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Texas Baptist pastor who advocated executing women for abortion faces child sexual assault charges

Texas pastor who backed bill criminalizing abortion is charged with having sex with a teenage relative multiple times a day for years.

E. O. Wilson: Runaway population growth at epicenter of environmental problems

The epicenter of all of our problems in the environment is runaway population growth.

Scientists Establish A Link Between Brain Damage And Religious Fundamentalism

Religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a brain region known as the prefrontal cortex.

The Terrible Cost of Christianity

Consider Christian history. There have been literally hundreds of wars started or inflamed by Christian intolerance.

The Inquisition and Witch Hunts

Accused women were stripped by inquisitor priests who searched their bodies for "witch marks" where they allegedly suckled demons.

Trump’s White House Has Resurrected ‘Army of God’ Anti-Abortion Extremists

Christian extremism as a motivator for violence is often overlooked, while clinics providing abortion services are facing growing threats.

Purity Culture Bites the Evangelical Right on the Ass

I was a fundamentalist pastor’s wife for 10 years. I saw the Purity Culture wind it’s way into the Evangelical Right’s thinking.

Harrison Ford’s emotional climate plea: ‘Stop giving power to people who don’t believe in science!’

Ford saved some of his anger and rage to highlight the importance of science, and the worthlessness of those who would denigrate it.

Mother Teresa India charity ‘sold babies’

"We have found out that some other babies have also been illegally sold from the centre," a police official told BBC Hindi's Niraj Sinha.

Christianity and its persecution of Apostates, Humanists, Pantheists, Deists, Atheists and others

Until the Renaissance the Church was able, more or less, to enforce its monopoly of belief. But during the Renaissance, humanism flourished.

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