygiene was a waste of time
|2013-02-20||Anti-prayer group fires second salvo|
"This issue has brought the entire council and nearly the entire community together," Kooiker said in an e-newsletter. "We are going to stand and fight this nonsensical effort to remove prayer from our meetings.
|2013-02-18||Non-believers taking college campuses by storm|
They don’t have a faith in God, or in revelation or something like that, but they have faith in reason and in science, as I understand it, as a guide for human flourishing.”
|2013-02-17||RI RECORDS: RELATIVES WORRIED ABOUT CATHOLIC WIDOW|
"The rules did not apply to her, and when you look at it the reason why is clear: because she had the capability of providing enormous amounts of money on a regular basis," he said.
|2013-02-17||Pope Benedict Praised By Vatican Exorcist|
According to secret Vatican documents, the then war-time Pope Pius XII attempted a ''long distance exorcism'' of Hitler but it failed to have any effect.
|2013-02-16||Ex-Pa. pastor charged in wife's death defended|
Schirmer, 64, is charged in Lebanon County in the 1999 death of Jewel Schirmer, his wife of more than three decades. He has vowed to appeal last month's conviction in Monroe County in the July 2008 death of 56-year-old Betty Schirmer.
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