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Gallup: New Hampshire the least-religious state

February 5, 2016

Photo credit: AP Photo By Nick Gass New Hampshire is now the least-religious state in the country, according to Gallup’s 2015 state-by-state-analysis released Thursday, five days before voters in both parties make their pick in the presidential primary. Based on the percentage of those describing themselves as very religious, 20 percent in New Hampshire said they were, slightly lower than the 22 percent who described themselves as such in Vermont, the home state of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. Both Sanders and Hillary Clinton addressed religion and faith during Wednesday night’s town hall event in Derry, New Hampshire. Sanders, who is Jewish, called religion “a guiding principle” in his life, remarking that “everybody practices religion in a different way.” “To me, I would not be here tonight, I would not be running for president of the United States if I did not have very strong religious and spiritual feelings,” he explained. Continue reading by clicking the name of the source below. [MORE]

Kenya Denies Atheist Group’s Registration Request, Saying It Would Ruin “Peace” and “Welfare”

February 5, 2016

The last time we heard about Harrison Mumia and his group Atheists in Kenya, he was filing a lawsuit against his country for declaring the Pope's visit a national holiday. (The lawsuit didn't go anywhere.)The reason he's in the news now is perhaps even more serious: When Mumia tried to register his organization (kind of like applying for non-profit status), he was rejected. The reason? According to the registrar, Maria Nyariki, giving them official status will ruin the country:12647545_762814293818032_8956554280168508864_n
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Kenya Denies Atheist Group’s Registration Request, Saying It Would Ruin “Peace” and “Welfare”

February 5, 2016

The last time we heard about Harrison Mumia and his group Atheists in Kenya, he was filing a lawsuit against his country for declaring the Pope's visit a national holiday. (The lawsuit didn't go anywhere.)The reason he's in the news now is perhaps even more serious: When Mumia tried to register his organization (kind of like applying for non-profit status), he was rejected. The reason? According to the registrar, Maria Nyariki, giving them official status will ruin the country:12647545_762814293818032_8956554280168508864_n
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