Tag Archives: religion

UTAH: Mormon Church, GOP Lawmakers, And Sen. Mike Lee Back Anti-Gay Colorado Baker In SCOTUS Briefs

Ben Winslow reports at Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate: Nearly all of the Utah State Senate has signed on in support of a Colorado shop who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in a case now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah [photo], ...

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ALABAMA: Roy Moore’s Hate Group Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief In Support Of Anti-Gay Colorado Baker

Via press release from Christian Newswire: The Foundation for Moral Law, a Montgomery nonprofit corporation dedicated to the defense of the Constitution as written and intended by its Framers and to the free exercise of religion, has filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in defense of a Colorado bakery and its owner. A gay couple filed ...

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Christian Site: God Sent Irma To Curse The Disobedient But It’s Not Too Late To Pray The Storm Out To Sea

Last night Charisma News, our favorite one-stop shop for anti-witchcraft tutorials, published a lengthy last-minute how-to on stopping these hurricanes which are sent by God to punish us. The piece is authored by “messianic rabbi” Curt Landry. An excerpt: If we don’t understand the cause and effect of nature with God, and our responsibilities with the dominion that we have ...

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Trump: Churches Should Be Entitled To FEMA Funds

CBS News reports: President Trump is taking the side of three Texas churches that are suing the Federal Emergency Management Agency over disaster relief funds in the wake of Harvey. The Houston Chronicle reports that the three churches – Rockport First Assembly of God, Harvest Family Church and Hi-Way Tabernacle – sued FEMA on Tuesday for access to relief funding. ...

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan Hits Back At Steve Bannon

Politico reports: Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s assertion that Roman Catholic bishops “need illegal immigrants” is so “preposterous,” “insulting” and “ridiculous” that it doesn’t merit a response, Cardinal Timothy Dolan said Thursday. “You might imagine I was rather befuddled to see it,” Dolan said. “I don’t really wanna care to go into what I think is a preposterous ...

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Death To Gays Pastor: Supreme Court Must Repeal Gay Marriage Before God Kills Again With Irma [AUDIO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Extremist anti-LGBTQ pastor Kevin Swanson declared on his radio program today that the Supreme Court should immediately reverse its Roe v. Wade and Obergefell decisions before God unleashes his judgment on America in the form of Hurricane Irma. Swanson, who just last week said that Hurricane Harvey was the judgment of God on ...

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Bannon: The Catholic Church Supports DACA Because They Need “Illegal Aliens” To Fill Their Pews [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon in a new interview slammed the Catholic Church for its stance on immigration, saying leaders “need illegal aliens to to fill the churches.” Bannon told “60 Minutes” that the Catholic Church has been “terrible about” immigration when Charlie Rose noted that Cardinal Timothy Dolan in New York opposed President Trump’s ...

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SURVEY: White Christians Now A Minority In USA

Just in from the Public Religion Research Institute: The American religious landscape is undergoing a dramatic transformation. White Christians, once the dominant religious group in the U.S., now account for fewer than half of all adults living in the country. Today, fewer than half of all states are majority white Christian. As recently as 2007, 39 states had majority white ...

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Extremist Hate Groups Issue Joint Letter Demanding That Media Ceases Using The SPLC’s Hate Groups List

From the far-fight site Newsbusters: Conservative leaders are calling out the liberal media for a dangerous hypocrisy: While media outlets readily promote an organization locating conservative and faith-based organizations on a “hate map,” they would never do the same for a map of abortion providers. On Wednesday, 47 conservative leaders and organizations demanded that news outlets immediately halt their use ...

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Creationist Ken Ham: It’s Not God’s Fault That He’s Forced To Murder People With Hurricanes, It’s Your Fault

Creationist Ken Ham, who was most recently in the news with a transparent ploy to scam Kentucky out of sales tax, went on a hurricane-themed tweetstorm this morning. According to Ham, hurricanes (and – presumably – all natural disasters) are the direct result of so-called “original sin” and it’s totally not God’s fault that he is forced to lovingly murder ...

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Jim Bakker And Guest: God Sent Harvey As Punishment For Gay Wickedness, Just Like He Did To New Orleans

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Right-wing pastor Rick Joyner joined televangelist and End Times prepper pastor Jim Bakker on his television program yesterday, where they declared that Hurricane Harvey was God’s judgment on the city of Houston and used the devastation wrought by the storm to promote Bakker’s line of survival products. Joyner said that Key West, Florida, ...

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Hate Preacher Arrested At Southern Decadence

New Orleans activist Leo Watermeier writes us: One of the preachers in the hate group “Official Street Preachers” was arrested during the Southern Decadence parade Sunday. Details of the arrest were unavailable but apparently he was seen by a state trooper assaulting a female parade bystander. The group came to New Orleans to disrupt Southern Decadence. Below is a photo ...

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Joel Osteen: God Sent Hurricane Harvey Because He Knows You Can Handle It, Take It As A Compliment

The Huffington Post reports: Pastor Joel Osteen, who has been under fire for his Houston megachurch’s slow response to helping survivors of Hurricane Harvey, vowed on Sunday that God would “pay back” victims for what they lost. “We’re not going to understand everything that happens, but having a ‘poor old me’ mentality or ‘look what I lost’ or ‘why did ...

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Last Night I Met Infamous Hate Preacher Ruben Israel

Last night we came across vile hate preacher Ruben Israel and his band of repressed homosexuals as they screamed their usual abuse at passersby on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. I’d had a few adult beverages so I rolled up on Israel, pointed to the closest bar, and offered to fuck the shit out of him if he’d just give ...

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Scamvangelicals Applaud Trump’s Declaration Of National Day Of Prayer For Harvey Victims [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Surrounded by leaders from the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, Trump signed a proclamation from the Oval Office on Friday inviting “all Americans to join us as we continue to pray for those who have lost family members or friends, and for those who are suffering in this time of crisis.” ...

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TEXAS: Governor Issues Day Of Prayer Proclamation To Thank God For Saving The People He Didn’t Murder

ABC News reports: The Texas Governor signed a gubernatorial proclamation Thursday at the grounds of what remains of the First Baptist Church in Rockport declaring Sunday, Sept. 3, a Day of Prayer in Texas. “Howdy Texans,” Governor Greg Abbott began, addressing a large crowd of people at the destroyed church. “As we gather today here at this church, it’s important ...

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Death To Gays Pastor: God Sent Harvey To Punish Texas For Failing To Pass Its Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill [AUDIO]

I called this last week. Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Extremist anti-LGBTQ pastor Kevin Swanson is joining other radical Religious Right activists in declaring that Hurricane Harvey is God’s judgment on Houston and other cities that refuse to repent for their embrace of “sexual perversion.” “Jesus sends the message home, unless Americans repent, unless Houston repents, unless New ...

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Former Monk Sues L’Oreal Over Wrinkle Cream Patent

The Associated Press reports: A former Roman Catholic monk has filed a federal lawsuit against cosmetics giant L’Oreal, accusing the company of stealing patented technology in an anti-aging wrinkle cream that his charity was selling to raise money for the poor. Dennis Wyrzykowski and his company, Carmel Laboratories LLC, have been joined in the lawsuit by the University of Massachusetts ...

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Pastor Rick Wiles: God Punished Houston With Harvey Because They Love “LGBT Sexual Perversion” [AUDIO]

This took longer than usual. Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: End Times radio host Rick Wiles used his “TruNews” broadcast yesterday to declare that the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey is God’s punishment for Houston’s “affinity for the sexual perversion movement.” “This is a proud city that, in recent years, has boasted of its allegiance, its dedication, its ...

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Evangelical Coalition: Fucking Is For Married Straights Only And Jesus Hates You If You Don’t Hate LGBTs

Via press release: The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) announced August 29th the release of The Nashville Statement, an evangelical coalition statement on biblical sexuality. CBMW convened a meeting of evangelical leaders on August 25th that was hosted by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission during its national conference. The meeting included a coalition of scholars, pastors, and ...

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