Kentucky Supreme Court Allows State to Acknowledge ‘Reliance Upon Almighty God’

Kentucky Supreme Court Allows State to Acknowledge ‘Reliance Upon Almighty God’

The Kentucky Supreme Court has let stand a ruling from the state Court of Appeals upholding the state’s right to acknowledge God in Kentucky’s homeland security law. The organization American Atheists filed a lawsuit in 2008, claiming that the ordinance, written in part by Representative Tom Riner, a Baptist pastor in Louisville, violated the Constitution’s […]

Illinois Governor Signs Strip Club ‘Skin Tax’ Law to Collect Money for Rape Victims

Illinois Governor Signs Strip Club ‘Skin Tax’ Law to Collect Money for Rape Victims

CHICAGO — Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed a new tax into law that would collect money from strip clubs in the state in order to help raise funds for rape crisis centers. In signing the new “skin tax” bill, Quinn officially created the Sexual Assault Services and Prevention Fund. Beginning January 1, 2013, every […]

Romney-Ryan Campaign Vows Not to Oppose Abortion in Cases of Rape, Incest and Life of the Mother

Romney-Ryan Campaign Vows Not to Oppose Abortion in Cases of Rape, Incest and Life of the Mother

On the heels of comments made by United States Representative Todd Akin outlining his beliefs that in cases of rape, the perpetrator should be punished instead of the preborn baby, the Romney-Ryan campaign has swiftly released a statement denouncing Akin’s stance. “Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan disagree with Mr. Akin’s statement,” Romney campaign spokesperson Amanda Henneberg […]

eBay Bans Auctioning of Magic Spells, Religious Prayers

eBay Bans Auctioning of Magic Spells, Religious Prayers

The popular auction website eBay has changed a few of its terms to prohibit the solicitation of magic spells and religious prayers. In the company’s 2012 Fall Seller Update, eBay outlines that “spells, curses, hexing, conjuring, magic, prayers, blessing services, magic potions [and] healing sessions”  may no longer be offered for sale after August 30th. […]

FBI Forced to Investigate U.S. Congressman for Drunkenly Skinny Dipping in Sea of Galilee

FBI Forced to Investigate U.S. Congressman for Drunkenly Skinny Dipping in Sea of Galilee

A United States Congressman has apologized following publicized reports that he was investigated by the FBI for skinny dipping last year in the land of Israel. According to fellow congressional members, a number of congressmen traveled to the country last summer as part of an official delegation that served as an educational trip for new […]

Nepal Hindus Honor ‘Holy Cows’ in Annual Festival Hoping to Help Dead Reach Heaven

Nepal Hindus Honor ‘Holy Cows’ in Annual Festival Hoping to Help Dead Reach Heaven

Families in Nepal are celebrating the annual Hindu festival Gai Jatra, or the “Procession of Cows,” in an effort to help deceased loved ones reach Heaven. The festival is said to have its roots in ancient times when Hindus worshiped Yamaraj, the “god of death.” According to Hindu beliefs and legend, people would hold the […]

Museum Fights Back Ailing Atheists Seeking to Remove 9/11 Cross for Causing Mental Illnesses

Museum Fights Back Ailing Atheists Seeking to Remove 9/11 Cross for Causing Mental Illnesses

Curators with the 9/11 memorial museum in Manhattan are fighting back following a federal lawsuit filed by an atheist group in an attempt to have a steel beam cross removed from the facility over claims that it makes them mentally ill. David Silverman, the president of American Atheists, says that while museum directors have a […]