Shirley MacLaine suggests Holocaust victims deserved their fate because of karma

Offensive New Age nonsense: Invoking the notion of karma, Shirley MacLaine outrages Jewish groups by claiming that victims of the Holocaust could have been paying the price for past life sins.Excerpts leaked from a new book penned by the Hollywood veteran and Oscar-winner actress suggest that the six million Jews and millions of others systematically murdered in Hitler’s death camps in the 1940s were “balancing their karma” for crimes committed in past lives.The 80 year-old actress also s … [Read more...]

Childfree Pope Francis says not having children is ‘selfish’

Clueless: Pope Francis, a celibate man without children, tells an audience at St. Peter's Square that choosing not to have children is “selfish.”In an address that was focused primarily on the joy of children and their role in society,  Francis said: The choice to not have children is selfish. Life rejuvenates and acquires energy when it multiplies: It is enriched, not impoverished.A society with a greedy generation, that doesn’t want to surround itself with children, that considers them … [Read more...]

CNN host: ‘Our laws do not come from God’

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Smackdown: In a heated exchange CNN host Chris Cuomo challenges Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore’s fight against gay marriage, telling Moore his opposition to marriage equality is not about the law but about “discrimination.”Alabama Chief Justice Moore has been leading a losing fight against gay marriage, urging “the God fearing people of Alabama” to resist federal tyranny, and advising state judges and other state officials to defy a federal ruling in support of same-sex marriage, and … [Read more...]

Science fail: GOP Governor Scott Walker ‘punts’ on evolution

An audience in London laughs at Wisconsin Governor and Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker for refusing to say whether or not he believes in evolution.Walker is in London for four days as part of a trade delegation from Wisconsin. He is considered by many in the Republican Party to be a likely candidate for the GOP’s nominee for president in 2016. And like a great many Republican politicians, he refuses to acknowledge the simple scientific truth of evolution.On Wednesday Walker d … [Read more...]

Georgia public school teachers humiliate children for not praying to Christian God

Outrageous abuse: A public school in Georgia is conducting daily Christian prayers in class, and students who refuse to pray are coerced and humiliated by teachers, according to a lawsuit filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF).According to the lawsuit, teachers at Swainsboro Primary School in south Georgia encouraged children to participate in daily prayers. The complaint also alleges that teachers embarrassed and humiliated students in front of their classmates after their … [Read more...]

Atheists and humanists condemn Chapel Hill Shooting

Muslim lives matter: Atheists and humanists are condemning the senseless shooting of three American Muslims near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by a self-described atheist.According to reports, last night 46-year-old Craig Stephen Hicks went to an apartment near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, shooting and killing three American Muslims - 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife Yusor Mohammad, 21, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19 - before … [Read more...]

Kansas Governor revokes protections for gay and transgender state employees

Revenge of the religious right: Kansas Governor Sam Brownback rescinds an order protecting LGBT state government employees from harassment and discrimination stemming from sexual orientation or gender identity.State workers are no longer protected based on their sexual orientation or gender identity following an executive order issued by Brownback on Tuesday.On Tuesday Brownback issued the new executive order removing gender identity and sexual orientation from the classes of protected … [Read more...]

KKK supports Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s fight against gay marriage

The Ku Klux Klan is throwing its support behind Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s fight against gay marriage, urging “the God fearing people of Alabama” to resist federal tyranny.In a statement from the website of the United Dixie White Knights, the Klan “salutes Alabama's chief justice Roy Moore, for refusing to bow to the yoke of Federal tyranny,” claiming the “Feds have no authority over individual States marriage laws.”The statement makes reference to “fudgepackers from Hollywood” and … [Read more...]