Seven women who were raped and abused by evangelist Tony Alamo for years were awarded more than half a billion dollars by a judge in Arkansas after Alamo Ministries didn’t even bother responding to the lawsuit they filed against the now-notorious preacher.
Category Archive: Religious Barbarism
Mar 04 2014
Mar 01 2014
Remember the fight over an SSA club at Pigsah High School in North Carolina, where the school initially refused to allow it to form and then gave in when threatened with a lawsuit? Abusive Christians bullies have now managed to do what the school could not, prevent the creation of the group. Kalei Wilson, the …
Feb 23 2014
This is the kind of story that turns your stomach. A couple in Southern California that runs a pair of Christian group homes for the mentally and physically disabled kept them in what a court calls terrible conditions and forced them to attend religious services, punishing them if they didn’t.
Feb 21 2014
Things have gotten so bad for gay people in Uganda, even before President Musevini signs the new law increasing the penalties for it, that many have fled to a refugee camp in Kenya. Unfortunately, they aren’t even safe from attacks there, both from Kenyans and other Ugandans living in the camps.
Feb 13 2014
Yet another example of theocratic barbarism, this time out of Iran. Hashem Shaabani, a teacher and peace activist, was put to death by the Iranian government for the “crime” of “waging war against God.” Like many, he was tortured into a fake confession in order to justify his execution.
Feb 12 2014
Reading this New York Times article about the dangerous and barbaric attacks on gay people in Nigeria after President Goodluck Jonathan signed a brutal new anti-gay bill into law makes me glad that Yemisi Ilesanmi is safely in the UK. I’m sure she has many friends back home, however, and their lives are very much …
Feb 07 2014
The Family Research Institute, founded and run by deranged bigot Paul Cameron, has repeatedly endorsed Uganda’s brutal and unjust anti-gay law (currently on hold but still likely to be enforced soon). Now they’ve put out a statement saying that capital punishment is the correct punishment for “severe” homosexuality.
Feb 07 2014
Here’s your daily dose of irrational religion-based barbarism. A New York City man has admitted to police that he killed his girlfriend and her daughter because they were “witches” who were casting evil spells on him. Because they’re the ones being demonic, not him.
Feb 06 2014
The brilliant Jeff Sharlet went to Russia to investigate how their totalitarian anti-gay law and virulently anti-gay culture is affecting the LGBT community there. Unfortunately, the results are not surprising. Things are bad there. Really bad.
Feb 05 2014
One of the big problems that Christian apologists have is explaining away the utterly barbaric actions allegedly commanded by God in the Old Testament. Pat Robertson offers his ridiculous rationalization for genocide, arguing that God was showing mercy by ordering the slaughter of untold numbers of people.