Raif Badawi, the atheist imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for blasphemy, has had his sentence made even worse than it already was. This comes only a few days after the Center for Inquiry held a protest at the Saudi embassy in Washington, DC.
Category Archive: Religious Barbarism
May 09 2014
May 08 2014
Another member of the Westboro Baptist church, the son of Shirley Phelps-Roper, has left that vile cult and disavowed their hatred and bigotry in no uncertain terms. He is the fourth of Shirley’s children, out of the ten she has had, to leave the family. And he’s apparently getting a lot of support from other …
May 02 2014
The horrifying story of more than 200 teenage girls in Nigeria who were kidnapped by an infamously brutal group of Muslim insurgents just keeps getting worse. A new report says that they have now been married off to their kidnappers in mass weddings.
May 02 2014
Matt Barber’s new site BarbWire has a new columnist. Don Boys used to be a member of the Indiana House of Representatives, where he tried mightily to pass a bill to put gay people in prison like he could in the old days. In his first column, he gleefully tells the story:
Apr 29 2014
Martin Ssempa is a Ugandan preacher who has been the driving force behind that nation’s crusade against gay people. His bigotry is so extreme that it can only be described as utterly deranged. He’s absolutely obsessed with lurid descriptions of gay sex — and now that may get him charged under the very law he …
Apr 21 2014
I wrote last week about Nigerian witch hunter Helen Ukpabio going to the UK to perform exorcisms and tell people how to spot demon-possessed children, many of whom end up killed or maimed as a result. Now a group of activists is asking the government to boot her out of the country.
Apr 18 2014
Wednesday was the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing and a service was held in memory of it. Sandy Rios bizarrely thinks that they didn’t thank God enough for protecting us from the bombing being worse, so now her repulsive God may just let something much worse happen to teach them a lesson:
Apr 17 2014
It’s been clear for some time now that Russia’s harsh anti-gay law passed last year is creating an atmosphere that encourages violence against gay people and that the Russian government has little inclination to protect them from it. Right Wing Watch quotes human rights activists on the nature of that atmosphere:
Apr 16 2014
Is there any limit to how extreme Matt Barber’s new site BarbWire can get? Apparently not. They’ve got a genuine Christian Reconstructionist, Lee Duigon, writing for them now. And he thinks Christians who aren’t anti-gay enough — and to a Reconstructionist, I assume that means Christians who don’t think they should be stoned to death …
Apr 16 2014
This is a disturbing video that demonstrates how religion can warp and twist a human mind into something vile and hateful and repulsive. It’s a preacher named Brother Dean at Arizona State University calling people “faggots” and “whores” while holding a sign that says “You deserve rape.”
Apr 15 2014
Helen Okpabio, the Pentecostal preacher from Nigeria who is one of the people most responsible for violence toward suspected “witches” — almost always women and young children — in North Africa, recently took a trip to London to “deliver” people from “spiritual bondage.”
Apr 08 2014
A Florida man has been arrested for attempting to burn to death a lesbian couple and their 8 children while they were sleeping. During police questioning, he said he despises their lesbian relationship and especially hates to see them kiss. So naturally, he tried to kill them.