- High Point Church: This non-denominational Texas megachurch canceled the funeral of Navy Veteran Cecil Howard Sinclair 24 hours before its scheduled start, because the deceased was gay. Their decision was "not based on hatred, not based on discrimination, but based on principle."
(Yahoo News; h/t digby; 13 Aug 07)
- David Shayler: This "former spy" has declared himself the Messiah, claiming "there is an anagram of "David Shayler, Righteous King" on the rod of Aaron, a staff carried by Moses' brother in the Old Testament." He asks, "Do I sound mentally ill?" Um... yeah, just a little.
(Daily Mail; h/t to No Double Standards; 10 Aug 07)
- U.S. Rep. Bill Sali of Idaho (R-eligious idiot): Unable to comprehend the document he has sworn to protect and defend (e.g. Article VI), this congressman said, "We have not only a Hindu prayer being offered in the Senate, we have a Muslim member of the House of Representatives now, Keith Ellison from Minnesota. Those are changes -- and they are not what was envisioned by the Founding Fathers."
(One News Now; h/t to Orcinus; 10 Aug 07)
- Debbie Riddle: This Texas state representative passed a bill adding "one state under God" to the state pledge of allegiance. A state pledge? WTF? Is Texas expecting to go to war against California!? (Oh right, Bush. Never mind.)
(Houston Chronicle; h/t to Fark.com; 3 Aug 07)
- Scott Adams: The Dilbert cartoonist falls for the Worst. Apologetic. Ever. Adams' love for
half-bakedbarely warmed-over woo-woo bullshit makes Deepak Chopra look like James Randi.
(The Atheist Who Thought He Was God; h/t to 20 gram Soul; 30 Jul 07)
- Qatar princesses: Three spoiled brats earned their "princess" title when for three hours they and their
ownersmale guardians held up a packed commercial flight from Milan to London because they refused to sit next to unrelated men. The pilot deserves a Fark.com "hero" tag for kicking the lot of them off the plane.
(Daily Mail; h/t to banniNation.com; 29 Jul 07)
- Washington State Pharmacists: These Christian Pharmacists are suing to overturn regulations that
forbid them to punish dirty slutsrequire them to sell emergency contraception contrary to their religious convictions.
(Yahoo News; h/t to Fark.com; 28 Jul 07)
- The Australian Government: The Immigration Department will include questions on Australia's Christian heritage on its test for new citizens. It seems unlikely that they will also include questions about Rainbow Serpent, Baiame, and Bunjil.
(The Sydney Morning Herald; h/t to Fark.com; 24 Jul 07)
- Creationist Paleontologists: These top-notch scientists have discovered a dinosaur saddle that "provides irrefutable proof that man and dinosaurs lived simultaneously, as predicted by most creationist or 'intelligent design' doctrines." [see comments]
(what's the crack?; h/t to Fark.com; 11 Jul 07)
- Woodcreek Pediatrics: The nursing managers at this Washington State clinic reportedly subjected nurses to religious harassment, calling one nurse "Satan himself". Medical trifecta now in play!
(Seattle Post-Intelligencer; h/t to Fark.com; 10 Jul 07)
- Dr Joyce Pratt, MD: Science marches boldly into the Twelfth Century as this London physician told a Muslim patient the she was possessed by evil spirits and should seek out a (presumably) Catholic priest for an exorcism.
(BBC News; h/t to nullifidian via Planet Atheism, 9 Jul 07)
This list: Religion 10, Nontheism 0
Previous List: Religion 10, Nontheism 0
Total: Religion 60, Nontheism 1