Houston Mayor, Under Pressure from Christians, Rescinds Subpoenas of Pastors

Weeks after attorneys for the city of Houston subpoenaed five local pastors to find out if they had said anything to their congregations that might have violated the law, Mayor Annise Parker is rescinding that request.

Part of it is due to false outrage stemming from ignorant Christians who assumed this was some sort of coordinated attack on their religious rights. While subpoenas of this sort are par for the course in the early stages of a legal battle, Christian leaders were quick to play the victim card, saying the government (including the lesbian mayor) was trying to silence pastors from speaking out against homosexuality. Which is completely not true, but it’s not like the facts matter to people hell-bent on promoting an agenda.

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Pat Robertson: Brittany Maynard Shouldn’t Kill Herself Because “God Can Heal Anything”

Brittany Maynard (below) is the 29-year-old with brain cancer who has chosen to kill herself in a few days so that she can die with dignity before the disease takes away everything that she believes makes life worth living.

Pat Robertson commented on her story last night — you know you were waiting for his opinion — explaining how she should totally not kill herself because God will heal her… and how her decision is just a symptom of death-loving liberals:

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Mayor of Sioux Falls Says He Will Not Paint Over Religious Snow Plow Messages

Earlier this month, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the city held an event where students from local schools and youth groups painted the plows the city will use when the snow hits.

But when two of the plows, painted by Christian schools, had religious messages, the city had to rethink their plan:



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Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson Tapes “Bibles and Guns” Ad for Congressional Candidate (and Nephew) Zach Dasher

I don’t know what scariest about this new campaign ad for Zach Dasher, running for Congress from Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District: The fact that it features his relative, Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson; that it mentions Bibles; that it mentions guns; or that it combines all of that in less than five seconds:



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Afghan Mullah Mercilessly Raped a 10-Year-Old Girl in His Mosque; Court, in a Surprise, Sentences Him To 20 Years

Bravery under fire:

A mullah who raped a 10-year-old girl in his mosque was sentenced to 20 years in prison after a dramatic trial here in Kabul on Saturday during which his accuser, weeping and shaking, summoned the courage to confront him.

The girl’s injuries, the court heard, were horrific (upsetting description, fair warning):

The rape had been so violent that it caused a break in the wall between the vagina and rectum, a fistula, which had to be repaired surgically.

Chances are that if the victim had been of the age of consent, the judge would’ve treated the rape as mere adultery, just as the mullah’s defense lawyers argued he should do in this case; a conviction for adultery would result in both the rapist and the girl undergoing a whipping.

“She cannot commit adultery; she is a child,” [the judge] said. “This is rape.”



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