Catholic Priest Tells Schoolchildren to Thank Their Mothers for Not Aborting Them

Father Joshy John told the second graders at Southern Cross Catholic School (in Queensland, Australia) that they should tell their mothers how much they loves them on Mothers Day.

But it didn’t quite come out that way:



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What Happens When Two Pro-Life Atheists Attend a Christian Group’s Anti-Abortion Training Seminar?

Last month, two members of Secular Pro-Life (Ellen and Monica) attended a training session run by Christian anti-abortion group Justice For All. You can read their writeups on the event, but it might be more interesting to hear the exchange in the video below, moderated by JFA’s Josh Brahm:



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Denver Archbishop Blames Atheists for Disrespecting Human Life and Leading to Our Nation’s Downfall… Like the Nazis

Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila (below) has only been in his position for a couple of years, but he already has a firm grasp of the biggest problem in his community: Those damn dirty atheists.

Here’s what Aquila blames on atheists:

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Virginia Delegate Who Claimed Disabled Children Are God’s Punishment for Abortion Is Running For Congress

Many politicians aren’t above tailoring their opinions to suit what people want to hear, sometimes zigging this way for one specific audience and then zagging for another. Take Bob Marshall, a Virginia GOP delegate now running for Congress. We previously featured Marshall on this blog in 2010, after he said this when he opposed funding Planned Parenthood:

“The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion with handicaps has increased dramatically. Why? Because when you abort the first born of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children. In the Old Testament, the first born of every being, animal and man, was dedicated to the Lord. There’s a special punishment, Christians would suggest.”

So, simply put, disabled children are God’s way to punish women who had an abortion.

When the heat of subsequent news stories made Marshall a little uncomfortable, he tried to weasel his way out by denying what he’d said:

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The Differences Between the Secular and Religious Arguments Against Abortion

Libby Anne offered a very interesting response to the guest post by Kristine Kruszelnicki by explaining how Kruszelnicki’s secular arguments against abortion really aren’t all that different from the religious arguments against abortion that Libby Anne grew up with:



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