Topic / Christianity

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 […]

Evangelicals don’t want to be seen as a blight on Keswick

Back in August we reported that evangelicals who converge on Keswick annually for a convention do nothing for the picturesque Lake District town except throttle tourism and insult the locals by calling them ‘sinners’. The report followed news that a growing number of locals regard Keswick Convention attendees, headed by James Robson, above, as penny-pinching, […]

Never mind the non-believers, feel Scotland’s ‘spirituality’

The number of Scots who say they are not religious has risen to almost three quarters, according to new research, but ‘the role of spirituality in people’s lives remains important,’ says Rev Norman Smith, above, convener of the Church of Scotland’s grandly-named Mission and Discipleship Council. Reacting to figures that show that just under a […]

Jewish and gay: Texas disaster volunteer ‘sacked’ by church

Carmen Hix, pictured above left with her partner Christia Fiddmont-Norfleet, got the bum’s rush from a Texas church at which she was volunteering after it was discovered that she was Jewish – and a lesbian. According to this report, after seeing the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey in her area, Hix – a 64-year-old Navy […]

New horror movie will outrage Christians, Catholics especially

In a scathing attack on a movie called Mother!, Kyle Smith of The National Review wrote this week that the film ‘is a macabre pastiche of people’s most cherished and deeply held beliefs.’ Deliberately grotesque and nauseating, and seemingly engineered to outrage Christians, especially Catholics, Mother! represents a stain on the reputation of Paramount Pictures […]

Seeking publicity in the name of absurd religious sentiments

Gaurav Tyagi, a new contributor to the Freethinker, reflects on the recent row over an Australian advertisement for meat. India has lodged a diplomatic protest with Australia over the ad. The Catholic Secular Forum (CSF) in India also raised objections to it and sought a boycott of Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and a ban […]

Portland, Tennessee, to be targeted by angry drag queens

Back in 2014, Portland – a city of about 12,000 with 42 churches – found itself in the midst of a row when religious pillocks erected a huge anti-gay billboard above a busy highway. At the time, Vietnam veteran and Portland resident Ronnie Monday, who initiated placing the billboard, said he felt the statement was […]

Lawman and part-time school bus driver harassed a gay pupil

Robert Belt, a Sheriff Deputy in Clay County, West Virginia, is not only a devout Christian; he is also a thoroughly nasty piece of work. This became apparent after it was widely reported this week that Belt, who works as a part-time school bus driver, targeted an openly-gay teen who boarded a bus he was […]