Archbishop Attributes Domestic Violence to Women Wanting Divorces and a Lack of “True” Marriages

Late last month, Archbishop Braulio Rodriguez Plaza of Toledo decided to address the topic of domestic violence in a sermon. Which sounds like a great idea, not least of all since it’s been reported that at least 50 Spanish women died as a result of domestic violence last year.

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The great idea remained just that, though, since the sermon itself was a disaster. As far as Rodriguez Plaza was concerned, the issue largely came down to two things:

(1) There aren’t enough “true” marriages out there.

(2) There’s too much independence among women.

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Franklin Graham: Jesus is the “Only Cure” for Gun Violence

Franklin Graham, the Christian evangelist who seems to instinctively disagree with everything President Obama says, couldn’t bring himself to admit that the common sense gun safety measures proposed by Obama made any sense.

So he offered his own ideas for how to reduce gun violence.

Like Jesus. Because Jesus is his goddamn answer to anything, no matter how ridiculous it sounds:

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God Is Done With Drunken Snowmobilers Expecting a Near-Death Experience

Think twice before you crash your snowmobile this winter — the Lord has had it with your over-the-top expectations of paying Him a temporary visit.

Quoth the Onion:

Saying He was fed up with providing His divine assistance in such cases, the Lord Our God, Creator of Heaven and Earth, proclaimed Thursday He would no longer bestow transcendent near-death experiences upon people who crash their snowmobiles.

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A Compilation of Bart Ehrman’s Best Arguments and Comebacks

Here’s an excellent compilation of Bart Ehrman‘s best arguments and comebacks. (via Agatan Fnd) [Read more…]

Christian Leader Furious After New Jersey School Makes Saying “God Bless America” Optional

Here’s yet another reminder that Focus on the Family under the leadership of Jim Daly is really no different than it was under James Dobson.

It involves an incident that took place last week at Glenview Elementary School in New Jersey. Students there were told to say “God bless America” after the Pledge of Allegiance (because why invoke God once when you can do it twice?!)… and they had been doing this since 9/11.

The ACLU reminded the District that this was not something you could tell kids to say, and administrators reluctantly complied. They said it would no longer be a formal part of the school day. But kids who wanted to say it could obviously still do that.

So how did Focus on the Family spin that story to their gullible Christian base?

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Well, Daly’s post is titled “It’s Now Illegal to Say ‘God Bless America’?” if that gives you any indication. (The question mark doesn’t temper the bullshit claim he’s making, but the obvious answer is “no.”)

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