Female Pastors at Two South Carolina AME Churches Receive Threatening Letter

In the wake of the shootings at Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina, you can imagine how other black church leaders across the state might be concerned about their own safety. In fact, the heads of two AME churches in the state have received letters with implied threats of violence. The letters were signed by a self-proclaimed “Apostle Prophet” Harry Leon Fleming (who may or may not exist) and both letters targeted the pastors because they’re women.



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Mormon Church, in Press Release Condemning Gay Marriage, Features Couple Supportive of LGBT Rights

On Friday, after the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling, the Mormon Church issued a press release reaffirming their teaching of bigotry:



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Tennessee Store Owner Puts Up “No Gays Allowed” Sign

There are some Christians who use the “love the sinner, hate the sin” line — which is bad enough — and then there are Christians like Jeff Amyx.

He’s the owner of Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies in east Tennessee and this is the sign he put up on his door:



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Lawyer for Alabama’s Christian Chief Justice Roy Moore: “Public Officials Are Ministers of God”

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, the man who constantly thinks he’s above the law, is furious with the recent marriage equality ruling. So is everyone, it seems, inside his social circle.

In a letter written by one of his lawyers, Win Johnson (below) — presumably without Moore’s knowledge and presumably to Governor Robert Bentley (though he’s never mentioned by name) — the conservative Christian laments the state’s decision to comply with the new law.



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A New Board of Trustees Could Put an End to Eruvs in Westhampton Beach

Under Jewish law, on the Sabbath (Friday night to Saturday night), you’re not supposed to carry any of your possessions between private domains (like your home) and public domains (like outside your home). But what if you want to take your baby to synagogue? What if you want to carry your keys from inside your home to outside where your car is parked? You can’t do it. Jewish law forbids it.

But Orthodox Jews figured out a loophole. All they have to do is turn a “public” domain into a “private” one and problem solved! They accomplish this by creating an eruv (AY-roov).



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