Bishop of Church of England Doesn’t “Share Same Faith” As Those Who Accept Homosexuality

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali apparently equates reconsideration of moral prejudices being “rolled over by culture and trends.” He said the church welcomed gay people, “but we want them to repent and be changed.” He was quoted as saying that people who depart from traditional Biblical teaching “don’t share the same faith.” “We want to hold on [Read More...]

This Week In Homophobia

He first laments that this “tiny, tiny fraction” of the nation dominates the news but then laments (without any evidence of either fact or causation) that “Whenever a nation embraces this so-called ‘lifestyle’, it ends up on  the garbage heap of history.” Who knew a tiny, tiny fraction of people loving according to their natural [Read More...]

Jesus and Mo on “Atheist Fundamentalists”

From June 26, 2009 Via Jerry Coyne [Read more...]

Gay Rights and Persecution Around the World

Johann Hari celebrates the remarkable progress for gay rights, achieved through peaceful democratic pressure around the world in the 40 years since Stonewall.  But then he highlights some of the places where being gay means being murdered: Jamaica is Taliban Afghanistan for gay people. If caught, gays and lesbians face ten years’ hard labour – [Read More...]

Black Pastor Would Not Even “Give A Smile In Obama’s Direction”

because Obama dares to support gays.  And this pastor (Ken Hutcherson)  has judged that Obama has no “black experience:” “But I guess we…have to ask, ‘Even though he is black because his father was, what is his “black experience”?’ He doesn’t have any. He was raised by a white mother and a white grandmother, so [Read More...]

Westboro Baptist Church To Picket Michael Jackson’s Funeral

Disgusting as every other time they picket a funeral. Members of Fred Phelps’s fundamentalist church are planning to picket the funeral of late pop icon Michael Jackson, according to the group’s website. For the full story on this group watch this 8 part series of videos beginning with this one: And yesterday, we saw this [Read More...]

Moral Integration, or the Pros and Cons of Moral Absolutism and Ethical Pluralism

Aaron writes this wonderfully thought provoking reply to my post about moral motivation apart from reference to God: I had an argument a few years back with someone over this. She thought I’d go to hell for not believing in Jesus, even thought she thought I was a great person. I found that troubling. It [Read More...]

Palin As Paradigmatic Fundamentalist and Why I Turned Against Faith

A reader of Andrew Sullivan’s blog brilliantly connects the dots: Part of Sarah Palin’s irresistible appeal to her fundamentalist base is her ability to look at the camera with utter conviction and declare black to be white. The ability to lie well is a valuable part of the fundamentalist psychology. My son isn’t gay, he [Read More...]

Religion in the US Military

A report from Al-Jazeera English “We’re government paid missionaries when we leave here.” [Read more...]


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