‘Catholic Warrior’ attacks Satanic Temple display in Florida

Rage for Jesus: An angry woman wearing a “Catholic Warrior” shirt was arrested after vandalizing the Satanic Temple holiday display in the Florida Capitol Rotunda yesterday.Susan Hemeryck, 54, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief after she began ripping apart the display showing an angel falling into flames with the message “Happy Holidays from the Satanic Temple.”Hemeryck, who was wearing a shirt that said “Catholic Warrior” when she arrived at the Capitol, said she was angry … [Read more...]

Faith-healing parents get 10 years in prison for death of daughter

After choosing prayer over modern medicine, and depriving their daughter of life-saving care, Travis and Wenona Rossiter will each spend 10 years in prison for manslaughter in the faith-healing death of their 12-year-old daughter, Syble Rossiter.Late Friday, Judge Daniel Murphy imposed the 10-year sentences despite defense attorneys objections to sentencing guidelines. In Oregon, first-degree manslaughter is a Measure 11 crime that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in … [Read more...]

GOP lawmaker tells Americans to rely on Jesus for healthcare

Faith healing madness: Republican lawmaker Gordon Klingenschmitt tells Americans "to look to the Lord” for healthcare, claiming that God will protect people from disease so long as they obey God’s commands.Commenting on a Fox News poll that showed 58 percent of respondents wanted to repeal Obamacare, Klingenschmitt, a Colorado state representative and former Navy chaplain, said “We ought to look to the Lord for our health care.”Speaking on his "Pray In Jesus Name" program, Klingenschmitt … [Read more...]

Anti-gay pastor arrested for groping man’s genitals

Pastor Gaylard Williams

More of that Christian hypocrisy: Anti-gay Pastor Gaylard Williams of the Praise Cathedral Church of God in Seymour, Indiana, has been arrested for sexual battery after allegedly groping a man’s genitals and soliciting oral sex.Williams, 59, was arrested earlier this week for allegedly making unwanted sexual advances on a 27-year-old man parked at a lake, squeezing the victim’s genitals and asking to perform oral sex.According to court documents, the victim told police that Williams app … [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...]

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...]

Seventh Day Adventists charged in child’s death

In Canada, the parents of a dead toddler face charges after investigators determined a strict religious diet caused the death of their 14-month-old son.Jennifer Clark, 38, and Jeromie Clark, 34, of Calgary, were charged late last week with criminal negligence for failing to provide necessities of life for their son, who died last year.Today, Tuesday, the Clark’s were released on bail. According to the release conditions, neither can have unsupervised access to children under the age of 1 … [Read more...]


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