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US bigot Brian Camenker vows to fight gay marriage in Taiwan

Yesterday Taiwan’s highest court ‘imposed homosexuality-based marriage’ on the island nation, much to the annoyance of Brian Camenker, a right wing loon who believes that gays want to throw Christians like him into concentration camps. Camenker heads MassResistance, a “pro-family” outfit intent on spreading homophobia across the globe. In 2015 he told the World Congress […]

Hopes that New Zealand would bin its blasphemy laws dashed

Last week we reported that New Zealand was on the brink of scrapping its blasphemy laws, but today, to the anger of many, politicians voted to keep them. At least for a while longer. According to this report, parliament had the opportunity to remove decades-old anti-blasphemy laws but bailed out yesterday, leaving blasphemy an offence punishable […]

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 […]

FGM practitioners in Michigan face harsh new penalties

Following the arrest last month of Muslim Dr Jumana Nagarwala, accused of mutilating girls for religious reasons, the Michigan Senate yesterday approved legislation making FGM a state felony. Doctors who perform the procedure and parents who transport a child to undergo the surgery now face jail sentences of up to 15 years. A sponsor of […]

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 […]

Trump’s pick for Vatican ambassador is a Catholic loon

The White House is planning announce that a religious zealot – Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich – will be be the next ambassador to the Vatican. The announcement, according to this report, is expected ahead of Trump’s meeting with Pope Francis on May 24 in Rome. This is what is known […]

Stephen Fry case sounds death knell for blasphemy law in NZ

The foolish police investigation of Stephen Fry for allegedly blaspheming on TV in Ireland has prompted New Zealand to scrap its blasphemy law. According to this report,  David Seymour, above, leader of ACT, a minor opposition party, instigated the move, saying lawmakers of all stripes wanted to end what they saw as an archaic curb […]

Religious freedom Order ‘sabotaged’ by Ivanka Trump

When Bryan Fischer, above, of the American Family Association, realised that a religious freedom order signed by President Trump this week was devoid of the anti-LGBT rhetoric contained in the original draft, he angrily accused Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, of sabotage. Before Trump’s signature had time to dry, the deranged Fischer, purple with rage, fired off […]

‘Government health care draws sick people away from God’

That’s the view of Dr Mark Green, above, a God-besotted state senator in Tennessee who could soon become Trump’s new US Army Secretary. In 2015, Green told a church group: I see our sort of government-based assistance taking God out of the picture. If you look at the Gospels and you go and study the […]

Trump rewards evangelicals with religious freedom order

US President Donald Trump today made good on a promise to allow faith-heads – particularly those of an evangelical stripe – greater freedom by signing an Executive Order called ‘Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty’. He is quoted by NBC News as saying at political speech at a National Day of Prayer event at the […]