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Christian teacher arrested for allegedly having sex with pupils

Christian teacher arrested for allegedly having sex with pupils

Jessie Goline, 25, pictured above with her husband Stephen, 26, was arrested this week at her home in Jonesboro, Arkansas, for allegedly having sex with four of her pupils. According to this report, Goline, an art teacher who had publicly praised her husband for his purity and faith, could be sentenced to 10- to 40-years […]

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Seeking publicity in the name of absurd religious sentiments

Seeking publicity in the name of absurd religious sentiments

Gaurav Tyagi, a new contributor to the Freethinker, reflects on the recent row over an Australian advertisement for meat. India has lodged a diplomatic protest with Australia over the ad. The Catholic Secular Forum (CSF) in India also raised objections to it and sought a boycott of Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and a ban […]

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Muslims in India riot over ‘blasphemous’ underpants

Muslims in India riot over ‘blasphemous’ underpants

AT least nine people, including five policemen, were injured after violent protests erupted in different areas of Srinagar, India, when news spread through the city that the “sacred” Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem had been printed on underwear. The structure on the garment turned out to be an historic cathedral in Italy. Police said they […]