Toni Braxton: Autistic son is punishment from God for abortion

In her new autobiography, Unbreak My Heart: A Memoir, R&B star Toni Braxton says God punished her for having an abortion by giving her an autistic son. In her recently released memoir, Braxton writes:“I was suddenly faced with a choice I’d never thought I’d have to make. Amid my major misgivings about abortion, I eventually made the gut-wrenching decision… In my heart, I believed I had taken a life — an action that I thought God might one day punish me for. … My initial rage was quickl … [Read more...]

‘Family values’ Texas talker hates the gays but loves the strippers

Christian hypocrisy: Amy Kushnir, the anti-gay Dallas TV host thrust into the national spotlight after freaking out over Michael Sam’s celebratory kiss, is caught on camera enjoying male strippers. Kushnir, the ‘family values’ champion who won the hearts and minds of anti-gay Christians after freaking out over gay football player Michael Sam sharing a celebratory on air kiss with his boyfriend, apparently has no problem getting frisky with male strippers while on air. Last week Kushnir recei … [Read more...]

Lead singer for Christian rock band gets six years for plotting wife’s murder

Tim Lambesis, singer for the Christian heavy metal band As I Lay Dying, has been sentenced to six years in prison for attempting to hire a hit-man to kill his wife. Lambesis was sentenced today (May 16) by Judge Carlos Armour of the San Diego Superior Court to six years in state prison for paying an undercover agent posing as a hitman to kill his estranged wife, Meggan. Lambesis, 33, pled guilty in February to a felony murder solicitation charge and had faced up to nine years behind … [Read more...]

Pat Robertson says Christians should not accept gay family members

Pat Robertson

Implying that being gay is immoral, televangelist Pat Robertson says Christians should not accept gay family members because Christians should not “enable” the “homosexual lifestyle.” On Thursday Robertson told a 700 Club viewer that the most Christian way for her to behave toward a lesbian in her family is to refuse to be an “enabler,” telling the viewer that one way to show love for her relative is to refuse to accept her as being gay.“My niece just graduated from a Catholic university a … [Read more...]

GOP Senate candidate claims faith trumps law

On the road to a Christian theocracy: Nebraska Republican and 2014 Senate candidate Ben Sasse claims he is justified in breaking any law that conflicts with his religious faith. The Tea Party darling and Christian extremist is considered the heavy favorite to win retiring Republican Mike Johanns’s Senate seat this November. The following is an excerpt from Sasse’s website:“Ben Sasse believes that our right to the free exercise of religion is co-equal to our right to life. This is not a ne … [Read more...]

Harvard cancels Satanic ‘Black Mass’ after Catholics freak out

After a firestorm of criticism and pressure from Catholic and other Christian groups a controversial reenactment of a Satanic “Black Mass” that had been scheduled for Monday evening on the Harvard campus was abruptly canceled. “Everyone involved, outside of the Satanic Temple, got really scared,” Lucien Greaves, a spokesman for the New York-based Satanic Temple, told the Boston Globe. “And I don’t necessarily blame them, because I understand that they were getting a lot of vitriolic hate mail, a … [Read more...]

Virginia official: Only Christians should deliver prayers at county meetings

An elected official in Roanoke County, Virginia, claims only Christians should be allowed to deliver the official invocation before county meetings. Roanoke County Supervisor Al Bedrosian (R) made national headlines last week after advocating for Christian only prayer at county meetings. Bedrosian made his controversial and divisive remarks after the recent and disastrous Supreme Court ruling finding that Christian prayers used to open government meetings are constitutional. After the ruling, … [Read more...]

Ted Cruz: Christians should be allowed to discriminate against LGBT people

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) claims Christians should be allowed to discriminate against gays and lesbians if doing business with LGBT people violates their religious faith. Speaking at a Houston Baptist University forum on Faith in the Public Square, the Republican presidential hopeful and Tea Party darling said:“Everyone has to reconcile their own faith with how they interact with others, and that’s a choice you’ve got to make based on your understanding of biblical teachings and based on the be … [Read more...]