Religion

UTAH: Lawyer For Escaped Polygamous Cult Leader Tells Court He Might Have Experienced “Miracle Of Rapture”

Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate reports: Polygamist leader Lyle Jeffs may not have escaped from home confinement, but was instead kidnapped or “experienced the miracle of rapture,” his lawyer raises as a possibility in a new court filing. In a filing about whether to continue the food stamp fraud trial for 11 members of the Fundamentalist LDS Church, Jeffs’ defense ...

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New York Times Editorial Board Slams Ken Paxton’s “Bigoted And Specious” Attacks On Trans Citizens

From the New York Times editorial board: Just days after the federal Department of Education in May issued sensible antidiscrimination guidelines for accommodating transgender students, Texas’ attorney general, Ken Paxton, set out to challenge them. Zeroing in on North Texas, the attorney general’s office encouraged the Harrold Independent School District to adopt an anti-transgender bathroom policy. The choice of district ...

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BarbWire: It’s Time For Christians To Strike Fear Into LGBTs By Putting A $10 Magnetic Fish On Their Cars

Via email this morning from Matt Barber’s BarbWire site: Dear fellow Christian and Patriot, Our nation is reeling. I turn on the news and see Bruce Jenner being celebrated for wearing a dress. Women on Instagram exploiting their bodies for fame. The music industry is selling sex, drug use and explicit language to our children. I see riots in our ...

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Southern Baptist Head Richard Land: If I Didn’t Vote For Donald Trump, I’d Have To Apologize To Jesus

“I believe I have a moral obligation to vote for the lesser evil. Otherwise, I become morally culpable for the greater evil prevailing. Some Evangelicals have said, ‘If I voted for Donald Trump, I would have to apologize to Bill Clinton.’ Frankly, I feel that if I didn’t vote for Donald Trump in order to defeat Hillary Clinton, I would ...

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Tony Perkins: I Never Said That God Uses Natural Disasters To Punish Sinners But He Totally Does

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: “Deceptive claims are being circulated on the internet that put words in my mouth about God’s role in natural disasters and what causes them. Those claims are inaccurate. What I have said, which I repeated yesterday in a sermon at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, is that I don’t know what was ...

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INDONESIA: Islamic Activists Urge Constitutional Court To Criminalize Homosexuality And Fornication

J. Lester Feder reports at Buzzfeed: A group of academics and activists urged the Constitutional Court of Indonesia to criminalize fornication and homosexuality on Tuesday in the latest hearing of a lawsuit that began earlier this year. The suit, which has been brought by 12 academics and activists, has already had several hearings, but captured international attention earlier this month ...

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HAWAII: State GOP Disavows Own US House Candidate Over “Vulgar And Racist” Attack On Dem Incumbent

As you might have guessed, this is all being done in the name of Jesus. Hawaii Civil Beat reports: The chair of the Hawaii Republican Party is urging party members to disavow the candidacy of the GOP nominee for the 2nd Congressional District, which represents the neighbor islands and rural Oahu. “I want it understood by the general public and ...

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Janet Porter: Vote Trump Or God Will Smite You

Via Right Wing Watch: Today, radical right-wing activist Janet Porter released a video explaining why she will be voting for Donald Trump and warning Christians that they will be held accountable by God if the refuse to do likewise. Praising Trump for his promises to appoint anti-choice judges, allow churches to directly support candidates without losing their tax-exempt status and ...

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When Jim Bakker Gives You A Year Of Food Buckets

Today notorious grifter and felon Jim Bakker surprised guest Alveda King with a year’s worth of his End Times food slop buckets. As you can see, even a fellow raging nutjob like King could not summon a thankful expression in the moment. After composing herself, King did agree with Bakker that the slop buckets will come in handy when the ...

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Sandy Rios: If The Target Boycott Doesn’t Succeed, Christians Will Have No Place Left To Pee [AUDIO]

Miranda Blue reports at Right Wing Watch: Rios told Breitbart’s Alex Marlow that the boycott “isn’t just about Target” but is about scaring other corporations and governments so that they don’t adopt similar policies and leave people like Rios with nowhere left to relieve themselves. “If we do not keep the pressure on Target,” she said, “this will quickly—we know ...

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Trump Meets With Homeless Hate Group Leader Whose House Was Destroyed By God In Massive Flood

Donald Trump is making a huge show of touring Louisiana today, even though state officials have pointedly denounced such grandstanding as the required security pulls resources away from disaster relief operations. This morning he met with locals at the church of homeless hate group leader Tony “Canoe” Perkins, who presumably did not mention his oft-stated belief that God sends natural ...

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Tony Perkins Slams Obama For Not Coming To See The Flood That God Sent To Destroy His Home [VIDEO]

As I reported on Wednesday, God destroyed Tony Perkins’ house this week in a massive flood that left thousands of Louisiana residents homeless. Last night and again this morning Perkins took to Fox News to denounce President Obama for not coming to tour the disaster zone, telling one Fox anchor that Donald Trump “could send a postcard and that would ...

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Federal Judge Rules That Hobby Lobby Decision Means Transgender Employees Can Be Fired Because Jesus

Politico reports: A Supreme Court decision allowing some companies to opt out of portions of Obamacare for religious reasons also guarantees the right of firms to engage in religiously motivated discrimination against their employees on the basis of gender, a federal judge in Michigan ruled Thursday. U.S. District Court Judge Sean Cox held that the Supreme Court’s 2014 ruling on ...

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LOUISIANA: God Destroys Tony Perkins’ House

As we are repeatedly instructed, God uses hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and lethal diseases to punish people for sinning. This week the Lord Almighty aimed his Holy Wrath at Louisiana, where among the thousands of people made homeless by flooding is hate group leader Tony Perkins, who reports that he had to escape his destroyed home by canoe. Perkins is on ...

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Pastor Heralds Zombie Apocalypse After Police Subdue Man Found Eating Face Of Murder Victim [VIDEO]

So this really did just happen in Florida. It’s always Florida: A 19-year-old student fatally stabbed a couple in their garage in Florida Monday night and was biting the dead man’s face when officers subdued him, authorities said Tuesday. Police believe Florida State University student Austin Harrouff attacked the couple at random shortly before 9:20 p.m. using “weapons of opportunity,” ...

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OKLAHOMA: Red-Caped Catholic Loons Lead Protest Over Satanic Black Mass Held At Public Venue [VIDEO]

World Net Daily is extremely upset that a group of Satanists used a public venue to stage a black mass. Leading the protest in Oklahoma were the infamous Red-Caped Catholic Loons. Via WND: They hailed from all Christian denominations and backgrounds, coming by the hundreds to defend their faith. More than a thousand Christians rallied in Oklahoma City to protest ...

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NOT A WITCH THEN: Bryan Fischer Says Hillary Clinton Is Driven By The Spirit Of The Anti-Christ [VIDEO]

A few days ago the Christian site Charisma News pondered whether Hillary Clinton is a witch or the anti-Christ. American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer has an opinion. Via Right Wing Watch: Fresh from telling his radio audience that they cannot vote for Hillary Clinton because “women should not be entrusted with high political office,” Bryan Fischer declared yesterday ...

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AFA: Unoriginal Gays Steal Everything From God

Hemant Mehta goes off at The Friendly Atheist: Conservative Christians: They “love” LGBT people so much that stepping outside and experiencing nature is all it takes to tweet something nasty about them. Case in point? Check out this message from Walker Wildmon, Assistant to the President of the American Family Association. He makes it sound like every time you look ...

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Christian Activist Ted Shoebat: Devil-Worshiping Killer Lesbian Hillary Clinton Must Be Put To Death [VIDEO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: In his latest video, extremist right-wing activist Theodore Shoebat declared that Hillary Clinton is a devil worshipper who wants to kill Christians and therefore must be put to death. Shoebat declared that Clinton is a “sick woman” and a “decrepit, reprobate wretch,” but he couldn’t quite bring himself to openly call her a ...

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Priest Sued For Sexting Male Parishioner [VIDEO]

Sacramento’s Fox affiliate reports: As a monsignor, Larry McGovern is supposed to be a person Catholics can respect and trust. However, with recent allegations of sexual harassment, it seems that trust has been broken. According to attorney Vince Finaldi, his client, a parishioner with the Church of the Presentation, claims McGovern sent him sexually explicit pictures. “It’s extremely disturbing that ...

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