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American Atheists wrestles with its cherished ‘grumpy’ image

AUSTIN, Texas — For someone who was once dubbed “the most hated woman in America,” Madalyn Murray O’Hair is getting … Continued

Justice Antin Scalia’s inauguration headgear: More than a hat?

SAUL LOEB AFP/GETTY IMAGES US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (L) and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts(C) arrive for … Continued

Eds: Resending for all those still needing. A file photo of Kathleen Sebelius is available via www.religionnews.com

Last month liberal Catholics were upset over House Republican budget chief Paul Ryan using a Georgetown University platform to defend … Continued

Murder-suicide desperation prompts soul-searching in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — For the past few years, Terry Daniel Sr. and Lisa Haynes used good cheer to camouflage their … Continued

Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition: Five Republicans fight for the faith(ful) in Iowa

The 2012 Republican Presidential race for conservative Christian hearts and minds and votes got off to an unbelievable start yesterday–really, … Continued

Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition: Five Republicans fight for the faith(ful) in Iowa

By Jacques Berlinerblau The 2012 Republican Presidential race for conservative Christian hearts and minds and votes got off to an … Continued

Blessed is the country that knows justice for all

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

Why Anita Hill deserves an apology

Women like Anita Hill who try to tell the truth about being sexually harassed all too often are disbelieved and … Continued

Fear of Islam violates our traditions

By: Rabbi Jack Bemporad, Center for Interreligious Understanding Professor Marshall Breger, Catholic University of America Suhail A. Khan, Institute for … Continued

Evangelicals will rise to replace old Protestant establishment

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

No Protestants? Also no non-Abrahamic faiths

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

A day of prayer for judicial common sense

The news came as a bit of a shock last week: According to a federal judge in Wisconsin, the National … Continued

Free exercise of religious discrimination

By David Waters The Supreme Court heard arguments in a Christian student group’s discrimination case against a public university law … Continued

Irish blasphemy law: Monty O’Python with a darker side

Q: Atheists are others are protesting a new law in Ireland, under which a person can be found guilty of … Continued

Civil vs. religious rights in D.C. same-sex marriage law

By Michelle Boorstein The same-sex marriage measure making its way through the D.C. City Council is proving good fodder for … Continued

Six Lashes for Drinking Beer?

Malaysian Syariah authorities should reconsider the law on consuming alcohol, which is described in the Quran in the mildest language … Continued

AIG, Sharia and Uncle Sam

A federal judge in Michigan has declined to dismiss an ex-Marine’s lawsuit that insurance giant AIG is using tax dollars … Continued

America Does not Support or Oppose Any Religion

What’s your reaction to President Obama’s recent statements to the Muslim world that “the United States is not, and never … Continued

Catholics Have New Reasons to Rethink Abortion Politics

Both John McCain and the Democrats are giving Catholics reasons to reconsider which party can and will do more to … Continued

Obama’s Faith-Based Initiatives: A Dissent

Yesterday Senator Obama delivered a bold address in which he spoke of establishing a “Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.” … Continued