shutterstock photo of supreme court blding

Nun's Challenge To Obamacare Holds No Water, Says Government

By | Fri, 01/03/2014 - 19:56

Sotomayor must decide whether a religious non-profit will be allowed to exercise its religious rights on its terms or make it abide by exceptions to the contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

shutterstock_149587400

Where Is God Located In the Brain?

By | Mon, 12/30/2013 - 17:12

Researchers from New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University find the importance of spirituality to individuals may be linked to the thickness of their cerebral cortices.

court

Catholic Hospital Refuses To Treat Miscarrying Woman

By | Wed, 12/04/2013 - 17:16

Tamesha Means says that area hospital Mercy Health Partners put her through needless pain and suffering by refusing to recognize her pregnancy as a miscarriage.

church

Parents' Religious Beliefs Shouldn't Hinder Children's Treatment, Pediatricians Urge

By | Mon, 10/28/2013 - 17:23

Religious parents who deny their children necessary care should be subject to investigation and negligence lawsuits, pediatricians argue in a policy statement.

Pastor Michael Minor Spreads Gospel Of Obamacare

Rural Mississippi Preacher Spreads Gospel Of Obamacare

By | Sun, 10/27/2013 - 19:31

A rural Mississippi preacher with only a hundred or so sheep to tend has made a national impact on obesity and health advocacy in the African American community, and now he has sets his sights on health reform.

hasidic jews in brooklyn

NY Rabbis Accused Of Torturing Husbands With Handcuffs, Karate For Jewish Divorces

By | Thu, 10/10/2013 - 16:35

Rabbis Martin Wolmark and Mendel Epstein are accused of kidnapping and torturing men who refused to grant their wives religious divorces.

syble-rossiter-082913

Oregon Faith-Healing Parents Charged With Manslaughter In Daughter's Death From Diabetes

By | Sat, 08/31/2013 - 17:32

At least 22 children associated with the faith-healing Church of the First Born of Oregon have died from lack of medical treatment since 1964.

atheist badge

Nigel Barber Predicts Religion Will Be Irrelevant To Most By 2041, Says Belief Is Just A Way To Control Uncertainty

By | Fri, 07/26/2013 - 13:47

Author Nigel Barber hypothesizes that the need for religion is based in uncertainty and that by 2041, most people will find it 'irrelevant.'

Paramedics

A Real Exorcism: Wyoming Woman Stops Breathing During Exorcism, Goes Into Cardiac Arrest

By | Thu, 06/13/2013 - 16:09

During the performance of a real exorcism, a Wyoming woman stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest. Witnesses said she was possessed by a poltergeist.

Rowers

Non-Religious People Show More Faith In Science Under Stress, Seeking Comfort And Control

By | Thu, 06/06/2013 - 17:13

Religion alone may not account for people's increased faith in times of stress; it may be a general compulsion to feel at ease.

Legs

Sexual Revolution In Iran? Drop In Country’s Birth Rate Indicates Wide Acceptance Of Contraceptives

By | Fri, 05/31/2013 - 16:39

In the Islamic Republic of Iran, sex has become a vehicle for passive political resistance.

muslim

Muslims Least Likely to Engage in Premarital and Extramarital Sex, Study Suggests

By | Fri, 10/19/2012 - 14:38

Muslims are least likely to have sex outside of marriage, according to a new study that compared the sexual behaviors of all the major religious groups in the world.

Hobby Lobby Sues Government Over Healthcare Mandate

By | Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:21

Hobby Lobby sued the Obama administration on Wednesday to stop a mandate under the federal healthcare reform law to provide drugs such as the morning-after pill to employees through their health insurance.

N.Y. Rabbis Will Defy Law On Ancient Circumcision Ritual Even After the Death of 2 Babies

By | Tue, 09/04/2012 - 17:16

Even after the deaths of two children and the injuries of many more, a group of ultra-Orthodox rabbis say that if a proposed law requiring parental consent for an ancient circumcision ritual is enacted they will defy it.