The Mormon Church continues to experience fallout over its anti-gay policies. The Guardian, this week, highlighted Lila Steffensen’s walk away from the Church: Steffensen was conflicted at the time, and years later, she stopped going. But she remained a member of the Mormon faith up until last week when she decided to officially cut ties [Read More…]
There are some cases where it feels like all that is appropriate is to give sympathy. Sadly, in some of those situations reside truths that need to be spoken. One such scenario is that of a Kenyan woman who was recently attacked by her husband with a machete. The attack ultimately resulted in him severing [Read More…]
It’s the zenith of both arrogance and evil to think that somebody else’s child is yours simply because of your religion: Ultra-Orthodox Jews are raising £1m to prevent “pure and holy” children from leaving the strict faith community and living with “irreligious parents” in an “evil culture”, The Independent has learned. The fundraising drive has [Read More…]
Belize court invalidates law that criminalized gay sex and punished it with a penalty of ten years in jail.
Gay men can now be physical with one another in Belize without spending ten years in jail: Belize’s Criminal Code (Section 53) criminalised ‘carnal intercourse against the order of nature’ which included consensual sexual conduct between adult males in private. The law, which though rarely used carried a ten-year prison sentence, disproportionately impacted on the [Read More…]
Trump is practically begging for the Evangelicals to save him in this election: I can smell his cologne from here, or maybe that’s just the pungent aroma of desperation. In his typically incoherent way, Donald Trump told a meeting of right-wing pastors today that was organized by the American Renewal Project, that church attendance has [Read More…]
Trenton has reintroduced a curfew, but it seems the police don’t want to deal with the workload of such a law. So they’ve arranged to drop kids they pick up at area churches: Last month, police in Trenton began enforcing a midnight to 6 a.m. curfew for kids under 18. Law enforcement has worked in [Read More…]
Brian Brown, head of the National Organization for Marriage, loves to send out all sorts of doom-laced fundraising letters. Oh man, he’s all about it. But lately they’re just not working out for him and now he’s upset with NOM’s supporters for not ponying up the dough. The chastising letter from Brown complains: NOM began [Read More…]
TN Sheriff who used police’s facebook page to evangelize settles with American Atheists for $41,000.
In April I wrote about how a sheriff in Tennessee by the name of Eric Watson was using the police station’s official facebook page to evangelize. American Atheists was none too happy about it. They sent him a letter telling him to stop doing things like making posts titled “The Time We Live In,” in which Watson [Read More…]
A Swedish church has decided to invest in tiny, electronic bibles to drop, via drones, over ISIS-occupied territory: A major evangelical free church in Sweden is preparing to use drones to drop thousands of Bibles into areas of Iraq controlled by Islamic State. The Livets Ord (Word of Life) church in Uppsala in the north of Sweden [Read More…]
Pastor Flip Benham absolutely loses his shit: promises bloodshed in the streets over LGBT rights bill.
So, this happened in Charlotte today: It’s worth noting that the Charlotte City Council is out of the equation now since the state government overturned their ordinance (and is going to lose a lawsuit over it). It’s pretty much the standard trope of threatening bad things unless somebody (in this case, the government) kowtows to [Read More…]