Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps is dead

Fred Phelps, dead at 84

Symbol of anti-gay Christian hate and bigotry, Fred Phelps, founder of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church, is dead. He was 84 years old. His children, Tim Phelps and Shirley Phelps-Roper, confirmed to Kansas news outlets that Phelps died before midnight Wednesday, according to a report issued by TPM. Phelps, founder of the notorious anti-gay (“God Hates Fags”) Westboro Baptist Church, made a name for himself preaching an obnoxious, hate filled gospel. Phelps blamed gays and lesbians for eve … [Read more...]

GOP nominates candidate that claims autism and dementia are God’s punishment

A candidate that claims autism and dementia are God’s punishment for abortion and LGBT rights has won the Republican nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives in Illinois. In a close race, Susanne Atanus, a 55-year-old Christian conservative, won the Republican nomination for the 9th Congressional District in Illinois, defeating her  primary opponent, Republican David Earl Williams III. According to a report published by the Chicago Daily Herald, Atanus claims that God is “angry” with th … [Read more...]

Christian love: Franklin Graham praises Putin’s brutal crackdown on LGBT

Leading U.S. evangelical Franklin Graham is praising Russian President Vladimir Putin for his brutal crackdown on homosexuality, tacitly endorsing the current wave of violent homophobic attacks plaguing Russia. Ever since the virulently homophobic Vladimir Putin pushed through a law effectively outlawing openly gay people, the country’s LGBT community has been plagued by violence. Slate reports a study published in Harvard University’s Health and Human Rights journal confirms what myriad hor … [Read more...]

Court orders Louisiana school to end religious discrimination against non-Christian students

After a Buddhist student in Louisiana was ridiculed and harassed by his teacher for failing to embrace the Christian faith, a U.S. District Court has ruled the teacher’s behavior, and the school board’s decision to defend it, constituted a clear violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The outrageous abuse of a Buddhist sixth-grader enrolled in Negreet High School was just the tip of the iceberg of a pattern and culture of religious discrimination and harassment against non … [Read more...]

Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps on ‘edge of death’

Fred Phelps, founder of the notorious anti-gay (“God Hates Fags”) Westboro Baptist Church, is reportedly in hospice care and "on the edge of death" in Kansas. Nate Phelps, the estranged son of Fred Phelps, reports the news in a Facebook post. The younger Phelps, who left the church and his family’s compound in 1976 when he was 18-years-old, writes:I've learned that my father, Fred Phelps, Sr., pastor of the "God Hates Fags" Westboro Baptist Church, was ex-communicated from the "church" bac … [Read more...]

Infant will get life saving blood transfusion despite parents’ religious objections


In the UK a high court ruled this week that an infant will be given a life saving blood transfusion despite his parents’ religious objections. The baby - whose parents are Jehovah's Witnesses - suffers a complex heart disease with no ''long-term prospect of survival'' without cardiac surgery which requires a blood transfusion. The baby's parents had agreed to the cardiac surgery but said they could not consent to their son - who is only a few weeks old - receiving a blood transfusion, because o … [Read more...]

Fail: Pope Francis defends church record on sexual abuse of children

Pope Francis

Liar or a fool? Pope Francis is defending the appalling record of the Catholic Church concerning the rape and sexual abuse of children by priests, claiming the church has moved with “transparency and responsibility” on the matter. Transparency and responsibility? Is he serious? The Catholic church has been neither transparent nor responsible in their handling of the rampant sexual abuse of children by pedophile priests. To claim otherwise is ludicrous. In fact, according to a scathing report is … [Read more...]

NC school retaliates against atheist teen for trying to start secular club

After being embarrassed in the national media a North Carolina school system is retaliating against an atheist student that wanted to form a secular club at her high school. New reports indicate an attorney for the school system threatened to draw attention to the criminal past of the student’s father and accused the student and her father of being part of a conspiracy to manufacture controversy around the club in a “desire for publicity and financial gain.” Last week 15-year-old Kalei Wilson w … [Read more...]