Writer Fay Voshell Waxes Nostalgic About 1930s Censorship, Claims Hollywood Is ‘An Enemy of Christians’

Does Hollywood hate Jesus?

In a fiery essay about movie makers’ supposed bias against religious values, conservative author Fay Voshell hangs her case on a recent kerfuffle over a Christian song that was eliminated from Oscar consideration because one of the songwriters hadn’t played by the nominating rules. Somehow, that’s evidence of anti-Christian bigotry.

Voshell’s piece is interesting reading, which is not to say that it’s convincing, except to some of her commenters who say things like

It is time for a total boycott on every new Hollywood product. These degenerate atheist-marxists worship $$$ and themselves.

and

It’s no accident that a major fault line runs from Hollywood to San Francisco. At an appointed day the wrath will come. God is just.

For her part, Voshell reminisces a little too fondly about the infamous Hays Code, a set of binding moral censorship guidelines that ruled American movie-making from 1930 until 1968.

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Just (Not) Curious: When Creationists Ask Questions, Are They Interested In the Answers?

For the past few days, ever since I saw the photos of these Creationists and their questions (courtesy of Buzzfeed’s Matt Stopera), I’ve been thinking about what it means to be curious.

As science journalist Philip Ball reminds us in his 2013 book Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything, people of faith have often had a fractured relationship with curiosity.

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An ESPN Reporter Giggles When NBA Star Kevin Durant Gives Credit to God in Interview, and the Internet Goes Crazy

Watch this 28-second clip of ESPN reporter Doris Burke interviewing basketball star Kevin Durant:

Burke: What goes into a streak to get you to the level you’ve been at over these last twelve games? What goes into that, Kevin?

Durant: God. That’s all I can say. Jesus Christ.

Burke: [Laughs] Okay, thank you. You had nothing to do with it?

Durant: Naw, nothin’. It’s all Him.

Burke: Thank you.


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To Boost Ethics, Dutch Bank Employees Swear to God They’ll Be Good

Bank employees in Holland are being asked to swear a very peculiar oath for a country where easily 45 to 60 percent of citizens can be classified as nones:

“I swear that I will do my utmost to preserve and enhance confidence in the financial-services industry. So help me God.”

Which god? This one?

Actually, that Businessweek translation is a little on the tame side. The Dutch text is “Zo waarlijk helpe mij God Almachtig,” which literally means “So truly help me God Almighty.”

The vow is an attempt to boost ethics among bank personnel and increase consumer confidence in financial institutions.

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Pope Francis, Now In Dark Chocolate. Bill Donohue To Explode in 5, 4, 3….

You may remember that in in 2005, Italian-Canadian sculptor Cosimo Cavallaro crafted a life-size chocolate Jesus that greatly offended Catholic League grandstander Bill Donohue. Donohue told Cavallaro that the artwork was ”one of the worst assaults on Christian sensibilities ever,” and added, ”You’re lucky I’m not like the Taliban, because you would lose more than your head.”

Donohue had better break out the nitroglycerin pills again, because artist Mirco Della Vecchia just rendered another Catholic figurehead in chocolate.



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