Category Archive: Religious Barbarism

Feb 03 2014

Alexander Aan is Released

Alexander Aan, the Indonesian atheist sentenced to 30 months in prison for merely saying that he is an atheist on Facebook, has been released from prison after 18 months. Unfortunately, he now will likely have to remain in hiding because of threats to his life. He was already beaten by an angry mob before going …

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Feb 03 2014

Paul Cameron’s Raging Bigotry

Marvin Olasky recently criticized that harsh anti-gay law in Uganda and has drawn the ire of Paul Cameron and his Family Research Institute. Cameron is a guy who got thrown out of the APA for making up bad data to justify his anti-gay bigotry. I’ll intersperse the statements from Olasky with FRI’s incredibly loathsome responses.

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Jan 28 2014

Elderly Scottish Man Faces Death for Blasphemy

And the carnage from blasphemy laws in the Muslim world continues. An elderly Scottish man is facing the death penalty in Pakistan after being convicted of blasphemy for supposedly claiming to be a prophet. Because claiming to be a prophet is bad, except for all the people who claimed to be prophets in the past …

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Jan 24 2014

‘Ex-gay’: ‘Communist’ Gay Activists to Blame for Brutal Laws

Christopher Doyle, an “ex-gay” activist (read: someone pretending not to be gay) with Voice of the Voiceless, says that gay rights activists are communists and it’s their own damn fault that Russia, Uganda, Nigeria and other countries pass brutal and unjust laws against them:

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Jan 21 2014

Mother Kills Her Children During ‘Exorcism’

The Washington Post has the tragic story of a mother and another woman in Germantown, Maryland who killed two of her toddler children and critically wounded two others, apparently in an attempt to free them from what they believed to be demonic possession.

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Jan 20 2014

Musevini Blocks Anti-Gay Bill in Uganda

Ugandan President Musevini has blocked the passage of the infamous anti-gay bill, which carries life imprisonment for “aggravated” homosexuality, not because he’s opposed to it but because there wasn’t a quorum present to pass it. The Daily Monitor reports:

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Jan 17 2014

American Christian Right Supports Nigerian Law

Now that the Nigerian government has passed a brutal new law that puts gay people in prison for ten years and has begun arresting gay people, torturing them to get the identities of others and then rounding them up, it’s worth noting that the Christian right in this country defended that law when it passed.

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Jan 16 2014

Nigeria Torturing Gay People to ID Others

Uganda is not the only African country with a harsh new anti-gay law. Nigeria also has a new law that puts gay people in prison for 10 years for anyone who “registers, operates or participates in gay clubs, societies or organizations, or directly or indirectly makes public show of same-sex amorous relationship in Nigeria.” And …

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Jan 09 2014

Wingnuts Fantasize About Stoning Gay People

Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner of Generations Radio, both of whom are staunch theocrats of a Reconstructionist bent, are hopping mad about the Rose Parade float that featured a gay couple getting married. So they fantasize about what would happen if they had a float that showed a gay person getting stoned to death:

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Jan 09 2014

Islamic Reactionaries Torch Lebanese Library

Yet another example of the rampant misology among fundamentalists of every religion. Muslim reactionaries in Lebanon set fire to a library owned by a Greek Orthodox priest of more than 80,000 books. Why? Either because someone found a pamphlet that “insulted” Muhammad or because the priest said something they don’t like on the internet.

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Jan 02 2014

Two Pakistani Men Sentenced to Death for ‘Blasphemy’

I continue to be absolutely appalled by the fascist and barbaric use of blasphemy laws to not just punish but murder people who say things the religious authorities in many countries don’t like. In Pakistan, two men have been sentenced to death for claiming they saw God.

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Dec 30 2013

Another ‘Witch’ Killed in Africa

The horrifying trend of people in African countries killing others after accusing them of being “witches” continues with this story of two men in Zimbabwe killing an 81-year old man because they thought he had killed their uncle through his use of “witchcraft.”

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Dec 26 2013

Uganda Passes Harsh Anti-Gay Law

After several years of back and forth, the Ugandan legislature has finally passed the anticipated anti-gay bill, but apparently with “only” life in prison for gay people instead of the death penalty. And it even will send you to prison if you don’t turn someone in for being gay. But apparently there’s a chance that …

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Dec 23 2013

The Most Unhinged Response to Duck Dynasty Brouhaha

I really don’t want to write anything about Duck Dynasty, a show I’ve never watched and never will. But I can at least use it to demonstrate some of the deranged things being said in defense of the bigoted asshole from the show whose name I can’t be bothered to learn. The most unhinged one …

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Dec 22 2013

TX Gov. Candidate: Help Me Secede So I Can Have You Killed

Every day I troll the fringe backwaters of the right wing (which are getting less fringe-y every day) but every once in a while I come across someone who is so off-the-charts oblivious that it leaves an indentation when my head hits the desk. Larry SECEDE Kilgore (he actually made SECEDE his middle name legally), …

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