Showing posts with label Nutballs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nutballs. Show all posts

Saturday, September 13, 2014

You whore and other Christian insults

Brother Dean Samuel deserves your scorn. All of your scorn. Heap it on. Use a shovel if necessary.

Wearing yoga pants does not cause rape. No woman deserves to be raped. Men rape. Women are raped. Why is that hard to understand?

(Via. Counter Current News)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

4,000 bottles of lies

Temitope Joshua, a wealthy Nigerian minister, sent Sierra Leone 4,000 bottles of holy water that he says can cure ebola.

To help the West African country fight the escalating Ebola crisis, Nigerian Christian preacher Temitope Joshua says he has sent the Sierra Leone government 4,000 bottles of his patented holy anointed water and $50,000 in cash in a private jet, which also cost $50,000 to charter.

Sierra Leone will, one would assume, take every penny it can get to stem the Ebola outbreak, which has claimed more than 1,000 lives worldwide, with the majority of the victims in West African countries. Such odd largess does certainly beg the question, though: Who the hell is this guy?

Source: This guy sent Sierra Leone 4,000 bottles of holy water to cure ebola

So... 4,000 people get a drink of water, which seems pointless and counterproductive. At least he sent some cash too.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Cookies for Waco

I love Waco, Texas. I visited a few times over the years. My first experience was the joy of a Christian fundie protest outside of a package goods store. They gave me hell for buying a bottle of JD. Over the years I’ve learned to watch the news for fun die nutballs out of Waco. It is like fundies breed in Waco. This time the fundie nutballs focused on Girl Scouts and their crack-like cookies. They miscalculated though. 

Texans Rally to Protect Girl Scouts From Waco Wackos

So Pro-Life Waco began what they call CookieCott 2014 - a boycott of Girl Scout cookies – all because they don’t want girls to look up to strong pro-life leaders like Wendy Davis. FOX News picked up the story, and the American Family Association soon hopped on board, posting on their website:
“It’s hard to say no to those little girls in the green and brown sashes, but buying Girl Scout cookies serves only to further facilitate a very liberal pro-abortion agenda.”

My reason for boycotting Girl Scout Cookies is all about the Tagalongs they have on my waistline and glucose readings. I still buy the damn things. I can’t say no to little girls with cookies. Who can? For those who claim the boycott has something to do with a Liberal Agenda, I call bullshit. I mean seriously, what does a nine-year-old girl know of liberal versus conservative politics. The notion is idiotic as are the people perpetuating this nonsense. 

Cookiecott2014 is stupid. Tell your friends to buy an extra package of Thin Mints to show your support. 

My favorite Girl Scout cookies are Samoas. If left alone, I can eat a whole pack. I never once think of liberal values while doing so.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Horrible Christian pastor says horrible thing

Ex-Navy Chaplain says...

“But homosexuality is a combat divider, dividing one’s reason to live while taking breaks on the combat field to change diapers all because their treacherous sin causes them to lose control of their bowels,” - Gordon Kingenschmitt

What I expect to happen never does; a long list of pastors and religious luminaries should denounce Kingenschmitt’s words as utter lunacy an as un-Christian hate speech. What will happen is the opposite. A few left-leaning media sites will pick up the story, as will a few atheist and secular bloggers, but Christian bloggers will not pay attention. I do not mean just conservative Christian bloggers and pastors either  The entire Christian spectrum will be silent and this is why we have a problem. There should be other voices in this fight. Kingenschmitt’s words are horribly offensive and hate filled. They should not stand unopposed. How do we fix this?

Who covered this story?

Monday, February 03, 2014

The week in small crimes

This post is a collection of stories about religious leaders, pastor, deacons and Sunday school teachers, who were arrested, convicted or otherwise made the news for various acts of hypocrisy. Some crimes are huge and typically originate in Africa. Other crimes are petty and mean and can originate anywhere. I typically post these on Monday for the previous week’s stories, but yesterday was too busy so I’m posting it for today. Enjoy!

Crimes and misdeeds

Pastor Andrew Hamblin is in trouble again. The LaFollette snake-handling pastor was arrested on traffic charges.

The ruling of new trail for pastor Patrick Edouard for his overturned conviction on sexual exploitation is under review. Read about the case here.

Pastor Robert Martin Gumbura convicted on four rape counts, his to be sentenced on Monday. (Africa)

Reverend Vusi Muculuve demoted following fondling incident (Africa)

Pastor Felipe J. Rios arrested for fraud. He allegedly stole 9,827.25 from his church.

Reverend Cambell Brown is being investigated on allegation of child molestation stemming from alleged crimes that happened at The North Coast Children’s home. (Australia) 

Other religious oddness

Pastor Steven Andrew is a nutball and says President Obama follows Satan.

Friday, January 24, 2014

The dumbest religious quote of the week goes to Rep Christy Perry

State Rep. Christy Perry, R-Nampa

Perry opposes a law that requires parents to seek medical attention for their children. You know… it’s anti-faith healing, which is anti-Religion. Perry fears it will trample religious freedom and a parent’s right not to have their children medically treated.

The quote

"This is about religious beliefs, the belief God is in charge of whether they live, and God is in charge of whether they die," said Perry. "This is about where they go for eternity."

It's 2014 folks. If you kill your kids because of some ill-conceived faith in your god, then you need to spend some time in prison and your children need better parents.

As for Christy Perry, I think she just joined the nutball list. Children die because of this stupidity. She should be drummed out of office in disgrace. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Brain researcher claims smoking while pregnant may lead to gay babies

It's easy to spot bad science. Right?

Brain researcher claims smoking while pregnant may lead to gay babies

Pre-birth exposure to both nicotine and amphetamines increases the chance of lesbian daughters,” professor Dick Swaab claims.

But that isn’t the only danger Swaab warns in the Sunday Times of London.

He belives drinking, living in polluted areas, and taking drugs are also indicators of a child’s health and sexual preference.

Swaab is professor of neurobiology at Amsterdam University.

Read the rest of this sad story.

I can’t make this stuff up. Let’s just call this guy a nutball. 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Serpent-handling pastor Mark Wolford dead after snake bite

The headline for this should be death by stupid.

Pentecostal pastor Mark Wolford, 44, hosted an outdoor service at the Panther Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia Sunday, which he touted on his Facebook page prior to the event.

"I am looking for a great time this Sunday," Wolford wrote May 22, according to the Washington Post. "It is going to be a homecoming like the old days. Good 'ole raised in the holler or mountain ridge running, Holy Ghost-filled speaking-in-tongues sign believers."

Robin Vanover, Wolford's sister, told the Washington Post that 30 minutes into the outdoor service, Wolford passed around a poisonous timber rattlesnake, which eventually bit him.

"He laid it on the ground," Vanover said in the interview, "and he sat down next to the snake, and it bit him on the thigh."

Source: 'Serpent-Handling' West Virginia Pastor Dies From Snake Bite

This whole snake-handling theater act is meant to show faith in God. Faith that can overcome a snake bite. Did we need more proof that this is approach does not work? Do I need to show respect simply because it is a religious observance? Can I make fun of these idiots without fear of some nutter filling up my inbox with hate? The stupid makes my brain hurt. 

Monday, January 13, 2014

No snakes for you

Perhaps if pastor Hamblin had actually take better care of the snakes…

A Tennessee preacher who used poisonous snakes in his religious practices won’t face criminal charges. But he also won’t get back the 53 serpents wildlife officials seized from his Tabernacle Church of God.

It makes no difference that a grand jury declined to indict Andrew Hamblin last week; the snakes are contraband, ‘so we can’t return them,’ Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency spokesman Matt Cameron was quoted by the Knoxville News Sentinel as saying."

Source:TN snake-handling pastor won’t get 53 serpents back

What pastor Hamblin and the congregation of his Tabernacle Church of God did with the snakes is not the issue. The law states possessing the snakes is a crime. They should have been prosecuted. What we see here is another example of religious privilege. No charges were brought because… religion. Having said that, I don’t really care if the worship with snakes, just take care of the things. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

John Freshwater's Crusade is over

John Freshwater WAS a teacher who was fired after it was learned that he was branding students with a cross and secretly teaching creationism while trying to recruit children for Christ. All actions were unethical. The school district fired him and now he’s lost his last appeal. The long sad story is over. John Freshwater will not get his job back nor will he be compensated. 

"John Freshwater, a creationist and former Ohio public school science teacher, isn’t getting his job back.

The 57-year-old Freshwater, who taught eighth-grade science at Mount Vernon Middle School for 20 years, was fired in 2008 for insubordination after he refused to stop teaching creationism and displaying religious symbols, as well as for burning a cross into a student’s arm."

Source:Freshwater’s Stale Crusade | Americans United:

I’ve posted on John Freshwater several times over the years, and I’ve called him a nutball. I think it was justified. The one thing that stands out for me in this case is that he was willing to lie and cheat in order to spread his religious views, which, in the end was seen as dishonest and repugnant by everyone involved except his religious community. Now if only he would pay the school district’s legal bills…

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Grand jury decides not to indict snake-handling pastor

I’m not sure this is justice, but I really don’t care. If this pastor wants to risk his life playing with snakes, I say we let him. 

"Campbell County pastor Andrew Hamblin will not face any criminal charges after a grand jury decided Wednesday not to indict him.

'I feel relieved that this is over and that's where I want it to stay,' said Hamblin.

In November, Pastor Hamblin was cited for having animal dangerous to humans after state wildlife agents seized some 50 venomous snakes, including copperheads and rattlesnakes, from Tabernacle Church of God. Pastor Hamblin said his congregation uses the poisonous snakes as a part of their religious service."

Source: Grand jury decides not to indict snake-handling pastor:

Natural selection is a wonderful thing. 

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Vatican trains more exorcists

The Catholic church trains more priest of perform exorcism. No wait... why would they do that?

Catholic churches in Italy and Spain are reportedly increasing the number of priests trained in performing exorcisms following a rise in occult practices.

The diocese of Milan recently appointed seven new exorcists and the Catholic church in Sardinia has sent three priests to Rome for exorcism training to deal with the increasing number of people partaking in practices such as black magic, paganism and Satanic rites, The Daily Telegraph has reported.

In Spain, the Archbishop of Madrid also selected eight priests to undertake exorcism training in May, according to the paper, to deal with an "unprecedented rise” in cases of “demonic possession”.

This is 2014. This is 2014. This is 2014.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Child dies because of Christian lunacy

"otherwise he would be denied the Kingdom of Heaven" - parents of child kill by their religious negligence

Russian religious zealots ensured that their child would die from a injury sustained in a car crash by driving to their church for an emergency baptism instead of seeking aid at a hospital.

“This is superstition, not religion,” an Orthodox Church spokesman told Fontanka.ru. “They should have gone to the hospital, it’s only human.”

“A psychiatric ward is the best temple for such people,” an unidentified Investigative Committee official was cited as saying.

You've got to love the approach the Orthodox spokesman used. It is perfect.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Nutball Alert: Gordon Klingenschmitt and transgender demons

Gordon Klingenschmitt is already on my nutballs list for his insane rant about Christian persecution. He’s made the list again with another absolutely crazy idea. Klingenschmitt thinks that a Demon of rape is sending transgender people to violate your daughters while they use the bathroom. I cannot find a sing case of a transgender person raping a girl in a bathroom, so I’m not sure where he gets his information. It must be God. In fact, all searches indicated that transgender people are often the victim of rape or violence, but who needs facts?

Saturday, November 23, 2013

The law of attraction is nuts

I learn something new every day. I was reading an article about Jim Carrey and his belief system called "the law of attraction." I'd never connected the term to an actual believe system, but I do now, and it freaked me out a little.

Jim Carrey selects his movie roles based on his belief system.

“I believe in manifestation,” Carrey says at one point in that clip. “I believe in putting a rocket of desire out into the universe. And you get it when you believe it.” (Video here)

Now I get it. Jim Carrey, Oprah Winfrey (video) and Steve Harvey (video)… they are all nutballs. Rich. Powerful. Nutballs.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

A story that mixes stupid and photography

In the interest of full disclosure, I must say that I have no respect for Sarah Palin. That said, this story is typical. SarahPAC is being sued for using an iconic photo without permission.

The PAC of Sarah Palin, bless her wolf-blastin’, helicopter-swervin’, cable news-declaimin’ heart, has run afoul of a New Jersey-based newspaper for appropriating some patriotic, September 11 imagery.

A lawsuit filed Friday in Manhattan federal court by North Jersey Media Group Inc. claims that Palin’s SarahPAC — which, let’s be honest, sounds like the name of a wolf-themed Girl Scout troop — posted a copy of an iconic September 11 photo on its website and Facebook page without NJMG’s permission (the photo shows three New York firemen hoisting the American flag in the World Trade Center rubble after the 9/11 attacks).

It's so easy to steal these days, but still, we all know better.

Friday, August 23, 2013

No weaves for you

One of the problems I have with Christianity is that every church has its own brand of Christianity. Sometimes the differences are significant, like the differences between Southern Baptists and Baptists,  and sometimes they are trivial. In this case, I'll come down on the side of trivial. Pastor A.J. Aamir told his Waco based African American church that females must not wear weaves. I'm not kidding. Weaves are evil, or is that the women who are evil? I lose track.

Aamir told America Preachers: “Our black women are getting weaves trying to be something and someone they are not. Be real with yourself is all I’m saying.”

Aamir, who grew up in a strict Muslim household says he wants his congregation, where the average age of members is just 22 years old, to focus on what he deems as more important things than the hair on their heads. Aamir is also concerned that his parishioners are spending too much money on hair.

“Long hair don’t care. What kind of mess is that? I don’t want my members so focused on what’s on their heads and not IN their heads. I lead a church where our members are struggling financially. I mean really struggling. Yet, a 26 year old mother in my church has a $300 weave on her head. NO. I will not be quiet about this.”

Source: Unbeweaveable! Pastor bans weaves from his church
Original Source: Pastor says NO to women wearing weaves in church

Pastor Aamir leads the Resurrecting Faith Church in Waco, Texas. I'm sure Aamir is one of those pastors who wants his women to sit down and shut up. What's next? A burka?

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Nutball Alert: Daphne Spurlock

Daphne Spurlock allegedly took a kitchen knife and slit her 5-year-old son's throat to "let the demons out". She also stamped on his sweet little face and chest, apparently for spite.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas – A mother accused of slitting her 5-year-old's throat early Saturday said she wanted to "release the demons" from his body, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. Daphne Spurlock, has been charged with attempted capital murder.

Magnolia police and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to a welfare check of a child shortly after midnight after the child's father told police he believed his son was dead inside a residence.

Read more: Texas mother slits son's throat to "release the demons"

I don't automatically associate crazy stories like this with Christianity run amok. I think most rotational people would agree that this is mental illness. My problem is that Spurlock became increasingly more fixated on Christianity over the last year (or more), and it was not recognized as a problem. Why is that?

When it is appropriate to say that the actions of an individual are enough to justify intervention? Does it take violence or should it be some other behavior, like talk of demons? Can we define normal belief and abnormal belief in a way that allows us to identify those who need help? 

It makes one think. Right?

Nutball Alert: Gordon Klingenschmitt

Does anyone believe that President Obama is trying to drive Christians out of the military so he can use the military to kill American Christians. No? I thought as much. Have your heard "Dr. Chaps" Gordon Klinenschmitt tell his crazy story? It reminds me of my grandpa telling me that President Carter was allowing the UN to establish bases in America. Even as a young teen I knew it was crazy talk. 

Nutball: "Dr. Chaps" Gordon Klingenschmitt talks about Christian persecution and a certain segment of Christianity listens.

Hat tip: Right Wing Watch: Klingenschmitt: Obama Creating Atheist Military to Attack Christians

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Christian family takes leap of faith

There are Darwin awards for a reason. The Gastonguay family made an absolutely crazy decision to flee America by boat for Kiribati. They claimed religious persecution as the reason for their idiotic quest. They ended up stranded at sea for months. It was only through the kindness of strangers that they survived. They should be dead. Hell, if they were authentic in their desires, they should have renounced their citizenship before departing so that they could be called stateless and dead. But no… they were rescued, and our tax dollars brought them right back home so that they can continue their nutball ways.

A northern Arizona family that was lost at sea for weeks in an ill-fated attempt to leave the U.S. over what they consider government interference in religion will fly back home Sunday.

Hannah Gastonguay, 26, said Saturday that she and her husband "decided to take a leap of faith and see where God led us" when they took their two small children and her father-in-law and set sail from San Diego for the tiny island nation of Kiribati in May.

But just weeks into their journey the Gastonguays hit a series of storms that damaged their small boat, leaving them adrift for weeks, unable to make progress. They were eventually picked up by a Venezuelan fishing vessel, transferred to a Japanese cargo ship and taken to Chile where they are resting in a hotel in the port city of San Antonio.

Source:Hannah Gastonguay: Arizona family to return home after fleeing US due to religious conflict

By the way, the phrase 'God will provide' is another way of saying that a fishing boat will save us. They were not in the hands of God or under his protection. If they truly believed that God had their back, they would have walked into the sea. 

I don't understand why the children are still with the parents. If this stupidity is not the worst parenting imaginable, then what is? They clearly endangered the lives of their two children. The state should take the kids and never give them back. These nutballs are the type of people who drink kook-aid as the solution to their problems.