Tom Petty blasts Catholic Church for protecting pedophile priests


Rock icon Tom Petty is taking on the Catholic Church for allowing generations of pedophile priests to rape and abuse young children. This week’s Billboard cover story features Tom Petty, who opens up about his new album  ‘Hypnotic Eye,’ and in particular the track ‘Playing Dumb,’ which blasts the Catholic Church for protecting and enabling pedophile priests. Petty rails against the Catholic Church in ‘Playing Dumb,’ which appears as a bonus track on the vinyl version of ‘Hypnotic Eye.’ The son … [Read more...]

Viral video depicts child coercion at church summer camp

Religious freedom or child abuse?

When does religious indoctrination become child abuse? A disturbing video depicting children crying and wailing in the name of Jesus at a church summer camp has many concerned that the religious indoctrination and coercion depicted in the video is child abuse. The video, which comes from the Rose of Sharon Summer Camps in Burlinson, TN, was shared publicly on Facebook by a counselor from the camp earlier this week. However, the video soon went viral on Facebook after freethinkers and other … [Read more...]

Obama rejects religious exemption for executive order protecting LGBT

A victory for social justice, and a defeat for religious bigotry: President Barack Obama will sign an executive order prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender workers without a new exemption that was requested by anti-gay religious organizations. On Monday, President Barack Obama plans to sign the executive order banning workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender workers of federal contractors and the federal government. Huffington Post reports senior … [Read more...]

Islam is bad for the knees

A kneeling-to-pray culture makes Muslims among the world’s most common sufferers of degenerative knee problems, a condition specialists have started to call "Arab knee." Dr Peter Birch, a consultant orthopaedic and knee arthroplasty surgeon at Abu Dhabi's Mafraq Hospital, explains:In the UAE, knee arthritis is incredibly common. That is to do with a kneeling lifestyle because they pray and they put a lot of pressure on the knees. We think that (prayer) is one of the biggest causes of it. … [Read more...]

Wu Tang rapper says he cut off his penis ‘to be a god’

Deity without a penis? Christ Bearer, a rapper associated with the Wu-Tang Clan, says he severed his own penis last April in hopes of becoming a god. Christ Bearer, aka Andre Johnson, explained his actions to Eonline:I cut it off because that was the root of all my problems. My solution to the problem was the realization that sex is for mortals, and I am a god...Those kinds of activities got me into trouble, and I came here to be a god.The rapper, who goes by the name of Christ … [Read more...]

Pastor rapes boy: Church knew pastor was convicted sex offender


In Kentucky a pastor faces charges of repeatedly raping a 14-year-old boy who attended his church. Even more disgusting, the church knew they hired a registered violent sex offender to be their pastor, but believed the man had been forgiven by God. Roy Neal Yoakem is accused of sexually assaulting the 14-year-old boy inside the New Gospel Outreach Church in Scottsville, Kentucky, as well as his home in Gallatin, Tennessee. Previously, Yoakem had been required to register as a violent sex … [Read more...]

Fatwa authorizes ‘anal jihad’ for ISIS terrorists far from home

Rear entry? Jihad from behind? Consensual homosexual relations between fellow ISIS terrorists far from home will now be permitted according to a recent fatwa issued by Islamic clerics associated with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. According to reports, Islamic clerics have allegedly authorized “anal jihad” for ISIS terrorists far from home, and far from their wives. Recently Egyptian cleric Mazhar Shahin, formerly known as the “preacher of the revolution” during the revolt against President Hosni … [Read more...]

Theocracy watch: Iowa Governor asks citizens to pray, repent

Insulting the intelligence of many, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has issued an official proclamation calling on all Iowans to pray and repent on a daily basis. Earlier this year Branstad signed a proclamation calling for prayer around the country to begin on July 14, 2014, and was a featured speaker at an 11 hour Christian event launching the “pray and repent” campaign. The Governor’s proclamation reads:NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terry E Branstad, as Governor of the State of Iowa, do hereby invit … [Read more...]