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Desperate measures? Bishops and Republicans continue fight against birth control

One would have thought that the Obama administration last week put a solid end to the fight over women's access to birth control.


Black atheists plan billboard campaign for African American History Month

Featured on the billboard are images of famous 19th and 20th century African American figures along with contemporary freethinkers.


Christian nationalists recruiting “child evangelists” in public schools

Stewart presented the results of a study exposing a nationwide effort to turn public schools into a base for indoctrinating children in fundamentalism.


Teen atheist wins lawsuit vs. school, religious banner

After a protest led by a young atheist, a federal judge has ordered the removal of an inappropriate prayer banner from a high school auditorium in Rhode Island.


Kentucky church attacked interracial couples

A Kentucky Church voted to ban interracial couples from joining its congreration. Fortunately the ban has since been overturned.


Air Force welcomes Wiccans and pagans

In Colorado Springs, Colo., the U.S. Air Force Academy has dedicated an $80,000 outdoor worship center to followers of alternative religions.


Big changes in the Catholic liturgy

Catholics and around the English-speaking world used for the first time the new version of its most standard Mass Nov. 27.


Evangelicals: Alabama's immigration law is anti-Christian, anti-American

National evangelical leaders who recently visited Alabama as part of an "emergency delegation" are denouncing the state's new anti-immigrant law.


Texas education board votes in favor of reason

The Texas Board of Education voted 14-0 on July 22 to approve high school textbook supplements that promote a scientifically accurate understanding of evolution and the beginnings of life on earth.


Do Texans "believe" in Rick Perry?

Rick Perry hasn't convinced all religious Texans that he is a spiritual leader just because he called for a public prayer extravaganza in Houston.

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