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  • Herbert and Catherine Schaible

    Religious parents are continuing to deny their kids proper health care in favor of faith in the healing powers of their prayers. Denying medical care for their children is a common practice for members of faith healing churches. In particular, two faith healing churches in Philadelphia are now linked to over two dozen deaths due to this practice.

  • Sevan Nisanyan

    Sevan Nisanyan accused Turkey's government of political persecution, saying in a CNN phone interview that it appears that the government may have felt that he overstepped boundaries after publicly attacking the Islamist establishment.

  • State Representative Juan Mendez

    It was quite an event at a session of the Arizona House of Representatives after Juan Mendez, who is an atheist democratic representative of Tempe, took the chance given to people who would like to pray before the session started. However, he asked the people present not to bow their heads as is the norm during most prayers.

  • Prison Bars and Lashes
    Two men have been given jail sentences in Saudi Arabia after a court decided they had been behind the conversion of a Saudi woman from her previous Muslim faith to Christianity. One of the men was handed a six year jail sentence while the other must serve two years. They will also be forced to receive public lashes as part of their punishment with one man receiving 300 lashes and the other 200.
  • Femen Activists

    Amina Tyler, one of Tunisia's most outspoken activists who started a trend of “topless jihad” has been in the news lately because of her topless protests along with the radical feminist group Femen. Femen has a reputation for staging nude protests, moves which draws mixed reactions from the largely Islamic population. The string of nude protests which are largely believed to have stemmed from the topless protests staged by Tyler could possibly lead to charges being filed against her.

  • Pope Francis

    Pope Francis really got religious people and atheists alike talking yesterday when he said that every person was redeemed through Jesus. This includes atheists. The pope said that atheists should be considered to be good people if their deeds are good.

  • Wolf Blitzer & Tornado Survivor

    Oklahoma tornado survivor Rebecca laughingly admitted to CNN host Wolf Blitzer "I'm actually an atheist" when asked if she thanked the Lord for the decision she made that allowed her and her 19 month old son, Anders to narrowly escape the devastating effects that left the home she shared with Anders and her husband totally destroyed.

  • Children Accused of Sorcery

    A recent BBC documentary by Kevani Kanda shows that around 50,000 children accused of witchcraft are being held in churches all across Congo. In 'Branded a Witch', Kevani tries to uncover faith-based child abuse in Congo. The documentary shows children assaulted by a Church leader if they are believed to be possessed magical powers.

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