Winston Blackmore, one of two men charged yesterday with polygamy, says he is the victim of religious persecution by a government with an eye on the provincial election in May. “This is not about polygamy,” he told reporters at the Mormon Hills elementary school outside Creston, B.C. “Tens of thousands of polygamists, among many different [...]
Members of the local chapter of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster have gotten city approval to erect a statue of “His Noodly Appendage” outside the Crossville Tennessee courthouse. Complete story here.
METRO VANCOUVER – Two turbaned Sikhs have filed a human rights complaint against International Forest Products, saying a new hard hat policy is preventing them from returning to their jobs at a Delta sawmill. Complete story here.
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — It looked harmless enough, but the words on a billboard unnerved so many people that a popular restaurant nearby actually lost business. The billboard was on Colonial Drive near Old Cheney Highway. Although the popular Straub’s Seafood restaurant often advertises on it, it wasn’t their billboard. The sign was taken down [...]
Wisconsin parents decide to pray for their daughter’s diabetes instead of getting her medical attention. After a painful miserable month, the poor girl dies. The girl’s parents, Dale and Leilani Neumann, attributed the death to “apparently they didn’t have enough faith,” the police chief said. The kicker? They have three other kids, who are still [...]
Berlin art gallery has temporarily closed an exhibition where one of the posters made fun of Islam’s holiest shrine, the Kaaba in Mecca. The decision came after threats believed to be from Muslims. The exhibition was organized by the Danish group Surrend, which said it wanted to oppose religious extremism. Complete story here.