Spartanburg (South Carolina) Coroner Marks Traffic Deaths by Painting a Cross on the Road

In Spartanburg, South Carolina, whenever there’s a fatal accident on the road, County Coroner Rusty Clevenger honors the lives of those who died by marking the spot with a Christian cross:

Clevenger said painting the crosses was first approved through the state Department of Transportation. He said the painted crosses on the asphalt are more permanent and serve as a reminder to drive carefully since the painting is at the spot on the road where the crash occurred.

The evening following the cross painting, Clevenger spoke at an annual vigil for those slain in violent crimes. He defined sympathy as a feeling of compassion for another’s suffering and read a scripture from the Bible.

On a personal level, it’s admirable what he’s trying to do. However, since the Spartanburg Herald Journal won’t ask the obvious questions, I guess I have to play the bad guy here:

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Michigan’s New Adoption Laws Are Designed to Make Life Harder for Foster Children Who Need a Loving Home

This is a guest post by Josh Derke, a Michigan native supporting equality and justice. You can reach him on Facebook or Twitter at @arushedjoke.

I ran for State Representative in Michigan on a platform of social justice and equality in a conservative district. It was my first foray into the political arena as a candidate, so I wasn’t very well known outside of my home town. I gained notoriety in my district and around the world when I responded to a bigoted survey, but I lost the election by about 7,000 votes in a year that was not favorable to Democrats. My campaign was focused on having conversations about important issues sure to come up in the state legislature, such as the expansion of the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) to include LGBTQ peoples.

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Pastor Tells Gay Christian: “I Pray That You Will Commit Suicide”

Jim Marjoram just wrote a book (It’s Life Jim) about his life as a gay Christian, and he decided to promote it (and his new ministry to help LGBT Christians) by sending an email to several church leaders in his local Auckland, New Zealand.

For the most part, pastors didn’t respond to him. But Westcity Bible Baptist Church Pastor Logan Robertson offered Jim a suggestion:

We are not interested in your filthy lifestyle or book.

Romans 1 clearly says God has rejected homos and they are worthy of death. You can not be saved.

The bible says you are vile, strange (queer), reprobate, filth, sodomite, natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed…

I pray that you will commit suicide, you filthy child molesting fag.

Pastor Logan Robertson

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Pastor Who Said Killing Gay People Would Solve the AIDS Crisis Faced Protesters Outside His Church This Weekend

Last week, Pastor Steven Anderson made some nasty remarks that, unlike most of the other horrible things he’s said, actually made its way to a wider audience: … If you executed the homos like God recommends, you wouldn’t have all this AIDS running rampant. Over the weekend, there was actually a protest in front of [Read More…]

Atheist Displays in Arlington Heights (Illinois) Have Already Been Vandalized

Last week, the Freedom From Religion Foundation chapter in Chicago put up an atheist display at North School Park in the city of Arlington Heights. It included a five-foot-tall Scarlet A and a banner reading “Are you Good Without God? Millions are” (courtesy of the Chicago Coalition of Reason):

It’s been a week, and I just got word that the display was vandalized: The top of the banner was ripped out of its grommets and the eyehooks that kept the banner attached to its stand were missing.

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