Religion

SACRAMENTO: Landlord Asks Hate Church To Leave

From Sacramento’s ABC affiliate: The property management company and owner of the building in which Verity Baptist Church and its Pastor Roger Jimenez preside have decided not to renew the church’s lease, and have asked church officials to consider moving. While Harsch Investment Properties, owner of the Northgate Business Park where the church is located, cannot legally evict the church …

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Trump To Evangelicals: Don’t Pray For Our Leaders, They’re Selling Christianity Down The Tubes [VIDEO]

Donald Trump’s meeting today with hundreds of anti-LGBT activists is closed to the press but attendees are tweeting out short videos. Here’s what Trump just told them about praying for America’s current leaders: I don’t think about Hillary in terms of religion. She’s been in the public eye for years and years and yet there’s nothing out there, there’s, like, …

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Tony Perkins: Unlike President Obama At Least Donald Trump Doesn’t Hate Christians [VIDEO]

Today Tony Perkins and hundreds of fellow anti-LGBT activists will meet with Donald Trump to lecture him on how to turn America into a bible-based theocracy. This morning Perkins appeared on Fox Business where he told the panel that while he can’t say whether Trump himself is actually a Christian, at least he isn’t “openly hostile” to Christianity. Which President …

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Scott Lively Has The “Blasphemous” Rainbow Flag Sadz

Scott Lively is heaping praise on Jamaica’s Attorney General, who last week declared that the United States is “disrespecting” her country’s anti-buggery laws by flying the rainbow flag at our embassy. He writes: This post is dedicated to and inspired by Jamaica’s Attorney General, Marlene Malahoo Forte, who courageously challenged the arrogance of the United States, which exploited the Orlando …

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NEW YORK: Catholic League Celebrates “Victory” In Helping Block Bill To Reform Child Abuse Laws

The New York legislative session ended over the weekend without the approval of a bill that would have reformed child abuse laws. Catholic League blowhard Bill Donohue is taking credit. He writes: The bill was sold as justice for the victims of sexual abuse, when, in fact, it was a sham: the proposed legislation that failed to make it to …

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Christian Pastor On Orlando: I Hope God Finishes The Job And Kills Those Queers Still In The Hospital

Via Raw Story: Pastor Donnie Romero of Stedfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth told his flock he agrees “100 percent” with Baptist Pastor Roger Jimenez, who made news with his sermon advocating that the government should use a firing squad to “blow their brains out.” “These 50 sodomites are all perverts and pedophiles, and they are the scum of the …

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NOM Posts “Too Funny” Father’s Day Message

NOM posted the above graphic to their Facebook page yesterday, adding the note “Too funny!” Meanwhile Brian Brown is panicking that they don’t have the money for this weekend’s hate march in Washington DC. He writes: We have a $12,500 shortfall that must be eliminated for the March to be completed on budget. Just a week ago we had a …

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SACRAMENTO: Hundreds Protest Christian Pastor Who Called For Shooting Gays In The Head [VIDEO]

From the Sacramento Bee: More than 500 people gathered early Sunday morning outside the Sacramento church where last week a pastor gave an inflammatory sermon praising the massacre of LGBT people in an Orlando nightclub. Chants of “Love conquers hate” rang out when worshippers walked down the police-protected entrance to Verity Baptist church in an office park on Northgate Boulevard. …

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Tony Perkins: Trump Is Open To Changing His Views Because He Hasn’t Thought Them Through [VIDEO]

ABC booted Tony Perkins from yesterday’s news show but MSNBC hosted him later in the day. Perkins is promoting tomorrow’s meeting with Donald Trump, where he and fellow evangelical haters will advise Trump on how to win over the religious right, most of whom had backed Ted Cruz. Raw Story recaps: When asked what Perkins plans to tell the GOP …

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TURKEY: Istanbul Police Attack Pride Parade Marchers With Tear Gas And Rubber Bullets [VIDEO]

Last year it was batons and water cannons. This year it was tear gas and rubber bullets. The Guardian reports: Riot police have fired teargas and rubber pellets to disperse an LBGT march in Istanbul that had been banned after ultranationalists said “degenerates” could not demonstrate. Hundreds of riot police cordoned off Taksim Square in the heart of the city …

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ABC Dumps Tony Perkins From Sunday News Show

Zack Ford reports at ThinkProgress: This week, a prominent news agency considered offering a platform to the leader of an anti-LGBT hate group to discuss the Orlando shooting, then quietly dropped him from the show without ever mentioning that it was a bad idea in the first place. On Friday morning, ABC News released a preview of its guest line-up …

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Tennessee Church On Orlando Massacre: God’s Wrath Is About To Start Falling Down On The Gays [VIDEO]

From a Tennessee NBC affiliate: A local church displayed a message targeting the LGBT community following the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, nearly a week ago. Three days ago Pastor Jesse price of Beech Cliff Pentecostal Holiness Church put a message on the church’s sign that alliances of the LGBT community say condemn the gay community. However, the pastor …

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FLORIDA: Christian Public Employee Says “Unbearable” Rainbow Flag Creates Hostile Work Environment

From the Tampa Bay Times: A pride flag waving outside the Hillsborough County center was meant to be a sign of respect and remembrance for the victims of the shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando. But just a day after it was raised, Commissioner Stacy White said it may be offending Christian employees and questioned whether it should be …

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“Friend-To-Gays’ Trump Tweets Smiling Photo With Pastor Who Says LGBT Rights Will Bring The Anti-Christ

Politico reports: Donald Trump has spent the week stating his support for the LGBT community in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, remarking that he is a better ally than Hillary Clinton, whom he has repeatedly attacked for accepting donations from governments hostile to LGBT rights on behalf of the Clinton Foundation. But a photo posted to …

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Pastor Kevin Swanson: Orlando’s Gays Had It Coming Because God Gives Up On Such Sinners [AUDIO]

Via Right Wing Watch: Yesterday, Colorado-based pastor Kevin Swanson addressed the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando by arguing that homosexuality and Islam are both inherently violent because God gives gay people and Muslims up to their dishonorable ways and other sins like murder. “Why do homosexuals murder homosexuals?” he asked. Because, according to Romans 1, “God gave them …

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SACRAMENTO: Church Members Laugh And Wave As Protesters Shout At Christian Pastor Who Called For Shooting Gays In The Head [VIDEO]

From Sacramento’s NBC affiliate: About 100 people protested Wednesday night outside of a Sacramento Baptist church after a pastor praised the Orlando mass shooting during his sermon. It was supposed to be a silent protest, but dozens of people shouted and sang as parishioners, with Bibles in hand, tried to make their way through the crowd. Yellow tape and Sacramento …

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ORLANDO: Hundreds Form Human Chain Links To Block Westboro Baptist From Funerals For Pulse Victims

As funerals for the dozens of Pulse massacre victims take place across the Orlando area, hundreds of residents are turning out to form human chain links to block Westboro Baptist Church from being seen by mourners. Immediately upon news of the shooting, Westboro issued a press release declaring their intent to go to Orlando. They’ve not yet been spotted, but …

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Christian Activist Ted Shoebat: Orlando Attack Was Wrong, It’s The State’s Job To Kill Sodomites [VIDEO]

The star of Janet Porter’s anti-LGBT latest film disapproves of the attack on Orlando. Via Right Wing Watch: Shoebat, who last year was featured alongside several congressmen and GOP presidential candidates in an anti-gay “documentary,” stated that he does not support the actions of the man who opened fired on the nightclub — not because he doesn’t think that gay …

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Janet Porter To Fail Again With Target Protests

Earlier this month nutjob hater Janet Porter’s “nationwide” Target protests resulted in only a humiliating handful of stores actually seeing protesters. So she’s going to try again later this summer, but this time with a “back to school” theme. She writes: “Back to School” season is critical to the bottom line of retailers like Target. Clothing, shoes, supplies,etc get replenished …

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Orthodox Jew Posts Facebook Rant Celebrating Orlando Massacre: If An Arab Did This, Good For Him [VIDEO]

JMG reader Chaim Levin sends us the below clip in which Yosef Edery, a Brooklyn member of the Chabad Orthodox Jewish sect, celebrates the Orlando massacre. “People were killed in an act of terror. Fine. If an Arab did it, good for him! God hates sin. They deserved to die. I have no mercy for people that God has no …

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