Women, having only half the brains of men, shouldn’t drive

If you’re reading this, the world did not, as predicted, end this weekend. Nor, alas, did the stupidity of Muslim clerics, like the unlovely Sheikh Saad al-Hajari, above. According to this report, al-Hajari, the head of the Saudi government’s religious edict authority in the southern province of Assir, recently spoke out against “the evils of allowing […]

Rape arrest: another Indian ‘godman’ falls foul of the law

Falahari Maharaj , 70, a popular ‘spiritual’ guru, has been arrested in India for the alleged rape of a 21-year-old woman. According to the BBC, Maharaj is accused of raping the law student at his ashram in Alwar, a village in Rajasthan state. The self-styled “godman” faces 10 years in prison if convicted. Last month […]

Buddhists’ religious ceremony caused environmental damage

Two Buddhists who who released foreign crustaceans into the sea at the UK resort of Brighton as part of a religious ceremony have been fined almost £15,000 for causing ‘untold damage’ to the environment. According to this Guardian report, Londoners Zhixiong Li, an estate agent, and Ni Li, a City banker – both pictured above […]

Christian teacher arrested for allegedly having sex with pupils

Jessie Goline, 25, pictured above with her husband Stephen, 26, was arrested this week at her home in Jonesboro, Arkansas, for allegedly having sex with four of her pupils. According to this report, Goline, an art teacher who had publicly praised her husband for his purity and faith, could be sentenced to 10- to 40-years […]

Religion impacts negatively on the kindness of youngsters

A new study that shows that children from religious families are less kind and more punitive than those from non-religious households reminded me of Ryan Duffey Strode, above, a North Carolina kid who was so filled with the loving spirit of Jesus that he told his headmaster ‘you will go to Hell’. Strode, then aged […]

US cult leader faces lawsuit over alleged slave labour

Royall Jenkins, above, ‘spiritual’ leader of an organisation called The Value Creators and a man who likes to be call ‘Allah’,  is being sued by a woman who claims she was forced to work without pay for a decade — from the age of 11. According to this report, Kendra Ross, who is now 26, alleges […]

Court rejects racist’s objection to Jewish and Indian lawyers

Dylann Storm Roof, sentenced to death for killing nine church worshippers in 2015,  has been told by a court that he has to accept two lawyers appointed to handle his appeal. Roof, 23, according to this report, filed a handwritten request in his federal appeals case on Monday seeking new attorneys, saying: Because of my […]

Vote for gay marriage and kiss Easter and Christmas goodbye

Of all the outlandish things I have read about the threat posed to society by gay marriage, this one must surely take the biscuit. According to this report, Margaret Court, above, tennis-legend-turned Pentecostal pastor, warned Australians that voting to change the definition of marriage will affect Christian schools and freedom of speech. There will be […]

In Brazil a mad judge rules that homosexuality is a ‘disease’

The cartoon above was widely circulated this week after a judge in Brazil – a  country apparently suffering a ‘plague’ of evangelists – ruled in favor of a ‘gay cure’ evangelical Christian therapist. According to the Independent, federal judge Waldemar de Carvalho ruled that homosexuality could be considered a disease when he backed crackpot psychologist, […]

Abuse in the Catholic Church: seven priests to go on trial

Philippe Barbarin, the Archbishop of Lyon, above – along with six other priests – is to be tried in France on charges of failing to report historical child abuse According to this report, the seven have been ordered to appear in court for allegedly not speaking out against abuse said to have been committed by another […]