Updates on Church Vandalism

What a depressing topic to write about. 1) A church in Kingsway (Toronto) was vandalized Friday morning. It wasn’t tagged with an atheist symbols, but it was pretty bad: Police found a ripped-up Bible, paint splashes all around the two-level building and multiple fire extinguishers set off. Damage has been estimated to be upwards of [Read More…]

Saudi Arabian Olympian Will Have to Compete Without Her Hijab: Is That Religious Discrimination?

Guys.  I have the Olympic Fever.  I love the Olympics, and am thrilled that this is the first Olympics where every participating country is sending at least one female athlete! Notably, Saudi Arabia has sent two women: Sarah Attar, a 19-year old woman who has spent much of her life living and training in San Diego, CA [Read More…]

Christian Writer on Aurora Shootings: ‘Christians Are Their Own Worst Enemies’

CNN contributor LZ Granderson is a Christian. But he’s quick to admit that, in times of tragedy, it takes only a matter of minutes before the Christian Right makes itself look not just bad, but downright nasty. He’s talking, of course, about the tragic theater shootings in Aurora, Colorado. An event that should have ignited nationwide [Read More…]

The Cognitive Dissonance Here Is Appalling

From a Christianity Today editorial: We believe gays and lesbians should not be denied fundamental rights granted to every other American… Same editorial, one sentence later: … we continue to believe that marriage should be defined in our nation as a moral and legal bond between a man and a woman. *Facepalm* [Read more…]

Victory for Former Churchgoer Who Wrote Negative Reviews About Her Church Online

Remember Julie Anne Smith? She’s the mother who once attended Beaverton Grace Bible Church in Oregon, but after she left, the other church members shunned her, seemingly at the behest of the pastor. (Strange, given that she was still a Christian.) Turned out she wasn’t alone. So she began a blog called “Beaverton Grace Bible [Read More…]


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