LGBTQ Students Sued the Dept. of Ed. for Funding Their Bigoted Christian Schools

BY HEMANT MEHTA MARCH 31, 2021 Dozens of students representing 25 different Christian colleges and universities have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Education for giving federal funding to faith-based schools that discriminate against LGBTQ people. It’s an attempt to force the Biden administration to stop giving money to these bigoted Christian institutions. “The Plaintiffs seek safety and […]

Atheists Sue Ex-Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for Making Colleges Fund Bigotry

BY HEMANT MEHTA  JANUARY 20, 2021 American Atheists and Americans United for Separation of Church and State are giving the Trump administration a going away present: They’re suing the Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos in response to a policy that forces colleges to “financially support religious student groups that discriminate.” They’re referring to a rule published last […]

Icelandic Church Under Fire for Depicting Jesus With Beard and Breasts

BY VAL WILDE  SEPTEMBER 26, 2020 An advertisement encouraging children to attend Sunday school classes hosted by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland has stirred up controversy following its social media release earlier this month. The ad, brightly colored and cheerful, depicts a smiling cartoon Christ leaping amid the greenery outside a church populated by grinning multiracial […]

Podcast Ep. 339: A Christian Hate-Preacher Was Banned on YouTube

BY HEMANT MEHTA SEPTEMBER 12, 2020 In our latest podcast, Jessica and I discussed the past week in politics and atheism. We talked about: — Christian hate-pastor Steven Anderson no longer has his YouTube channels. I may have had something to do with that… (0:48) — Pastor John MacArthur‘s church has been shut down by a judge for violating COVID rules. (13:16) — A Hobby Lobby store urged […]

Candace Owens: Affirming Transgender Children “Is Actually Satanic”

BY HEMANT MEHTA SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 During an interview over the weekend, conservative commentator Candace Owens claimed that Satan was behind the affirmation of transgender identities. Literally Satan. Owens and BlazeTV host Allie Beth Stuckey said it was harmful to use proper pronouns and affirm trans identities for children even though literally the opposite is true. OWENS: … How do […]