Thought I would set up a weekly post highlighting stupid decisions made in the name of religion. Let me know if enjoy like it.
The inaugural religious imbecile of the week goes to the Saudi Arabian government for making it illegal for women to conduct their lives without a man watching over them.
A Saudi woman has been sentenced to 300 lashes & jailed for 18 months for daring to appear in court without a male guardian and filing complaints against local officials. This because under the strict laws of Islam, women are not supposed to leave the home without a male guardian. Full story can be found here. I just find this law repulsive and the fact they are going to whip her for daring to be an independent woman is abhorrant.
However, the Saudi Arbians are not the only ones this week to do something really stupid in the name of religion.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington DC has halted its foster care program and stopped all spousal benefits for all new employees in protest against the DC government legalising same-sex marriage. Apparently it is way more important to discriminate against gays & lesbians than it is to provide services for the most helpless members of society. Way to go DC Catholic Church – I hope your god is proud of you.