The folks who are making the documentary Kidnapped for Christ are still trying to raise the funds to finish the project and get it released. I think it’s a really important documentary. It’s about kids who are sent to a “therapeutic Christian boarding school” in the Dominican Republic where they are abused, often because their …
Category Archive: Religious Barbarism
Jun 19 2013
Jun 17 2013
Leviticus 21 is a fascinating chapter in the Bible, containing the rules for priests who must offer up the sacrifice of food to God. The priests must remain “pure” and avoid anything that is “unclean.” And anyone who has the slightest defect is not allowed near the altar of God.
Jun 12 2013
Here’s an amusing bit of crazy emailed to Mikey Weinstein last week. What is it about these people not getting acronyms right? I bet at least half of the crazy email he gets refers to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation as MFRR. That’s really not that difficult, is it?
May 29 2013
The child who died recently of bacterial pneumonia because his parents believed it was a sin to take him to the doctor is not just the second child of those parents to die from lack of medical care, it’s one of more than two dozen deaths in two Philadelphia churches that believe in faith healing …
May 27 2013
Remember the parents in Pennsylvania who had a second child die from an entirely treatable condition while on probation for doing the same thing to another child? They’ve now been charged with third degree murder. They also face a separate hearing for violating the probation.
May 15 2013
Here’s yet another hateful, bigoted email sent to my friend Mikey Weinstein. He gets it far worse than most of us do because not only is he challenging Christian dominance, he also has a Jewish name and that’s all it takes to tap into a rich vein of right wing anti-Semitism.