The Barbarism of Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws

Novelist Ali Sethi has an op-ed column in the New York Times about Pakistan's brutal and horrifying blasphemy laws, which have been used more frequently over the last few years, primarily against Christians and other religious minorities. He traces the history of those laws: … [Read more...]

Pakistani ‘Blasphemer’ Killed in Police Custody

As bad as the blasphemy laws are in most officially Muslim countries, it's often better than what mobs of barbarians will do to those who are accused of that "crime." Again and again, accused blasphemers are beaten and killed by mobs. The latest is in Pakistan and it happened in police custody. … [Read more...]

Another Uncomfortable Bible Passage

When people ask me why I'm no longer a Christian, I often say "because I read the Bible." I'm not just being snarky, I mean it literally. If I hadn't read the Bible so much, I may have stayed a Christian. But it contains so many passages that are appalling and/or ridiculous that I simply could not believe it any longer. Here's a perfect example, from Numbers 5: … [Read more...]

UN Experts Strongly Criticize Saudi Arabia Over Badawi

A group of United Nations Special Rapporteurs has issued a statement strongly criticizing Saudi Arabia over the brutal sentence handed down against Raif Badawi for nothing more than expressing the fact that he's an atheist and creating a platform to allow others to do so. … [Read more...]

Christian Women to Hang for Apostasy in Sudan

Yet another example of the extraordinary barbarism of reactionary Islamic law, this time in the Sudan where a woman has been sentenced to death by hanging for apostasy after converting to Christianity and marrying a Christian man, both of which are forbidden under that nation's version of Sharia law. … [Read more...]

Coach Dave Hearts Gay-Killing Pastor

"Coach" Dave Daubenmire loves him some James David Manning. Manning, you may recall, is the Harlem pastor who says that gay people should be put to death like it says in the Bible and that Obama is releasing "homo demons" on the black community. The two of them are getting together for an event to "bury racism" at Gettysburg. And by "bury racism," I mean claim that the south should have won the Civil War. … [Read more...]

Muslim Exorcism Kills Man in Pakistan

Did you know that Muslims have exorcisms just like Christians do? I didn't. But an attempt to free a man of "demonic possession" in Pakistan using smoke ended with that man dead and the man who performed the exorcism facing possible criminal charges. … [Read more...]

Beck: We’re ‘Begging to Be Destroyed’

The self-loathing of some Christians never ceases to astonish me. The astonishing idea that humans are so utterly depraved that we deserve to be destroyed by God and then tormented in hell for eternity is incredibly barbaric and inhumane. Glenn Beck says we're just "begging" for God to destroy us. … [Read more...]

Badawi’s Oppressive Punishment Gets Worse

Raif Badawi, the atheist imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for blasphemy, has had his sentence made even worse than it already was. This comes only a few days after the Center for Inquiry held a protest at the Saudi embassy in Washington, DC. … [Read more...]

The Phelps Cult Loses Another One

Another member of the Westboro Baptist church, the son of Shirley Phelps-Roper, has left that vile cult and disavowed their hatred and bigotry in no uncertain terms. He is the fourth of Shirley's children, out of the ten she has had, to leave the family. And he's apparently getting a lot of support from other family members who have left: … [Read more...]

Nigerian Girls Married to Kidnappers in Mass Weddings

The horrifying story of more than 200 teenage girls in Nigeria who were kidnapped by an infamously brutal group of Muslim insurgents just keeps getting worse. A new report says that they have now been married off to their kidnappers in mass weddings. … [Read more...]

New BarbWire Columnist Wants Gay People in Prison

Matt Barber's new site BarbWire has a new columnist. Don Boys used to be a member of the Indiana House of Representatives, where he tried mightily to pass a bill to put gay people in prison like he could in the old days. In his first column, he gleefully tells the story: … [Read more...]


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