Atheists Take Out Full-Page NY Times Ad Tweaking the ‘Nativity,’ Warning of ‘Capture of the Supreme Court by Christian Nationalist Forces’.
An atheist activist group placed a full-page ad in The New York Times Wednesday, warning about “the capture of the Supreme Court by Christian nationalist forces,” former President Donald Trump’s influence over the high court, and an imperiled “right to abortion,” among other issues. Read more
Pope Francis likens European efforts to ‘cancel Christmas’ to dictatorship.
Pope Francis pushed back against the European Commission’s internal guidelines, which have drawn fire for trying to “cancel Christmas,” likening these efforts to dictatorships as he warned against “ideological colonization.”
Internal communications of the European Commission were leaked last week by the Italian daily Il Giornale. The 30-page document, titled “Union of Equality,” advised members to “avoid assuming that everyone is Christian,” especially during the winter holidays. It suggested members of the commission avoid using the word “Christmas” in favor of “holidays.” Read more
Over 500 UK church leaders prepared to face criminal charges if conversion therapy is banned.
In the letter, they say that they will “continue to do our duty to God” even if the proposed ban comes into force.
“It should not be a criminal offence for us to instruct our children that God made them male and female, in his image, and has reserved sex for the marriage of one man and one woman. Yet this seems to be the likely outcome of the proposed legislation,” they write. Read more