Tag Archives: Christianists

Snake-Handling Pastor Whose Father Died Handling Snakes Gets Bitten While Handling A Snake [VIDEO]

Yahoo News reports: Cody Coots is a fourth-generation snake-handling pastor at the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus’ Name church in Middlesboro, Ky. In a new documentary, “My Life Inside: The Snake Church,” which premiered on Friday on the YouTube channel Barcroft TV, Coots is seen holding a snake during one of his sermons, which generally has 14 parishioners in attendance …

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CALIFORNIA: State Senate Approves Bill Defining Conversion Therapy As Fraud, Allows Victims To Sue

Courthouse News reports: California is on the verge of shunning treatments that promise to “cure” patients of homosexuality through hypnosis, counseling and even electric shock sessions. The state Senate on Thursday cleared a proposal to list so-called conversion therapy as a fraudulent business practice, bringing it under the umbrella of state consumer-protection laws and opening the door for victims to …

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ARKANSAS: Satanic Temple Delivers Statue To Capitol In Battle Over Ten Commandments Monument [VIDEO]

Little Rock’s Fox affiliate reports: Dozens attended a rally held by the Satanic Temple at the Arkansas State Capitol on Thursday. The rally comes after the Arkansas legislature approved the placement of a Ten Commandments monument on the Capitol grounds. During the Satanic Temple’s Rally for the First Amendment, a more than 8 feet tall Baphomet statue was unveiled. “The …

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COLORADO: Anti-LGBT Baker Sues State Officials After Being Told He Should Have Served Trans Customer

The Denver Post reports: The owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop has sued Gov. John Hickenlooper and state civil rights officials, claiming Colorado has renewed its religious persecution by investigating him — in defiance of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision — for refusing to create a cake commemorating gender transition. Jack Phillips of Lakewood brought the lawsuit late Tuesday night in …

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Catholic League: Pennsylvania Pedophile Priests Probe Is A “Scam” Because Other Religions Were Ignored

Via press release from blowhard Bill Donohue: The grand jury report will attract the prurient interest of the public, much to the delight of the media. But when the dust settles, what counts are the facts.  The media are saying that the report will name “more than 300 predator priests.” Not true. Many of those named are not priests: the …

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Pat Robertson Flips Out Over Drag Queen Story Hours

“It’s an outrage. Little teeny children as young as two years-old being exposed cross-dressers, homosexuals who dress up as women and are called so-called drag queens. They’re men acting like women — and they used to, out in San Francisco, used to call them ‘he-shes’ — and they’re reading books to children. If you read the Bible, there were a …

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School Cancels Classes After Parents Threaten Violence Against Trans Student: “A Sharp Knife Will Do The Trick”

Oklahoma City’s Fox affiliate reports: Several law enforcement agencies have stepped in after parents made threats to harm a 12-year-old Achille Public Schools student on social media last week. 12-year-old Achille Schools transgender student Maddie’s mother Brandy Rose says her family moved to Achille from Sherman when Maddie was in 5th grade. “She’s been living as female for years– she …

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Pastor Bad Wig: Yesterday’s Nazis Were “Paid Actors” Because There Are No Right Wing White Supremacists

“These are paid actors. The gift that the left wants is white supremacists and to link it with conservatives because there are no conservative white supremacists. That’s all a fiction. If you really want to take down Donald Trump, to destroy what God’s doing in America, keep dividing people with hate, divide them with race, try to get Trump painted …

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Jerry Falwell Jr: Jeff Sessions “Should Rot In Jail”

The Hill reports: Evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. said he thinks Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray “deceived” President Trump into appointing them. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) on Saturday said in response to the evangelical’s tweet that the people who decided not to prosecute those listed by Falwell Jr. were Sessions, Rosenstein …

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Scott Lively Loses Appeal To Reword Judge’s Ruling That Calls Him Abhorrent, Pathetic, And A Crackpot Bigot

From the Center for Constitutional Rights: Today, the First Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed Scott Lively’s attempt to appeal a ruling from the district court to remove language that harshly criticized his role in the persecution of the LGBTI community in Uganda in the case Sexual Minorities Uganda v. Lively. In June 2017, the district court granted Lively’s Motion for …

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New Christian Book: How To Proselytize Coworkers

From a paid press release posted by Christian Newswire: Despite mounting pressures for Christians to keep quiet about their faith, a new book by Pastor Steve Reynolds and David L. Winters recommend just the opposite. “At this point in our nation’s history, every institution needs strong leadership to survive and thrive,” Winters said. “There are many forces seeking to tear …

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SPLC Savages Jeff Sessions For Praising Hate Group: The ADF Advocates For Literally Imprisoning LGBTs

From the Southern Poverty Law Center: During his campaign, President Trump promised to be “a real friend” to the LGBT community. Yet, yesterday, his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, lauded the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a group that vilifies the LGBT community and promotes discrimination against it in the name of religion. What’s more, Sessions attacked the SPLC for calling the …

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FRC Prays Against California Ex-Gay Torture Ban

The prayer of the day from the Family Research Council: California AB2943 Counseling BAN Vote Expected Tomorrow — Believers are rallying in California to prevent the criminalization of counseling, speech, books, advertising, and every kind of therapy to help people who seek to overcome unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion. The U.S. Supreme Court, in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, rebuked …

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Preacher Faith Heals His Rusty Private Plane [VIDEO]

Hemant Mehta reports at The Friendly Atheist: Televangelist Kenneth Copeland has a lot of experiences with planes. Hell, he’s best known in the secular world for buying a private jet just so he could avoid getting “in a long tube with a bunch of demons.” Earlier this year, he also purchased a multi-million dollar private jet, then asked people for …

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New “Pedophile” Conspiracy Targets Franklin Graham

Following a Media Matters link in an article about a Pizzagate-style conspiracy theory currently unspooling in Oregon, you arrive an allegedly Australian blog titled Pedophiles Down Under. Here’s how the top post starts: Franklin Graham is scrambling to erase all history of his unfathomably inappropriate visit to the Voodoo Doughnut store – the very same outlet the FBI busted for …

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Pastor Claims Jesus Teleported Him To Another City

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: While discussing a recent trip to Canada that had been difficult for him due to a recent knee surgery, [Pastor Rick] Joyner asked viewers to pray that he would “get Philip’s anointing,” which was a reference to a passage in the Book of Acts in which Philip the Apostle was miraculously carried away …

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Christian Social Media Attempt Raises $58K In 90 Days

Three months ago when I first mentioned Pastor Steven Andrew’s attempt to launch a “censorship-free” Christian version of Facebook, his crowdfunding page showed just over $100,000 with “26 days to go” in the campaign. As of this writing Andrew has raised $158,513. Curiously, the campaign still has “26 days to go.” Andrew’s money begs continue to appear nearly daily on …

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Ark Encounter Screams “Fake News” After Freedom Of Information Request Reveals Cratering Attendance

Fortune Magazine reports: They were supposed to come two by two, or better yet, stuffed into minivans and tour buses, but tourists to Kentucky’s life-sized Noah’s Ark attraction so far seem fine being left out in the rain. The Ark Encounter has sold just over 860,000 tickets in the past year, according to the Courier Journal, which obtained the numbers …

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The Daily Show: Meet Jeff Sessions’ RoboChrist [VIDEO]

The Daily Show this afternoon tweeted out the below skit about the DOJ’s just-launched “religious liberty task force” whose mission is to thwart LGBT rights nationwide under the direction of anti-LGBT hate groups such as the Family Research Council and Alliance Defending Freedom. Watch below as “RoboChrist patrols the streets, making the country safe for the Christian right.” Jeff Sessions’s …

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Trump Rally Pastor Prays Against “Jungle Journalism”

Newsweek reports: A pastor speaking at President Donald Trump’s rally called for God to protect the U.S. President from what he defined as “jungle journalism.” Leading the invocation during a rally on Saturday night in Ohio, Gary Click, a pastor and member of the Ohio GOP’s State Central Committee, launched a scathing attack against the Fourth Estate. “Tonight, I pray …

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