Mistake in Reciting Qur’an Leads to Caning and Hospital Visit for 10-Year-Old Boy

To Train Up a Child, special Islamic version:

An imam in Uttar Pradesh punished a 10-year-old boy with 170 push ups and then caned him, after he failed to recite a chapter from Quran correctly. The boy had to be treated in hospital after the beating. … The cleric beat the boy with a cane and sat on him, when he was unable to complete the press-ups due to exhaustion, the Times of India reported. The boy was admitted to hospital afterward.



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Creationist Megan Fox Thinks Our Library Fundraiser Backfired

If you need to catch up on this story, I suggest reading this post.

Creationist Megan Fox posted this on her Facebook page yesterday:

A few thoughts:

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Pickens County School Board Will Vote Tonight to Bring Prayer Back to Their Meetings

***Update***: The vote was 3 for, 3 against, and 1 abstention… so the prayer policy will *not* change. That is to say meetings will not open with sectarian invocations. Hallelujah! … I thought this issue had been put to rest already… but I guess not. Last September, the Pickens County Board of Trustees in South [Read More…]

Why We Won’t See an Openly Atheist President Anytime Soon

The Washington Post‘s new “Acts of Faith” section has the rundown of whether we’ll see an (openly) atheist President anytime soon. (Spoiler: HA!)



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Meth-Dealing Priest and Money Launderer Kevin Wallin Would Like a Light Sentence, Please

If Father Kevin Wallin had peed in the baptismal font, smoked kush in the confessional, and humped a life-size crucifix, his bosses and parishioners would probably only be half as shocked as they are by what Wallin really did do.

Wallin, now 63 years old, was formerly the priest at St. Augustine Parish in Bridgeport, Connecticut, but was suspended in May of 2013 after church authorities say they learned that the pastor was engaging in gay sex in the church rectory. He also had a habit of dressing in women’s clothes, according to reports at the time.

But that pales next to the meth-dealing and money-laundering.

The out-of-control priest allegedly laundered his excess drug cash [from the sale of methamphetamine] by investing in a local business.

Liquor store? Car wash? Nope.

Sex shop.



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