Religious Extremism

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Stopping Islamic Honor Killings

Stop and imagine for a moment what it would be like to be stoned to death – buried up to your chest with only your neck and head above ground and pelted with rocks (small ones so you don’t die too quickly) until your flesh is ripped open and the pain is unbearable and you…

The Pope vs Islam

Who do you root for in a battle like this? I hate to agree with the Pope, but in this case he was right to pronounce that much of the Quran is “evil and inhuman” and that Islam was a religion spread by the sword. Of course, the same can be said about the Bible…

Howard Friedman reports that a movement to change the Hudood Ordinances in Pakistan – a set of harshly oppressive laws that result in the imprisonment and death of thousands of women for charges like adultery – is being opposed by a coalition of Islamic parties in that country. Last month, the Pakistani government amended the…

Bartholomew has a lot more detail on Bishop Bonifes Adoyo, the head of the Pentecostal church in Kenya trying to get all the hominid fossils found there hidden from view in the national museum. As expected, he has a long history of nuttiness including claiming that golf might lead to demon possession.

And here’s a perfect example. Rabbi Yehuda Levin is still ranting like a lunatic about the gay pride event in Jerusalem, as Agape Press reports. And you’re gonna love this logic: Orthodox Jewish rabbi Yehuda Levin fears that this homosexual pride event is turning the Holy City into a “homo city” — and he is…

UFOs and Worldview Weekend, Part 2

Ralph Barker is back with the conclusion of his 2-part series on UFOs. And he’s about to reveal to us what UFOs really are: Even the greatest skeptic would have to admit that there are still unexplained UFO sightings. So, what are they? Are they alien spaceships? Are they visitors from the future? Or, are…

UFOs and Worldview Weekend

Those good folks at Worldview Weekend have given me yet another gift in the form of this column by Ralph Barker, the first in a two part series entitled UFOs and the Gospel of Christ. Barker claims to have seen his first UFO when he was 10 and that it “flew at very high altitudes…

Anti-Jewish Fervor Among Atheists?

As I’ve mentioned before, I am on the ReligionLaw mailing list run by Eugene Volokh of the Volokh Conspiracy. It’s a valuable resource for many reasons, but especially because I get to interact with and hear the views of some of the preeminent legal scholars on church/state issues, including Doug Laycock, Marci Hamilton. Sandy Levinson…

Moral Puritans at Illinois State

From Agape Press, via Bartholemew: Some parents with students at Illinois State University want the school to reverse its policy permitting professional staff to engage in unmarried cohabitation in student dormitories. One father, Greg Myers, says he was outraged to learn that the school’s Student Affairs Office allowed his daughter’s dorm supervisor to cohabitate with…

Texas Education Board’s Latest Lunacy

According to Agape Press, the Texas State Board of Education has severed its ties to the National Association of State School Boards because its policies, in their view, “continue to gravitate to liberal left.” Last week, the Texas State Board of Education voted 10-5 to remove itself from membership in the National Association of State…