1. Kissing gets you 90 lashes in Saudi Arabia – Saudi religious police have arrested a man and two women for “engaging in immoral movements in front of other shoppers” after being caught on a surveillance video “exchanging kisses and hugs.”
The man was sentenced to ninety lashes over three sessions, and some jail time. There is no word on the woman’s sentence; only that she would be tried in “another court”. It doesn’t take a theologian to know that the woman’s punishment is likely to be much harsher than his 90 lashes.
This is Islamic justice.
2. You too can learn to be a bigot – Peter LaBarbera, president of the ironically named Americans for Truth about Homosexuality is launching a seminar for kids to teach them how to properly hate gay people. They’re calling it the Americans for Truth Academy though I think a better name for it is the Ku Klux Klan for Kids (KKKK). It’s a far more accurate and a more memorable acronym. They’re even making sure to follow the steps outlined in The Cult Handbook by insulating themselves from dissenting views:
Prospective attendees will need to be approved with references; this is not open to pro-homosexual activists but only to those who share AFTAH’s belief that homosexuality is immoral and that the GLBT movement is destructive to America and a direct threat to our religious freedom.
Hmm, freedom is slavery; where have I heard that before? Apparently “pro-family values” means Orwellian totalitarianism.
3. Blag Hag calling for Abortionquake? – A few months ago, an idiotic Muslim cleric stated that earthquakes were caused by women’s immodest dress. This caused the blogger Blag Hag to launch Boobquake, a massive campaign to introduce this man’s idiocy to the world. Now she’s reporting that an American Christian minister is blaming the recent BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on abortion. Okay, Blag Hag admits that unlike Boobquake, this one’s a bit trickier to scientifically test and so we should just move ahead to mocking the guy mercilessly. Okay, I guess that’s a lot easier, though I do mourn any missed opportunity to piss off the religious right.