American Atheists recently put up billboards in Charlotte and Tampa, where the two major parties are holding their national conventions, and they were — very predictably — greeted by violent threats, rage and hatred. Here are a couple of emails they received in response:
Category Archive: Religious Barbarism
Aug 28 2012
Caution: This story may make you sick to your stomach, especially the description of the mutilation of a young Christian boy in Pakistan. The barbarians there are not just trying to burn an 11-year old girl for blasphemy, they’re actually chopping up little kids.
Aug 27 2012
Gary DeMar, a Christian Reconstructionist — read: fascist leader, says that Todd Akin is the victim of a “legitimate political gang rape.” He says that’s what we expect from liberals, but not from conservatives and Republicans.
Aug 23 2012
In yet another example of outright barbarism, a Pakistani mob wants to set an 11 year old girl, who may have Downs syndrome, on fire for blasphemy for using pages of the Quran to start a fire for cooking — along with Christians in the area. Since the girl is illiterate, she had no way …
Aug 20 2012
In the aftermath of the vile shooting at the offices of the Family Research Council in Washington, DC, the FRC is working overtime to convince people that those who criticize their rank bigotry are at least partly to blame for the shooting. They held a press conference to make exactly that argument:
Aug 15 2012
A month ago I wrote about an Iranian cleric who said that women who dress immodestly are the cause of earthquakes and he predicted that Iran would be hit with earthquakes if women don’t start covering up more skin. Looks like the guy was right, as two quakes hit a remote area in Northwestern Iran …
Aug 07 2012
It seems another Fox News host has stepped off the reservation and said something the wingnuts don’t like. They don’t like it because it’s true, of course, but they’re making lots of absurd and inconsistent arguments against what she said anyway. Here’s what Megyn Kelly said during an interview on anti-gay discrimination with Robert Jeffress …
Aug 03 2012
Pastor Kevin Swanson of Generations With Vision, who also hosts his own radio show, reacted to the Chick-Fil-A controversy on his show by waxing nostalgic about how Christianity used to be in control and led to gay people being put to death:
Aug 01 2012
From the “holy shit, is this 2012″ file: A predominately white Baptist church in Mississippi refused to allow a black couple that had been attending the church to get married there, forcing the pastor to perform the ceremony at a different church. Seriously.
Jul 29 2012
Political Research Associates has a new report out about American Christian right organizations dramatically ramping up their missionary and political efforts in Africa, where those efforts are often intertwined with anti-gay and anti-witchcraft crusades that have left thousands of people dead and many more oppressed.
Jul 27 2012
The indispensable Leo Igwe, an African rationalist and human rights activist who was at The Amazing Meeting recently, is drawing attention to yet another crusade at a Nigerian Pentecostal church that might well incite another round of attacks on “witches.”
Jul 26 2012
We’ve heard from every other ignorant halfwit and religious right looney tunes on what caused the Aurora shootings — all ignoring the obvious, that they were caused by one clearly mentally ill shooter — so why not here from the king of moronia, Ray Comfort? Naturally, the Worldnutdaily is giving him a platform:
Jul 25 2012
In the aftermath of the Aurora shootings, lots of the good people of the local community flocked to the churches for comfort. And then they heard stupid things like this from at least one of the local pastors who had several members of his church at the theater when it happened: