Join us: facebook.com/separationofchurchandstate No more religious exemptions: Montreal is taxing churches. Churches in Canada are being forced to pay council tax despite places of worship being exempt from paying fees. By law, churches in Montreal do not have to pay municipal taxes. However a little known loophole means many churches are now being faced with […]Read more "No more religious exemptions: Montreal is taxing churches."
Join: facebook.com/separationofchurchandstate Court Approves Banning Atheists From Reciting Opening Prayers At State Legislature. A federal appeals court ruling on legislative prayer has alarmed secular activists who say the decision privileges people who believe in God and treats nontheists like “second-class citizens.” The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that it’s constitutional for the […]Read more "Court Approves Banning Atheists From Reciting Opening Prayers At State Legislature."
Join us: facebook.com/separationofchurchandstate Texas Mayor Says Poverty is a Symptom of Godlessness. At a mayoral candidate forum, Mayor Ivy Taylor shared her surprising views on systemic poverty in San Antonio. To her, the “broken people” facing poverty just have a bad relationship with God. Now, weeks after the forum, a video of her answer has gone […]Read more "Texas Mayor Says Poverty is a Symptom of Godlessness."
Join us: facebook.com/separationofchurchandstate Former head of EPA cited the Bible to defend his oil-friendly policies. The Trump administration has used a variety of excuses to legitimize its record-setting rollbacks on environmental protections: calling global warming a hoax, or arguing that the economic consequences of increased regulation would outweigh their benefit. The latest justification? The Bible. In an interview with […]Read more "Former head of EPA cited the Bible to defend his oil-friendly policies."
Join us: facebook.com/separationofchurchandstate Governor Greg Abbott at NRA Convention: “The Problem is Not Guns, It’s Hearts Without God.” At the NRA convention in Dallas Friday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said religion and the Second Amendment are the best ways to curb gun violence and mass shootings. “The answer to gun violence is not to take […]Read more "U.S Governor on gun violence epidemic: “The Problem is Not Guns, It’s Hearts Without God.”"
Join us: fb.com/separationofchurchandstate South Carolina lawmakers want more prayer in public schools Four South Carolina state representatives are sponsoring legislation that would allow more prayer in public schools. State Rep. Richie Yow, R-Chesterfield, said that one bill would let teachers conduct school-led prayer. Another would allow teachers to take part in student-led prayer. “It’s saying […]Read more "South Carolina lawmakers want more prayer in public schools."
Join us: fb.com/separationofchurchandstate Darwin deniers inject religion into Florida biology classes. More than nine decades have passed since the Scopes Monkey Trial roiled American sensibilities. Yet, all these years later, Florida still wrestles with this evolution stuff. Of course, nowadays Darwin deniers are mindful of constitutional prohibitions against proselytizing in the public school classrooms. They’re […]Read more "Darwin deniers inject religion into Florida biology classes."