May 21, 2020

I have made it a point to call out Betsy DeVos, the current United States Education Secretary, in the past for her ineptitude and gratuitous favoritism for private religious schools.

Two years ago this week I wrote about her desire to direct federal funds to private rel...

May 18, 2020

Two researchers have published the results of surveys they conducted among Christians in the United States. What they found is as unsurprising as it is depressing.

They have found a sharp increase in the belief by some Christians that Donald Trump was anointed by God to...

May 13, 2020

As countries worldwide continue to face the novel Coronavirus that has forced lock-downs across the globe, the United States has implemented some programs to assist those affected by the economic shutdown.

One of those programs was the Paycheck Protection Program, a pro...

May 5, 2020

I have covered a lot of the sexual abuse cases involving Catholic clergy, not just here in the United States, but across the globe. You can see it all here.

But amid all the horrible stories of abuse, there have been some moments of vindication. There have been bankrupt...

April 22, 2020

On Saturday, more than 100,000 people attended a funeral for a senior leader of the Islamist party, defying the country’s lockdown order prohibiting more than five people attending prayers at one time.

As many countries around the world struggle to contain the COVID-19...

April 21, 2020

On Wednesday last week, police in Massachusetts arrested a 36-year-old man for planting a homemade explosive at the entrance of a Jewish assisted-living facility in early April.

On April 2nd, John Michael Rathbun of East Longmeadow allegedly planted a five-gallon plasti...

April 16, 2020

Over the last few years, I have written a few times about various studies and publications covering the growth of atheism in the United States.

In 2017, I wrote about a study that concluded that up to a quarter of the U.S. population may be atheist, much higher than pre...

April 14, 2020

A 21-year-old Christian man in Arkansas was arrested earlier this month after he destroyed three Buddha statues at a temple.

Shawn Michael Israel was arrested on April 5th when police responded a theft in progress at Wat Lao Santitham in Fort Smith.

Police discovere...

April 9, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread worldwide, religious maniacs continue to make the situation worse.

On Tuesday, the governor of Kansas, Laura Kelly, issued an executive order limiting churches and funerals to ten people or less. She cited the fact that 25 pe...

April 7, 2020

In depressing news at a depressing time, Australia's High Court has overturned the sexual abuse conviction of Cardinal George Pell.

In 2018, a magistrate ruled that there was sufficient evidence to take Pell to trial for the abuse of two choirboys in the 1990's. In Dece...

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