Humanists in Scotland launch legal bid to give students the right to opt out of religious observance in schools.

Join us: fb.com/separationofchurchandstate Humanists in Scotland launch legal bid to give students the right to opt out of religious observance in schools. Humanists have launched a legal challenge to give pupils the right to opt out of religious observance in Scottish schools. The Humanist Society Scotland (HSS) is to seek a judicial review at the Court […]

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Noah’s Ark theme park got $18 million in state tax incentives

Join us: http://www.facebook.com/separationofchurchandstate Noah’s Ark theme park got $18 million in state tax incentives. he Bible story of Noah’s Ark has been turned into a $102 million theme park, opening tomorrow in central Kentucky. Inside the Ark Encounter, the Greatest Story Ever Told comes to life on four floors. Throngs of pilgrims, some arriving two […]

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Turkish students protest Islamization of public education system.

Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/separationofchurchandstate  Turkish students protest Islamization of public education system. Since the Justice and Development Party (AKP) took power in 2002, Turkey has had six education ministers, each of whom made major changes to the education system, some argue to turn students into guinea pigs. The most significant change, bulldozed through parliament amid fistfights and protests in […]

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US court rules Pastafarianism not a real religion (Flying Spaghetti Monster)

Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/separationofchurchandstate US court rules Pastafarianism not a real religion (Flying Spaghetti Monster) A Nebraska inmate who has professed his allegiance to the divine Flying Spaghetti Monster lost his bid demanding that prison officials accommodate his Pastafarianism faith. A federal judge dismissed the suit (PDF) Tuesday brought by Stephen Cavanaugh, who is serving […]

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For first time in Indonesia, non-Muslim punished under Islamic law.

Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/separationofchurchandstate For first time in Indonesia, non-Muslim punished under Islamic law. 60-year-old Christian woman convicted of selling alcohol was given a choice for her punishment: jail time or caning. She chose caning, and in doing so last week became the first non-Muslim in Indonesia to receive the punishment under sharia law. Remita […]

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Thousands quit Church of Denmark after atheist campaign.

Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/separationofchurchandstate Thousands quit Church of Denmark after atheist campaign. Thousands of people have cancelled their membership of Denmark’s state Church following a campaign by atheists. Nearly 3,000 baptised cancelled their membership last month after Denmark’s Atheist Society, Ateistisk Selskab, launched a nationwide campaign advising people they could save money by opting […]

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13 countries where being an atheist is punishable by death.

Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/separationofchurchandstate 13 countries where being an atheist is punishable by death. It’s often said that the world is becoming an increasingly secular place. Just last week David Cameron sparked backlash when he used his Easter message to describe the UK as “a Christian country”. Critics pointed out that just 30 per […]

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