And Bryan Fischer is advocating kidnapping children from nice, normal, gay parents who don’t tie up their kids in the name of religious lunacy? Yes, he is.
The enchanting couple you see at left are Adolfo and Deborah Gomez (good heavens, has her face been bitten by rats or something?), who are headed for separate trials (she on October 22nd and he on November 5th), each on (more…)
This is an unbelievably horrific story not recommended for the weak of heart. If you’re easily upset, turn to the next (or last) story before you get to the section on Dena Schlosser — but do read about Doyle Davidson.
First: Doyle Davidson is the self-proclaimed “Apostle” and “Prophet” of Water of Life Ministries in Plano, Texas. Since a picture in this case is worth a million words, take a look at what goes on at Water of Life: (more…)
An East Bay woman is facing murder charges after she allegedly smothered and beat another woman — using a pillow and possibly a Bible — in what she claims to have been an attempted exorcism.
Karla Kuhl, 35, of El Sobrante, has been charged with murdering 58-year-old Patricia Medeiros on June 5. …
Read on: “East Bay Woman Might Have Used Bible to Kill Love Rival in Exorcism, Prosecutors Say,” Erin Sherbert, SFWeekly, July 19, 2012
Video after the jump.
We’re not qualified to deem anyone “religiously insane” or “so dangerous she should be locked up in a padded room, indefinitely,” so we’ll just let the story speak for itself. We will add: Ten bucks says Harkins’s unspecified “religion” is Christian.
Charged: Family of Sinethemba Dlamini, 15, of Umlazi, South Africa, who was “was left lying on the lounge floor with her intestines next to her at her home” after a three-day exorcism allegedly at the hands of “the teenager’s aunts, Fundiswa Faku, 29, Lindela Jabulani, 38, her daughters Minenhle Jabulani, 19, a 17-year-old minor, and Nonhlanhla Mdletshe, girlfriend of Sinethemba’s father, 30,” according to IOL, which describes in graphic detail exactly how the teenager’s intestines (more…)
Backstory: “East London Congolese Couple Guilty of Brutal ‘Witchcraft’ Torture-Murder of 15-Year-Old Boy,” March 3, 2012
A couple have been jailed for life for torturing and drowning a teenage boy they accused of being a witch. (more…)
Video after the jump.
Convicted: Eric Bikubi, 28, and Magalie Bamu, 29, of butchering Bamu’s 15-year-old brother, Kristy, for being a “sorcerer.” “All through the trial, jurors heard Kristy was in such pain after three days of attacks by Bikubi and Bamu, who attacked him with knives, sticks, metal bars and a hammer and chisel, up to the extent that he ‘begged to die’, before [being drowned in the bathtub],” (more…)
Reportedly charged: African-born Etumba Kassi, 37, and Mukigi Byankuba, 33, husband and wife, of the controversial Boras, Sweden, church, The River, with various crimes including “gross violation of integrity,” complicity in assault, coercion, unlawful imprisonment and harassment, for “repeated attacks against a 14 year-old girl from western Sweden who was regularly beaten and burned” (with “red-hot knives”) “by her father and stepmother, who wanted to rid the girl of ‘evil spirits,” per The Local, which adds that “suspicions first surfaced in 2004 when an anonymous report arrived at the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen), but the agency opted not to pursue the matter at the time. (more…)
By Jaded, The Dreamin Demon
Lakeway, TX — An arrest warrant has been issued for a 46-year-old woman accused of entering a neighbor’s home last month “with the intent of committing capital murder.” Her intended target — the Antichrist and his parents.
According to police, on the afternoon of January 27, Beth Ann Straley walked into her neighbor’s home through an unlocked door and confronted the family’s 37-year-old babysitter. She then reportedly whipped out a loaded .38 and ordered the sitter to find the Antichrist’s incubator. (more…)
The accused baby-killer you see at left is El Salvadoran-born Dora Alicia Tejada Pleitez, 26, of Nantucket, Massachusetts, who reportedly says she can see dead people (a “gift from God”), channels the Holy Spirit, and that God told her to jam a rose — which turned out to be her fist — down her three-year-old daughter’s throat to in an attempt to exorcise “the devil” from the child, killing her in the process. (more…)
Meet Christie Wahl, 39, Dianna Brewer, 54, Ginnie George, 36, and Zachary Bryant, 20. While no two share the same surname, they’re all related; Brewer is the mother of Wahl and George, and Young Master Zachary is, we believe, Brewer’s grandson.
We just like to think of them as The Alabama Exorcists.
According to WAAY-TV, all four were arrested at a Russelville, Alabama, home (we’re not sure who owns the place) early Valentine Day’s after sheriff’s deputies arrived to investigate a reported domestic disturbance, and were charged with third-degree domestic violence.
Or, as the sheriff told the news station, it was “an exorcism gone bad”: (more…)
The only thing missing is a gay-sex angle (although that certainly isn’t a requirement). On the other hand, the lengths to which this Conservative Babylonian and the Catholic church go to scream from the rooftops that his victim was a woman (and an adult) is just as appalling as what Thomas Euteneuer actually did. As PZ Myers wisely observes: “It’s like they’re saying, ‘At least it wasn’t gay sex, and it didn’t involve a child.’”
Which makes us wonder: How many “adult female” victims coming forward would it take to equal, in the eyes of the Catholic church, the rape of a child? (Never mind the rape of another man; radical righties would say the victim deserved it.)
‘Cause guess what? The exorcism victim isn’t, apparently, the only victim. (more…)
This will certainly be the most sickening story you’ve ever read on ConBab (and maybe ever will). We guarantee it will disturb you as it has us — and we warn you now that the more senstive reader should probably turn away. On the other hand, we cannot think of a more devastating story to illustrate the very real dangers of fundamental Christianity (or any form of fundamentalism), especially when it has been warped so badly, so beyond any similarity to its presumed original message.
If you do read this, just don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Tema, Wikipedia tells us, “population 209,000 (2005), is a city on the Atlantic Ocean coast, east of the capital city of Accra, in the region of Greater Accra, in Ghana, West Africa. Originally a small fishing village, it grew after the construction of a large harbour in 1961 and is now is the nation’s largest sea port. … Tema is also the only well planned city by Ghana’s first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. But in recent times, the beauty of the city is being destroyed by overpopulation stemming mainly from rural-urban migration.”
Overpopulation, however, is the least of its troubles. Ghana, like much of Africa, is a hotbed of superstition, the result of a widespread lack of education combined with the most perverted form of Christianity, which seems less concerned with eliminating irrational fears of witches and demons than with exploiting those fears to bolster its own agenda. (more…)