Theocracy watch: Iowa Governor asks citizens to pray, repent

Insulting the intelligence of many, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has issued an official proclamation calling on all Iowans to pray and repent on a daily basis. Earlier this year Branstad signed a proclamation calling for prayer around the country to begin on July 14, 2014, and was a featured speaker at an 11 hour Christian event launching the “pray and repent” campaign. The Governor’s proclamation reads:NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terry E Branstad, as Governor of the State of Iowa, do hereby invit … [Read more...]

Pat Robertson claims child’s stomach pains are caused by demonic possession

Pat Robertson

Diagnosis: Demons. Televangelist Pat Robertson recently advised a mother that the stomach pains suffered by her son are the result of demonic possession, and that she should seek out someone experienced in “spiritual warfare” to cast out those pesky demons. On Monday’s edition of the 700 Club, Robertson addressed an email written by a mother concerned about her son’s recurrent stomach pains. In the email, a viewer named Dianne explained that her son had “painful shock-waves thru his body” that o … [Read more...]

Kidnapped For Christ: Torture and abuse at Christian boarding schools

A powerful film documenting Christian re-education camps where evangelical parents send their gay children to be tortured and abused in the hopes of making them straight premieres on Showtime tonight. The film shines a harsh light on Christian behavioral modification programs used on gay kids and other children displaying “undesirable” behaviors. Some evangelical parents in the U.S. are sending their children overseas to unregulated boarding schools where children are tortured and abused, oft … [Read more...]

Christians torture youth at church-run group home

Beaten, maced, and forced to dig his own grave: The pastor and two members of a Corona church pleaded guilty Monday to torturing a young boy living at the church-run group home. Prosecutors say the pastor of Heart of Worship Community Church, Lonny Lee Remmers, 56, and two church members, Nicholas James Craig, 24, and Darryll Duane Jeter Jr., 30, abused the 13-year-old boy at the church-run group home where they all lived. According to court documents, the boy was beaten and then had salt … [Read more...]

GOP candidate advocates exorcism for atheists

Gordon "Dr. Chaps" Klingenschmitt

Wanting everyone to be "free to enjoy the worship of Jesus Christ," a Republican nominee for a seat in the Colorado House of Representatives is advocating atheists face exorcism in order to feel more comfortable in church. Right Wing Watch reports Gordon "Dr. Chaps" Klingenschmitt, the official Republican nominee for House District 15 in the Colorado House of Representatives, is advocating for  atheists to undergo an exorcism to rid them of the Devil so that they'll be comfortable attending … [Read more...]

Hobby Lobby decision paves way for Christian theocracy

Hobby Lobby - Symbol of Christian Oppression

The Hobby Lobby decision elevates conservative Christian dogma above the law, and paves the way for a Christian theocracy. In the disastrous Hobby Lobby decision, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations can have religious beliefs, and use those beliefs to discriminate against employees. The decision opens the floodgates to claims by corporations and others for religious exemptions. Immediately after the recent Hobby Lobby ruling a group of anti-gay religious leaders wrote a letter to Pr … [Read more...]

Holly Hobby Lobby: New Face of American Taliban

Holly Hobby Lobby juxtaposed with Sherafiyah Lewthwaite, aka "The White Widow"

Viral vitriol: Religious fanatic exposed. Social media troll and conservative darling Holly Hobby Lobby is being compared to an Islamic terrorist after posing for a picture looking like a Christian terrorist. Holly Fisher (@HollyRFisher), aka  Holly Hobby Lobby, wants the head of liberals to explode; however, her most recent attempt is backfiring, and instead exposing the striking parallels between Islamic and Christian  extremists. In a simple but elegant blog post entitled “Let’s hold up a mi … [Read more...]

Waitresses carry guns for Jesus at Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado

It’s like Hooters, only with guns and Jesus: Gun toting waitresses serving gun loving customers in what must be a delicious wet dream for America’s ammosexuals. Folks at Shooters Grill, in Rifle, Colorado, are proudly clinging to their guns and Bibles, as pretty ladies packing loaded firearms serve heaping plates to Bible thumping, gun loving, locals. USA Today reports:All nine of the servers at the restaurant pack heat as they shuttle plates of food to diners, from Glock semi-automatics … [Read more...]