A Rabbi’s Speeding Tickets Are Quashed; Is This Moth Story Supposed to Be Cute?

Is this an entertaining story from a rabbi or a tale of religious privilege taken too far?

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Influence of U.S. Evangelicals Is Seen In Epidemic of LGBT Murders In Brazil

Brazil has long viewed and sold itself as a playground for sultry, steamy sexy-time, as well a haven of tolerance. And it may well be — for straight people. For LGBT Brazilians, the truth is a helluva lot darker and scarier.

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For Raping a Pre-Teen Boy With a Crucifix, Irish Priest Will Get At Most Two Years In Jail

Just read the headline. And keep in mind that the Catholic Church, upon hearing some of the accusations, gave him a slap on the wrist, before making him a hospital chaplain.

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Bangladesh Bakery Siege: You Were Spared If You Could Recite the Qur’an; Otherwise, Tortured

During the bakery massacre in Bangladesh, hostages were given the chance to live if they could recite a verse from the Qur’an. But one brave soul, given the chance to leave, chose to stay back with his friends.

Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain had a chance to escape, but bravely stayed back with his friends. He was later killed.


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Board-Certified New York Psychiatrist Thinks “Demonic Possession” Can Be the Correct Diagnosis

Richard Gallagher, a board-certified psychiatrist and a professor of clinical psychiatry at New York Medical College, has a book coming out that literally gives the devil his due. 

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