Pat Robertson: Gays will ‘die out because they don’t reproduce’

In a stunning failure of common sense, 700 Club televangelist Pat Robertson predicts that gays “will die out because they don't reproduce.”Earlier this week the 700 Club televangelist took a call from a woman complaining that her church forbids dating or marriage, and that even showing interest in the opposite sex is considered a “sin.”Robertson told the woman to “run” from her church before everyone dies out.The woman, identified as Crystal, wrote: It is treated as a sin to show int … [Read more...]

Mom kills son believing boy would be better off in heaven

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A Kansas woman has been charged with first-degree murder after she beat and stabbed her 10-year-old son to death believing the boy would be better off in heaven, free from future suffering.Lindsey Blansett was charged with first-degree murder on Tuesday, Dec. 16, after allegedly killing her 10-year-old son, Caleb. Court documents state that on Sunday, December 14, Blansett unlawfully, intentionally and with premeditation killed her son.The following is a graphic excerpt from the criminal … [Read more...]

GOP bill requires woman to get man’s permission for abortion

Push for patriarchy: Missouri Republicans push legislation that would force a woman who wants an abortion to obtain written permission from the father first, unless, of course, the woman is the victim of "legitimate rape."Rick Brattin, a state representative from outside Kansas City, and a self-described “devout Christian,” filed the bill earlier this month for next year's legislative session. The proposed measure reads: "No abortion shall be performed or induced unless and until the father … [Read more...]

Duggar defends discrimination against gays citing ‘Christian love’

Josh “my mom’s vagina is a clown car” Duggar claims his Christian love for gays forces him to fight against rights for LGBT people.Duggar, the oldest son of “Quiverfull” parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, and policy director at the Family Research Council (FRC), said that his and his family’s efforts to successfully overturn a non-discrimination law in Fayetteville, Arkansas were an act of love toward the LGBT community.While guest-hosting the FRC’s Washington Watch radio show on Monday … [Read more...]

American Christians support torture

What would Jesus do? Torture. Waterboarding, rectal feeding, sleep deprivation, and a slavish devotion to former Vice President Dick Cheney are all good things according to a majority of  Christians in the U.S.While a majority of Christians support torture, a majority of non-religious Americans oppose torture.Sara Posner, writing for Religion Dispatches, reports “Christians are more supportive of torture than non-religious Americans.” The following is an excerpt from that report: A new W … [Read more...]

Presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal claims Christ is ‘America’s only hope’

Theocracy watch: Courting Christian conservatives, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is expected to announce his 2016 presidential run at a prayer rally scheduled for January, 2015.Jindal, the man who said the Republican party must “stop being the stupid party,” is going to play dumb to curry favor with the Christian base of the Republican party, and advance the dangerous cause of Christian nationalism.Christian nationalism is the belief that America is a Christian nation, a belief connected to … [Read more...]

Michele Bachmann makes Moses honorary founding father in farewell address

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In her final speech on the House floor, Rep. Michele Bachmann attributed the United States' success to the Ten Commandments, claiming U.S. lawmakers stand “under the authority” of the ancient biblical figure Moses.Raw Story reports with an excerpt of Bachmann’s farewell speech on the House floor, given Tuesday, Dec. 9: “We have so much to be thankful for, so much to be grateful for. For many people who have never had the privilege of being in this House chamber before, this is the room where … [Read more...]

Secular victory: No tax breaks for Ken Ham’s Ark Park

In a victory for science, secular values, and the separation of church and state, Kentucky has withdrawn its offer of $18 million in tax breaks for Ken Ham’s Noah’s Ark theme park.The good news means Kentucky taxpayers will not be forced to subsidize an evolution denying Creationist theme park being built by Christian fundamentalists hoping to indoctrinate children with ignorant, discredited religious superstitions.Kentucky Tourism Secretary Bob Stewart says the planned project has evo … [Read more...]