Islamic Cleric Rules Marital Rape Is No Crime

Perak Mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria (Image via YouTube)

Marital rape is not a crime, and a woman must always submit to a husband’s demand for sexual intercourse, according to a recent fatwa issued by a leading Islamic scholar in Malaysia.In the fatwa (Islamic legal ruling) issued late last month, Perak Mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria declared that once a woman is married and the dowry is paid she has no right to refuse sex with her husband unless she is menstruating, sick, or has just given birth.Insisting that the concept of marital rape d … [Read more...]

Texas GOP Wants To Force Women To Carry Dead Fetuses To Term

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Christian love: Claiming that suffering is “part of the human condition, since sin entered the world,” a Texas Republican wants to make it illegal to terminate a pregnancy after 20 weeks, even if a fetus is dead and the pregnancy is unsustainable.RH Reality Check reports that Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler), an anti-abortion freshman Tea Party state legislator from East Texas, put forward an amendment to a bill that would effectively make it illegal to terminate a pregnancy after 20 weeks, even … [Read more...]

Holy Hypocrisy: Pope Francis Calls For Equal Opportunity For Women

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Irony alert: Pope Francis, the head of a notoriously sexist institution that routinely discriminates against women, is calling for equal treatment of women in the work place.Vatican Radio reports Pope Francis is now calling for equal pay for equal work, calling compensation disparity between men and women a “pure scandal.”In a statement made Wednesday at his weekly General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, Francis called for equal opportunities in the workplace. While well meaning, calli … [Read more...]

Missouri Satanist challenges abortion restriction by invoking ‘religious freedom’

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Turnabout is fair play: A Missouri Satanist is challenging the state’s mandatory 72-hour waiting period for an abortion by claiming the restriction violates her sincerely held religious beliefs.Friendly Atheist reports a woman, identified only as “Mary,” will challenge the mandatory 72-hour waiting period on religious grounds by claiming the restriction is “a state sanctioned attempt to discourage abortion” which violates her sincerely held religious beliefs.On a GoFundMe page, Damien Ba’ … [Read more...]

Wisconsin Public High School Promotes Christian Purity Culture at Prom

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Public school patriarchy: Disturbing flyers distributed by a public high school in Wisconsin are asking boys “to protect her character” on prom night.The flyers, distributed by Lincoln High School, in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, are sponsored by a Christian anti-abortion clinic (The Crossing of Manitowoc County)and a Catholic health-care provider (Holy Family Memorial).The flyers promote Christian purity culture, a sinister movement to enforce and maintain outdated and repudiated stereotypes co … [Read more...]

Hillary Clinton: Religious Beliefs Must Be Changed to Achieve Social Justice


In a fiery speech Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton argues that deep seated religious beliefs must be changed so that everyone can enjoy full participation in every aspect of society.Clinton, speaking in Manhattan on Thursday at the sixth annual Women in The World Summit, declared that “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases” must be changed both in the U.S. and around the world in order to achieve social justice.Clinton, after discussing … [Read more...]

Iranian cleric: Father’s fantasies during intercourse causes homosexuality

A father’s sexual fantasies will make his kids gay? A prominent Iranian cleric teaches that men who fantasize about other women while impregnating their wife will cause their children to be homosexual.The Ayatollah Hossein Dehnavi is a television star and celebrity in Iran, where he offers advice on family and sexual matters. The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) regularly airs Dehnavi pontificating on marriage, sex, child rearing, and pregnancy, while many Iranians line up and p … [Read more...]

Florida Pastor: Men rule Women because ‘It’s a Man’s World’

Pastor Bill Lytell (screen grab)

God is a misogynist: A Florida Pastor is caught on video ranting about the importance of male leadership and the second class status of women during a wild eyed sermon.Pastor Bill Lytell of Florida’s Gospel Baptist Church went on a wild rant recently, yelling at his congregation “This is a man’s world!” while arguing that men must rule over women and in so doling implying that women are inferior to men in “every church that’s right with God.”Raw Story reports that during a March 29 sermon … [Read more...]