[Last episode this season] Egypt trying to make islam more moderate (The Infidel 2015-06-26)

June 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Egypt Deploys Scholars to Teach Moderate Islam, but Skepticism Abounds
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/06/01/egypt-deploys-scholars-to-teach-moderate-islam-but-skepticism-abounds/

* U.S. Top Court Rules for Muslim Woman Denied Job Over Head Scarf
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/06/01/u-s-top-court-rules-for-muslim-woman-denied-job-over-head-scarf/
http://newsok.com/tulsa-woman-wins-headscarf-case-against-abercrombie-kids/article/5424245

* Climate of Change: The Catholic Church’s Dance With Science
More info:
http://wwrn.org/articles/44623/?&place=europe

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The methodist church reports and apologizes on own sexual abuses (The Infidel 2015-06-25)

June 25, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* What Goes Around
More info:
http://wwrn.org/articles/44612/?&place=europe
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/1.658324

* Wesley’s Crusher
More info:
http://wwrn.org/articles/44616/?&place=europe
http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-k-s-methodist-church-apologizes-for-sexual-emotional-abuse-over-decades-1432821739
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/11634966/Methodist-Church-apologises-for-failing-to-protect-children-from-sexual-abuse.html

* Massachusetts Judge Orders End to Decade-Long Vigil at Catholic Church
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/06/01/massachusetts-judge-orders-end-to-decade-long-vigil-at-catholic-church/
http://www.benchmarkreporter.com/11-year-unbroken-vigil-at-st-frances-xavier-cabrini-church-forced-to-stop-due-to-judges-rules/4210/


Christians threaten to divorce if gay marriage is legal (The Infidel 2015-06-22)

June 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* With this Protest I Thee Unwed
More info:
http://www.rawstory.com/2015/06/marriage-is-simply-too-important-christian-couple-vows-to-divorce-if-gays-allowed-to-wed/
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/christian-couple-vow-to-divorce-if-samesex-marriage-is-legalised-20150610-ghl3o6.html
http://citynews.com.au/2015/gay-law-change-may-force-us-to-divorce/

* And She’s Sticking to It
More info:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/31/tahera-ahmad-soda-united_n_7479464.html
http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/dgreenfield/fellow-passenger-claims-diet-coke-muslim-tahera-ahmad-is-a-rude-liar/

* China’s New Opiate Dens
More info:
http://wwrn.org/articles/44587/?&place=china-taiwan


Iraq: Celebrating christmas can land you in jail with no defence (The Infidel 2015-06-19)

June 19, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Copts Face Further Discrimination
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/05/27/egypts-copts-praise-president-sisi-but-await-more-tangible-support/

* No Christmas In Iraq?
More info:
http://wwrn.org/articles/44630/?place=iran
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/25/world/middleeast/iraq-christians-ousted-by-isis-celebrate-christmas.html


Netherlands implements a partial face veil ban (The Infidel 2015-06-18)

June 19, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Preparations for Papal Visit Promote Unity in Multi-Faith Bosnia
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/05/29/preparations-for-pope-visit-promote-unity-in-multi-faith-bosnia/
http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2015/05/29/bosnian-choristers-to-sing-for-pope-francis-on-sarajevo-visit/

* Rights Groups Slam Restrictive New Myanmar Birth Law as Anti-Muslim
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/05/27/rights-groups-slam-restrictive-new-myanmar-birth-law-as-anti-muslim/

* Netherland Bans Muslim Veils in Public Places
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/05/27/netherlands-plans-to-ban-full-face-muslim-veils-in-public-places/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32850410


Muslim soccer players expect gender segregation “out of respect” (The Infidel 2015-06-15)

June 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Respect (n) Refusing to let the girls play
More info:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/05/30/two-girls-sat-out-part-of-a-soccer-tournament-because-muslim-players-refused-to-compete-against-them/
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/05/29/female-soccer-players-sit-on-sidelines-amid-protest-by-islamic-high-school-team.html
http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/dont-want-to-play-soccer-against-girls-you-lose
http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/581012/Muslim-school-football-team-girls-Catholic-Islam-Caledon

* Everybody Draw
More info:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11640449/Tense-standoff-outside-US-mosque-over-cartoon-protest.html
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/protesters-gather-draw-muhammad-cartoon-contest-outside-phoenix-mosque-n366961
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/notmyamerica-phoenix-mosque-target-of-antiislam-demonstrations-10286143.html
http://abc11.com/news/hundreds-attend-anti-islam-protest-in-arizona-/755559/

* Immaculate Reception
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/05/29/obama-visits-miami-catholic-shrine-in-nod-to-cuban-americans/
http://www.cruxnow.com/faith/2015/05/29/obama-pops-into-miami-shrine-shocks-priest/
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article22554861.html


Gay marriage wins historical Irish referendum (The Infidel 2015-06-12)

June 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* From There to Eternity
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/05/19/special-report-the-middle-class-islamists-behind-tunisias-museum-attack/

* Hugh Fitzgerald and Gerald FitzHugh
More info:
http://www.secularism.org.uk/blog/2015/05/the-catholic-church-is-now-paying-the-price-for-its-past-in-ireland

* Singing a Different Tunisia
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/05/19/islamic-state-recruits-as-tunisia-grapples-with-freedoms-after-arab-spring-revolt/


Christian “model family” show cancelled for incest (The Infidel 2015-06-11)

June 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* He Was Just Playing Doctor?
More info:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/05/26/christian-pastors-wife-josh-duggar-was-just-playing-doctor-so-stop-making-a-big-deal-about-him
https://www.facebook.com/vyckieg/posts/10152464699183039?comment_id=10152464861098039&offset=0&total_comments=21&comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R9%22%7D
http://mic.com/articles/119098/inside-the-christian-cult-that-told-the-duggars-to-blame-their-daughters-for-their-abuse

* Just Like Any Other Women, Only More So
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/05/19/moroccos-islamic-women-preachers-lead-social-revolution/

* Singing a Different Tunisia
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/05/19/islamic-state-recruits-as-tunisia-grapples-with-freedoms-after-arab-spring-revolt/


[Blood warning] Bangladeshi islamist group banned after killing of Atheists (The Infidel 2015-06-09)

June 9, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Sainthood For Two Palestinian Nuns
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/05/17/pope-francis-names-two-palestinian-nuns-as-catholic-saints/
http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2015/05/17/new-palestinian-saints-encouraged-peace-priest-says/

* Sunnis Kill 43 Ismaili Muslims In Karachi
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/05/14/militant-pakistani-sunnis-kill-43-ismaili-muslims-in-bus-attack-in-karachi/
http://www.dawn.com/news/1181698
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32717321

* Government Bans Group That Killed Atheist Bloggers
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/05/26/bangladeshi-government-bans-group-that-killed-atheist-bloggers-but-its-not-enough/
https://in.news.yahoo.com/bangladesh-bans-islamist-group-blogger-150614010.html


[Warning: bloody images] The many Atheist murders in Bangladesh (The Infidel 2015-06-08)

June 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Paying the ultimate price for your beliefs
More info:
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/05/ananta-bijoy-das-bangladesh-atheist-murder-118223.html#.VWJWUkZHSmT
http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2015/may/13/another-secular-blogger-hacked-to-death-in-bangladesh
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/05/12/bangladeshi-secular-blogger-ananta-bijoy-das-hacked-to-death-in-third-fatal-attack-this-year/
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ananta-bijoy-das-latest-blogger-slain-in-bangladesh-1.3070494

* In the name of no god whatsoever, I pronounce you
More info:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/05/21/conservative-leader-if-atheists-can-officiate-weddings-it-will-lead-to-christian-persecution
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/07/14/federal-court-overturns-indianas-ban-on-secular-celebrants-who-want-to-perform-weddings/
http://www.onenewsnow.com/legal-courts/2015/05/20/atheist-groups-equal-treatment-lawsuit-hints-at-future-for-american-pastors#.VWJZY08n_RY

* Let the axe fall where it may
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/05/19/saudi-arabia-advertises-for-eight-new-executioners-as-religious-functionaries/
http://time.com/3883537/saudi-arabia-job-post-executioners/


Sex club turns into a church in order to avoid suppressive city rule (The Infidel 2015-06-05)

June 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Class Dismissed
More info:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3056655/Girl-leukemia-dismissed-school-offered-return.html
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/27/rose-mcgrath-12-year-old-cancer-survivor-reinstate/

* Eyes Wide Shut
More info:
http://guff.com/glt-religious-freedom-at-work-tenn-swingers-club/20?ts_pid=3


Was this student forced to adopt her teacher’s worldview? (The Infidel 2015-06-04)

June 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Spoiler Alert: Kevin Sorbo Doesn’t Die in the End
More info:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/05/07/in-real-life-version-of-gods-not-dead-atheist-professor-accused-of-failing-student-for-being-christian/
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=6490
http://www.lc.org/index.cfm?PID=14100&PRID=1547
http://www.theledger.com/article/20150506/NEWSCHIEF/150509562?tc=ar
http://www.polk.edu/wp-content/uploads/Response-to-Liberty-Counsel-May-6-2015.pdf

* Je Suis Le Luz
More info:
http://www.ibtimes.com/charlie-hebdo-attack-update-cartoonist-luz-stop-drawing-prophet-muhammad-1901756
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2015/04/29/top-charlie-hebdo-cartoonist-wont-draw-muhammad-caricatures-anymore/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/29/charlie-hebdo-cartoonist-wont-draw-mohammed_n_7172332.html

* The Constitution; based on a novel by Jehovah
http://www.rawstory.com/2014/02/tom-delay-people-keep-forgetting-that-god-wrote-the-constitution/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/20/tom-delay-god-constitution_n_4826503.html


Four Afghan men jailed for the murder of falsely accused qur’an burner (The Infidel 2015-06-01)

June 2, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Four Eyes for an Eye
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/05/06/afghan-judge-sentences-four-to-death-for-mob-killing-of-woman/

* As the Heathen Do
More info:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/05/07/christian-mother-admits-the-national-day-of-prayer-is-just-another-way-to-promote-her-faith-over-all-others/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/05/06/lets-stop-pretending-were-being-inclusive-on-the-national-day-of-prayer/

* They Don’t See Color … Or History Books
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/05/07/mormon-fired-for-teaching-mormon-history-to-mormons
http://www.secular-reality.com/2015/05/06/ignorance-is-strength/


Lausanne nuclear agreement with Great Satan, Bread and Roses TV

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Jebus apparently commissions Nebraska woman to sue all gays (The Infidel 2015-05-28)

May 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Evangelical Church Leaders Supposedly Exhibited Cult-like and Abusive Behavior
More info:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/04/22/report-claims-evangelical-church-leaders-in-wisconsin-exhibited-cultlike-and-abusive-behavior
http://www.leadertelegram.com/News/Region/2015/04/19/In-God-s-name.html

* Suing All Gays Becauseā€¦ Jesus
More info:
http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/nebraska_woman_sues_all_homosexuals_in_federal_court_because_jesus_literally
http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/nebraska-woman-claiming-to-represent-god-files-federal-lawsuit-against-all-homosexuals/
http://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/nebraska-woman-files-suit-in-federal-court-against-all-homosexuals/article_91c7526c-f33b-11e4-964f-97697770307b.html
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/05/07/judge-dismisses-nebraska-womans-lawsuit-against-all-homosexuals

* Christian Sect Killings in Angola Shrouded in Fear and Mystery
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/05/06/christian-sect-killings-in-angola-shrouded-in-fear-and-mystery/


Jebus apparently commissions Nebraska woman to sue all gays (The Infidel 2015-05-28)

May 28, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Evangelical Church Leaders Supposedly Exhibited Cult-like and Abusive Behavior
More info:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/04/22/report-claims-evangelical-church-leaders-in-wisconsin-exhibited-cultlike-and-abusive-behavior
http://www.leadertelegram.com/News/Region/2015/04/19/In-God-s-name.html

* Suing All Gays Becauseā€¦ Jesus
More info:
http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/nebraska_woman_sues_all_homosexuals_in_federal_court_because_jesus_literally
http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/nebraska-woman-claiming-to-represent-god-files-federal-lawsuit-against-all-homosexuals/
http://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/nebraska-woman-files-suit-in-federal-court-against-all-homosexuals/article_91c7526c-f33b-11e4-964f-97697770307b.html
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/05/07/judge-dismisses-nebraska-womans-lawsuit-against-all-homosexuals

* Christian Sect Killings in Angola Shrouded in Fear and Mystery
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/05/06/christian-sect-killings-in-angola-shrouded-in-fear-and-mystery/


The orthodox church’s involvement in Russian politics (The Infidel 2015-05-25)

May 25, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Russian Orthodox Church Suspends Priest Who Blessed Ukraine-Bound Fighters
More info:
http://wwrn.org/articles/44255/?&place=russia-cis
http://www.pewforum.org/2014/02/10/russians-return-to-religion-but-not-to-church/

* Kremlin Reliance on Russian Orthodox Church May Backfire According to Russian Analyst
More info:
http://wwrn.org/articles/44336/?&place=russia-cis

* Why Fundies Should Attend Same Sex Weddings
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/friendly-tip-tell-gay-couple-they-are-going-hell-their-wedding-day
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/04/22/apparently-true-christians-should-attend-gay-weddings-only-to-object-and-remind-the-couple-theyll-burn-in-hell
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephen-arterburn/christianity-same-sex-marriage_b_3964191.html
http://www.gotquestions.org/gay-wedding.html
http://bustedhalo.com/questionbox/can-i-attend-a-gay-wedding?doing_wp_cron=1431299748.1536400318145751953125


Turkish muslim cleric doesn’t like the word “genocide” (The Infidel 2015-05-22)

May 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Both Sides Are Upset Over a Teen’s Name Added to Israeli Memorial
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/04/24/palestinian-teens-name-added-to-israeli-memorial-riling-families-on-both-sides/
http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Name-of-slain-Palestinian-teen-to-be-removed-from-Israeli-memorial-after-protests-398901

* Pope Francis Immoral According to Turkish Cleric
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/04/24/turkeys-top-cleric-calls-pope-francis-immoral-for-armenia-genocide-comments/
http://www.dailysabah.com/politics/2015/04/20/turkeys-head-of-religious-authority-mehmet-gormez-calls-pope-immoral-for-armenia-comments
http://www.christiantoday.com/article/leading.authority.on.islam.calls.pope.francis.immoral/52531.htm
http://www.nytimes.com/ref/timestopics/topics_armeniangenocide.html


Movie documents violence and jihadists in Pakistan (The Infidel 2015-05-21)

May 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Malaysian Muslim Malay
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/04/24/malaysia-orders-probe-after-protest-forces-church-to-take-down-cross/
http://www.christiantoday.com/article/malaysia.inquiry.ordered.into.muslim.protest.that.forced.church.to.take.down.its.cross/52580.htm
http://www.ucanews.com/news/church-leaders-should-re-erect-cross-malaysian-state-says/73434

* Probe into Ideological Rift behind Pakistan Violence
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/04/24/among-the-believers-probes-ideological-rift-behind-pakistan-violence/
https://s3.amazonaws.com/tribeca_cms_production/uploads/document/document/5523eba301e92e88dd000004/2015_First_Time_Directors_Theme_Sheet.pdf
http://www.amongthebelieversfilm.com/

* New York Transit Agency May Change Rule to Block “Killing Jews” Ad
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/04/24/new-york-transit-agency-may-change-rule-to-block-killing-jews-ad/
http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/2015/04/nyc-mta-amends-advertising-policy-to-exclude-political-adverts.html
http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/files/pages-from-150429_1000_board.pdf


Threats of violence for the mother who complained about “bible man” (The Infidel 2015-05-18)

May 18, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* For the Love of God
More info:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/16/bible-man-cancelled_n_7076402.html
http://www.rawstory.com/2015/04/atheist-mom-threatened-over-complaints-about-bible-man-visits-to-texas-public-school/

* Finito
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/04/24/divorce-italian-style-becomes-easier-as-catholic-church-influence-wanes/

* Favor Curried Beef
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/04/24/hit-by-hindu-nationalist-beef-ban-muslim-butchers-in-india-eye-jersey-cows/


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