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Category Archive: Religious Barbarism

Mar 12 2014

Iraqi Women Protest Horrifying Legislation

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 …

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Mar 04 2014

Alamo Victims Get Half a Billion Dollars

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.

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Mar 01 2014

Threats Kill SSA Club in North Carolina

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 …

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Feb 27 2014

Ugandan Paper Prints Gay Hit List

Now that President Musevini has signed Uganda’s harsh new anti-gay law and put it into effect, the witch hunts have officially begun. A Ugandan newspaper published a list of 200 allegedly gay people. I fully expect that, like Nigeria, they will be rounding up anyone suspected of being gay.

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Feb 23 2014

Appalling Abuse at Christian Group Home

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.

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Feb 21 2014

Gay Ugandans Attacked in Refugee Camp

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.

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Feb 19 2014

Trans Legislator Arrested at Sochi Olympics

The first openly trans legislator in Europe was arrested at the Sochi Olympics for holding a banner that said, in Russian, “Gay is OK.” Because they have to protect the children, dontchaknow. This is what the Russian law censors as “gay propaganda.”

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Feb 19 2014

Ben Baz is Free. What Now?

Michael Nugent reports that Abdel Aziz Mohamed Albaz, aka Ben Baz, has been released from prison in Kuwait after a year locked up for blasphemy. The real question, though, is what happens now? If I recall correctly, he now has to leave Kuwait, but he may well face even worse punishment if he goes back …

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Feb 19 2014

Court Silences Muslim Thugs in the UK

In British law they have something called an Anti-Social Behavior Order (ASBO), which is kind of like a disorderly conduct charge in the US in that it’s relatively vague and can be applied to a lot of situations. But here’s a situation where it sounds like it was correctly applied to a bunch of Muslim …

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Feb 18 2014

Musevini to Sign Ugandan Anti-Gay Bill

After initially refusing to sign an infamous bill that prescribes life in prison (but no longer the death penalty) for homosexuality because the legislature lacked a quorum to pass it, Ugandan President Museveni has changed his mind and decided to sign the bill and make it law.

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Feb 13 2014

Iranian Man Executed for ‘Waging War on God’

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.

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Feb 12 2014

The Horrifying Situation in Nigeria

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 …

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Feb 07 2014

‘Family’ Group Wants Death Penalty for Being Gay

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.

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Feb 07 2014

NY Man Kills ‘Witches’ With Hammer

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.

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Feb 06 2014

Sharlet on Russia’s Anti-Gay Violence

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.

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