New legislation in Iraq would allow for marrying nine year-old girls.

I have posted before of Islamic societies that allow for the marriage of nine year-old girls in emulation of Muhammad.  There is always someone, who doesn’t keep up to date with what several Islamic governments are doing, who accuses me of picking out a few bad apples – that on the large scale Muslims would [Read More...]

Dad on “Not perfect, just forgiven.”

Father had someone drop the “We’re not perfect, just forgiven” trope on him the other day.  Father was apparently not in the mood. “We’re not perfect, just forgiven.” How often we hear this. We usually hear it from Christians who have been caught doing something despicable. Usually said with smug superiority, it is a cheap [Read More...]

Pastor: women should not wear underwear so they can receive the spirit of Christ.

Look, it’s not Rev. Njohi being a pervert and coercing women into not wearing undies, he’s just trying to make sure they receive the spirit of Christ…which is somehow hampered by underwear.  The good lord can bypass blue jeans just fine, but when it comes to thin fabric that can’t even manage to completely stop [Read More...]

Texas lawmakers fall victim to Noah’s ark Ponzi scheme.

All con men are searching for people who are more gullible than most.  With Christians eager to believe and already sold on a tale of a man rising from the dead and willing to toss their money at someone promising them eternal life only after they die…well, it’s a bit like being a mosquito in [Read More...]

Church sign warns black women that a white homo may steal their man.

A church in Harlem has put up a sign that combines the paranoia of fundamentalist Christianity and Republican politics into a singularity of irrational fear: Yes, because the President saying he’s changed his mind on gay marriage totally changes the amount of gay people in the world and what they do in their spare time. [Read More...]

Catholic school withdraws from a St. Patrick’s Day Parade and complains about how put upon they are.

A Catholic school is making a big stink about how oppressed they are because they elected to not participate in South Boston’s Saint Patty’s Day Parade…because gay people who fought for their rights were being allowed to march as well: A Catholic school has announced they will not be in the South Boston Saint Patrick’s Day [Read More...]

The worth of knowing the bible.

Saw this bumper sticker this morning: I’ll wager that even the owner of this truck doesn’t put “thorough knowledge of the BIBLE” on job applications.  Perhaps they should try turning in identical applications to a job, the only difference being that on one in the place where they put their academic achievements on the other [Read More...]

Another child dies of treatable condition as parents pray.

Once again a couple parents have trusted go to cure their child of a treatable condition instead of taking the kid to the doctor.  Once again a child who could’ve lived didn’t. A couple have been jailed for the manslaughter of their five-month old son, who died from rickets after they neglected his care because [Read More...]

Nations pulling funding from Uganda in the wake of harsh anti-gay laws.

Make no mistake: Uganda President Museveni knew this was going to happen.  He even pre-empted it as he signed the bill.  But he did it anyway, and now nations that don’t want their money going to support a government culpable for such startling inhumanity are withdrawing funds. At least three European countries announced the withdrawal [Read More...]

Kentucky church doing gun giveaway to “appeal to rednecks.”

Since empty promises of eternal life and threats of eternal punishment for non-compliance weren’t getting the job done for church attendance, a Kentucky church has a new idea: gun giveaways! In an effort its spokesman has described as “outreach to rednecks,” the Kentucky Baptist Convention is leading “Second Amendment Celebrations,” where churches around the state give [Read More...]