Tag Archives: Christianists

TENNESSEE: Anti-Gay Pastor Charged With Molesting Eight Children, Allegedly Asked Them To Sit On His Face

The Tennessean reports: Metro police have arrested a pastor accused of molesting several children across two decades while he was leader of a South Nashville congregation. Matthew Dennis Patterson, known as Denny, served as pastor of Nolensville Road Baptist Church for more than 20 years. He resigned on Sept. 24. Days later, members of the congregation came to the police …

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Pastor John Hagee: Atheists Killed Jesus [VIDEO]

Pastor John Hagee, who is perhaps most infamous for declaring that God sent Hurricane Katrina to punish America for homosexuality and for claiming that God sent Hitler to enable the creation of Israel, turned a few heads today with a fresh take the alleged crucifixion of Jesus. “Up the bloody slopes of Calvary, Jesus Christ went where atheistic hands nailed …

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NOM’s Brian Brown: Today I Know How Jesus Felt

NOM president Brian Brown today published another of his unintentionally amusing rants about them devil gays, this time exploiting Good Friday to compare himself to Jesus. An excerpt: He celebrated his last supper on earth with his disciples, knowing that he would be betrayed, and prepared himself for his barbaric crucifixion and death today, Good Friday. How quickly they turned …

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Roy Moore Loses Attempt To Dismiss Defamation Suit

The Birmingham Herald reports: A Montgomery judge has denied a motion filed by Roy Moore’s attorneys to dismiss the defamation lawsuit filed by Leigh Corfman, one of the former U.S. Senate candidate’s accusers. Montgomery County Circuit Judge Roman Ashley Shaul has also scheduled the lawsuit’s first court hearing for April 12. In the order issued Thursday afternoon, the judge also …

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Southern Baptist Convention CEO Frank Page Retires Immediately Over “Morally Inappropriate Relationship”

The Birmingham Herald reports: Frank Page, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, announced his immediate retirement in the wake of what he described as a “personal indiscretion.” Page, an author and frequent speaker in Baptist churches, served as president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 2006 to 2008. He issued a statement to the Baptist Press …

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Liberty University Opens “Sophisticated” Gun Range

Fox News reports: As schools nationwide debate on how to keep firearms away from campus, Liberty University opened a multimillion-dollar gun range today for student activities and hosting competitions. The largest Christian university, located in Lynchburg, Va., already allows students to have guns in their dorms and more than 3,000 students have completed free firearm safety courses offered through LUPD, …

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DC Federal Court Boots Lawsuit From Anti-Gay Nutjob Seeking To Ban Pride Flags From Democrats’ Offices

Via press release: Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) today applauded the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for its ruling today dismissing as frivolous a lawsuit against the Congressman and three House colleagues that sought to bar the LGBT Pride Flag from being flown in the Congressional office buildings on Capitol Hill and reverse the U.S. Supreme Court decision …

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Washington Now 11th State To Ban Ex-Gay Torture

Via press release from Democratic National Committee: Today, Democratic Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a bill banning licensed therapists from attempting conversion therapy on minors. Washington becomes the 11th state in the nation to ban the practice. In response, DNC LGBTQ Media Director Lucas Acosta issued the following statement: “Today, Washington State takes a huge step forward in protecting …

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Right Winger Loses “Free Speech” Suit Against YouTube

Reuters reports: In a decision late Monday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said a nonprofit run by conservative radio talk show host Dennis Prager failed to show that YouTube infringed its free speech rights by placing age restrictions on its content. The plaintiff, Prager University, said YouTube’s “animus” toward its “political identity and viewpoint” led it to curb access to …

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WISCONSIN: Milwaukee Bans Ex-Gay Torture

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: The Milwaukee Common Council Tuesday voted to ban a controversial therapy that aims to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity, a practice known as “conversion therapy.” Aldermen vote 12-2 in favor of the ban, with one abstention. Supporters and opponents of the ban packed Tuesday’s meeting at City Hall, with opponents occasionally shouting “Amen!” “This …

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Evangelicals Blast Trump For “Immoral” Spending Bill (But He Still Gets Mulligans For All That Adultery)

The Christian Post reports: Conservative evangelical leaders have issued a rare public condemnation of the Donald Trump White House after the president signed an “immoral” spending bill that they say “constituted a moment of weakness” for his administration. Evangelical leaders with close ties to the administration were quick to voice their disapproval of the $1.3 trillion omnibus bill passed by …

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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Vows To Revive His Racist Birther Campaign Once Elected To US Senate [VIDEO]

Miranda Blue reports at Right Wing Watch: Former sheriff Joe Arpaio, who’s running for Senate in Arizona on a pro-Trump platform, told a small gathering at last weekend’s Western Conservative Conference in Phoenix that while he’s “kind of dropping” his birther claims about President Obama while he campaigns, he’ll start bringing them up more if he’s elected to the Senate …

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UNSHOCKING: Sociologists Find That Support For Trump Is Largely Driven By White Christian Nationalism

A new study by a team of university sociologists purports to reveal that support for Trump is largely driven by “white Christian nationalism.” The study examines support for statements such as “the federal government should declare the United States as a Christian nation” and includes an accounting of “anti-black prejudice” and views of Muslims and immigrants. From the Washington Post: …

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CROATIA: Catholic Church Mobilizes Thousands Of Far-Right Extremists Against Same-Sex Marriage [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Thousands of Croatian far-right supporters marched Saturday in downtown Zagreb to protest an international convention they said indirectly legalizes gay marriages and gives rights to transgender people. The protesters sang patriotic songs and chanted slogans against Croatia’s centre-right government, which last week approved the Istanbul convention that was adopted by the Council of Europe in 2011, …

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Louisiana State Supreme Court Rejects Bid To Restore Employment Protections For LGBT State Workers

The Associated Press reports: In a 4-3 decision, Louisiana’s Supreme Court on Friday rejected Gov. John Bel Edwards’ attempt to revive an executive order protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in state government. The court refused to hear arguments on Edwards’ April 2016 order banning discrimination in state government and state contracts based on sexual orientation …

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Tony Perkins Cheers Latest Trans Ban: Trump Is Keeping His Promise To End Obama’s Social Experimentation

Via press release: President Trump is keeping his pledge to end the Obama era of social experimentation in our nation’s military. In the fall of 2016, I co-moderated a veterans townhall meeting where candidate Donald Trump was asked how he would handle social engineering and political correctness being forced on the military. He responded saying, ‘We are going to get …

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Creationist Ken Ham: Chimpanzees Kill Each Other Because Adam’s Original Sin Totally Ruined Everything

This week famed primatologist Jane Goodall told a British newspaper of watching a years-long battle between two groups of chimpanzees which only ended when the last of the losing side had been killed. Goodall concluded, “War always seemed to me to be a purely human behaviour. I’ve come to accept that the dark, evil side of human nature is deeply …

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