To convict an unfaithful spouse of adultery in Islam, four witnesses need to have watched them shag

Islam mandates a draconian punishment for those convicted of adultery: stoning to death. This sounds terrifying, but the good news is that a conviction for adultery is more easily avoided than you might expect because four witnesses are required to prosecute the libertine in question. According to a prophetic tradition brought to us by Abu…

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This 19th Century slave-owner is more enlightened than Trump’s choice for Supreme Court Justice

The idea of the Wall of Separation between church and state was introduced by Thomas Jefferson, the United States’ third president, in his 1802 letter to the Danbury Baptists. The United States was in fact founded on (thought not always faithful to) the idea of religious tolerance. Jefferson realized what many others did at the…

Stock up on your Plan Bs while you can: the Genital Police are coming for Roe v. Wade

When it comes to contraception, Evangelicals believe the pull-out method is 100% effective when paired with prayer to the correct deity. Due to the medieval absurdities of the religious extremists in Congress, access to Plan B and safe abortions are in real trouble. The way things look from the GOP’s perspective isn’t hard to follow.…