Muslim Cleric Says All Photography Is a Sin — And There’s No Exception For Cat Pictures

Sheikh Saleh Bin Fawzan Al-Fazwan, a member of the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars, doesn’t like photos. Taking pictures is haram, he decreed recently, as he was trying to wrap his head especially around pet photography — and finding it evil.

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Parishioners Sic a Private Eye On Their Priest To Dig For Evidence of Gayness and Corruption

The Miami parish and Catholic school of St. Rose of Lima appears to be falling apart, due to explosive allegations against its priest, Father Pedro Corces.

A group of parents calling themselves Christifidelis, fed up with what they see as improper and possible criminal behavior by Corces, decided to hire a private investigator to spy on him. The PI followed and photographed the priest from a distance, tracked Corces and his protegés on social media, and even dug through the rectory’s trash. The resulting report is an interesting read.

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In Defense of Hate Preachers (Yes, Seriously)

I love this blog, and that includes the often smart and funny commenters who enliven it.

But I haven’t quite forgotten the chilling (and thankfully rare) occasions when the comments leaned in the direction of condoning violence, or even cheering it on.

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What about hitting a hateful street preacher over the head with a baseball bat? Can anyone here get on board with that? I’m actually a little afraid to find out the answer.

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Malaysia’s Thieving Prime Minister Backs Islamic Penal Code, Including Amputation and Stoning

In Malaysia, the religion of peace slowly went from a toehold to a chokehold.

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British Writer Asserts Without Facts That Religious Believers Are Still a Majority in Her Country

In a newspaper piece that’s short on facts but long on hubris, writer Janet Street-Porter alleges that the majority of her fellow Britons only think they have no religious faith.

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Porter, a 69-year-old Anglican and an editor-at-large of the Independent on Sunday, is in a snit over the recent news that the percentage of the non-religious in England and Wales has nearly doubled in recent years. The people in those two countries who are atheists, agnostics, or “nothing in particular” now outnumber the local Christian population.

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