The Saudi government has convicted and sentenced two men for “encouraging” a young woman to convert to Christianity, sentencing them to be beaten and put in prison for the “crime” of aiding apostasy. The woman, thankfully, escaped the country.
Category Archive: Religious Barbarism
May 15 2013
Here’s yet another hateful, bigoted email sent to my friend Mikey Weinstein. He gets it far worse than most of us do because not only is he challenging Christian dominance, he also has a Jewish name and that’s all it takes to tap into a rich vein of right wing anti-Semitism.
Apr 26 2013
A Christian couple in Pennsylvania who were on probation for involuntary manslaughter after one of their children died because they refused to take them to a doctor has now had another child die for the same reason. Their seven other children have now been removed:
Apr 13 2013
A question for wingnuts: Is there anything that doesn’t risk God’s wrath? If we let gay people get married, we’re inviting God’s wrath. And if we let women get abortions. And if we don’t do absolutely everything the Israeli governments demand, Pat Robertson warns. Isn’t it fascinating that God seems to agree with them on …
Apr 08 2013
Uganda is not the only country in Africa being led by violently anti-gay bigots. Gambian President Yahya Jammeh regularly threatens the lives of gay people and says that if they are caught in his country, they will be shown no mercy because they are pushing “satanic rights.”
Mar 06 2013
Here’s a video about children who have died because their parents chose prayer over medical treatment, letting them die from entirely treatable conditions because their religion believed that going to a doctor shows a lack of faith in God.
Mar 04 2013
In his latest Worldnutdaily column, which was written in response to a question he got on Facebook about slavery and the Bible, Ray Comfort does a rather obvious snowjob over the subject of slavery in the Bible. Like most Christian apologists, he mentions one kind of servitude and then pretends that it is the only …
Feb 24 2013
Feb 21 2013
Christian apologist Bill Pratt tries to answer a very bad question with an equally bad answer. The question is, looking at God ordering slaughters in the Bible, “Isn’t God breaking his own commandment to not kill?” But Pratt seems to want to answer a different question, which is whether God is justified in killing at …
Feb 11 2013
Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation regularly forwards me the hate mail he gets. I think this one may be my favorite yet. I think it’s the lurid and sadistic fantasies, which the writer admits gives him happiness, that does it for me.
Jan 31 2013
Leo Igwe, who has done more to expose and publicize the brutal attacks on child “witches” in Africa over the last few years than anyone else, has an article on the James Randi Educational Foundation website about this horrible practice and what fuels it. Speaking first about an orphanage that cares for 32 of the …
Jan 21 2013
Here’s yet another example of an atheist being arrested for blasphemy, this time in Kuwait, though the man who has been arrested is Egyptian. His friends call him Ben Baz, but his full name is Abdel Aziz Mohamed Albaz. He has a blog, written in Arabic, about religion and secularism. Michael Nugent has the details:
Jan 20 2013
I’d not heard of Dave Buehner until a few weeks ago, when Right Wing Watch began reporting on the contents of the show he does with Kevin Swanson, Generations Radio. But he’s making a strong case for inclusion in the Westboro Baptist Church. First he says that homosexuality = cannibalism, now he says the government …