Bryan Fischer Agrees with Rep. Todd Akin About #LegitimateRape… Of Course

Because Christian Right leader Bryan Fischer knows soooooo much about women’s health: As Brian Tashman at Right Wing Watch points out, … rape does not make pregnancy either impossible or unlikely, and there are other types of rape than “forcible rape,” such as statutory rape or cases where consent isn’t offered or is impossible. Even [Read More...]

Does Todd Akin Represent a New Republican Low?

Bill Maher makes a throwaway comment during the opening sequences of his “CrazyStupidPolitics” show that suddenly seems very apt. Maher is describing watching from the sidelines as the Republicans go through the process of searching for new leaders over the last few years. He describes the process as illuminating, resulting in the revelation: “There is no bottom, I thought Dan Quayle [Read More...]

New Zealand’s Associate Education Minister is a Creationist

In New Zealand, the Associate Education Minister John Banks just made a frightening revelation: He’s a Creationist. … he believes the Genesis account of the start of life on Earth. According to the Bible, God made the world in six days, with Adam and Eve being his last act of creation. … “That’s what I [Read More...]

A Christian’s Tribute to Pussy Riot

Go, nakedpastor, go: (More on the story here.) [Read more...]

The Petty Vindictiveness of Blasphemy Laws

The Times of India reports that an 11-year-old girl, Rimsha Masih, has been arrested for blasphemy, for alleged Koran desecration in Pakistan. In case you were one of the last people on Earth who was under the illusion that these blasphemy laws were somehow about protecting religious feelings or preventing religiously inspired violence, this should [Read More...]


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