The brilliant Jeff Sharlet went to Russia to investigate how their totalitarian anti-gay law and virulently anti-gay culture is affecting the LGBT community there. Unfortunately, the results are not surprising. Things are bad there. Really bad.
Category Archive: Religious Barbarism
Feb 06 2014
Feb 05 2014
One of the big problems that Christian apologists have is explaining away the utterly barbaric actions allegedly commanded by God in the Old Testament. Pat Robertson offers his ridiculous rationalization for genocide, arguing that God was showing mercy by ordering the slaughter of untold numbers of people.
Feb 05 2014
A new study shows what has been obvious to anyone paying attention for a long time, that anti-gay violence has become epidemic in Russia as religious and political authorities make gay people the scapegoat du jour with lurid tales of the need to “protect the children.”
Feb 03 2014
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 …
Jan 21 2014
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.
Jan 20 2014
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:
Jan 17 2014
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.
Dec 30 2013
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.”