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Tweet Of The Day – Rachel Held Evans

Evans, a Christian writer, was tweeting from a panel discussion held at the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty forum. Here’s the “ironic” history of how the Southern Baptist Convention came to be: Largely comprised of slaveholders, the gathering at the First Baptist Church of Augusta, Georgia, in May 1845 publicly pled their case. Slavery was biblical. Therefore abolition …

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PETA: Eating Meat = Human Slavery

PETA, as they so often do, has caused quite the firestorm with today’s co-opting of Martin Luther King Day. “The fate of animals today is similar to that of humans who were subjected to slavery and other civil rights injustices—they, too, are tortured, abused, and neglected as humans once were and sometimes still are. More than 63 billion animals are …

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Martin Bashir Apologizes To Sarah Palin

On Friday, MSNBC host Martin Bashir suggested that Sarah Palin, who had compared slavery to the national debt, would never truly understand slavery unless she too had someone shit and piss in her mouth, as was done to some slaves. Right wing sites went ballistic and there were many calls for MSNBC to fire Bashir. Today he apologized. An excerpt: …

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More Controversy For MSNBC

As you can see by the headlines above, all of Teabagistan is in an uproar tonight after MSNBC host Martin Bashir mocked Sarah Palin’s comparison of the national debt to slavery. After frankly cataloging some of the vile abuses that slaves suffered under one well-known slave owner, Bashir suggested that Palin could never understand really understand slavery without the same …

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POLL: Americans Approve Of Confederate Flag Over Rainbow Flag By 4-1 Margin

Public Policy Polling asked the above questions in a just-released survey that primarily focused on prospective presidential candidates for the 2016 elections. As you can see by the final result, respondents approved of students wearing the confederate flag over the rainbow flag by more than a 4-1 margin. The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart (who is gay and black) goes off: …

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NEVADA: GOP State Rep Says He’d Vote For Slavery If Constituents Want It

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Byran Fischer Cites Biblical Support For Slavery As Reason To Oppose Immigration

“A young man by the name of Onesimus found Paul in Rome, where Paul was in prison for the crime of preaching about Christ. Onesimus became a Christ-follower through Paul’s influence. The sticky part for both Onesimus and Paul was that Onesimus had no legal right to be in Rome. Onesimus was a slave, and had run away from his …

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Rick Perry: Boy Scouts Must Resist Gays Like Sam Houston Resisted Slavery

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Mississippi Ratifies 13th Amendment

It doesn’t seem possible, but Mississippi never ratified the 13th Amendment. Until now. Life really does move slower in the South. One hundred forty-eight years after Congress sent the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery to the states for ratification, Mississippi officially has joined the ranks. The state’s Legislature did vote to ratify it in 1995 — but the vote was never …

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Bible Slavery: Totally Different

Another winner from NonStampCollector.

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Victoria Jackson: Entitlements Are Slavery

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Quote Of The Day – Star Parker

“In the 1850’s, Stephen Douglas proposed solving the dilemma of whether slavery should be permitted in new states by suggesting that they should just vote. What could be more American than submitting the question of slavery to the democratic process of each state? To this Abraham Lincoln observed: ‘God did not place good and evil before man telling him to …

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Bryan Fischer: Slavery Was A Blessing In Disguise For American Blacks

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GOP Pol Defends Slavery

“If slavery were so God-awful, why didn’t Jesus or Paul condemn it, why was it in the Constitution and why wasn’t there a war before 1861? The South has always stood by the Constitution and limited government. When one attacks the Confederate Battle Flag, he is certainly denouncing these principles of government as well as Christianity.” –  GOP Arkansas state …

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IOWA: NOM Pledges $100K To Oust Justice That Backed Same-Sex Marriage

Three of the seven Iowa Supreme Court judges that unanimously approved marriage equality in 2009 were unseated the following year with the help of heavily-funded out of state hate groups. Yesterday NOM announced that they will donate $100,000 to this year’s attempt to boot a fourth judge. Via Quad City Times: “This is about freedom, not just about marriage,” [Bob] …

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Ancestry.com Claim: President Obama Has Slave Ancestry On His White Mother’s Side

The Mormon Church-affiliated genealogy site Ancestry.com today made the claim that they have traced President Obama’s ancestry back to the very first documented slave in what would become the United States. That’s fascinating on its face, but the more interesting wrinkle here is that the connection is made through Obama’s white mother. Research derived by Ancestry.com from early Virginia records …

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Pat Roberton: You Can Just Ignore Everything The Bible Says About Slavery

The bible is 100% the inerrant word of God. Except when it’s inconvenient.

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Slavery Sneakers

Critics are slamming the new “shackle sneakers” from Adidas as glamorizing slavery. The clothing giant is under fire for its August scheduled release of the JS Roundhouse Mids, which many have compared to the devices worn by black slaves in 19th Century America. The seemingly innocent promotional material, uploaded to Facebook earlier this month, asks: ‘Got a sneaker game so …

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On Biblical Support For Slavery

From the clip description: Why did humanity have to wait thousands of years for the Emancipation Declaration? Couldn’t Yahweh have delivered it himself? Couldn’t Jesus? Peter? Paul? Nup – no one gave a shit about that sort of thing. Not when there were people keeping their foreskins, water to be walked on, and women speaking in churches!!

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Tea Party Demands That Slavery Be Removed From History Books

The Tennessee Tea Party is demanding that references to slavery be removed from history books. Because it makes the Founding Fathers look horrible! The material calls for lawmakers to amend state laws governing school curriculums, and for textbook selection criteria to say that “No portrayal of minority experience in the history which actually occurred shall obscure the experience or contributions …

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