Day: October 14, 2021

FFRF insists that La. school district stops football baptisms czimmerman@ffrf.org (Casandra Zimmerman) News Releases – Freedom From Religion Foundation – Freedom From Religion Foundation

Read More News Releases – Freedom From Religion Foundation – Freedom From Religion Foundation   The Freedom From Religion Foundation is raising strong objections to the recent baptism of football players at a Louisiana public high school.  On Oct. 8, a coach-organized team baptism, involving several student players, took place at Richwood High School, a …

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New Federal Lawsuit Over Anti-LGBT Discrimination in Fostercare Program P-admin Atheist Republic

Read More Atheist Republic On October 13, a lawsuit filed in Washington DC accuses the US federal government of financing organizations that discriminate against LGBTQ+ individuals from becoming foster parents. The complaint stated that Kelly Easter was declined twice from becoming a foster parent for a migrant child by a federal foster care program. Easter …

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European Court Upheld Vatican Diplomatic Immunity over Sex Abuse Victims P-admin Atheist Republic

Read More Atheist Republic On Tuesday, October 12, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that the Vatican can not be charged in European courts because of its sovereign status. The human rights court in Europe dismissed the suit submitted by a group of clergy abuse survivors, citing that the Vatican is a country …

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Russian Jehovah’s Witness Member Sentenced to Prison for "Extremism" P-admin Atheist Republic

Read More Atheist Republic On October 11, Monday, the Pavlovsky District Court of the Krasnodar territory in southern Russia sentenced the disabled 59-year old Vladimir Skachidub to more than four years in prison. Skachidub’s sentence came from 2020 criminal charges for preaching his religious faith.  In June 2020, the Russian Federal Security Services (FSB) in …

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France Moves Forward in Criminalizing Gay Conversion Therapy P-admin Atheist Republic

Read More Atheist Republic On October 5, 2021, France’s Parliament voted unanimously in favor of a proposed law that would ban conversion therapies. The proposed law will also penalize practitioners and perpetrators with a jail sentence and a fine. Voting to end the harmful practice of “repairing” the gender identity of LGBTQ people, France’s lower …

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Iranian Clinics Ordered to Report Pregnant Women to Prevent Abortion P-admin Atheist Republic

Read More Atheist Republic A letter from the Justice Ministry of the Mazandaran province in Iran called for an organized reporting of women who tested positive for pregnancy. The goal, according to the letter, is to fend off criminal abortions. ABC News reported that Mahdiar Saeedian, an Iranian medical journalist, leaked the Justice Ministry’s letter …

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Latinx Nonreligious Americans on the Rise,Peter Bjork,TheHumanist.com

This article originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune on October 5, 2021. Amid increased calls for diversity and representation, the reality continues to be that the media leans heavily on stereotypes and tropes, making necessary a serious focus on the lack of intersectionality. Take into account some examples from pop culture. Jane the Virgin, a …

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