Israeli MP blames quakes on gays
Floods are judgements on society, says bishops
Muslim Alliance derails UN gay rights resolution
And another for good measure.
Gay Nigerians facing Sharia death
Well, that's lovely.
In actual fact, what prompted me to note this similarity (hardly 'man-bites-dog', I'll admit, but still galling all the same) was in fact this article that came out during the week:
Row about Ahmadinejad Imam Beliefs
Iran's former nuclear negotiator, a cleric, has said that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government is encouraging superstitious practices.
The remarks have intensified the debate over the return of the Shia saviour, the 12th Imam known as the Mehdi.
Since Mr Ahmadinejad came to power he has repeatedly spoken of the need to plan for the Mehdi's imminent return.
Now when a cleric in a hard line religious country berates you because you are "encouraging superstition" something is seriously out of kilter.
The idea of someone disappearing thousands of years ago but who may come back to save the world from injustice at a time of his choosing was just tooooo much for the cleric to take in - I mean, who would believe that?