Topic / Evangelicals

Roy Moore: ‘Liberals are out to silence conservative Christians’

Hop across to Reddit Atheism and you will find no fewer than seven links on its front page to reports about Roy Moore, the Alabama Republican nominee for the US Senate who was recently exposed as a hebephile. Clearly the revelations about Moore’s alleged interest in pubescent girls when he was in his 30s has […]

Bigoted artists to appeal Phoenix gay wedding ruling

Artists Joanna Duka, left, and Breanna Koski run a company called Brush & Nib. But because they are evangelical Christians they won’t create invitations for gay weddings. This put them at odds with a Phoenix, Arizona, anti-discrimination ordinance, which they challenged in court – and lost. Failure to comply with the law can lead to […]

Creationism and other idiotic beliefs trashed by Julie Payette

Oh, how I wish we had more politicians like Julie Payette, Canada’s Governor General, who have the courage to stand up in public for plain common sense. In a week that saw Rick Perry, America’s godly Energy Secretary, making a complete arse of himself by saying that fossils fuels could reduce sexual assaults in Africa, […]

Failed doomsday predictions turn people off Christianity

Russell Moore, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, has had enough of evangelists making end-of-the-world predictions. According to this report, Moore last week argued that “any day could be Judgment Day,” but at the same time, warned that such doomsday predictions: Have little to do with religion and […]

Breast-loving pastor, 84, under investigation for sexual assault

Pastor Ralph Gordon Stair, above, is being investigated for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl and touching the breast of a 12-year-old girl in his church while the congregation watched. According to this report, South Carolina police said that video evidence had emerged of the radio evangelist’s behaviour. Stair, 84, who leads the Overcomer Ministry community in […]

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, […]

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, […]

Sounding a very sour note at London’s St Sepulchre Church

St Sepulchre-without-Newgate in Holborn, central London, has been known as the National Musicians’ church for more than 70 years. The ashes of Sir Henry Wood, founder of the Proms, lie in its north chapel, which commemorates eminent British musicians. But last month, Rev David Ingall, above, who moved to St Sepulchre’s four years ago from […]

Sense at last: C of E agrees that ‘gay cures’ are wrong

A  Private Member’s Motion proposed by Jayne Ozanne, above, saying that conversion therapy had ‘no place in the modern world’ has been backed by the Church of England. According to the Guardian, Ozanne – who underwent conversion therapy resulting in two breakdowns and two spells in hospital – said conversion therapy was: Abuse from which […]

Poles apart: religion and the real world

When I was growing up in a religious Polish family I found myself really close to the church. I spend years helping with all all the ceremonies, and watching people who were attending them. I could not speak against the religion as this would have been unacceptable, but what I could do was simply observe […]