Political Columnist Ana Marie Cox “Comes Out” as Christian

Ana Marie Cox, the founder of the Wonkette blog and a generally progressive commentator, made a surprising revelation the other day:

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Alabama Supreme Court to Probate Judges: Stop Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Immediately

Last month, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore (below) ordered all probate judges in the state to not issue same-sex marriage licenses. That order didn’t go very far and most of the counties in the state have ignored the ban.

But now, Moore has taken it up a notch:

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Prayer Totally Works! (But Read the Disclaimer)

In Matthew 17:20, Jesus says

“I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Have you ever seen someone move a mountain — or even an anthill — with only prayer?

For that matter, have you ever witnessed prayer bringing back a corpse from the dead, as Matthew 10:8 promised that any Christian with enough faith can do?

Me neither. The all-important disclaimer, the fine print, must have gotten lost over time.

GodWorksOut on YouTube thinks that the Bible may be improved by restoring the following clause:

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Jewish Government Official Recalls the Christian Whose Invocation Ended With, “Our Speaker Today Will Burn in Hell”

Earlier this year, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners adopted a new policy that would turn the courthouse grounds into a public forum following a kerfuffle involving a Nativity scene on the property:

That controversy reminded Mickey Maurer, the former Indiana secretary of commerce, of a time around a decade ago when he gave a speech at Franklin College about the economic development in the area. His speech was fine, but what happened before and after his talk was a little unusual

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Connecticut Town Takes Down Library Painting Because of Ludicrous Mother Teresa Copyright Claim

When regulars visit the public library in Trumbull, Connecticut, they may well notice that one of its paintings is missing.

The painting, which Dr. Richard Resnick donated to the library, shows Mother Teresa and other women marching, holding signs that say messages including “Planned Parenthood,” “Mission of Charity,” “Feed the Poor,” “Remember the Ladies,” “Hospital Reform” and “Right to Vote,” among others.

Trumbull officials have temporarily removed [the] artwork displayed at the public library over concerns that the use of Mother Teresa’s image in the painting infringes on copyright.

That’s absurd. Any artist may freely render an original likeness of any public figure, especially for non-commercial purposes. There are zero copyright issues here.

So I’m not terribly surprised to learn that the real problem may be totally unrelated to copyright.

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