January 18, 2019

A MOVE to eject a statue of Satan from its position outside museum in Lahore comes just a week after a row broke out over a statue of in the Spanish city of Segovia. On Thursday, the Lahore High Court responded to a petition calling for Satan’s removal by telling the Punjab Chief Secretary and the Lahore Museum director to explain why the thing was erected. The petition was filed by Ambreen Qureshi, who wants the sculpture removed. During the… Read more

January 18, 2019

FATHER Thomas P Ganley, 63, a priest at Saint Philip & Saint James Church in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, was arrested and charged this week with sexual assault of a teen. Ganley’s arrest was made by a new Clergy Abuse Task Force, established last year after a Pennsylvania grand jury report revealed that 300 “predator priests” sexually abused more than 1,000 children in a time span of 70 years. The report said: Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the… Read more

January 18, 2019

Mike Pence’s daughter Charlotte last year wrote a children’s book called Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President. It told the story of the family pet following the VP around for a day, and was illustrated by Pence’s wife, Karen. Given Pence’s faith-based homophobia – the man’s a batshit crazy Christian zealot – a gay rewrite of the book –  A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by John Oliver of Last Week Tonight – was… Read more

January 17, 2019

TALK about over-egging the pudding. Or gilding the lily. Or laying it on thick. Or going way over the top! When Ohio’s new Governor was sworn in this week, he did all of the above on a stack of Bibles. Nine of the bloody things! This puke-inducing public display of piety took place on Monday when devout Catholic Mike DeWine, above, become the 70th Governor of the State. Why nine? According to this report, eight of them represented his large litter…. Read more

January 17, 2019

FOLLOWING our report earlier this month that a newly-built humanist secondary school in Uganda would be naming its science laboratory after Professor Richard Dawkins comes news that it now plans on opening a Christopher Hitchens Freethinker Library. According to a fundraiser run by the US-based Brighter Brains Institute, just $300 is needed to complete the project. It says that the library will be one of the most important buildings at the newly-constructed Brighter Brains Humanist Secondary School in Kanungu, Uganda,… Read more

January 16, 2019

THE letters ‘FTP’ on car licence plates should be banned because they could be interpreted as meaning ‘Fuck the Pope’, according to Call it Out, an outfit that campaigns against anti-Catholicism and anti-Irish racism. Attention was draw to the “offensive” letters when someone in Scotland used the Gumtree site to put up for sale an S6 FTP plate for £900.00. The vendor said it would be ideal for: True blue nose, bears. Originally on supporters minibus. “Fuck the Pope” is… Read more

January 16, 2019

FOR the past week or so the Trinity Bible Presbyterian Church in Weed, California, has been the focus of intense LGBT anger. What set off protests and fierce online condemnation was a sign put up by Justin Hoke, above, the church’s homophobic pastor. At one point it was vandalised. The sign declared: Bruce Jenner is still a man. Homosexuality is still sin. The culture may change, the Bible does not. The Jenner mentioned is Caitlyn Marie Jenner, an American television… Read more

January 15, 2019

THERE are no snakes in Ireland. They were allegedly told to scoot by St Patrick. But one was discovered last Thursday near the boardwalk on a beach in Youghal, Co Cork by a member of the Youghal Coast Guard. Some now see this as a result of the new Irish law on abortion which came into effect Ireland at the beginning of the year. One who believes this balderdash is Catholic journalist K V Turley. Writing for LifeSiteNews he said… Read more

January 15, 2019

THE creator of the crucified Ronald McDonald artwork that set hundreds of Arab-Christian protesters on the rampage in Haifa last week wants it removed. It’s reported here that Jani Leinonen of Finland had joined the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel and does not want his work exhibited in the country. He is quoted as saying: Israel overtly uses culture as a form of propaganda to whitewash or justify its regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid over the Palestinian… Read more

January 14, 2019

A GROUP of  Christians in the UK were allegedly pressurised into coughing up large sums of money to finance a silly song-and-dance interpretation of  the Adam and Eve myth, but the musical extravaganza – Heaven on Earth – never saw the curtain raised. According to this report, Eden International Productions Limited, created by the now defunct Nottinghamshire International Church, went tits up in late 2017  – just weeks before the first performance was due to take place –  leaving investors… Read more

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