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Glenn Beck Warns Us Of Cannibalism Everywhere

On June 13th, I forwarded the news that political commentator Glenn Beck had announced that he would soon make a second announcement, with news that would change everything, rocking the political establishment to its core. “In the next 10 days, you are going to witness things in American history that have never been witnessed before,” [...]

Rocky Anderson A Presidential Candidate Of No Religion

What Rocky Anderson is willing to say, while Obama and the Republicans strike poses of conspicuous Christianity, is that a presidential candidate ought to be judged according to deeds, rather than religious creeds. [...]

Jesus and Buddha Bully Out Diversity From Unitarian Universalist Association

The Buddha seems to be the Unitarian Universalist poster boy of religious diversity. Whenever the Unitarian Universalist Association wants to create the appearance of diversity in its ideas and practices, it brings up the Buddha. Still, the Buddha is relegated to the sidekick of the UU Jesus bully boy, mentioned less than a forth of the amount that Jesus comes up. [...]

Out Of State Religious Groups Promise To Interfere In New York Elections

An out of state religious organization plans to use its tax exempt status to interfere in New York’s 2012 state elections, attempting to punish state legislators who voted to expand the institution of marriage. [...]

Swine Flu Is The Missionary-Be-Gone Miracle Cure

I greeted the Mormon missionaries with a “Good morning! Our whole house has swine flu.” [...]

NonReligious Americans At 13.2 Percent

Non-religious Americans are a significant cultural force in the United States, at 733 percent of the number of the followers of Judaism and 825 percent of the number of Mormons. Non-religious residents outnumber many Protestant sects as well, and are at 54 percent of the number of Catholics in the United States. [...]

Kissing Against the Law In Salt Lake City

Security guards prowl the Main Street Plaza, waiting, ever-vigilant, in case people kiss. The handcuffed couple was also accused of speaking dirty words, but that was after the were handcuffed. [...]

Tackling New Age

I wouldn’t try tackling the Mormons myself. They have a history of returning violence with violence. [...]

Sure You Want Religious Marriage Standards? Consider the Salvation Army

As protests against the passage of Proposition 8 continue, broadening from rallies and demonstrations to boycotts of companies that opposed marriage equality, it is worth considering the argument of the opposition. Religious opponents of same-sex marriage rights (including the Catholic and Mormon churches heavily funding political opposition to marriage equality in California) assert that marriage [...]

Fundamentalist Mormon Abuse: Why Does It Happen?

What’s to blame for the crimes that the hearing focused on? Is it really polygamy itself, or is some other factor more fundamentally responsible for the abuse? Absolutist religious beliefs? Rural isolation? Mixture of church and state? Authoritarian attitudes in conservative families? [...]