Religion

Pope Sends Message To Trump: I Pray That You’ll Be Guided By Ethical Values And Concern For The Poor

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LOL. Via press release from the Vatican: “Upon your inauguration as the forty-fifth President of the United States of America, I offer you my cordial good wishes and the assurance of my prayers that Almighty God will grant you wisdom and strength in the exercise of your high office. At a time when our human family is beset by grave ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: Rep. Brian Sims Joins Philly Mayor And APA To Reintroduce Ex-Gay Torture Ban [VIDEO]

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Via email from openly gay Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims: This afternoon I announced with Mayor Kenney and the American Psychiatric Association (APA), legislation banning the practice of conversion therapy on minors, aimed at changing their sexual orientation. In my experience, there is oftentimes a deeply rooted connection to religious fundamentalism that underscores the thought processes of many advocates of ...

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WYOMING: Anti-LGBT Discrimination Would Be Legal With New GOP Bill, Local Rights Ordinances Banned

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From ACLU of Wyoming: Late last week, a bill popped up on the legislature’s 2017 bill list with the title, “Government Nondiscrimination Act”. With a title like that, interested citizens might understandably believe the bill would be solidifying Wyoming’s stance against discrimination in the Equality State. But they would be wrong. More aptly titled The Wyoming Government Discrimination Act, HB ...

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TEXAS: Proposed GOP Bill Makes Abortion A Felony

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The Texas Observer reports: A Republican lawmaker filed the “Abolition of Abortion in Texas Act” Wednesday, which would ban and criminalize abortions in Texas at any stage and direct state officials to ignore federal law established by Roe v. Wade. House Bill 948, authored by state Representative Tony Tinderholt, R-Arlington [PHOTO], is the newest and most straightforward attempt by Texas ...

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Bill Donohue: It’s Fake News To Say You’re Gay-Married Because Men Cannot Be Husbands To Other Men

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Last week another gay teacher at a Catholic school filed a lawsuit after being fired for getting married. Catholic League blowhard Bill Donohue responds with a new twist via press release: Lonnie Billard knew when he “married” his boyfriend, making it public on his Facebook page, that Charlotte Catholic High School, his employer, would object. He sued when he was ...

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Jim Bakker Warns Trump That Obama Has Appointed “Terrorists With Bombs” To US Government [VIDEO]

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Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: Conservative televangelist Jim Bakker declared on his program last week that had Donald Trump lost the presidential election, freedom in America would have been lost, but thanks to his victory there is a chance to save America. However, Bakker warned that terrorists have already infiltrated the government. “I wonder how many terrorists have ...

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CALIFORNIA: Anti-LGBT Christian Hate Group Petitions SCOTUS To Overturn State Ban On Ex-Gay Torture

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Via World Net Daily: The U.S. Supreme Court has been handed a bombshell: An appeal of a lower-court ruling that banned Christian counselors from talking with teens about the biblical standard for sexuality. The case challenges laws that force licensed counselors to affirm homosexuality, prohibiting them from helping clients overcome same-sex attractions. Such laws have been adopted in New Jersey, ...

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Bill Donohue: Female MSNBC Reporters Are Ugly

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Catholic League blowhard and well-known supermodel Bill Donohue today used a just-issued study to declare that the female reporters at MSNBC are unattractive. It’s what Jesus would want. The reason that the study comes to its conclusion is rather interesting. The Washington Post reports: Research has found that being attractive influences many things in a person’s life — their salary, ...

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NO AUTOGRAPHS PLEASE: Israel’s National Police Chief Reportedly Readies Bodyguards For The Return Of Jesus

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World Net Daily this morning excitedly linked to this story on Breaking Israel News: Roni Alsheikh, the Israeli Commissioner of Police, announced last week that his department of law enforcement personnel is preparing for the arrival of the Messiah in a truly unique way. Alsheikh was filmed at a celebration held by Chabad Hasidim in his neighborhood of Givat Shmuel, ...

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ARKANSAS: Republican Rep Pleads Guilty In Kickback Scheme That Diverted State Funds To Christian College

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Raw Story reports: An Arkansas Republican lawmaker has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges that he personally profited from an elaborate bribery and kickback scheme involving a northwest Arkansas evangelical Christian college. Hemant Mehta at The Friendly Atheist pointed to the rapidly mushrooming scandal which the Arkansas Times said could land state Rep. Michah Neal behind bars for up ...

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Kim Burrell Dropped From Gospel Honors Events

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The Associated Press reports: The performing rights organization BMI is the latest group to distance itself from gospel singer Kim Burrell after video surfaced of her referring to gays and lesbians as perverted. A statement from BMI released Friday said Burrell will no longer be honored and she was pulled from their annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music event scheduled ...

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Major Christian Group Slams Trump’s Cabinet Picks And Policy: This Is Certainly No Way To Make America Great

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Jack Jenkins reports at Think Progress: One of the country’s largest Christian groups has issued a sternly worded condemnation of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet selections and policy agenda, warning that Trump will put America’s most vulnerable citizens at “greater risk” if he does not change. The National Council of Churches (NCC)—which represents 38 denominations and faith communities, or roughly 45 ...

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IT BURNS: Bob Larson Exorcisms Supercut [VIDEO]

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I’ve posted many of scamvangelist Bob Larson’s elaborately faked exorcisms over the years and courtesy of YouTube comedian Vic Berger, today we get a hilarious supercut of several especially well-acted demonic possessions. You might want to turn the volume down, there’s a lot of screaming and growling. Watch below.

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Pharrell Talks About Kim Burrell To Ellen: There’s No Room For Any Kind Of Prejudice In 2017 [VIDEO]

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From the Hollywood Reporter: Pharrell Williams and Ellen DeGeneres discussed the absence of gospel singer and pastor Kim Burrell and her remarks against the LGBT community during Thursday’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Burrell and Williams had planned on singing “I See Victory” from the Hidden Figures soundtrack. “She said some very not nice things to say about homosexuals so I ...

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HOUSTON: Radio Station Dumps Kim Burrell’s Show After Homophobic Rant, TV Show Possibly Canceled Too

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The Houston Chronicle reports: The fallout over Houston gospel star Kim Burrell’s anti-gay comments is showing no signs of letting up anytime soon. A day after Ellen DeGeneres tweeted that Burrell will not be appearing on the talk-show host’s popular daytime show this week, KTRK reported on Wednesday that Texas Southern University has pulled the plug on Burrell’s radio show. ...

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Gospel Legend Shirley Caesar Defends Kim Burrell, Blames Obama For Making Homosexuality “Alright”

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The Root reports: These church ladies are downright hilarious. First there was Kim Burrell’s sermon about gay people are all going to die and go to hell, and now her compadre in holy ghost Shirley Caesar oddly defending and blaming President Obama for making homosexuality “alright”. “You should’ve said something four years ago when our President made that stuff alright,” ...

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Ellen DeGeneres Disinvites Homophobic Gospel Singer

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Deadline reports: Ellen DeGeneres announced via Twitter that she has uninvited gospel singer Kim Burrell from performing on her daytime talk show after video began circulating online of an anti-gay sermon Burrell delivered at a Houston TX church. Burrell had been scheduled to sing the soundtrack song “I See A Victory” with Pharrell Williams, on DeGeneres show this Thursday; Williams ...

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Pope Commands Bishops To Have “Zero Tolerance” For Child Sex Abuse (That They’ve Been Covering Up)

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Reuters reports: Pope Francis has told bishops around the world they must adhere to a policy of zero tolerance for clergy who sexually abuse children and begged forgiveness for “a sin that shames us”. In a letter sent on Dec. 28 but released by the Vatican only on Monday, Francis said: “I would like us to renew our complete commitment ...

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Gospel Star Kim Burrell Goes On Wild Homophobic Rant Days Before Appearance On Ellen DeGeneres [VIDEO]

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BET reports: Kim Burrell is featured on the soundtrack to one of the most uplifting and inspiring movies of the year, Hidden Figures, which focuses on a group of incredible Black women who strive to make change and spread positivity along that journey. Contrarily, her latest comments about another marginalized group of people don’t follow that thread of positivity as ...

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WND Launches “Leave The UN” Petition To Trump

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From the petition launched yesterday by World Net Daily: Whereas, the United Nations recently passed a resolution labeling the state of Israel an occupying power which is in “flagrant violation of international law” for constructing Jewish settlements on its own land; Whereas, this United Nations resolution flatly denies the Holy City of Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, demands East ...

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