Christian Youth Ministry uses Hitler quote to promote child indoctrination

What were they thinking? In Alabama a Christian youth group is apologizing after erecting a giant billboard featuring five smiling children beneath a quote from Hitler praising the indoctrination of children:"He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future."The 1935 quote was said in reference to the Hitler Youth program, which indoctrinated children in preparation for joining the Nazi Party. The billboard, rented by the Alabama-based Life Savers Ministries, went up Friday, but will be ta … [Read more...]

Racists raise giant Confederate flag in Virginia

Taking delight in antagonizing the decent citizens of Virginia, a white supremacist group raised a huge Confederate flag next to a busy Interstate highway near Fredericksburg, some 60 miles north of the state's capital of Richmond. On Saturday, the white supremacists held a private ceremony to raise the 20- by 30-foot (6- by 9-meter) battle flag. The flag is on private property. This is the second time the white supremacist group known as the Virginia Flaggers have hoisted a giant Confederate … [Read more...]

No Bible: US Ambassador takes oath on electronic copy of Constitution

Without a Bible, and in a decidedly hi-tech ceremony, Suzi LeVine, the new United States Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, became the first U.S. official to take the oath of office on an electronic copy of the U.S. Constitution LeVine was sworn in as the United States' newest Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein by raising her right hand and placing the left on a digital copy of the U.S. Constitution. A former Microsoft executive and fundraiser for the Obama team, LeVine … [Read more...]

Bride drags infant down the aisle for Jesus

A Tennessee bride attached her one-month-old baby daughter to the train of her wedding dress, dragging the infant down the aisle, and justifying her bizarre behavior by claiming the newborn was “covered by Christ.” Shona Carter-Brooks defended her curious decision to strap her newborn daughter Aubrey into the train of her wedding dress as she walked down the aisle, saying the baby was “awake and well-secured” and that she was “covered by Christ.” The following is a Facebook post from Carter-Bro … [Read more...]

Muslims outraged after Saudi soldier puts foot on ‘holy rock’

Child marriage, honor killings, no big deal; but put your foot on a holy rock and the Islamic world goes crazy. A picture of a Saudi policeman resting his foot on a holy site infuriated many in the Muslim world last week after the photo went viral. In the photo, the Saudi officer appears leaning against the Kaaba, which the BBC describes as "a square building at the center of Islam's most sacred mosque, in Mecca." An Arabic hashtag (#عسكري_يضع_قدمه_على_الكعبة) that translates to #SoldierPutsHi … [Read more...]

Anti-gay Christian bigots freak out over Harvey Milk stamp

Anti-gay Christian bigots are freaking out about a new postage stamp honoring gay icon and American hero Harvey Milk. The fundamentalist Christian organization, American Family Association, a designated hate group, is urging members not only to avoid purchasing the new stamp, but not to accept any mail postmarked with the U.S. Postal Service’s newly released Harvey Milk stamp as well. In a despicable and hate filled statement the group attempts to slander Milk, while giving members the f … [Read more...]

Muslim men buy child brides as young as nine in Niger


Child brides are big business in the poverty stricken country of Niger, where daughters as young as nine years old are sold to wealthy Muslim men from neighboring Nigeria. BBC reports the marriage of young girls is a social norm in Niger, and given explicit backing by religious leaders. Islamic law allows marriage not by age, but by physical maturity, which is supposedly attained once a girl reaches the age of puberty. When the government of Niger tried to introduce laws to give more … [Read more...]

American Taliban: Utah modesty police edit girls’ yearbook photos

Female students at a public high school in Utah are angry after their yearbook photos were secretly edited by school administrators to cover up bare arms and modest necklines. The female students at Wasatch High School were surprised and angry to find that their yearbook photos had been edited to reveal less skin, and upset that the decision to make alterations in their yearbook photos was not consistent. In one case, two different girls were wearing nearly identical tops: one photo was … [Read more...]