Topic / Christianity

Idiots of the week: Matt Archbold and Andy Burnham

Archbold, a Catholic commentator, and Burnham, the Mayor of Manchester, qualify for this spot for observations made about atheism and Islam. Archbold, writing for the National Catholic Register at the weekend, boldly declared: Atheism is the Uncoolest Choice Ever, and I Can Prove It. Among this twerp’s “8 Reasons Christianity is Cooler than Atheism” is […]

The Trump Effect: religious fervour engulfs armed forces

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), headed by Michael ‘Mikey’ Weinstein, above, is alleging that Donald Trump’s presidency has led to such a steep rise in fundamentalist Christian evangelising and religious bigotry in the US armed forces that the matter is reaching the level of a ‘national security threat’. According to this Newsweek report, the […]

Orthodox Church flexes its muscles in Russian Parliament

It’s become increasingly obvious over the past few years that the Orthodox Church has been driving Russia towards a virulent form of Christian fundamentalism. Now it even has a presence in the lower house of the Russian Parliament – the Duma – in the form of the Commission for the Protection of Christian Values that […]

‘Hello central! Give me heaven’

That cheesy old song immediately sprang to mind when I read today that Zimbabwean pastor Paul Sanyangore, above right, claims he has regular telephone conversations with God. According to this report, Sanyangore can also arrange for members of his congregation to receive calls from the Almighty. The photo purportedly shows a man called Tich Mataz […]

Devout Modovan President bares his homophobic fangs

Last year Mitropolit Vladimir, the flamboyant ponce who heads Moldova’s Orthodox Church, praised presidential candidate Igor Dodon, above, right, as ‘a true Christian’. Dodon went on to become President of this godly but poor Eastern European republic and is now using his position to demonise the LGBT community. According to this report, a gay pride […]

Florida Christian assaulted ‘provocative’ eight-year-old

Sydney Allan Markland, above, who has a passion for ‘teaching people the Bible’, has been arrested for sexually assaulting a girl aged 8. According to this report, Markland, 68 – who allegedly lured the girl into his home in July 2016 – told detectives that the child had been dressed “provocatively”. After Markland, who goes […]

Australian Christians told to butt out of matters of state

Australia can’t bring itself to legalise same-sex marriage because of interference from Christian prodnoses. That’s the view of Penny Wong, above, the Labor opposition leader in the Senate, who said in her Frank Walker Memorial Lecture in Sydney today that marriage equality: Languishes in the too hard basket because of the intransigence of those who […]

Atheist uses truck to highlight the sheer nastiness of the Bible

America probably has more vehicles than any other country in the world plastered with words exhorting folk to embrace Christianity or face eternal hellfire. But Virginian Tom Hicks believes the same tactic can effectively be used to emphasise the hateful contents of the Bible, as the picture above shows. Hicks, from Chesterfield said he painted […]

School teacher disappears after saying gays deserve to die

Californian teacher Michael Stack, above, has reportedly vanished after row erupted over a letter he wrote to his school’s student newspaper, saying that those who commit homosexual acts ‘deserve to die’. The San Luis Obispo High School teacher went missing after he resigned in the face of widespread outrage. According to this report, Stack did […]

Homeschooling will fill America with God-besotted millionaires

The last piece I posted about American evangelist Dave Daubenmire exposed his misogyny. Back in October 2016, Daubenmire, listed #607 in The Encyclopedia of American Loons, ranted: Women and men may be equal but I think it’s pretty clear that the Bible teaches us that women should not be in authority over a man. Well, […]