Patheos Blogger Loses Book Deal With Nori Publishing After Pro-Gay Advocacy

Brandan Roberston was excited when he signed a book deal with Nori Media Group last year, while he was still a student at Chicago’s conservative Moody Bible Institute. Nori represents a range of religious authors, from Michael Brown on the right to Benjamin Corey on the left. The publisher is home to popular Christian authors including T.D. Jakes, an abstinence-promoting megachurch pastor, and Bill Johnson, a fifth-generation pastor of a charismatic church in California who happens to be a faith-healing aficionado. The company’s goal is “to deliver Spirit-filled, Biblically-sound resources that help bring Christians into their God ordained destiny.”

Robertson seemed like a shoe-in at Nori. He stood to bring the publisher his own audience, which he’d been building at his Patheos blog, Revangelical. After graduation, he managed to raise his profile considerably:

Robertson, now 22, became the national spokesperson for Evangelicals for Marriage Equality, an initiative started by millennials to help evangelicals support civil gay marriages. He spoke at a Reformation Project conference, an effort by fellow evangelical activist Matthew Vines to raise up affirming evangelicals in every evangelical church in the country, last fall. … Time featured Robertson in January in a magazine story, “Inside the Evangelical Fight Over Gay Marriage.

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Hoax Alert: Father O’Neal, Who Has Met God and Thinks She’s a Woman, Is Made Up (Just Like God Herself)

Not that I’m impossible to fool, but this is certainly a bit rich (all typos and grammatical errors in the original):

A Catholic priest from Massachussetts was officially dead for more than 48 minutes before medics were able to miraculously re-start his heart. During that time, Father John Micheal O’neal claims he went to heaven and met God, which he describes as a warm and comforting motherly figure.

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“I Do Not See Him As a Terrorist”: Five Hundred Mourners Attend Funeral of Copenhagen Gunman

You and I should be so lucky to have 500 people show up at our funeral service. By killing two people last weekend in Copenhagen — a movie director at a free-speech event, and a guard at a synagogue — Islamist terrorist Omar El-Hussein, who was subsequently shot and killed by Danish cops, apparently assured an impressive [Read More...]

PSA: Pastor Kindly Reminds You That the Missionary Position is the Only One Approved by God

God, apparently, is very particular about how man parts and lady parts fit together. There’s only one right way, and lots of wrong ones. Luckily for us, one of His representatives on Earth, Nigerian-born Pastor Olugbenga Oladejo of the end-time Complete in Christ Church in Peterborough (U.K.), is willing to explain it in some detail. On video.

He says that the only permissible sexual position is the missionary position: “Missionaries of old who taught their converts about true holiness would teach them that in the marriage bed, face to face with the husband on top is the only position that God has sanctioned. That is a landmarker or boundary stone that was laid by people before this evil generation was born that you and I who live today are a part of … We have moved that stone, so we could try new things to fulfill our lusts.”

Couples who engage in other sexual acts including oral sex, masturbation, and acts of bondage, as well as other sexual positions, “are not going to make it to heaven,” he says.

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Porn Crusader, Allegedly Inspired by God, Torches Adult Store in Michigan

A dirty deed done over dirty pictures:

Kalamazoo police say the suspect who set the fire that destroyed an adult store did it in an effort to eliminate pornography from his neighborhood.

The fire broke out at Hollywood Nights on S. Westnedge near Whites Road late Wednesday afternoon. By the time it was out, the building had been leveled. A man who was seen by witnesses leaving the scene of the fire carrying an ax was later arrested after leading police on a brief car chase and then crashing.

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