Tag Archives: religion

More Charges Of LDS Campaign Fraud

Californians Against Hate has filed a new complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission, charging that the Mormon Church created the National Organization for Marriage as a “secret front” for their anti-marriage equality activities in at least eight states. According to CAH, the church has not properly disclosed their costs in creating the organization. The Mormon Church appears to have …

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Death Threat Against Gay CT Legislators Results In Arrest

Connecticut police have arrested a man for emailing death threats to two gay state legislators who had proposed laws giving Catholic parishioners more control over church finances. The State Capitol Police Department charged a New Britain man with harassment after he allegedly sent a threatening email to two state legislators. Timothy Kane, 26, of New Britain was charged with Harassment …

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Amnesty International Calls On Pope To Support Decriminalization Of Gays

As he visits Catholic bishops in Cameroon today, Amnesty International is asking the Pope to support the United Nations resolution calling for the global decriminalization of homosexuality. Cameroon criminalises same-sex relations and the charity has said dozens of young men and women have been jailed or fined for allegedly engaging in homosexual behaviour over the last three years. Tawanda Hondora, …

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Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Anti-Gay Christian Student Group

The Alliance Defense Fund, the losing-est Christianist outfit ever, has lost again. UC Hastings College of the Law can deny recognition and funding to a Christian student group because it excludes gays, lesbians and non-Christians, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The San Francisco law school is entitled to require official student organizations to “accept all comers as members, even …

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Minnesota To Prevent End Of The World

You can stop worrying about global warming or nuclear war, the Minnesota Family Council will save us all. The Minnesota Family Council says it will introduce an amendment banning same-sex marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships in Minnesota in the next few days. The group announced the new amendment push at a press conference with fundamentalist religious leaders on Tuesday. …

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CNN On Pope’s Condom Comments

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Pope: Condom Use Increases AIDS

The Pope has made his first ever statement about safe sex and AIDS. Unbelievably, he says that condom use actually increases the spread of HIV. Pope Benedict XVI said on his way to Africa Tuesday that condoms were not the answer in the continent’s fight against HIV, his first explicit statement on an issue that has divided even clergy working …

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What’s Anita Bryant Planning?
(And What Is Her Husband Up To?)

JMG reader Douglas In Oklahoma points us to this teaser post by James Miko on a site called Gossip Boy, in which Miko describes having gone undercover at Anita Bryant’s new ministry in Oklahoma City, which she runs with her second husband, Charlie Dry. Miko promises a coming multi-part expose’ on Bryant and Dry, to begin tomorrow. It looks to …

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The Unaffordable Culture Wars

The reliable Frank Rich writes in today’s NYT: The family-values dinosaurs that once stalked the earth — Falwell, Robertson, Dobson and Reed — are now either dead, retired or disgraced. Their less-famous successors pumped out their pro forma e-mail blasts, but to little avail. The Republican National Committee said nothing whatsoever about Obama’s reversal of Bush stem-cell policy. That’s quite …

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Debaptize Me

Some atheists are trying have their baptism records expunged from official church records. From the UK: The National Secular Society would like the Church of England to devise a formal procedure for cancelling baptisms, with a change in the baptismal roll as part of it. In the face of resistance from the Church, the society has come up with a …

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That’s Life: Board Games Make You Gay!

Under the site-topping headline “Game For 6 Year Olds Pushes Same Sex Marriage!”, World Net Daily is foaming at the mouth because some mom somewhere noticed that the online version of Milton Bradley’s kid classic The Game Of Life does not prevent children from selecting a same-sex spouse. The online version of a popular board game from many Americans’ childhood …

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Casting Out The Homosexual Spirit

“Get on up outta this young man, you HOMOSEXUAL DEMON!” Watch below the insanity of Overseer And Prophetress McKinney of the Manifested Glory Ministry of Bridgeport, CT. Folks, this is TORTURE, plain and simple. Cruel, devastating, and probably permanently damaging torture. It’s gruesome, infuriating, and sick-making to watch. BUT DO WATCH. This is what we’re up against in some places. …

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HomoQuotable – David MacDonald

“The culture of pushing sex down people’s throats is not working. There is nothing wrong with abstinence from sex. This goes for everyone who is not married to someone of the opposite sex. I’ve been single and chaste for many years after having left the gay community. You don’t die from not having sex. It’s not like air or water. …

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You Won’t Be Text-Communicated

A Seattle church is encouraging congregants to Twitter throughout the service. The Mars Hill Church in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood is not your grandma’s church. On Sunday, the pastor’s sermon was being broadcast on large video screens to accommodate his laryngitis and the congregants in church were broadcasting on their iPhones. They weren’t talking, but “Twittering,” typing in brief thoughts or …

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Jesus Is Everywhere

(Via – Towleroad)

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Ironic Quote Of The Day

“One characteristic of cults is that they strongly believe they alone are right in their beliefs and everyone else is wrong. Thus they reject the central truths of the Bible that Christians have held in common for almost 2,000 years and substitute their own beliefs for the clear teaching of Scripture.” – Billy Graham.

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What If God Disappeared?

This clip seems appropriate today in light of my earlier post about the doubling number of non-religious Americans. It’s also amusing to read the angry comments by atheists on YouTube who clearly didn’t watch the clip long enough to get the satire. (Tipped by JMG reader Jennifer)

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15% Of Americans Have “No Religion”

According to a new survey, the number of Americans that say they have “no religion” has almost doubled over the last 20 years to 15%. While the survey doesn’t identify these people as atheists, the unchurched in America now far outnumber all non-Christian sects combined. So many Americans claim no religion at all (15%, up from 8% in 1990), that …

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The Faces Of Christian Love

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Mormons Using Internal Email System To Rally Against Civil Unions Vote In Illinois

According to a report on Box Turtle Bulletin, the Mormon Church is using their private email system to rally members to deluge Illinois legislators with calls objecting to a coming committee vote on moving a civil unions bill to the full state House. The Illinois House will begin considering another Civil Unions bill this week. Introduced by Rep. Greg Harris …

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