A new study shows that Pentecostal preachers in the UK, especially ones that have congregations made up predominately of those of African descent, are destroying the health and lives of those who are HIV-positive by telling them to stop taking their meds and rely on God to heal them instead.
Category Archive: Religious Barbarism
Aug 21 2013
Aug 14 2013
One of the more barbaric passages in the Bible is found in Deuteronomy 22, which comprises the Mosaic law on how to handle premarital sex and rape. It’s the chapter that says that a woman who is found not be a virgin on her wedding day is to be stoned to death.
Aug 14 2013
Here’s a disgusting story. A woman in South Carolina killed a dog — hanged him and set him on fire — because he chewed on her Bible, which proved, in her addled mind, that it was a “devil dog” and must be destroyed. The Huffington Post reports: Authorities have charged a South Carolina woman with …
Jul 30 2013
I had the remarkably good fortune to get to meet Bishop Desmond Tutu a few years ago and be part of a small group of people to sit and talk with him for a few hours. Tutu recently stirred up some controversy by declaring that he would never worship a homophobic God and would rather …
Jul 30 2013
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe continued his long history of violent and barbaric anti-gay rhetoric during a rally for that country’s upcoming elections, saying that it is imperialism to condition aid on treating gay people like human beings because gays should be beheaded.
Jul 29 2013
Right Wing Watch catches Liberty Counsel, the Christian right legal group founded by Jerry Falwell and run by Mat Staver and Matt Barber, with their Facebook cover photo citing a Bible verse that demands that gay people be stoned to death. Here’s the picture:
Jul 28 2013
Pastor Matt Brown of Riverside, California’s Sandals Church says he will refuse to go to any same-sex wedding, not only because he doesn’t approve of them but because he’ll “punch” and “go Old Testament” on any minister who performs such a wedding. After Jeremy Hooper flagged the video, the church decided to make it private, …
Jul 16 2013
Malala Yousafzi, the courageous young lady who was shot in the head by the Taliban for demanding education for women, gave a speech to student delegates at the United Nations. Yeah, it’s full of religious language, but I don’t care. I couldn’t get through this without tears and I bet you won’t either.
Jun 25 2013
One of Andrew Sullivan’s readers provides a powerful testimony to the dangers of anti-gay “reversion therapy” in the wake of the disbanding of Exodus International, the world’s largest and best known organization promoting “ex-gay” reparative therapies to turn people from gay to straight.