This Second-Amendment Activist Is Banning Muslims From Her Shooting Range. Is She In the Right?

Meet Jan Morgan. A blogger, Second-Amendment activist, firearms instructor, former TV anchor, and shooting-range owner, she’s found herself caught up in quite the imbroglio over the past few days. You see, Morgan says she will no longer have Muslims at her range. This is what sealed her decision:

Two Muslims walked into my range last week with Allahu Akbar ring tone and message alert tones on their smart phones. They spoke very little English, one did not have proof of U.S. citizenship, yet they wanted to rent and shoot guns. They were constantly glancing toward the cameras in the range, then looking at each other and speaking in their own language. Their behavior was so strange, it frightened my patrons. No one would enter the range to shoot while they were there. Some of my customers left.

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Indian Hindus Reportedly Scrub Shrine and Wash Idols To Cleanse Their Temple of Low-Caste Governor’s Cooties

Some 300 million people in India, roughly a quarter of all Indian citizens, are Dalits — literally, “broken people,” but more commonly called “untouchables.”

It wasn’t supposed to be like that. Almost 60 years ago, India formally abolished caste-based discrimination (untouchability). But centuries-old habits die hard, and discrimination against “low” castes is still rife in many parts of the country. The news agency Reuters says that Dalits “still face prejudice in every sector from education to employment.”

This affront to the idea of meritocracy obviously pays no heed to whatever successes individual Dalits attain. As a Dalit, you can become, through good luck and perseverance, a judge, a doctor, or a state governor… and scores of Indian people will still treat you like, well, shit. Violence against Dalits is common.

The good news: Thanks to religion, that great equalizer – that hugely successful promoter of love, peace, and oneness – Hindu temples all over India are much-needed safe havens for Dalits.

Just kidding.

The government in the Indian state of Bihar has ordered an investigation after reports that a Hindu temple was cleaned and its idols washed after a visit by the state’s chief minister (governor), who belongs to a lower caste community.

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Catholic Archbishop Performed an “Exorcism” in Oklahoma City Civic Center Following Recent Black Mass

Recently, there was a controversial Black Mass ceremony held in the Oklahoma City Civic Center. Part of the controversy involved Archbishop Paul S. Coakley suing Adam Daniels and his Dakhma of Angra Mainyu Satanic church because they supposedly stole consecrated communion wafers from the Church for their event, though Daniels returned the wafers to Coakley while saying they were sent to him legally by a priest in Turkey.

What I didn’t know until yesterday was what happened after the event. According to Carla Hinton of The Oklahoman, Coakley went back into the venue the morning after the Black Mass in order to cleanse the spirits with an exorcism:

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Justice Scalia: The Constitution Allows the Supreme Court to “Favor Religion Over Nonreligion”

This week, during a speech at Colorado Christian University, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dismissed the entire notion of separation of church and state:

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A Closer Look at the Vatican Document Guiding the Synod on the Modern Family (Part 3)

This is Part Three in a four-part series about the Vatican document Instrumentum Laboris, meant to be a working guide for the upcoming Synod of Bishops focusing on the challenges of modern family life in Catholicism. You can read the other parts here: Part One, Part Two, Part Four.

Welcome back to Instrumentum Laboris. Today’s selection deals with “The Pastoral Program for the Family in Light of New Challenges” — basically the section in which the bishops tell priests and other on-the-ground parish officials how they ought to treat ordinary Catholics. Should be interesting…

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