It’s been clear for some time now that Russia’s harsh anti-gay law passed last year is creating an atmosphere that encourages violence against gay people and that the Russian government has little inclination to protect them from it. Right Wing Watch quotes human rights activists on the nature of that atmosphere:
Category Archive: Religious Barbarism
Apr 17 2014
Apr 16 2014
Is there any limit to how extreme Matt Barber’s new site BarbWire can get? Apparently not. They’ve got a genuine Christian Reconstructionist, Lee Duigon, writing for them now. And he thinks Christians who aren’t anti-gay enough — and to a Reconstructionist, I assume that means Christians who don’t think they should be stoned to death …
Apr 16 2014
This is a disturbing video that demonstrates how religion can warp and twist a human mind into something vile and hateful and repulsive. It’s a preacher named Brother Dean at Arizona State University calling people “faggots” and “whores” while holding a sign that says “You deserve rape.”
Apr 15 2014
Helen Okpabio, the Pentecostal preacher from Nigeria who is one of the people most responsible for violence toward suspected “witches” — almost always women and young children — in North Africa, recently took a trip to London to “deliver” people from “spiritual bondage.”
Apr 08 2014
A Florida man has been arrested for attempting to burn to death a lesbian couple and their 8 children while they were sleeping. During police questioning, he said he despises their lesbian relationship and especially hates to see them kiss. So naturally, he tried to kill them.
Mar 28 2014
In a 700 Club segment on the case involving a baker who refused to make a cake for a gay wedding celebration, Pat Robertson launched into a rather bizarre diatribe about why Jesus wouldn’t have baked a cake for them either because they would have been stoned to death. He seemed rather sad that things …
Mar 28 2014
Those who have been following my blog for many years may remember the names Kyle Bristow and Jason Van Dyke, two white supremacist douchebags who went to Michigan State and managed to get law degrees from other schools. They’ve filed an amicus brief in the Michigan marriage equality case in the 6th Circuit on behalf …
Mar 27 2014
Sometimes I’m just astonished by how fundamentalist Christians use words. They seem to be like Humpty Dumpty, declaring that words can mean whatever they want them to mean. A perfect example is Ken Ham’s claim that God is going to burn Bill Maher (and the rest of us heathens, of course) in a lake of …
Mar 21 2014
In all the furor over Bill Maher accurately calling the Biblical God a “psychotic mass murderer,” I’ve finally found someone who actually wants to defend that God rather than just rail at how “hateful” Maher is. Jerry Newcombe gives it a shot, with predictably terrible arguments.
Mar 19 2014
Pastor James David Manning of ATLAH Worldwide Missionary Church in Harlem continues to make the most vile and disgusting statements, especially on the church’s marquee. The latest is to declare that Jesus would stone gay people to death as it commands in Leviticus.
Mar 12 2014
There is a new law proposed in Iraq, and approved by the cabinet, that would set the cause of womens’ rights in Iraq back many decades and constitute a serious regression even from the days of Saddam Hussein, who was, despite many other flaws, relatively progressive in that regard. A group of women protested that …