Darwin deniers inject religion into Florida biology classes.

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 […]

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U.S Attorney General says Christians have a ‘fundamental right’ to discriminate against gays.

Join us: fb.com/separationofchurchandstate  U.S Attorney General says Christians have a ‘fundamental right’ to discriminate against gays. Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions has claimed that Christians have a “fundamental right” to discriminate against gay people. Sessions this month filed a brief with the Supreme Court which argues that the Constitution protects people and businesses who discriminate against […]

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Trump vows to end law that stops churches from funding political parties.

Join us: fb.com/separatonofchurchandstate Trump vows to end law that stops churches from funding political parties. President Donald Trump has announced he will “get rid of and totally destroy” a 60-year-old rule that blocks tax-exempt religious groups from endorsing or opposing political candidates. The so-called Johnson amendment was introduced by then-Senator Lyndon B Johnson in 1954. […]

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NYPD changes policy, will allow officers to wear turbans.

Join us: fb.com/separationofchurchandstate NYPD changes policy, will allow officers to wear turbans. Sikh officers can now wear full turbans in the New York Police Department. NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill announced the policy change Wednesday, flanked by officers in navy blue turbans fastened with police brass. “We want to make the NYPD as diverse as possible, […]

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Bangladesh considering dropping Islam as state religion.

Join us: fb.com/separationofchurchandstate Bangladesh considering dropping Islam as state religion. Government officials in Bangladesh are considering dropping Islam as the country’s national religion after a senior politician claimed Bangladeshi people have embraced “a force of secularism”. Dr Abdur Razzak, a leading member of Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League party, proposed the religion be withdrawn from the country’s […]

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Atheists are being branded ‘anti-Muslim extremists’ for criticizing Islam.

Join us: fb.com/separationofchurchandstate Atheists are being branded ‘anti-Muslim extremists’ for criticizing Islam. Atheists have hit out at an American civil rights advocacy organisation who published a list of “anti-Muslim extremist” authors. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), specialising in civil rights and public interest litigation, published the report earlier this month which included Christian conservatives […]

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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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