Topic / Idiocy

Bishops reminded that ‘magic crackers’ can’t be gluten-free

Back in 2012 the US Conference of Catholic Bishops said in a statement that ‘it is impossible to consecrate a host made of something other than wheat and water.’ They were reacting to a trend which saw certain manufacturers producing communion wafters that were gluten-free. However, according to this report, low-gluten wafers were OK. Mark […]

Another Christian nut says that the rainbow belongs to God

A while back I posted a piece about American evangelist Bryan Fischer, who claimed that gays had misappropriated the rainbow and demanded that it be given back to the Almighty. Well, another lunatic has started parroting him: Linda Harvey, inset above, has suggested that Christians might wrench the rainbow out of the hands of gays […]

‘Jesus freak’ destroys another 10 Commandment monument

Michael Tate Reed, above, the man accused of ramming a car into the newly erected Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Arkansas state Capitol earlier today (Wednesday) posted a video to his Facebook page, saying he was doing it because it was a violation of the separation of church and state. Reed, 32, […]

Is a fascist Christian theocracy REALLY the stuff of paranoia?

When Hulu launched its highly-acclaimed dramatisation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale earlier this year, Barbara Kay, writing for The National Post, had this to say: Atwood chose evangelical Christians as her villains, because their family structures are patriarchal. But patriarchy doesn’t necessarily imply misogyny. In fact, I found Atwood’s demonizing scenario rather […]

Crazy Russian cleric: ‘men with beards are less likely to be gay’

Metropolitan Kornily Titov, above, Primate of the Russian Orthodox Old-Rite Church, said men should stop shaving to ‘protect themselves from homosexuality’. According to PinkNews, Kornily believes that men who have beards are less likely to be “corrupted” and engage in same-sex relationships. The religious leader declared: God set down certain rules. The Lord created everyone […]

Sick Missouri lawmaker kills chicken in abortion protest

Republican State Representative Mike Moon decapitated a chicken then ripped out it heart in a grisly video he made this week for his Facebook page. What was the point of this nutter’s stunt? Moon, who doesn’t know the difference between a sperm and a tadpole, says in his video: When the governor [Eric Robert Greitens] […]

Tacky ‘Jesus is my life’ tattoo proved deadly for Texas man

Just months after getting a religious tattoo, a 31-year-old man from Texas died after he fell victim to flesh-eating bacteria. According to a paper published in the medical journal BMJ Case Reports, the patient – identified only as a Hispanic man – was admitted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas with severe pain in both […]

Jesus Christ tells preacher not to help save a Ghanaian soldier

Controversial Ghanaian cleric ‘Bishop’ Daniel Obinim, above right, claims that he could have prevented a soldier – Captain Maxwell Mahama, left – from being lynched last week, but received a message on his phone from Jesus telling him not to intervene. Mahama was mistaken for an armed robber and killed by an angry mob at Denkyira Boase. […]

Governor’s ‘pray away crime’ idea disgusts Kentucky pastor

Reverent Clay Calloway, above right, of the West Louisville Ministers Coalition, said he wanted to ‘throw up’ when Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, left, this week unveiled a plan to fight crime with prayer in the city of Louisville. Bevin, according to this report, suggested at a community meeting on Thursday that volunteer groups of between […]

Muslim convert flees Scotland after Manchester bombing rant

Street preacher Hamza Siddiq – Andrew Calladine, before he went mad and converted to Islam – was forced to flee Scotland because of his rants on social media which started hours after suicide bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 people and injured 116 in Manchester. According to this Daily Record report, Siddiq asked why Muslims like […]