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Editor’s Note: For 14 Sundays in a row, police have forcibly detained any members of the 1,000-member Shouwang Church in Beijing who show up at an outdoor meeting place. The church’s leadership is under house address. Many members have lost […]

When a 60-year-old grandfather woke up Sunday inside an undertaker’s refrigerator, he began yelling in protest. Two mortuary attendants ran out of the building in South Africa, convinced he was a ghost. The asthmatic man, whose name has been withheld, lost consciousness while asleep at […]

“Men of all ages, races, religions, and backgrounds do it,” writes Newsweek. “Rich men do it, and poor men do it, in forms so varied and ubiquitous that they can be summoned at a moment’s notice.” The topic is sex […]

The shells bobbed in the surf, not far from clay bowls, rotting limes and waterlogged rags that had washed back ashore, flotsam from previous Hindu ceremonies to mark festivals, births, deaths and everything in between. However, the location was not […]

Attorney Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, says he will seek $50 million in damages from MSNBC and commentator Rachel Maddow on behalf of rock singer Bradlee Deans. The suit, which Klayman says will be filed in the […]

Religion, tradition or health didn’t even come up Thursday as a judge tossed San Francisco’s proposed circumcision ban off the November ballot. Instead, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Loretta M. Giorgi ruled that state law specifically bars local government from dictating practices to health care […]

“NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted,” writes James Taylor in Forbes magazine. He reports a new study in […]

Bill O’Reilly sternly criticized the media for describing Anders Behring-Breivik, the man who has admitted to committing the mass killings in Norway, as a Christian, saying that such a thing was “impossible.” O’Reilly singled out the New York Times, which […]

Should a group of strict Hindu vegetarians — who were mistakenly served meat — get all-expenses-paid trips to India so they can cleanse themselves in the Ganges River? An appeals court has overturned a judge’s ruling – and will allow their […]

What does it mean that Anders Behring Breivik, confessed Norwegian mass murderer, endorses Israel throughout his rambling 1,518-page manifesto? “What does this mean for Israel,” writes the Jerusalem Post‘s Larry Derfner, “that this neo-Nazi monster repeatedly expressed his affinity for […]