Portland citizens overwhelm Westboro Baptist Church protest

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Dance party: After coming to protest the Portland Trail Blazers decision to support gay marriage, members of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church were met by hundreds of joyous counter-protesters mocking the church’s message of hate.The Oregonian reports about 20 members of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) arrived at the Moda Center Saturday to picket the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers for its support of gay marriage - only to be surrounded by several hundred counter-protesters.KOIN TV r … [Read more...]

New Charlie Hebdo memorial edition will mock Mohammed

Blasphemy For The Win: Charlie Hebdo, the satirical newspaper that was the target of a brutal terrorist attack by Islamic extremists in Paris last week, will feature cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in its next issue.The next issue of Charlie Hebdo, put together by survivors of last week’s newsroom massacre in Paris by Islamic gunmen, will feature cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, despite the obvious dangers in offending the “religion of peace.”Richard Malka, the magazine’s lawyer, said o … [Read more...]

Egypt: Student jailed for Facebook atheism

In Egypt, a 21-year-old student has been fined and sentenced to three years in jail for coming out as an atheist on Facebook.Karim al-Banna was sentenced to three years in jail for insulting Islam after he announced on Facebook that he is an atheist, his lawyer said Sunday.Banna was jailed by a court in the Nile Delta province of Baheira on Saturday, Agence France-Presse reported.Adding insult to injury, Banna’s own father testified against him at his trial, alleging his son was “ … [Read more...]

Pastor brags about punching ‘dangerously bright’ kid

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Sometimes Christian love requires violence: In a disturbing video clip, a pastor brags about punching a “dangerously bright” kid in the chest for “not taking the Lord serious.”In the video, an unnamed pastor talks about his days of being a youth pastor, and explains how he assaulted a “smart aleck” kid for “not taking the Lord serious.”In the video the pastor says: I punched him in the chest as hard as I could. I crumpled the kid. The clip ends with the pastor explaining: “There’s t … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia flogs blogger for insulting Islam

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi

In a vicious act of theocratic cruelty, Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was publicly flogged today in front of a mosque in the city of Jeddah for the crime of insulting Islam.Badawi received 50 lashes in a public flogging after Friday prayers today, and is scheduled to be publicly flogged with 50 lashes every Friday after prayers for the next 19 weeks. The full sentence of 1,000 lashes has been scheduled to be carried out over a period of 20 weeks. One week down - 19 weeks to go.Last year … [Read more...]

Catholic League blames victims for Charlie Hebdo massacre

Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, has issued a statement blaming the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, claiming "Muslims are right to be angry" about cartoons some found insulting to Islam and the Prophet Mohammed.In a statement titled "Muslims are right to be angry," Donohue criticized the publication's history of offending religious sentiments with comical depictions of religious figures.Claiming Charlie Hebdo had a “long and disgusting record” of mocking religious fi … [Read more...]

Islamic terrorists execute cartoonists for insulting Muhammad

Islam: Religion of terror. In France, Islamic terrorists stormed the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a weekly satirical magazine known for lampooning radical Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, killing at least 12 people.Witnesses report they heard the Islamic terrorists shouting "We have avenged the Prophet Muhammad" and "God is Great" in Arabic ("Allahu Akbar")Four of the magazine's well-known cartoonists, including its editor, Stephane Charbonnier, were among those killed in the … [Read more...]

Disgraced McDonnell looks to Christ for vindication

After being sentenced to two years in prison for public corruption, disgraced former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) declared his innocence, saying he looks to Jesus Christ for his “ultimate vindication."McDonnell, once on the short list to be Mitt Romney's Vice Presidential running mate during the 2012 US Presidential race, asked a judge for mercy for his wife and himself before being sentenced to two years in federal prison for public corruption on Tuesday.USA Today reports McDonnell w … [Read more...]