Creationist Ken Ham exploits children to lobby for Ark park tax break

Creationist Ken Ham exploits children in a public relations stunt aimed at shaming Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear into restoring illegal tax breaks for Ham’s Noah’s Ark theme park.Ham is angry that the state of Kentucky had the good sense to withdraw an offer of $18 million in tax breaks after it became clear that Ham’s Noah’s Ark theme park was not a tourist attraction, but a Christian ministry.In an attempt to garner sympathy for his cause and shame Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear into … [Read more...]

In Memoriam: Cardinal Egan – Protector of Pedophile Priests

Edward Michael Egan, American Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, is dead. As a member of the church hierarchy, Egan protected and enabled pedophile priests by shuffling them from parish to parish in an immoral attempt to preserve the reputation of the church and protect the church from financial liability.Egan died on March 5, at the age of 82. He served as Bishop of Bridgeport from 1988 to 2000, and as Archbishop of New York from 2000 to 2009.While serving as Bishop of the … [Read more...]

Christian lawmaker: Gays ‘don’t have a right to be served’

Anti-gay backlash: Christian Republicans fight for right to discriminate against LGBT people. Across the country conservative Christians are introducing legislation to provide legal protection to people who wish to discriminate against others based on their “sincerely held religious beliefs.”Currently Oklahoma is one such state where conservative Christian Republicans are trying to make it easier for businesses and individuals to opt out of serving gay couples on religious grounds, eff … [Read more...]

Saudi gang rape victim punished with 200 lashes and six months jail

Saudi shame: A 19-year-old woman who was the victim of a violent gang rape in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 200 lashes and six months in jail after being found guilty of being “indecent” at the time of the attack because she was not accompanied by a male guardian.The government defended the outrageous court decision, saying that the victim was at fault, and noting that Saudi courts abide by Sharia law which dictates that a woman cannot be in public without a male guardian.The ori … [Read more...]

Man jailed after marrying 12-year-old girl in Islamic ceremony

Child bride in Australia: A 27-year-old man who married and impregnated a 12-year-old girl in an Islamic ceremony arranged by the girl’s father has been sentenced to a maximum of 10 years and a minimum of seven-and-a-half years in jail.The man, who must remain unidentified due to Australian law, was a Lebanese student who met the girl at a Mosque in November 2013 after approaching the girl’s father and asking for an introduction.According to reports, the pair subsequently “married” in an … [Read more...]

Illegal Christian indoctrination at public high school in Texas

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Breaking the law for Jesus: A high school principal in Texas is caught reciting Bible verses during morning announcements despite the fact that school-sponsored Bible readings are illegal.A thoughtful student at White Oak High School, in White Oak, Texas recorded White Oak Principal Dan Noll breaking the law by reciting verses from the Christian Bible as a part of each morning’s school announcements.The brave student provided the recordings to Hemant Mehta at Friendly Atheist. The f … [Read more...]

Oregon official receives death threat after opposing ‘In God We Trust’ display

Councilwoman Trish Seiler (Screengrab)

American Jihad: Angry Christian calls for beheading of public official. In Oregon, a Klamath Falls city councilwoman received a profanity laced death threat after opposing an “In God We Trust” display in the county’s public hearing room.Councilwoman Trish Seiler said she received the confused and disturbing letter calling for her execution for opposing the “In God We Trust” display Feb. 14.Herald and News reports the 400-word, typewritten letter was littered with bigoted remarks, name-cal … [Read more...]

Islamic State throws gay man off building in Syria

Shocking images show Islamic State militants executing a young man accused of being gay by throwing him off a building before the bloodthirsty crowd below finishes the job by stoning the unfortunate victim.Recently released photos paint a dark and disturbing picture of life under the Islamic State in Syria.CNN reports the photographs released by ISIS in its stronghold of Raqqa are dated March 2015: The first ones show a large crowd, mostly men, but also among them a handful of women and … [Read more...]