Posts Tagged ‘Bigotry’

Devout Catholics spreading fear, mistrust of migrants and Muslims Comments 0

Monday, March 25th, 2019

A bishop has spoken out about Catholics who identify as “faith-filled” while spreading fear and mistrust of immigrants, particularly Muslims. Irish Bishop Kevin Doran says he has come across people – some of whom classify themselves as traditional Catholics and faith-filled people – who say “oh well, these Muslims are putting our civilisation at risk Read more

Spitting on priest earns lengthy jail term Comments 0

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

A man has been jailed for spitting on a priest for 10 months. He spat on a Catholic priest in a “disgusting, cowardly and provocative” act as an orange walk passed a church. Fr Thomas White was targeted outside St Alphonsus Church in London Road, Glasgow, on 7th July last year, when he was speaking Read more

Intolerance of Christians ‘last acceptable prejudice’ Comments 0

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Intolerance of Christians is the ‘last acceptable prejudice’, says , the Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Gallagher. Quoting Pope Francis, Gallagher says there’s a tendency to reduce religions “to the quiet obscurity of the individual’s conscience or to relegate them to the enclosed precincts of churches, synagogues or mosques.” Read more Related Read more

Black folks should stay out of white churches Comments 0

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Black folks need to stay out of white churches, says a highway sign in Alabama. The pastor of the black church that put up the sign has defended the remarks. Rev. Michael R Jordan says he’s encouraging locals to fight gentrification. The reverse of the sign says: “White folks refused to be our neighbors.” Jordan Read more

Muslims in Christmas adverts prompt racist storm Comments 0

Monday, November 13th, 2017

UK supermarket chain Tesco is fighting off online bigotry after including Muslim families in its pre-Christmas advertising. Some customers have threatened to boycott Tesco because of advertising scenes showing a Muslim family exchanging gifts. Others say the Muslims’ inclusion is “very wrong”. Those who support the “Everyone’s Welcome” ad are using social media to explain Read more

Hacked Clinton organisation email reveals “breathtaking anti-Catholic bigotry” Comments 0

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
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“The most powerful elements of the conservative movement are all Catholic.” This remark is contained in a hacked email exchange between current Clinton Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri and John Halpin, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP) Halpin described the conservative Catholic position as a “an amazing bastardization of the faith.” “They Read more

Arab-Christian’s murder may reveal deadly American tensions Comments 0

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

An Arab-Christian’s murder in Oklahoma has exposed an underside of deadly American tensions targeting US citizens of Arabic descent. His alleged assailant was a man who repeatedly harassed his family with anti-Muslim, anti-Arab language. Khalid Jabara’s killing has caused concern about attitudes in the U.S. “Here, in the United States, Mr. Jabara and his family Read more

God, the gods and democracy Comments 0

Friday, October 30th, 2015

It’s a plain truth that democracies everywhere are witnessing the resurgence of religious bigotry. There are moments when it feels even as if something like a new global religious war has begun, on several fronts. Ignorant media hype, foul abuse of the faith or godlessness of others, ugly violence calculated to scare and kill: such Read more

The Ned Flanders effect – religious people unattractive? Comments 2

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

A collaborative study carried out by a number of universities around the world, including the The University of Otago in New Zealand, has found evidence for the existence of the Ned Flanders effect. Nedward “Ned” Flanders, is a character in the long running TV series The Simpsons. He is the Simpson family’s extremely religious next “diddly-door” Read more