Tag Archives: sex abuse

1minion invites God in – a tender welcoming home

Here we are at page 34 of Joyce Rupp’s book, Inviting God In. …with great tenderness I will take you back…says the Lord, your redeemer. Isiah 54:7-8 Joyce’s point for this devotion is the return of the penitent, essentially. That … Continue reading

Posted in In the Media, religiosity | Tagged , | Comments Off on 1minion invites God in – a tender welcoming home

A search for Billy Graham leads to Cliff Richard and sex abuse

I usually just find the advice column he still has at the Kansas City Star but today, something a little less fun to read. This from the Guardian the other day: A police raid on a home owned by Cliff … Continue reading

Posted in In the Media | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on A search for Billy Graham leads to Cliff Richard and sex abuse

Sexual assault scandal hits religion TV – again

The Trinity Broadcasting Network is under fire at the moment on account of a lawsuit going on. It involves a granddaughter of the network’s founders. Carra Crouch, age 19, is claiming she was raped by a 30 year male employee … Continue reading

Posted in In the Media, religiosity | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Former Saskatoon priest charged with sexual abuse

CBC Radio 1 mentioned 89 year old William Hodgson Marshall this morning so I went hunting for more information. From CBC I learn he’s in custody in Kingston, Ontario and awaiting trial: Marshall was a priest, basketball coach and mathematics … Continue reading

Posted in Awareness Issues, In the Media | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Former Saskatoon priest charged with sexual abuse

Weighing in on a sexism issue

There’s been a discussion/airing of grievances going on regarding a recent panel discussion at an atheist conference and the treatment of women there and elsewhere. Things got testy after some suggestions were made about women and men, and how each … Continue reading

Posted in Awareness Issues, culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Jesus Onetouch jailed, human rights advocates thrilled

Onetouch (real name Nana Kofi Yirenkyi) made headlines last year after accusations that he’d slept with his daughter, who was 10 at the time. The congregation of the church he founded, Jesus Blood Prophetic Ministries at Oblogo, Ghana, filled the … Continue reading

Posted in In the Media, religiosity | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Jesus Onetouch jailed, human rights advocates thrilled

Lest my atheist blogger status get revoked, a post on topic

But what topic? I suppose could write about impotent prayer tactics, like the government requesting that everyone beg for supernatural aid to the continued BP gushing oil crisis. The Freedom from Religion Foundation already tore a strip out of people … Continue reading

Posted in atheism, In the Media, religiosity | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Polish film “Mall girls” sparks debates over morals and consumerism

The New York Times has an article about the film by Katarzyna Roslaniec and the teenage girls tarting around the shops looking for sugar daddies, or whatever they’d be called in Polish. She got to know some of these girls … Continue reading

Posted in culture, In the Media, movies | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Polish film “Mall girls” sparks debates over morals and consumerism

Daniel Cormier the “self described” pastor convicted of sexual assault

Turns out not to be a repeat from last year. The same disgusting preacher dude is making headlines once more and once more I acknowledge Mojoey for mentioning it: Pastor Daniel Cormier was convicted of sexual assault Friday in Canada … Continue reading

Posted in atheism, culture, In the Media, religiosity | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

The idea is to be good, with or without god

With or without belief in a god. A nice opinion piece was found via Atheist Ethicist today. It’s by Greg M. Epstein, the Humanist Chaplain of Harvard University, about the need for everyone to aim for goodness, regardless of religious … Continue reading

Posted in atheism, Awareness Issues, culture, In the Media, religiosity | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments