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...]

Religious freedom? Michigan House passes right to discriminate bill

License to hate: Calling it religious freedom, Republicans in the Michigan House have pushed through a draconian measure that would allow individuals to discriminate against gays and others based on "sincerely held religious beliefs."The Republican-led House voted 59-50 along party lines Thursday to pass the Michigan Religious Freedom Restoration Act, HB 5958.The bill supposedly providing protections for people with sincerely held religious beliefs was put on a fast track Thursday, … [Read more...]

Janay Rice reports domestic abuse in elevator was God’s plan

Janay Rice

Claiming “God chose me and Ray for a reason,” Janay Rice says the elevator attack that attracted national media attention was all part of God's plan.Speaking with Matt Lauer on Monday’s edition of NBC’s the Today Show, Rice said she believes that she and Ray were "chosen" to help bring awareness to domestic violence.Rice said: “I feel like God chose me and Ray for a reason and it was definitely to bring awareness to what people are going through every day. You know it’s not what I am goi … [Read more...]

Turkish President claims women are not equal to men

Islam means misogyny: Claiming “Our religion has given women a station: the station of motherhood,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declares men and women cannot be equal.Speaking at a meeting in Istanbul on women and justice, Erdogan offended all reasonable people after arguing that women are not equal to men because men and women are created differently. As a result, according to Erdogan, women cannot be expected to undertake the same work as men.Erdogan, a devout Muslim, often c … [Read more...]

Catholic Bishops claim tetanus vaccines sterilize women

Catholic Bishops in Kenya are pushing a wild conspiracy theory, claiming vaccines for tetanus contain a stealth ingredient that renders women of childbearing age sterile.Earlier this week, the Bishops of Kenya issued a statement claiming a clandestine population control program disguised as a tetanus vaccine program was being run by the World Health Organization and UNICEF.On Tuesday (Nov.11), the Kenyan Bishops appeared before the parliamentary health committee claiming they had tested … [Read more...]

Texas: Next Lieutenant Governor believes God speaks through ‘Duck Dynasty’

Sen. Dan Patrick

Republican Texas lieutenant governor candidate Sen. Dan Patrick is crazy for Jesus, which makes him at once both dangerous, and absurd.By all accounts, Patrick, a two-term state senator running for lieutenant governor, is destined to win the November election for lieutenant governor, assuming the office of what many argue is the most powerful political position in Texas.Yet Patrick is a dangerous Christian extremist who claims "There is no such thing as separation of church and … [Read more...]

Texas Taliban: Undercover video exposes anti-abortion terror tactics

Screenshot from video detailing anti-abortion protester’s tactics

Christian terrorists: In Texas, anti-abortion activists are caught on video sharing tactics on intimidating and harassing abortion providers, clinic staff, and patients.A recently released video from NARAL Pro-Choice Texas and Progress Texas, entitled “Keeping Abortion Facilities Closed," reveals the disturbing lengths anti-abortion advocates will take to terrorize and harass abortion providers, clinic staff, and patients.The video was recorded during a training session at the Texas C … [Read more...]

Turkish leader tells women not to laugh out loud in public

Laughter is immoral? Citing the Quran, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said women should not laugh in public.Speaking during an Eid el-Fitr meeting on July 28, Arinc complained about “moral corruption” in Turkey, and described his ideal of a chaste Muslim woman, noting: “She will not laugh in public. She will not be inviting in her attitudes and will protect her chasteness.” People need to discover the Quran once again, Arinc said, lamenting what he claims to be a steady decline … [Read more...]


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