Trinity Western University's proposed law school in British Columbia has been under fire
because the school, in true anti-gay fashion, requires all students to agree that only married men and women are allowed to have sex.
Last November, they hit their biggest obstacle yet
when the Law Society of British Columbia decided not to grant the school accreditation: [MORE]
In countries where church and state are tied together, religious groups can receive taxpayer money based on membership. It's to their benefit
, then, when people say
they're Catholic, even if they don't really practice. (Atheists groups in some countries have urged people to say they're not religious, if that's accurate, in order to stop excess money from going to churches.)
And wouldn't you know it? There's a lot of shady bookkeeping going on...In Norway right now, the Catholic Church is in the midst of a scandal
over this very problem: [MORE]
As you all know by now, Creationist Ken Ham
is suing Kentucky officials
because he claims they're discriminating against his faith by revoking a tax subsidy worth up to $18,000,000 for his Noah's Ark theme park.
Earlier today, in fact, lawyers for Answers in Genesis said as much in court
While religious extremists do more harm than good, it’s hard to argue that they don’t provide entertainment every now and then. One of their favorite rallying calls of the past several decades has been to predict God’s apocalyptic wrath due to the acceptance of homosexuality in America.
Unsurprisingly, the recent Supreme Court affirmation of marriage equality has brought out the nuts once more.Evangelical leader Franklin Graham warned
I do believe God's judgment will come upon this nation. When we read the scripture, God's judgment would come upon Israel, time and time again, when they turned their back on Him.
Here’s the thing, though: if we’re willing to suspend our (dis)belief and assume there is a Higher Power out there who is all too willing to dole out punishment for sin, aren’t there a slew of other travesties that should have prompted such rage? [MORE]