November 6, 2008

IT’S always heartening to hear news that bully-boy tactics, so beloved of religious organisations like our very own Christian Voice, don’t always work. Take the case of Michigan-based Grosse Pointe South High School, which later this month will stage the controversial play, The Laramie Project – an account of the torture and beating death of gay college student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming in 1998. According to this report, the play has enraged the Phelps clan – Kansas’ real-life equivalent… Read more

November 6, 2008

ONE day after Barack Obama boldly included gay Americans in his inclusivity victory speech, bigots in California – led in the main by religious groups – voted to overturn the state’s recently decision to allow gay marriage. Proposition 8, the voter initiative ballot aimed at making a constitutional change that would effectively ban gay marriage in the state – defining marriage as an act of union between a man and woman – has been was approved by voters. With 99.7%… Read more

November 5, 2008

  BARACK Obama’s historic victory in the US Presidential elections has left the Christian Right in America in a tatters – and a state of deep gloom. But few are so deeply upset as the nutters over at Focus on the Family Action, led by the egegious homophobe James Dobson, who had fervently prayed for a McCain victory. God, as usual, failed to deliver. In a letter issued ahead of the momentous poll, Focus on the Family Action predicted that… Read more

November 4, 2008

WE’VE said it in the past, and we’ll say it again: Islam is rotten to its very core. It is a despicable, barbaric religion that revels in cruelty and degradation, and the world would be a far, far  better place without it. Yes, we are angry. VERY, very angry! So angry, in fact, that when the story first broke a few days ago of a 13-year-old girl being stoned to death in that benighted basket-case of an Islamic country called… Read more

November 4, 2008

IF Stewart Lee had already guaranteed himself a place in the eternal post-death inferno by co-writing the controversial Jerry Springer: the Opera, his subsequent stand-up routine probably had Satan and his minions excitedly constructing a whole new Circle of Hell for the comic’s exclusive accommodation. While JS:TO gently mocked the Christan messiah by making him swear like a trooper and publicly admit to being “a bit gay”, the Stewart Lee 90’s Comedian tour contained a dream-like sequence in which a… Read more

November 3, 2008

IF there was a Monty Python prize for the world’s weirdest religious cult, the House of Yahweh would be a choice contender. The doomsday cult was founded in Abilene,Texas, in 1980 by self-proclaimed prophet Buffalo Bill Hawkins, now 73, who then changed his name to the even more preposterous Yisrayl Hawkins. Hundreds of his followers then all changed their surnames to Hawkins. But today there is much wailing and gnashing of teeth within the Hawkins’ ranks. First off, their leader… Read more

November 3, 2008

OH come on! This is getting completely out of hand! After we reported yesterday on the failed case of Muslim forklift operator Mohammed Ahmed, who alleged religious discrimination against Tesco over alcohol, we learn today that a Metropolitan police chef is taking his employers to an industrial tribunal because he was required to cook traditional British breakfast fare at a police college. According to the Telegraph, Hasanali Khoja, 60, claims that while working as catering manager at Hendon Police College,… Read more

November 3, 2008

THIS is the sorry tale of Mohammed Ahmed, 32, a Saudi Arabian national living in Derby. Ahmed took a job as a forklift truck driver at Tesco’s giant Litchfield depot, then made a horrifying discovery: Tesco sells stuff that can get you tipsy! It also stocks bacon and pork scratchings and lots of other stuff all good Muslims should avoid, but it was the booze issue that sent Ahmed scurrying off to an industrial tribunal to claim damages for religious… Read more

November 2, 2008

TWO words we hope never to hear again after the US Presidential election in two days’ time are Sarah Palin. But if there’s anyone out there still daft enough to consider voting another batshit Republican administration into office, please watch this YouTube video: Hat tip: Eric Cartmel Read more

November 1, 2008

WHY, it features two WOMEN! And images of women are deemed offensive to ultra-Orthodox (haredi) Jews in Jerusalem, which is why the Egged bus company has banned its display. Ohad Gibli, a spokesman for Canaan advertising which acts as censor for the Egged bus cooperative, explained the ban thus: Pictures of women cannot appear on buses that go through haredi neighborhoods. All advertisements are subject to the approval of the Egged censor. In order not to offend the sensitivities of… Read more

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