Obama Says What Wingnuts Claim He Never Says


One of the claims we hear continually from the Christian right is that Obama is on the side of the Muslims because he never speaks out in defense of Christians who face terrible persecution in Muslim countries. Like most claims from the Christian right, this is a lie. The president has done so many, many times, as has the State Department. And here's another statement they will pretend doesn't exist: … [Read more...]

Planned Parenthood Killer Wants to Represent Himself


Robert Dear, the anti-abortion sociopath who killed three people and wounded many more while staking out his "pro-life" position at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, has told the judge that he wants to fire his public defenders and defend himself in court instead. He almost certainly wants to admit he did it while still arguing that he is innocent because it was justified. … [Read more...]

Shoebat Wants SWAT Teams to Shut Down Yoga Studios


Christian fascist and sociopath Theodore Shoebat is on a roll lately. Every day, it seems, he has a new prescription for the totalitarian theocracy he so loudly advocates. His latest declaration is that in order to establish a truly Christian civilization, which he believes Donald Trump will build if elected president, SWAT teams must raid and shut down yoga studios. … [Read more...]

Bangladeshi Couple Gets Asylum in Canada

I am relieved to read this article in the Toronto Globe and Mail about Raihan and Samia Abir, a Bangladeshi atheist couple who have seen many of their friends murdered by Muslim extremists for expressing their views on religion, having been granted asylum in Canada. I'm also happy to see that the CFI and CFI-Canada played key roles in getting them to safety. … [Read more...]

Shoebat: Trump the Only Real Christian in the Race


Deranged Christian sociopath and fascist Theodore Shoebat made an 80-minute long video review of the last Republican presidential debate, which he titled "All Of The Candidates Except For Donald Trump Hate Christianity And Are Enemies Of Christ." Imagine for a moment being so far out on the fringe that Ted Cruz is an "enemy of Christ." Some of what he has to say is...well, just read it. … [Read more...]

Lively: Shoebat is a ‘Pro-Family Hero’


Scott Lively, the deranged anti-gay bigot who brags about being influential in passing brutal anti-gay laws in Russia, Uganda and elsewhere, has put a list of "pro-family heroes" for 2015. It's the usual rundown of Christian right bigots, but there's one name that really jumps out. Among those given "honorable mention" is Christian fascist Theodore Shoebat. … [Read more...]

Shoebat Wants Muslims Hunted and Killed Like the Native Americans


Holy shit. Theodore Shoebat, son of fake "ex-terrorist" Walid Shoebat and self-admitted Christian fascist, actually manages to be even worse than he has already been. In his latest video, he praises Donald Trump for wanting to ban Muslims, then goes further and says that they should be hunted down and killed just like we did to the Native Americans. … [Read more...]

Muslim Mob Destroys Factory Over Rumored Blasphemy


The situation in Pakistan just gets more horrifying by the day. A mob of Muslim reactionaries (like Hitchens, I try not to call them radicals because radicalism has a long history of positive reforms) attacked a factory in Jhelum because they'd heard a rumor that one of the employees had "desecrated" the Quran. The government has arrested dozens of people involved in the attack -- and the alleged "blasphemer," of course. … [Read more...]

Badawi May Be Pardoned for His ‘Crimes’


Some tentatively wonderful news regarding Raid Badawi, the Saudi atheist blogger sentence to years in prison and 1000 lashes. According to a Swiss diplomat, his sentence has been suspended, which may pave the way for King Salman of Saudi Arabia to pardon him for his "crime" of blasphemy. It's not entirely clear exactly what's going on, but someone I know who is friends with Badawi's wife says this story is "partially accurate" and seems hopeful. … [Read more...]

The Dishonest Dodge From Dominionists


I got into an argument on Facebook on Saturday with a Christian Reconstructionist who objected when I said that Joel McDurmon, the new leader of Reconstructionist group American Vision, wants to put gay people to death. Just to make sure, I looked up some material from McDurmon on the subject and found the same dishonest dodge I always hear from these people, which I'll spell out below. … [Read more...]

Yet Another Attack on Planned Parenthood


In what has become a depressingly familiar story, a white male Christian terrorist opened fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, which is practically Mecca for that particular demographic, wounding at least 11 people. The shooter is in custody but they have not yet released his name as of this writing. Police are saying it's too early to speculate on his motives. No, I'm afraid it isn't. … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia Threatens to Sue Over ISIS Comparisons


Apparently pulling a page from Donald Trump's playbook, Saudi Arabia is now threatening to sue anyone who compares their "justice" system to the extreme form of Sharia law practiced by ISIS in the territory they control. The threat was aimed at someone on Twitter, but they say they'll go after anyone who makes such a comparison. Okay, I'm game. Your legal system is, if anything, even worse than ISIS. … [Read more...]