November 13, 2018

The creature preacher pictured here is Gbenga Samuel, a UK pastor who was the subject of the lead report on ITV News last night about the extent of abuse suffered by members of the LGBT at the hands of Christian ‘pray-away-the gay’ zealots . The Winners’ Chapel pastor was secretly filmed as he screamed and bellowed in tongues as he tried to rid an undercover reporter of his homosexuality. The journalist was pushed to the floor and spun in circles…. Read more

November 12, 2018

If you can’t use your position as a public servant to exercise your God-given right to be an obstructive pain in the arse, what on earth can you do? Anti-gay marriage Rowan County clerk Kim Davis has the answer, according to PinkNews.  She is is planning to be an evangelical preacher, but not, this time, on the taxpayers’ dime. Davis, during the recent mid-term US elections, lost her re-election bid last on November 6 – three years after she became… Read more

November 12, 2018

Simon Calvert, Deputy Director of the conservative UK advocacy group – the Christian Institute – has reacted angrily to the news that Scotland has become the first country in the world to embed LGBTI equality and inclusion  in all state schools. Calvert, above, is quoted by The Christian Post as saying that parents: Don’t want to see controversial political agendas embedded across the curriculum. There are a diversity of beliefs about LGBT issues in Scotland. The approach adopted by the… Read more

November 12, 2018

Televangelist Jim Bakker has been hearing voices – again! This time the ninnyhammer claims that the words the Almighty whispered (bellowed?) in his ear made clear that Donald Trump had been put on this earth to give the church some breathing space before the Rapture. Or Rupture, depending on which way you view these things. On a television broadcast Bakker asked the audience if they had ever seen so much hatred directed at political leader. Have you ever seen a… Read more

November 11, 2018

Leading British humanist organisation – Humanists UK – today announced the appointment Alice Roberts as its new President. Roberts is an acclaimed science writer and broadcaster who will lead a national push to promote humanism to the many millions of people in the UK who hold humanist beliefs but haven’t yet heard the term. The anatomist, author, and well-known TV science host sees humanism as a powerful force for good: promoting human togetherness, and forming an important alternative to religious segregation,… Read more

November 11, 2018

Last month, in attacking abortion, Pope Francis compared the procedure to ‘hiring a hitman to resolve a problem’. As everyone knows, one cannot make stupid remarks without provoking a a backlash – and in this case it come in the form of a stinging open letter from Catholics for Choice which said his words were “reckless rhetoric”. The letter goes on to accuse the pontiff of: A sad lack of understanding of the everyday experiences of the world’s women and… Read more

November 10, 2018

This is how the India’s annual Pathron Ka Mela festival works: each year Hindu villagers near Shimla in Himachal Pradesh pelt one another with stones, and the person who gets to bleed first is regarded as ‘honoured’, and gets to smear his  blood on the goddess’s forehead. This year ritual, held earlier this week, lasted only 30 minutes. It was stopped when Jamogi of Khund village was injured and started bleeding. Local administrators and human rights activists have been discouraging… Read more

November 10, 2018

If there’s a battle to be fought for non-religious voices to be heard in social and political spheres, you can bet your bottom dollar that Barbara Smoker will be among those leading the charge for inclusion. This veteran 94-year-old British activist and writer has again targeted the BBC, which for years has resisted calls to allow non-religious voices on a morning slot called Thought for the Day. Smoker, President of the South East London Humanists Group (SELHUG), last month attended… Read more

November 10, 2018

Father D Paul Sullins, above, a Catholic priest and retired Catholic University of America sociology professor, claims a disproportionate number of homosexual clergy and the manifestation of a ‘homosexual subculture’ in seminaries could result in a rise of abuse incidents within the Church. Sullins is a senior research associate with the Louisiana-based Ruth Institute, which has been designated a “hate group” by The Southern Poverty Law Center which says: The group is largely a vehicle for spreading the Catholic right-wing… Read more

November 9, 2018

A vigil held this week to mark the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the name of  the Nazi pogrom perpetrated in 1938, was violently disrupted at Hyde Park in central London by about 20 Muslims. Joseph Cohen, above, an Israel Advocacy Movement activist, was reported here as saying: As if on cue, before we’d even begun, an extremist began screaming a death chant of Jews. The vigil went from bad to worse, they shouted us down, they would not allow us… Read more

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