Topic / Idiocy

Day 1 of Trump: gold curtains in, gays & climate change out

Within hours of Trump’s inauguration, which for all the world looked like the first steps towards a full-blown theocracy, the official White House website expunged a page on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights – and it appears all mentions of climate change have also been erased throughout the site. The Obama administration introduced the […]

Two US magazines blasted over gay and transgender folk

Recently the American Family Association found something new shriek about: the January issue of National Geographic which featured a nine-year-old transgender child on its cover. So filled with fury was the AFA that it launched a petition demanding that the magazine stop “foisting unhealthy lifestyles” on its readers. The petitions says: Susan Goldberg, the National […]

US Christian group prayed for George Michael’s death

Back in 2011, after it was reported that George Michael had been hospitalised in Vienna after suffering pneumonia, someone called ‘Keith’ from Christians For a Moral America asked his Twitter followers to pray for Michael’s death: In his response to these tweets,  Michael made a point of differentiating between fundamental Christianity and the kind that […]

No true Muslim takes joy in the tragic death of innocent souls

This week Hussam Aylous, above, the Los Angeles Director of CAIR, the Council on American–Islamic Relations, outraged many for celebrating on Twitter the Russian aircraft crash that killed 92 people. He said that he was “sad” over the crash because the plane that plunged into the Black Sea could easily have had many more people on board. […]

Goat sacrificed to ensure the safety of a Pakistan plane

PIA, Pakistan’s national airline, has been roundly mocked after officials sacrificed a black goat to bring luck to a plane departing from Islamabad airport on Sunday. The animal was beheaded on the runway by airline officials before the take-off of a turboprop ATR-42 aircraft – the same model as the PIA plane that crashed into […]

What a surprise: study found that prayer won’t cure AIDS

The Chicago Tribune today carries a shocking report detailing the amount of taxpayers’ money used to fund studies into quack therapies in the US. For example, scientists were given $666,000 in federal research money to investigate whether distant prayer could heal AIDS. They found it could not. And a study that cost $374,000 found that […]

Pro-equality US retailers are ruining Xmas for Christians

Another day, and another Moaning Minnie steps into the limelight to complain about Christian ‘persecution’ – this time in the form of gay-friendly retailers. Meet Linda Harvey, above, founder of a nutty Christian outfit called Mission America who’s just written a piece for World Net Daily suggesting that godly Americans are fast running out of […]

US Jewelry chain is branded ‘demonic’ by Christian fanatic

On his ‘Pray In Jesus Name’ programme this week, unhinged Christian and Colorado state Representative Gordon Klingenschmitt encouraged his viewers to join the Religious Right’s boycott of Zales because the jewelry store featured a lesbian couple in a recent TV commercial. According to Right Wing Watch, Klingenschmitt said that advertising executives at Zales are under […]

German court told that burkinis violate Islamic dress codes

Although they provide full body cover, burkinis still breach Islam’s ethic of decency, Germany’s constitutional court in Karlsruhe was told in a case involving an 11-year old girl. But the court, the highest in Germany, rejected an appeal by the girl’s parents that she should be excused from the school swimming classes because burkinis were unIslamic, […]

Peppa Pig unsuitable for young Australian Muslims, says cleric

A controversial Muslim leader in Australia, Sheik Shady Alsuleiman, above, is a key figure in a campaign to have more shariah-compliant TV programmes broadcast to counter ‘haram’ cartoons like Peppa Pig. Alsuleiman, according to this report, is the President of the Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) and is urging followers to support shows embracing and illustrating […]