Jim Burroway has a long and very detailed article about the Ugandan “kill the gays” bill, which could be voted on this week. He explains why the claim being repeated by so many Christian right types in this country that the bill no longer contains the death penalty is false:
Category Archive: Religious Barbarism
Nov 16 2012
The utter madness of Islamic fundamentalists doesn’t seem to have any limit at all. Now a group of Islamists in Egypt wants to destroy the famous pyramids of that country, some of the most incredible ancient artifacts in all of human history.
Nov 15 2012
The Ugandan legislature may be on the verge of passing the “kill the gays” bill that has caused so much controversy over the last couple years. It’s appeared to be dead, or at least tabled, a few times but now one of the leaders of the parliament there is predicting it will pass soon:
Nov 09 2012
Apparently there was a rainbow that appeared in New York after the hurricane went through last week. A rational person would find this neither surprising nor necessary to explain — when the sun comes out after it rains, you get rainbows — but David Jesse, a “men’s ministry speaker,” wrote an article at the Christian …
Nov 05 2012
The wingnuts are coming out in force to support unabashed theocrat Roy Moore in his bid to once again become an Alabama Supreme Court justice. Chuck Norris is the latest to endorse Moore and he’s using all the favorite, empty buzzwords that his audience loves so much:
Nov 04 2012
James Dobson is giving an enthusiastic endorsement to unabashed theocrat Roy Moore, who is once again running for his old seat on the Alabama Supreme Court. And I mean enthusiastic. He’s practically gushing about what a wonderful person and judge Moore is:
Oct 30 2012
The Tampa Bay Times has a very disturbing report about how religious exemptions allow Christian academies and homes to commit the most horrible abuse against teenagers in the name of God. They begin with the story of one young man who nearly died at the Gateway Christian Military Academy after several days of abuse, then …
Oct 26 2012
One of Andrew Sullivan’s readers points out something very interesting that I hadn’t considered, comparing Mitt Romney’s shape shifting persona to that of the Mormon church itself. That church has repeatedly changed its core beliefs if they are in opposition to the larger society:
Oct 15 2012
As I’m sure you’ve all heard by now, the Pakistani Taliban tried to murder a 14 year old girl because she advocated education for women. But now those barbaric thugs have released a statement saying that they didn’t try to kill her for that reason, but because she promoted secularism and was a symbol of …
Oct 11 2012
A candidate for the state legislature in Arkansas who has received much financial support from the leaders of the Republican party in that state has written a book that not only advocates theocracy but says that unruly children should be put to death like it says in the Bible.
Sep 14 2012
Wow. This video of Pat Robertson answering a question from a man who says his wife has become rebellious and won’t submit to him really has to be seen to be believed. And he says that the man should move to Saudi Arabia so he can beat her legally. He was clearly trying to make …
Sep 11 2012
You may remember the story a few months ago when a high school in Tennessee refused to allow a student to publish an article in the school newspaper about the pervasively Christian atmosphere at the school and mistreatment of atheist students. I hadn’t kept up with the situation, but it seems things have gotten worse. …
Sep 11 2012
Here’s a bit of good news out of Pakistan, where that 11-year old girl who was charged with, and apparently framed for, blasphemy has been released from prison. But the charges have not yet been dropped and she is still at great risk.
Sep 05 2012
Well here’s an unexpected twist in the case of the 11-year old girl accused of blasphemy for burning pages of the Quran. A local Imam has been arrested by the Pakistani police for allegedly framing the girl by putting those pages of the Quran into her bag.
Sep 03 2012
Interfax reports that a group of Russian Orthodox Christians attacked an erotic art museum in Moscow, apparently because the museum has supported the punk band Pussy Riot in their fight to avoid prison at the hands of the Russian government.