The Army Keeps Denying Heathens Official Recognition for No Good Reason

The United States Army has infringed on the rights of minority religious groups before, but this time, they risk being smitten by the hammer of Thor.

For the past six years, Heathens (their word) in the Army have been fighting for official recognition of their religion, which modernizes traditional Norse, Germanic, and Anglo-Saxon beliefs in gods like Odin and Freyja and an afterlife in the warrior’s paradise Valhalla. While the Air Force began recognizing Heathens last year, the other branches of the U.S. Military have not followed suit. In January, the Army briefly approved Heathen and Asatru (the Norse word for the religion), but reversed its position a few days later.

The Army’s refusal to recognize Heathens puts its followers in a frustrating state of limbo:

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California Councilman Says LGBT Movement Took Rainbow Symbol from Book of Genesis

Some people really seem to struggle with the concept that not everyone shares their viewpoints. People like Newport Beach City (California) Councilman Scott Peotter. You see, in his view, it’s “ironic” that gay rights activists would use the rainbow flag as a symbol for their cause. And, more than that, it’s actually a corruption of the rainbow. Why? The Bible, of course!

The Daily Pilot reports that Peotter sent an email message (that included an image of the city seal) to constituents, in which he faulted the SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality and the White House’s rainbow light display:

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Giant Wall of Christian Crosses in Texas County Clerk’s Office Comes Down

I posted yesterday about how, in Texas, Gregg County Clerk Connie Wade refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples because she was waiting for direction from the Attorney General.

But I didn’t believe her because she didn’t hide her personal faith-based opposition to marriage and there was a giant wall of crosses in her office:


Two important updates to this story.

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Christianity Today: The Facebook Rainbows Are Assaulting Us

A writer for Christianity Today, a publication that believes committed gay and lesbian couples are “destructive to society,” is now trying to figure out how to deal with the assault to his faith on Facebook.

Because it’s totally Christian Persecution when someone’s profile picture has rainbow colors.

That’s really shows you the nature of this fight, doesn’t it? Our side is trying to obtain civil rights for LGBT people and fix anti-discrimination laws… and their side can’t handle rainbows or cake.

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Obnoxious Christian Evangelist Tells Inaccurate Stories Before Threatening Opposition with a Gun

Christian evangelist Josh Feuerstein (he of the vertical videos on YouTube), who represents Jesus by saying the most despicable things he possibly can and then acting like a martyr whenever anyone calls him out on his bullshit, has done it again.

First, check out the image he used when talking about homosexuality:

No veiled threat there at all…

Then you see what he wrote.

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