Arkansas Senate passes anti-gay ‘religious freedom’ bill

More state-sponsored bigotry in the name of religious freedom: On Friday the Arkansas Senate overwhelmingly approved a Republican-backed bill giving Christian conservatives a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians in the state.Despite strong criticism from human rights activists and other reasonable and fair minded people, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson says he will sign the controversial and mean-spirited legislation into law. In a statement Governor Hutchinson said: I will … [Read more...]

‘Sodomite Suppression Act’ frustrates California Attorney General

An initiative petition calling for the execution of gays and lesbians is frustrating California Attorney General Kamala Harris who does not want to process the citizen-proposed anti-gay ballot measure that calls for executing gays with “bullets to the head.”Earlier this week, Harris asked a state court to allow her to refuse to process the “Sodomite Suppression Act,” a virulently anti-gay (and likely unconstitutional) initiative petition filed last month with the Attorney General's office. … [Read more...]

Arizona lawmaker wants to mandate church attendance

Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen

Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen says every American should be required “to attend a church of their choice” every Sunday.Allen, a Tea Party Republican, made her decidedly unconstitutional and un-American suggestion during a during a Senate subcommittee meeting on Tuesday.At the time, Allen was upset that some sensible lawmakers were expressing some sensible doubts about the merits of proposed legislation that would allow individuals to bring concealed weapons into public bui … [Read more...]

God sends Oklahoma a sign via tornado, Christians are thankful

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God is with them? Oh look, God sent a tornado to Oklahoma, destroying property, ruining lives, and leaving at least one dead, but Christians celebrate because the magic man in the sky left a sign in the form of a broken telephone pole.The stupid. It burns.ABC reports on a photo of the tornado’s aftermath that quickly went viral on Twitter, thrilling gullible Christians from coast to coast: "Just found this after the tornado. God is with us," the high school student wrote on T … [Read more...]

Indiana leads the nation in hate: Anti-gay ‘religious freedom’ bill becomes law

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Boycott Indiana: Today Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law legislation that permits discrimination against LGBT people and others when such discrimination aligns with “sincerely held religious beliefs.”The mean-spirited legislation is supposedly meant to prevent the government from “substantially burdening” a person’s exercise of religion. However, in reality, the bill is an anti-gay measure sponsored by Christian conservatives in a despicable attempt to protect bigoted business owner … [Read more...]

Lawmaker claims brutal attack on pregnant woman was ‘God’s punishment’

Colorado state legislator Gordon Klingenschmitt

A Colorado lawmaker claims the brutal attack on a pregnant woman whose unborn baby was cut from her womb by a stranger with a kitchen knife was a result of God’s punishment for allowing women safe and legal access to abortion.Last week, a pregnant woman in Colorado was attacked by a stranger who stabbed her in the stomach and cut her baby out of her womb in a most heinous act of violence. While the victim survived the deranged attack, the fetus did not.Former Navy chaplain and Colorado s … [Read more...]

Congressman: There is no ‘freedom from religion’ Air Force cadets must swear to God

Claiming Americans don’t have “freedom from religion,” a GOP lawmaker from Texas has introduced federal legislation that would force Air Force Academy cadets to swear an oath to God.Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) introduced HR 1425, the Preserve and Protect God in Military Oaths Act of 2015, also known as the “so help me God” bill, claiming the legislation “Defends Religious Freedom for America’s Troops,” yet it does the exact opposite.The bill is an unconstitutional effort to require Air Force … [Read more...]

‘Duck Dynasty’ star fantasizes about the rape and murder of an atheist family

Christian love: “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson fantasizes about how an atheist father would react to watching intruders behead his atheist wife and rape and kill his two atheist daughters.The conservative icon elaborated his gruesome fantasy on Friday while speaking to a crowd of conservative Christians in a ridiculous and offensive attempt to illustrate the supposed perils of atheism.According to audio surfaced by Right Wing Watch, Robertson made the remarks during a speech at a Flo … [Read more...]