Friday night’s episode of VICE on HBO featured a disturbing segment on the anti-gay climate in Uganda and how it was in large part inspired by American evangelical Christians. (Remember: This is the country that once considered a bill that could apply the death penalty to homosexuals. I think Christians refer to that as “loving the sinners.”)
On New Show, Comedian Jim Gaffigan Explores How People Might Treat Him if He Was Caught Holding a Bible
Comedian Jim Gaffigan posted a first look at his upcoming eponymous show on his website — it received 500,000 views in the first 48 hours — and it’s just fantastic.
In the episode, Gaffigan, a practicing Catholic who still pokes fun at religion in his act, has to bring home a Bible for his wife. When a picture of him holding that Bible goes viral, everyone begins treating him differently. Some people think he’s too embarrassed to be seen in public with it while others quickly assume he hates gay people.
At one point, even atheists come together to denounce him:
In early 2013, David Quevedo became angry after his San Francisco 49ers lost to the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl. He soon got in a fight involving Omar Silva, who lived in the area, and the altercation turned deadly hours later when Quevedo shot Silva multiple times.
Silva didn’t make it. His final words were “Jehovah, Jehovah, I’m dying, I’m dying.”
Now, the question of whether Quevedo will be convicted of first-degree murder — and face life in prison — hinges on whether Silva could have survived had he just accepted a blood transfusion, something forbidden by his faith.