Tag Archives: religion

Westboro Church Burns

The Westboro Baptist Church was set on fire this weekend (only minor damage, pity) and the Crypt Keeper blames “fags and fag enablers.” Oh, and while the fire department put out the fire, church members picketed them. Seriously. These loonbags are the best thing to happen to gay rights, like, ever.

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Unshocking: Church Shooter A Fan of Michael Savage, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly

Police searching the home of Tennessee church shooter Jim David Adkisson found the following books: “Liberalism is a Mental Health Disorder” by radio talk show host Michael Savage, “Let Freedom Ring” by talk show host Sean Hannity, and “The O’Reilly Factor,” by television talk show host Bill O’Reilly. I’m sure those three’s chests are swelling with pride today. Seriously. I ...

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Tennessee: Two Killed, Seven Injured In Shooting At Gay Friendly Church, Shooter’s Letter Says He Hates Liberals And Gays

Days after the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville put up a sign welcoming gays to worship, yesterday a gunman shouting “hateful words” killed two people and injured seven others during a youth performance of the musical Annie at the church. The gunman was tackled by congregants and eventually taken into police custody. Jim D. Adkisson, 58, was charged ...

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You Are Not Going To Heaven

While I don’t personally subscribe to the concept of heaven or hell, Pam Spaulding tips us to the latest question on WayToGod.org, which she describes as a “fundie Dear Abby.” Question: I am a born-again Christian, having come to faith 10 years ago when I admitted to Christ I was a sinner, believed that Christ is God’s Son and that ...

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Christianists Gets Pennsylvania’s Hate Crimes Law Overturned

Acting on a petition filed by the Christianist group Repent America, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling that struck down that state’s 2002 hate crimes law, saying it was inappropriately attached to an unrelated bill. Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision striking down amendments that added sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, gender, and mental ...

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Pat Condell On Secularphobia

Catching up on my YouTube subscriptions, I watched this latest post from my favorite anti-theist, Pat Condell. A one-time stand-up comedian, Condell is much more appealing to me than rant kings Christopher Hitchens or Richard Dawkins. Still, I’m almost surprised that his famous 2007 post, The Trouble With Islam, hasn’t gotten him killed.

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Obama Campaign: Faith-Based Funding Will Not Hurt Gays

Barack Obama’s campaign has assured Pam Spaulding (author of Pam’s House Blend) that his faith-based initiative funding will not be allowed to be used for “ex-gay” therapies or for any project that advocates for a particular faith. Via Pam: A source with Senator Obama’s campaign (Director of the LGBT Vote, Dave Noble) has now confirmed to Pam’s House Blend that ...

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Boycott Launched Against CA Hotelier

A coalition of marriage equality advocates and a hotel workers union in California are calling for a boycott of Hyatt hotels owned by San Diego tycoon Doug Manchester after he donated $125K in support of Proposition 8, the November ballot measure that would overturn gay marriage. The group’s message Thursday was to urge residents and tourists to stay at other ...

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Anonymous Takes On Scientology at Toronto Pride

I got an email from anti-Scientology group Anonymous hipping me to the above clip which combines information about Scientology’s anti-gay policies with images from the Anonymous protest in front of Scientology offices during last week’s Toronto Pride, during which Scientology members threatened protesters with physical violence. Anonymous plans on bringing hate crimes charges against the cult, which says that gay ...

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Wingnut Peter LaBarbera Issues List Of Top 20 Best LGBT Activists

Via Good As You: Drooling idiot Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality has issued a hit list of ” 20 …good reasons why Christians (or anyone) should never feel guilty about a single-minded focus in countering the homosexual/transsexual activist and pro-abortion lobbies.” The list includes bloggers Jeremy Hooper (of Good As You), Pam Spaulding, and Wayne Besen. Others ...

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Gay Man Sues Bible Publishers For $70M

Wingnut site WorldNetDaily is reporting that a gay Michigan man is suing two local Christian publishing houses for a combined $70M for putting out versions of the Bible which he says featured deliberately changed Biblical admonishments against homosexuality. Bradley Fowler, 39, claims the changes by Zondervan and Thomas Nelson Publishing caused his family to ostracize him and created twenty years ...

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Don’t Annoy The Pope

Australian gays and progressives are annoyed by a new law against “annoying” the attendees of next week’s World Youth Day with Ill Papa. Wearing T-shirts that read “Pope Go Homo” and “The pope is wrong, put a condom on!,” a dozen demonstrators poked fun Wednesday at a new Australian law meant to protect participants of next week’s World Youth Day ...

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Wingnuts Launch McDonald’s Boycott

The American Family Association has launched a boycott against McDonald’s (with its own website, no less) in protest that an openly gay McDonald’s executive has joined the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. From the site: What the boycott of McDonald’s IS NOT about This boycott is not about hiring homosexuals. It is not about homosexuals eating at McDonald’s. ...

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Has Ted Haggard Found A New Way To Fleece People?

An eagle-eyed JMG reader has found Ted Haggard’s new business site, a mortgage reduction scheme company called United First Financial with the URL: KeepYourOwnMoney.com.Entering the company’s site through their main portal (not Haggard’s) one finds a link to another company site called ThinkBeyondMortgages.com. JMG reader David ponders: Glancing through the “agent manual” it appears to me to be something like ...

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Hater Gets Silly Stringed At SF Pride

Technically, I believe that Silly Stringing somebody might be construed as battery. On Sunday, an anti-gay pastor at Wichita Pride was charged with battery for throwing his admission pin at a Pride employee. Lawyers?

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Conflicting Signals

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement that he opposes the gay marriage ban referendum in California, Barack Obama announced that if elected, he will expand Dubya’s controversial “faith-based initiatives” programs. Reaching out to evangelical voters, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is announcing plans that would expand President Bush’s program steering federal social service dollars to religious groups and – ...

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Fasting In The Name Of Hate

San Diego-based Pastor Jim Garlow will make a 40-day fast leading up to election day in order to rally evangelical attention to the anti-gay marriage ballot measure. On Wednesday, Garlow took a first step toward organizing clergy in the state, convening a conference call in which more than 1,000 ministers, most from evangelical congregations, discussed tactics for passing a fall ...

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Ted Haggard Finally Admits Having Gay Sex And Using Drugs (But Still Lies)

A Colorado Springs television station has obtained an email sent by disgraced former televangelist Ted Haggard to a personal friend in which Haggard for the first time admits having had sex with escort Mike Jones and having used unspecified drugs on several occasions. But considering what the thus far unimpeached Mike Jones has said, Haggard’s email doesn’t tell the “hole” ...

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SC’s “I Believe” Plate Challenged

The Americans United for Separation of Church and State have filed a federal lawsuit to stop South Carolina from issuing the “I Believe” license plate mentioned here last week. Americans United for Separation of Church and State today filed a lawsuit in federal district court on behalf of several religious leaders and a religious organization whose First Amendment rights are ...

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John Hagee Knows Women

You really have to laugh at Pastor John “Gays Caused Katrina” Hagee, John McCain’s former spiritual advisor. Check out what he says about “today’s American woman.” A partial transcript via Slog: God paints the portrait of the ideal woman and he takes time to mention that she is a mother. If the secular humanist of the 21st century took his ...

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