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Pat Robertson: Gays “Will Die Out Because They Don’t Reproduce”

Pat Robertson's show The 700 Club has brought us yet another gem about the nature of human attraction and reproduction.Here's the video, collected by Right Wing Watch:

Feelgood Story of the Day: In Lovely Gesture, Muslim Bride Places Her Bouquet at Tribute to Sydney Hostage Victims

I'm glowing a little inside, and I don't think it's the eggnog:
As the Sydney siege memorial grows, a Muslim bride has made a pilgrimage to Martin Place on her wedding day. Manal Kassem was adorned in a white dress, hijab and veil when she laid her wedding bouquet on the river of floral tributes to the fatal Lindt cafe siege victims. After watching the wedding party approach, the city crowd broke into applause.

Franciscan Group Says It Could Go Bankrupt Due to Multi-Million Dollar Theft By Its Own Friars

By their fruits shall ye know them:
One of the largest Franciscan religious orders, founded on the humble teachings of St. Francis of Assisi more than 800 years ago, announced it is on the brink of bankruptcy after admitting some of its friars embezzled funds from its accounts.The Italian news magazine Panorama on Friday reported that tens of millions of dollars were missing from the Order of Friars Minor and had been invested in offshore companies.

Anti-Gay Pastor Gaylard Williams Offers Priceless Responses After Getting Arrested for Groping Unwilling Man

The Daily Beast has the most detailed account yet of the gay gropefest attempted recently by the wonderfully named pastor Gaylard Williams of Praise Cathedral Church in Seymour, Indiana.Ten days ago,
Williams drove over to Cypress Lake, which attracts local fisherman trying to pull channel catfish and largemouth bass out of the drink.
If the allegations are true, he was looking for a largemouth of a different kind.
[He] began propositioning a younger man by the waterfront who was talking on his mobile phone, according to a police report. The younger man rolled down his window to receive the approaching Williams “to see what he wanted.” [T]he pastor allegedly “reached in and grabbed him.” ...  Quizzed by cops, the younger man said Williams grabbed “everything” and “squeezed [his genitals] and he got a good handful.”
"I don’t swing that way," the shocked recipient of Williams' attention says he told the pastor.

French Driver on a Rampage, Shouting “Allahu Akbar,” Injures 11 As He Plows His Car Into Five Different Crowds

Playing Carmageddon for Allah. From the Daily News:
A man who reportedly spent time in a psychiatric hospital shouted "Allahu akbar!" as he rammed his car into crowds at five different locations around Dijon in central France on Sunday, injuring 11 people in a half-hour rampage.At least two people were critically injured in the attack by a 40-year-old man behind the wheel of a Renault Clio, who witnesses said was acting for the "children of Palestine" and yelled "God is great," police said.

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Comment by Steph S. on November 16, 2014 at 7:10pm

This group is awesome

Comment by Harlem Humanists on July 9, 2013 at 8:21pm

Human Rights Activists Defends "Witchcraft" Children: Speaks - July 15th

After almost 4 years of trying, we finally get the chance to host the heroic human rights and child advocate Leo Igwe. Leo will be speaking on July 15th. The program will offer us the chance to hear harrowing challenges and on-going success stories. We'll also have the opportunity to understand our own part in "what's next?". 

 

Who:

Leo Igwe's work covers key areas of interest to us all. He's been doing social justice work for almost 15 years. He'll speak on the link between human rights, civil liberties, health, education and development. The link between skeptical reason, practical activism and social justice is an ongoing project you’re invited to join in. He's in NYC for only one day. Let's turn out to welcome him.

 

Details & RSVP - CFI-NYCFaceBookAtheist Nexus

 

What:

The problems of child abuse, neglect, trafficking and suffering are well known. What is less well known is one of the causes is superstition, irrational tradition and a lack of science-based health care and education. This cripples communities and costs lives.

 

Now there is action that changes lives; rescuing these children from abandonment, stigmatization, mind-numbing abuse, and even murder. They are children (and adults, mostly women, often widows) who’ve been accused of witchcraft and demon possession. They suffer a loss of human rights, human dignity and hope. 

 

Secular Humanist, skeptic and child advocate Leo Igwe is changing things. He has survived slander, harassment by politicians and police, multiple assaults, imprisonment, home invasions and hospitalizing attacks on his family members. His property has been stolen. His father was blinded, losing an eye. He lives under ongoing threats. Yet he continues to risk all and tell the truth for those who's stories would otherwise have no rational witness.  

black(dot)beyond(dot)belief(at)gmail.com. Or 646-820-CFIH (2344)

Comment by Steph S. on August 10, 2012 at 8:29am

Hey Richard it sure does!

Enjoy your coffee.

I think I will go and visit the Friendly Atheist Site.

Have a good one!

Comment by Richard C Brown on August 10, 2012 at 8:10am

Friendly Atheist make the Difference!!

Comment by Richard ∑wald on April 4, 2012 at 6:31am

Hemant - Thanks for featuring my blog here on Atheist Nexus at your website, you can't begin to understand how thrilled I was to see that. Thanks man...

Comment by Joe Zamecki on April 2, 2012 at 7:52am

Hemant - Thanks for posting about the memorial brick for the Murray-O'Hairs. Teamwork! :o)

Comment by Harlem Humanists on February 24, 2012 at 12:24pm

The NYC event for the Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers will be in Harlem. In fact the next closes promoted events are in D.C and Philadelphia. So this is serving the whole Tri-State (NY,NY & CT) area.

 

We're putting a special twist on our usual Mind Food + "Soul Food" combo. The details will interest you!

CFI-Harlem/Harlem Humanists will be gathering on Sunday February 26th to celebrate Day of Solidarity for Black Non-believers. This is a time to get together and enjoy bright minds and warm personalities. There's a noble story of freethought from within the African American and Pan-African tradition. This is a chance to connect with this tradition and each other. We'll begin at 1pm. The place is 583 Riverside Dr. in the "Brick Room". It's free. Just e-mail (harlem@centerforinquiry.net) or call (646-820-CFIH) for all the details." RSVP if you can.

See you there. Regardless, please share this in the next two days with all you think will be interested. 

Comment by Natalie A Sera on February 23, 2012 at 7:57pm

Thanks for understanding, Steph. All I'm trying to express is that I want to be able to be an atheist and still maintain a close and joyous connection to my ancestral heritage, just like people of other backgrounds can.

Comment by Steph S. on February 23, 2012 at 11:24am

Sorry to hear about what you experienced here Natalie. It appears that there are bigots everywhere. It seems that AN is not immune. So sad.

Comment by Marc Draco on February 21, 2012 at 7:00am

We can't afford to mix the religion with ethnicity - this is largely what starts the fights in the first damn place. Religion and ethnicity MUST be kept separate if we're all going to live together.

The actress Felicity Kendal is as white British as I am, but she's a Jew (Jewish convert - I don't know if there's a name for that.)

I worked with a guy a couple of years ago who had converted to Islam - and taken a muslim name. Quite crazy in my opinion and the muslims who worked with him didn't trust him either; they were comparatively easy going whilst he was verging on the extremist.

Secular Europe and the UK thanks to its mongrel heritage are way ahead of the rest of the world in this regard; yet even now the interested parties are trying to confuse being a white/brit with automatically being a Christian - and by that, they mean god-fearing, bible thumping Christian - not the wooly "do good for everyone" sort.

 

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