Jewish, Moslems and Christian demonstrated together today for the right to cut bits off little boys’ penises without an anesthetic.
They condemned as barbaric the ruling that the religious mutilation must be done by a doctor with pain killers.
Several hundred people have held a demonstration in the German capital, Berlin, to demand that the practice of religious circumcision remain legal. Continue reading Jews and Moslem unite..demanding Right to Torture Boys!
Terrific, hilarious.. Maher wipes the floor with religious bigots and corrupt fairy tales
Religulous is an American comic documentary film written by and starring comedian Bill Maher and directed byLarry Charles. The title of the film is a portmanteau derived from the words “religion” and “ridiculous“. The documentary examines and mocks organized religion and religious belief.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religulous Continue reading Religulous!.. watch it here (spanish subs)
papal representatives are putting doctrine before African women’s health Nancy Goldsteinguardian.co.uk
Who can forget Pope Benedict XVI
‘s first tour of Africa as pontiff in spring 2009? He told the continent hardest hit by the global HIV/Aids crisis
that more stringent moral attitudes toward sex would help fight the disease – indeed, that condom distribution “increases the problem”. There was no sign that his Holiness understood the depth of the pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa, which accounted for 75% of all HIV-related deaths that year, or had made any attempt to reconcile religious doctrine with compassionate public health policy.
Now, it’s June 2011, the 30th anniversary of the Aids pandemic, and the Holy See is at it again.
The Holy See has left no doubt about their stance.
For months now, their all-male team has been trying to strip all references to sexual and reproductive health and rights from the meeting’s declaration; gutting all mentions of education and prevention other than marriage and fidelity; and insisting that “families” be replaced with “the family”, as though that monolith even exists or that it provides some kind of magic shield against HIV.
Either the Holy See does not understand, or does not care that their hardline stance is not actually “pro-life” in any sense. They ask that paragraph 60 of the declaration, which addresses research and development for treating and curing HIV, delete all mention of “female-controlled prevention methods”. This despite the fact that female condoms and the very promising looking microbicides now being developed
have no relation to abortion
and represent the single greatest potential life saver for women worldwide.
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