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Letter from Brazil

by Richard Dawkins I’ve been to Brazil only once before, as a guest speaker of the American Animal Behavior Society (ABS), and of my Brazilian publishers when the delightfully[...]


Alzheimer’s origins tied to rise of human intelligence

Image: Mahmoud Zayat/AFP/Getty By Nala Rogers Alzheimer’s disease may have evolved alongside human intelligence, researchers report in a paper posted this month on BioRxiv1. The study finds evidence that 50,000 to[...]


I’m Not Gay, But I Am Jealous

By Herb Silverman I give two cheers for the NBC/WSJ poll that shows Americans would prefer a gay presidential candidate to an evangelical one. That, to me, is a[...]


Oldest stone tools pre-date earliest humans

By Rebecca Morelle They were unearthed from the shores of Lake Turkana in Kenya, and date to 3.3 million years ago. They are 700,000 years older than any tools found[...]


Catholic Church Ponders Future After Same-Sex Marriage Vote in Ireland

Paul Faith/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Danny Hakim The morning after Ireland learned it had become the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, Diarmuid Martin, the[...]


Church & State

‘Jesus Pizza’: Lawsuit Claims That A Colo. Public High School Promotes A Local Church To Students

Sarah JonesWall of SeparationA Colorado public high school is being operated like a private Christia[...]


Teacher’s Lawsuit Alleges Church-State Violations in Colorado Public School

By Don Byrd Written by Don Byrd A teacher has filed suit against a Colorado school district allegi[...]


Score One For Science: Astronaut (And Presbyterian) John Glenn Says Evolution Should Be Taught In Schools

Simon BrownWall of SeparationJohn Glenn is a pretty cool guy, to say the least. The former U.S. sena[...]


U.S. Senate Adds Religious Liberty Provision to Trade Bill

By Don Byrd Written by Don Byrd Last week, the U.S. Senate voted unanimously to add a provision to[...]


Values Void: Victims Sadly Overlooked In Duggar Abuse Saga

Rob BostonWall of SeparationFor the past few years, I have been receiving emails from Josh Duggar.Do[...]


Texas House Passes “Pastor Protection Act” Bill

By Don Byrd Written by Don Byrd The Texas House yesterday overwhelmingly (141 to 2) approved a bil[...]


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New Jersey priest fired as Seton Hall chaplain comes out as gay

New Jersey priest fired as Seton Hall chaplain comes out as gay

(RNS) The Rev. Warren Hall told Outsports, a magazine for gay athletes, that while he remained committed to his vocation as a priest and to his vow of celibacy, he was not going to hide his sexual orientation.

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New Jersey priest fired as Seton Hall chaplain comes out as gay

New Jersey priest fired as Seton Hall chaplain comes out as gay

(RNS) The Rev. Warren Hall told Outsports, a magazine for gay athletes, that while he remained committed to his vocation as a priest and to his vow of celibacy, he was not going to hide his sexual orientation.

The post New Jersey priest…

New Jersey priest fired as Seton Hall chaplain comes out as gay

New Jersey priest fired as Seton Hall chaplain comes out as gay

(RNS) The Rev. Warren Hall told Outsports, a magazine for gay athletes, that while he remained committed to his vocation as a priest and to his vow of celibacy, he was not going to hide his sexual orientation.

The post New Jersey priest…

New Jersey priest fired as Seton Hall chaplain comes out as gay

New Jersey priest fired as Seton Hall chaplain comes out as gay

(RNS) The Rev. Warren Hall told Outsports, a magazine for gay athletes, that while he remained committed to his vocation as a priest and to his vow of celibacy, he was not going to hide his sexual orientation.

The post New Jersey priest…

New Jersey priest fired as Seton Hall chaplain comes out as gay

New Jersey priest fired as Seton Hall chaplain comes out as gay

(RNS) The Rev. Warren Hall told Outsports, a magazine for gay athletes, that while he remained committed to his vocation as a priest and to his vow of celibacy, he was not going to hide his sexual orientation.

The post New Jersey priest…

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