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.
Category Archive: Religious Barbarism
Mar 21 2014
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 …
Mar 04 2014
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.
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.