The Religious Instruction of the Negroes. In the United States:

Funding from the Library of Congress/Ameritech National Digital Library Competition supported the electronic publication of this title. Text scanned (OCR) by Richard MusselwhiteImages scanned by Richard MusselwhiteText encoded by Jill KuhnFirst edition, 1999ca. 560KAcademic Affairs Library, UNC-CHUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,1999. Source Description:The Religious Instruction of the Negroes. In the United States.Charles C. […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out Conservative Christians For Bigotry, Discrimination

 FEBRUARY 28, 2020 BY MICHAEL STONE Speaking Truth To Power: Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams conservative Christians for using “religious freedom” as a cover for “bigotry and discrimination.”  Speaking at a House hearing entitled “The Administration’s Religious Liberty Assault on LGBTQ Rights” earlier this week, Ocasio-Cortez went after conservative Christians trying to weaponize “religious freedom,” at one point declaring: […]

Father Found Guilty, Mom Takes Plea Deal After Starving Daughter For ‘Religious Reasons’

 FEBRUARY 25, 2020 BY MICHAEL STONE Faith Healing Kills: Conservative Christian parents in Michigan who refused to get their dying daughter medical attention because of “religious reasons” now face 25 years to life in prison. The Cedars Spring Post reports: Seth Michael Welch, 28, was found guilty of felony murder and first-degree child abuse for the death […]

FFRF sues to protect students forced to pray in Puerto Rico primary school

February 27, 2020 The Freedom From Religion Foundation today, Feb. 27, filed a federal lawsuit against Puerto Rico’s Education Secretary and a principal on behalf of a family subjected to forced prayers and bullying in a public primary school. Since September 2019, in direct contradiction of well-established constitutional law, officials at the Luis M. Santiago School, a […]

Tennessee Republican Tries (Again) to Make the Bible the “Official State Book”

BY HEMANT MEHTA  FEBRUARY 9, 2020 In 2015, Tennessee State Rep. Jerry Sexton filed a bill to make the Holy Bible the official state book. It didn’t work. While the bill passed in the House, the Senate did nothing with it, in part because even Attorney General Herbert Slatery said it was unconstitutional. In 2016, Sexton’s GOP colleague State Sen. Steve […]

Megachurch Mess

 FEBRUARY 10, 2020 BY JAMES A. HAUGHT By James A. Haught Billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey helped create a four-season television series – “Greenleaf” – about a black megachurch where worshipers whoop, sway, dance, wave arms, squeal, shout and shell out truckloads of money. Some commentators say the series “shows the best and worst of Christianity,” […]

Fox News Internal Report: Their Own Guests Spread “Disinformation”

 FEBRUARY 7, 2020 BY JONATHAN MS PEARCE This report is delicious for people like myself, who have long maintained that FOX News spread disinformation and lies, that their ideological bias distorts truth beyond the limits of credibility. Well, now FOX have admitted this themselves in an internal report. I wonder what regular commenters here who defend […]

Christian Blogger on Hitting Kids: “You Must Make Sure It Hurts to be Effective”

BY BETH STONEBURNER  FEBRUARY 7, 2020 Christian blogger and professional mommy-shamer Lori Alexander has never met a conservative Christian talking point she didn’t like (or write about). This week, the topic is child discipline. Or, as normal people call it, child abuse. There are too many children who are being left to themselves. Their parents aren’t disciplining, nor are […]

Virginia Passes the South’s First Law to Protect LGBTQ Folks from Discrimination

BY VAL WILDE  FEBRUARY 8, 2020 It turns out Virginia really is for lovers. Now that the state legislature has passed the Virginia Values Act, the motto applies even to lovers of the same sex, as well as everyone else in the state’s LGBTQ community. The historic legislation establishes gender identity and sexual orientation as protected classes […]

These Christian Women Made a Relationship Checklist That Spells Disaster

BY VAL WILDE  FEBRUARY 9, 2020 The homepage for Christian women’s website Girl Defined — all pastel and floral and sweetly feminine — promises to help visitors with “getting back to God’s design.” For Christian sisters Kristen Clark and Bethany Beal, the site’s founders and proprietors, that means giving a lot of thought to a very specific image of dating, […]