Accused Rapists Want to Use Bible as Their Defense

A father and son from Ohio who are accused of keeping the father's stepdaughter in shackles for three years as they raped her over and over again are defending themselves and told the judge that they want to use the Bible, "the only law book that truly matters," in their defense. … [Read more...]

Swanson: Highlights Magazine as Bad as ISIS

Kevin Swanson, who may be the single most ridiculous far-right talk radio host (which does not, of course, stop Republicans from appearing at his events), says that Highlights magazine is just as bad as ISIS for acknowledging that gay parents exist. … [Read more...]

Secular Writers, Critics Disappear in Pakistan

In a very disturbing development, four secular writers who have been staunch critics of the government, have disappeared in Pakistan over the last week. The only question is whether those responsible are militant Muslims or the government (but I repeat myself). … [Read more...]

Muslim Fascists Violently Rally for Blasphemy Laws

A group of barbaric Muslim fascists in Pakistan held a violent rally in favor of strict blasphemy laws that put to death anyone who dares to offend their delicate religious sensibilities. AP reports: … [Read more...]

In India, the Religious Right is Hindu

All around the world, the story is the same: Religious conservatives want to force others to comply with the rules of their beliefs. In America, it's Christians. In India, it's Hindus, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a Hindu nationalist. Now local governments are following his lead in persecuting, and prosecuting, people who eat beef. … [Read more...]

How About Sen. Roy Moore?

With Jeff Sessions leaving the Senate to become the new attorney general, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley gets to name his replacement until the next election. And guess who he's considering? Christian fascist and enthusiastic supporter of killing gay people Roy Moore. … [Read more...]

Who Does Theodore Shoebat Want Murdered Today?

Deranged bigot and wannabe Torquemada Theodore Shoebat is adding to the long list of people he wants to murder. This time it's a 9 year old transgender girl and the editors of National Geographic who did a story about her. And he justifies it by saying they'd do the same to him. … [Read more...]

Shoebat Hopes Trump Slaughters All the Gay People

Christian fascist Theodore Shoebat, who just a week ago was calling for Donald Trump to be stoned to death because he held up a rainbow flag at a rally, now hopes that Trump will get a law passed that would execute all gay people in the country. … [Read more...]

Now Shoebat Wants Trump Executed

Add Donald Trump to the long list of people that Christian fascist Theodore Shoebat wants put to death. Though he has previously praised Trump during the campaign, he made the mistake of holding up an "LGBTs for Trump" flag at a rally and that's it, Shoebat wants him murdered. … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]