Tag Archives: child abuse

Megachurch man molested 4 year old girl – how is this news?

I’m being facetious there. It’s always news. It’s always important to know about. And it’s always a tragedy for the victims and their families. Florida televangelist Bob Coy had resigned years earlier over his use of pornography and now the … Continue reading

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Faith healing couple faces hefty medical bill

Timothy and Rebecca Wyland wound up serving time for first-degree criminal mistreatment after failing to promptly treat their daughter’s weird eye condition. She had a growth above her left that that, left untreated, would have led to blindness. When she … Continue reading

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Why follow a god that permits abuse?

Oh right, so abusers can justify spanking their children to death. Kevin and Elizabeth Shatz spanked Lidia 7 hours (with a few prayer breaks in between) and it resulted in severe tissue damage causing death. That site offers part 1 … Continue reading

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Jesus declared guilty of assault

From the Chronicle Herald: A Halifax man who thinks he’s Jesus and tried to use the Bible to defend himself on charges of assaulting his wife and child was found guilty on nine charges Monday in Halifax provincial court. “Freedom … Continue reading

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Last week I saw a play called The Progressive Polygamists

It was a very hilarious satire that came to Saskatoon for the Fringe. Those in Vancouver should check it out in September. Emmelia Gordon and Pippa Mackie play sister-wives Eden-Grace and Mercy Eve who explain to their audiences how terrific … Continue reading

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While I admit it’s a deterrent…

Don’t handcuff your children to desks and make them read the bible. The handcuffs are punishment enough. A mother in Berrien Springs, Michigan tried that after her 16 year old son got arrested for shoplifting. As punishment, his mother confined … Continue reading

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What happens when religion really does lead to child abuse

Sorry, “alleged.” Even so, this story is sad and disturbing. A judge Thursday continued a trial against a Paradise couple for the alleged murder and torture of their adopted child, so attorneys can read the more than 6,000 pages of … Continue reading

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Why wouldn’t a priest care that he’d drowned a baby?

This is one of the saddest stories I’ve come across lately. A lot of atheist bloggers have picked up on it already, but there’s no reason why I can’t express my own horror and regrets over it. It happened in … Continue reading

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I missed Morality movie night. How Despicable of me

So, in apology, I offer a feminist take on Despicable Me, which is likely better than I would have written in terms of that movie which I did see this past weekend. If you haven’t seen it yet, read this … Continue reading

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When religions, marriage, and kids don’t mix

I found an article from Chicago about a divorce case going on. The wife is Jewish, the husband converted to Judaism once they had a kid but is back to being Catholic full time, and their three year old daughter … Continue reading

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