January 20, 2019

PLYMOUTH, as we reported earlier today, has mercifully been spared a Christian prayer centre which was to be run by the dodgy crew who operate GOD TV, but it has other serious problems connected with religious beliefs. According to this report, child abuse arising out of faith-based claptrap such as witchcraft and demonic possession is on the rise in the Devon city. Commenting on newly-released statistics which show a “shocking” increase in the number of abuse victims, Dr Charlotte Baker… Read more

January 20, 2019

PLANS have been scrapped to turn an old art deco cinema in the UK in into a prayer centre because God failed to cough up the £7-million needed for the project. GOD TV, a “shady” UK religious broadcasting channel, confidently predicted in 2016 that the money was forthcoming to turn the Plymouth building onto a “Revival Prayer Centre”. The channel told a local paper that the Almighty would: Open the right doors and provide the finances to complete this monumental… Read more

January 19, 2019

THE leader of a Yorkshire council that provides non-stunned halal meat products in its schools has slammed efforts to stop the practice. Kirklees Council Leader Shabir Pandor, above, accused animal rights campaigners of stirring up racial hatred. Rejecting calls to end the policy of providing halal meat he said: This debate has been generated deliberately on the back of creating divisions, hatred and putting communities against one another. I cannot commit myself or my cabinet to review this policy. The… Read more

January 19, 2019

MARIE Jean Pierre, a dishwasher at a Miami hotel, took her employers to court for asking her work on Sundays. But she’s only better off to the tune of $500,000 because a cap was put on the damages a jury believed she deserved for having suffered religious discrimination at the Conrad Miami, which ultimately sacked her. The jury also found she was due $35,000 in back wages and $500,000 for emotional pain and mental anguish. The award was made on… Read more

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

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