Hindu Radicals Attack Atheist Gathering

A former guru turned atheist planned a meeting for his fellow atheists in his native country of India, but the meeting never happened because Hindu radicals attacked the location and got the police to shut it down in the name of keeping order. … [Read more...]

Gingrich: Pastors Must Stand Up Against ‘Totalitarian Secularism’

Noted paragon of virtue and morality Newt Gingrich addressed David Lane's theocratic American Renewal Project and said that "Judeo-Christian values" (whatever that means) are under attack and that pastors must stand against the spooky specter of "totalitarian secularism" (whatever that means). … [Read more...]

Freethought Emergency Fund Relaunched as Secular Rescue

A year and a half ago, the Center for Inquiry launched the Freethought Emergency Fund as we tried to rescue Taslima Nasrin from her would-be executioners in India. Now, with time to evaluate the program and plan for making it the most effective it can be, they are relaunching it as Secular Rescue. … [Read more...]

The Danger of Robert Bork

Robert Bork died several years ago but he is still lauded by the right wing as having been unfairly denied a seat on the Supreme Court (he wasn't) and for being the model of a good conservative justice (he isn't). This is something I wrote in the early days of my blog addressing Bork's horrifying views. … [Read more...]

Lively: Trump Could Pass Putin’s Anti-Gay Laws Here

Trump's BFF Vladimir Putin pushed through a law in Russia that makes it illegal to be openly gay or to advocate equality, resulting in the arrest of a great many people. Deranged bigot Scott Lively helped advise on that law and hopes that Trump will follow suit here if elected president. … [Read more...]

CFI Rescues Bangladeshi Blogger from Muslim Terrorists

The story of Shammi Haque, a remarkable young writer and activist from Bangladesh, is pretty amazing. CFI got her out of her home country and to Germany after threats to her life became very real in the wake of the murder of half a dozen others in that country. Here's her story: … [Read more...]

Man Who Wants Gays Killed Says Liberals are Like Nazis

Walid and Theodore Shoebat have a jointly-authored column on their website -- it's two, two, two fascists in one -- declaring that liberals are just like Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. And another irony meter bursts into flames and gives up the ghost. … [Read more...]

Who Does Shoebat Want to Kill Today? Marco Rubio

Another day, another video from Christian fascist Theodore Shoebat wishing he had the power to murder those who disagree with him. This time it's Marco Rubio, who apparently wasn't nearly harsh enough in his anti-gay views when addressing an anti-gay conference in Florida last week. … [Read more...]

State Dept. Religious Freedom Report Strongly Criticizes Blasphemy Laws

The U.S. State Department puts out a report every year on religious freedom around the world and this year's report strongly criticizes laws that punish "blasphemy," which are enforced primarily, but not exclusively, in Muslim countries. … [Read more...]

Christian Totalitarian: Democrats Hate God!

Pastor David Whitney, a Christian Reconstructionist -- that is, Christian totalitarian or fascist -- who helps lead the Institute on the Constitution (as they imagine it to be), gives his theocratic interpretation of the Democratic platform's call for LGBT equality. … [Read more...]

Trump Advisers, Shoebats Call Khan a Muslim Brotherhood Agent

Rep. Al Baldasaro, the head of Donald Trump's veteran's committee, and Roger Stone, his BFF and fellow conspiracy nut, have both seized on an article by Christian fascists Walid and Theodore Shoebat to claim that Khizr Khan, father of a slain Army officer that Trump has been childishly attacking, is a Muslim Brotherhood agent and a jihadi terrorist. … [Read more...]

Jeffress Would Vote for Trump Over Jesus

Megachurch pastor and first class con artist Robert Jeffress is defending his support for Donald Trump by saying that he would "run from" Jesus if he were running for office in favor of a candidate like Trump because the Bible says you should prefer a "strongman" for a leader. … [Read more...]