Tag Archives: religion

On The Global Rise Of Anti-LGBT Crackdowns

The Washington Post reports: This week, a government journal in the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan announced that the country’s interior ministry had compiled a registry of “proven” gays and lesbians. The list named 319 men and 48 women, whom Tajik federal prosecutors identified in operations they called “Morality” and “Purge.” A purge — likely in the form of mass ...

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INDIANA: Evangelical Pastor Charged With Molesting Little Girls After Luring Them With Candy [VIDEO]

WIBC News reports: A Rush County pastor, accused of molesting three young members of his congregation. 72-year-old Garry Evans, pastor of Baptist Temple in Rushville, faces three counts of child molesting, four counts of sexual battery, and five counts of child solicitation. Court documents show that an investigation into Evans began September 4, when a three-year-old girl reported an encounter ...

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POLL: Majority Say You Don’t Need God To Be Moral

From a poll just published by Pew Research: Most U.S. adults now say it is not necessary to believe in God to be moral and have good values (56%), up from about half (49%) who expressed this view in 2011. This increase reflects the continued growth in the share of the population that has no religious affiliation, but it also ...

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Tajikistan Creates Registry Of “Proven” LGBT People

Radio Free Europe reports: Prosecutors in Tajikistan say authorities have drawn up a registry of more than 300 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the Central Asian state, a move purportedly aimed at protecting sexual minorities and halting the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. An article in an official journal published this month by the Tajik Prosecutor-General’s Office ...

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Atheist Group Loses Bid To Give US House Invocation

Courthouse News reports: Congress has the right to hold a prayer at the start of each legislative day, and can reject an atheist’s request to give the invocation without violating the Establishment Clause, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer, a George W. Bush appointee, said Wednesday the House chaplain’s refusal to invite an avowed atheist to deliver ...

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Trump Keynotes For Major Anti-LGBT Group, Hails Them As “Titans In Fight To Defend Our American Heritage”

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: President Trump hailed conservatives at the Heritage Foundation known for opposition to LGBT rights Tuesday night as “titans in the fight to defend, promote and preserve our great American heritage.” “Everyone here tonight understands a core truth, that for America to have confidence in our future, we must have pride in our history,” ...

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Former FRC Leader Josh Duggar Loses Privacy Suit Against Tabloid That Broke Molestation/Incest Story

The New York Post reports: Josh Duggar has lost his lawsuit against In Touch Weekly, Page Six has learned. The celebrity magazine revealed in 2015 that Duggar was accused of molesting his younger sisters—all of whom starred on the hit “19 Kids and Counting” reality show—in 2006 while Duggar and the women were all minors. In June of this year, ...

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Crazy Eyes At Hate Convention: Unbelievers Are Going To Hell, Archeology Proves The Bible True [VIDEO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Apparently operating under her new anointing as pastor, Bachmann opened her remarks by celebrating the election of Donald Trump before dedicating a significant portion of the remainder of her speech to recounting the history of Christianity and the saving power of Christ. “You know, the remarkable thing,” she said, “when you read the ...

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ALABAMA: Roy Moore +8 In New US Senate Poll

AL.com reports: A wide-ranging poll conducted by an Alabama firm indicates Republican Roy Moore is still holding a strong lead in his Senate race. At the same time, Democrat Doug Jones is polling well enough to show “signs of life” for the Democratic Party in a deeply Republican state, the poll’s memo said. Moore holds an eight-point lead over Jones ...

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ROMANIA: Four-Times Married Adulteress Kim Davis Tours With Liberty Counsel To Stop Same-Sex Marriage

Four-times married adulterer Kim Davis is once again teaming up with the Liberty Counsel, who laughably claimed in 2015 that 100,000 Peruvians had gathered in a Lima soccer stadium to pray while she was jailed for defying the Supreme Court. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: Kim Davis, who shot to international prominence for refusing to sign same-sex marriage licenses as Rowan ...

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World Net Daily: God’s Secret Messages In Willy Wonka Can Be Seen In The Incineration Of Wicked Veruca Salt

Today from World Net Daily: “As shocking as it sounds, God Himself is using the center of the entertainment universe, which is often thought to have abandoned the Creator long ago, to secretly broadcast messages in popular movies and TV shows that ostensibly have nothing to do with matters of faith,” says Joe Kovacs, author of the highly anticipated, brand-new ...

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AUSTRALIA: Anglican Church Donates $1M To Anti-Gay Marriage Group, Liberal Reverends Issue Protests

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: Several Sydney clerics are in revolt over the Anglican Church’s decision to donate $1 million to the “no” campaign on same-sex marriage, declaring themselves shattered and disappointed. Archbishop Glenn Davies revealed the donation at the opening of the 51st Synod on Monday, declaring same-sex marriage “unwarranted”. “The stakes are high and the cost is high,” ...

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BREAKING: Sessions Issues Long-Feared And Sweeping “License To Discriminate” Against LGBT Americans

The Associated Press reports: In an order that undercuts federal protections for LGBT people, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a sweeping directive to agencies Friday to do as much as possible to accommodate those who claim their religious freedoms are being violated. The guidance, an attempt to deliver on President Donald Trump’s pledge to his evangelical supporters that he would ...

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Newsweek: Does God Believe In Trump? Why White Evangelicals Are Sticking With Their “Prince Of Lies”

From a must-read cover story by Newsweek: For many decades, Trump was the sweaty embodiment of the Manhattan libertine—a Studio 54 denizen who ran a modeling agency as his personal Tinder, and laughingly told Howard Stern that his Vietnam was avoiding STDs when he was a swingin’ bachelor…and a swingin’ married man. He wasn’t known for his religious faith until ...

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Sam Brownback Defends Anti-LGBT Actions At Hearing To Be International “Religious Freedom” Ambassador

The Associated Press reports: Sam Brownback, in line to be ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, on Wednesday defended his decision as Kansas governor to scrap an order that barred discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Brownback in 2015 rescinded the order issued in August 2007 by then-Gov. Kathleen Sebelius that banned discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender ...

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Christian Activist: God Killed Those People In Las Vegas To Punish America For Something Something [VIDEO]

This is the guy whose own son was convicted of possessing child porn. Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: On his “Pass The Salt Live” webcast this morning, Religious Right activist Dave Daubenmire approvingly quoted radical right-wing preacher James David Manning as he proclaimed that “God killed those people” who died in the mass shooting in Las Vegas. “I ...

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Man Whose Life Was Saved By Married Lesbian Cop To Speak At National Convention Of Anti-LGBT Groups

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: There were times when we wondered if House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) would ever speak at VVS again. But next week, the miraculous recovery of my good friend will literally take center stage, as Steve makes a return trip to the biggest gathering of pro-family conservatives in the country after ...

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LONDON: Anti-Gay Doomsday Preacher Sparks Panic On Train, Passengers Pry Open Doors, Leap Onto Tracks

The Sun reports: A doomsday preacher caused panic on a rush-hour train service yesterday by ranting about the end of the world. Commuters forced open doors and jumped off when the man began quoting from the Bible about sin. Some worried passengers forced open doors and walked close to “live” electric tracks to reach the platform at Wimbledon station in ...

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Egypt Escalates LGBT Crackdown After Rainbow Flag Waved At Concert: 33 Arrested, Forced Anal Exams

The BBC reports: Egyptian authorities have arrested at least 22 people in the past four days as part of a campaign against LGBT people, Amnesty International says. Thirty-two men and one woman have now been detained since rainbow flags were displayed at a pop concert in Cairo last month, according to activists. Anal examinations have been reportedly carried out on ...

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Canada Issues Arrest Warrant For Recalled US Vatican Envoy Over Alleged Child Porn Possession/Distribution

Catholic News Service reports: An arrest warrant has been issued in Canada for Monsignor Carlo Capella, the Vatican diplomat recalled from service in Washington in late August, who already was the subject of a Vatican criminal investigation involving child pornography. Police in Windsor, Ontario, issued a statement Sept. 28 saying, “A Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for Carlo Capella, ...

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