Hi-tech Sharia: Islamic extremists live tweet amputation of man’s hand

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Islamic extremists in Syria performed what may have been a Twitter first Friday: live-tweeting the amputation of a man's hand. Washington Post reports the amputation took place in the remote rural town of Maskanah in the northern province of Aleppo. The following is an excerpt from that report, detailing a series of tweets posted by the account of a supporter of the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria:The first showed a photograph of a blindfolded man having his arm positioned on a … [Read more...]

Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ music video censored after Muslim outrage

Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Video

After outraged Muslims accused Katy Perry of blasphemy, her new music video “Dark Horse” has been edited to appease her angry Islamic critics. Muslims accused Perry of blasphemy and insulting Islam because at one point in her music video a man wearing a pendant with the word ‘Allah’ written in Arabic is zapped by Perry, and disintegrates. In the censored version the religious symbol is edited out.In the light hearted, pop video, Perry plays a campy Egyptian queen who rejects suitors by zappi … [Read more...]

Idaho GOP protects faith healing parents, sanctions child abuse

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Today Idaho Republicans killed a bill designed to protect children from faith healing parents. In so doing, Republicans have, in effect, sanctioned child abuse, placing the religious superstitions of parents before the health and welfare of children. In Idaho, Christian extremists, twisted by religious superstition, watch their children die, choosing prayer over modern medicine. A religious shield law protects those parents who claim to be acting out of religious faith, so when a child dies in … [Read more...]

After threats and harassment, NC teen abandons atheist group

Sad news: After suffering threats and harassment a North Carolina teen has been forced to abandon her efforts to form a chapter of the Secular Student Alliance at her public high school. 15-year-old Kalei Wilson waged a brave and determined battle against school administrators at Pisgah High School to form the group. Indeed, the decision to allow the atheist club was made only after significant pressure was brought to bear by the Secular Student Alliance (SSA), the Freedom From Religion … [Read more...]

Muslims charge Katy Perry with blasphemy

Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Video

Muslims are offended by Katy Perry’s latest music video “Dark Horse,” claiming the video promotes blasphemy and is insulting to Islam. Muslims are upset because at one point in the video a man wearing a pendant with the word ‘Allah’ written in Arabic is zapped by Perry, and disintegrates. In the light hearted pop video Perry plays a campy Egyptian queen who rejects suitors by zapping them with lightning and turning them into sand. For some Muslims, the silly pop video is deeply offensive to the … [Read more...]

Republicans draft legislation to ban gay players from NFL


Republicans are preparing legislation that would ban gay athletes from joining the National Football League (NFL). Sam Stein at Huffington Post reports a Republican lobbyist is preparing legislation that would ban gay athletes from playing in the National Football League, a move some Republicans believe is necessary to prevent American society from sliding into indecency. Raw Story reports Washington lobbyist Jack Burkman issued a statement saying that his firm, J M Burkman & Associates, … [Read more...]

Mansplaining: Virginia Republican tells pregnant women they’re just ‘hosts’


Degrading and demeaning: In yet another skirmish in the Republican war on women, Virginia State Sen. Steve Martin claimed a pregnant woman is just a “host” for a fetus, and should have no right to end her pregnancy. Martin, an anti-abortion religious conservative, went ballistic after a pro-choice group sent him a Valentine urging him to reconsider his stance on women's issues. Martin responded to the request with a blistering, if ill conceived attack, on women, via Facebook. The following is an … [Read more...]

US General claims Jesus, armed with an assault rifle, will return

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Right wing Christian fantasy: Jesus is coming back, and he’ll be armed with an AR-15 assault rifle when he returns, according to Lieutenant General William 'Jerry' Boykin. Boykin, a retired lieutenant general and executive vice president of the Family Research Council, spoke at the WallBuilders' Pro-Family Legislators Conference last week. There he declared that when Jesus comes back, he'll do so carrying an AR-15 assault rifle. The following is an excerpt from his remarks:The Lord is a w … [Read more...]