Archive for June, 2015
June 30, 2015
Belief in demons is used to excuse even the most barbaric and sadistic crimes.
A Detroit mother ridiculed her two dead children Monday as she pleaded guilty to murdering them and keeping their bodies in her freezer.
“I don’t regret none of this,” Mitchelle Blair, 36, said in court, according to The Associated Press. “I don’t feel no remorse for the death of those demons.”
Police found the bodies of 13-year-old Stoni Blair and 9-year-old Stephen Berry in a freezer when they arrived to evict Blair in March. The children were killed months apart in 2012 and 2013, police believe.
Blair described intentionally killing Stoni by punching her repeatedly, putting a bag on her head until she became unconscious, scalding her with hot water and hitting her on the head, The Detroit Free Press reported
“If I had a chance to do it again, I would,” Blair said, according to the Free Press. Mental health professionals had declared her competent to stand trial.
Stephen’s death was accidental Blair said, although she admitted making him drink window cleaner, burning his genitals with hot water, choking him with a belt and placing a grocery bag over his head, TV station KJBK reported.
A video played in court showed a surviving 8-year-old son telling a social worker that Blair whipped him with a cord and struck his 17-year-old sister with a hammer. Authorities are trying to cut Blair’s parental rights with those children.
In court on Monday, Blair said that Stoni and Stephen had sexually abused a younger sibling, according to NBC News.
If Michigan had the death penalty, Blair said she would have accepted it in pleading guilty to first-degree murder, torture and child abuse. The crime carries a mandatory sentence of life without parole. She will be formally sentenced on July
Suck it, haters!
Same-Sex marriage is now legal in all 50 States.
Too bad for you, Mr Pope, and too bad for you Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, David Barton, Ann Coulter, John Hagee, Bryan Fischer, Pat Roberston, Michael Savage, Gordon Kligenschmidt, and alllllllllllllll you other right-wing fundamentalist pukebags.
Billy Graham’s Grandson, Tullian Tchividjian, Got Caught In An Extra-marital Affair And Lost His Job
Do as I say, not as I do.
June 26, 2015
Billy Graham’s grandson Tullian Tchividjian* has resigned from his pulpit at Coral Ridge Presbyterian, a high-profile church in South Florida, after admitting he had an affair. He released the following statement to The Washington Post:
* We suspect his parents named him while speaking in tongues.
“I resigned from my position at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church today due to ongoing marital issues. As many of you know, I returned from a trip a few months back and discovered that my wife was having an affair. Heartbroken and devastated, I informed our church leadership and requested a sabbatical to focus exclusively on my marriage and family. As her affair continued, we separated. Sadly and embarrassingly, I subsequently sought comfort in a friend and developed an inappropriate relationship myself. Last week I was approached by our church leaders and they asked me about my own affair. I admitted to it and it was decided that the best course of action would be for me to resign. Both my wife and I are heartbroken over our actions and we ask you to pray for us and our family that God would give us the grace we need to weather this heart wrenching storm. We are amazingly grateful for the team of men and women who are committed to walking this difficult path with us. Please pray for the healing of deep wounds and we kindly ask that you respect our privacy.”
Tchividjian, 42, has been married to his wife, Kim, since 1994 and they have three children. Kim Tchividjian sent the following Rob Pacienza, executive pastor of Coral Ridge, provided the following statement from the church:
“Several days ago, Pastor Tullian admitted to moral failure, acknowledging his actions disqualify him from continuing to serve as senior pastor or preach from the pulpit, and resigned — effective immediately. We are saddened by this news, but are working with and assisting Pastor Tullian and his family to help them through this difficult time, and asking people to join us in praying that God will bring restoration through this process and healing to all involved.”
Many have considered Tchividjian (pronounced cha-vi-jin) a rising star in evangelicalism, especially in Reformed circles. He is the fourth Florida megachurch pastor to resign after having affairs, including the son of megachurch pastor Joel Hunter.
Moderator’s note – We at FuckThePope.com do not condemn Tullian for his affair. We condemn him for his profound and predictable hypocrisy. He has the arrogance to dictate to his followers a set of behavioral standards to which he himself chooses not to adhere.
Like his father and grandfather before him, he is a joke that doesn’t require a punch line.
For what is believed to be the first time ever in Mexico, an exorcism has been performed to chase demons from the entire nation.
But several pastors who are versed on the biblical warnings about the devil and his minions say the territory into which leaders of the Catholic Church recently ventured is unstable.
According to a number of reports, the nationwide exorcism against demons blamed for crime and violence in Mexico was performed by Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez and other clergy, including a Spanish exorcist and demonologist, behind the close doors of the cathedral of San Luis Potosí.
And all this time we thought that the high crime rate was due to the gangs, the corrupt police, the corrupt politicians and the drug cartels.
Archbishop Jesús Carlos Cabrero explained the ritual as a “blessing for the people.”
But exorcist Fr. José Antonio Fortea said the purpose of the rite, known as the “Exorcismo Magno,” was to combat demons who “tempt” people as “sin increases more and more in a country.”
He described the effort as the “first ever carried out in Mexico … to exorcise the powers of darkness, not from a person, but from the whole country.”
Pastor Karl Payne of Antioch Bible Church, who served as chaplain for the Seattle Seahawks football team for 21 years until just recently and is the author of “Spiritual Warfare: Christians, Demonization, and Deliverance,” urges caution in matters of demonology and exorcism.
Payne said, “There is much about demons and deliverance that I do not understand.” (such humility about a non-existent subject) And says he has never met “anyone who owns the block or even the corner on this subject.”
He told WND: “I have never heard of a country-wide exorcism. I do believe that Daniel 10:10-13 indicates that countries can have demonic hosts assigned to undermine the work of God and the people of God doing that work. But I do not see any New Testament teaching on exorcisms being attempted on countries rather than people. This may reflect my lack of understanding on the subject, or someone else’s attempt to extrapolate beyond Scripture.”
Payne believes the ritual will have to be judged by its results.
“If there is country-wide revival and crime goes crashing down after these prayers, maybe others will look up and say, ‘What in the world is going on there?’ If things continue as normal, or get progressively worse, then these religious leaders have set themselves up for ridicule.”
And we will be waiting right here to ridicule them. We will post an update about the crime rate in Mexico. If it goes down more than 50% in the month following the exorcism we will take down FuckThePope.com. Seriously.
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September 28, 2015. To no one’s surprise, the crime rate in Mexico has not gone down. If you thought it would, please seek psychiatric help.
It seems religious fundamentalists have way more than their share of child molesters. Perhaps they yearn for a return to biblical times when wedding and bedding ten-year-olds was acceptable.
This smug asshole beat the rap only because the statute of limitations had run out.
Prominent Christian author John Perry (not John Perry Barlow!), who has also co-authored a book with Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, was twice accused of sexually molesting children, in two separate lawsuits.
A 2012 police investigation of Perry’s alleged offenses found that “the allegations of sexual battery were sustained” but that the statute of limitations had expired.
Perry co-wrote Do the Right Thing: Inside the Movement That’s Bringing Common Sense Back to America about Huckabee’s 2008 presidential campaign. He also did research and writing for Huckabee’s 2007 book Character Is the Issue, a memoir of his early time as governor. Perry also co-wrote So Help Me God, Moore’s autobiographical account of fighting to keep a monument to the Ten Commandments at Alabama’s Supreme Court.
Those books are just a few of the titles produced with Perry’s help: He wrote For Faith & Family: Changing America by Strengthening the Family with Richard Land, the president of Southern Evangelical Seminary, a book with former Southern Baptist Convention president James T. Draper, as well as a book with Frank Page, the president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee. Perry even co-authored The Vow, the book made into a feature film starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum. Perry also lists writing two books for prominent pastor John F. MacArthur on his website.
June 17, 2015
Archbishop John Nienstedt and Auxiliary Bishop Lee Anthony Piche resigned not long after the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis was charged with failing to protect children from a pedophile priest.
The archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis and his auxiliary bishop have resigned after the archdiocese was charged with having failed to protect children from a pedophile priest.
The Vatican said Monday that Pope Francis accepted the resignations of Archbishop John Nienstedt and Auxiliary Bishop Lee Anthony Piché.
Nienstedt is the second U.S. bishop in the Catholic Church to resign as the result of a clergy sex abuse scandal, Minnesota Public Radio News reported.
The two resigned under the code of canon law that allows bishops to resign before they retire because of illness or some other “grave” reason that makes them unfit for office.
Earlier this month, prosecutors charged the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as a corporation with having “turned a blind eye” to repeated reports of inappropriate behavior by a priest who later pleaded guilty to molesting two boys.
In a statement on the archdiocese website, Nienstedt said he submitted his resignation to give the archdiocese “a new beginning.”
“My leadership has unfortunately drawn attention away from the good works of His Church and those who perform them. Thus, my decision to step down,” he said. “It has been my privilege the last seven years to serve this local Church. I have come to appreciate deeply the vitality of the 187 parishes that make up the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.”
“I leave with a clear conscience knowing that my team and I have put in place solid protocols to ensure the protection of minors and vulnerable adults,” he added. “I ask for continued prayers for the well-being of this Archdiocese and its future leaders. I also ask for your continued prayers for me.”
In a statement on the same website, Piché said: “The people of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis need healing and hope. I was getting in the way of that, and so I had to resign.”
Neither Nienstedt nor Piché mentioned that they fucked little boys and protected scores of priests who did the same. There are seventy pedophile priests that we know about from the Minneapolis area who have recently been charged with child sex crimes. It’s anybody’s guess how many are still engaging in pedophilia.
Christianity has stolen practically every bit of stage dressing that constitutes the public rigamarole called “Christmas”. Christmas is the biggest event on the Christian calendar, yet the customs and symbols we associate with the event are steeped in Paganism.
“Saturnalia was a festival held between 17 and 24 December, which began in the days of the Roman Empire. This was a week of feasting, gift-giving and an excuse for an orgy during the Northern Hemisphere’s winter solstice.” http://www.seiyaku.com/customs/christmas.html
Children are taught that Santa Claus “evolved” from the figure of Saint Nicholas, and most people are happy to leave the story there. But there’s a lot more about our Jolly Santa that you probably never heard mentioned.
The original basis for Santa Claus was a tough old Pagan god named Odin, who was imagined as a paunchy white-bearded old man in a long cloak. Sound familiar?
A mixture of the characterisations of both St. Nicholas and Odin is thought to result in Father Christmas, whom for the past eighty years or so has sported the Coca Cola colors.
Refer to the handy diagram below to see where the trappings of Christmas really come from.
It has been 800 years since the signing of the Magna Carta. It is without question the most valuable document Great Britain has ever shared with the world. For 800 years it has served as the foundation of democracy. It was the first formal document stating that a King had to follow the laws of the land and it guaranteed the rights of individuals against the wishes of the King, a revolutionary concept at the time as the king was considered to directly be appointed by God.
Shortly after the Magna Carta was written and signed, Pope Innocent III declared the document ‘null and void forever’. At that time the Catholic Church ruled nearly all of Europe and England.
It was not until King John, who claimed to have signed the document under duress, and Pope Innocent III were both dead that the Magna Carta took its rightful place in English law.
The Catholic Church has a long-standing history of stifling any reforms that would diminish its authority and power. In addition to its dictatorial political stance, the Church has opposed virtually every scientific discovery ever made and enforced its displeasure with excommunication, torture and execution.
The Catholic Church is, and always has been, the enemy of science, reason and political reform. It is that institution which should be declared ‘null and void forever’.
Fuck the Church. Fuck the Pope.