Well-Meaning Church Turns Yard into Homeless Campsite; Should the City Shut It Down?

Usually, when Christians complain that the government is infringing on their religious liberty, they’re trying to do something awful like deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples or turn city council meetings into mandatory prayer sessions.

But Wesley United Methodist Church’s dramatic, politically motivated display of religious fervor is different. In response to a lack of resources for the homeless in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Rev. Forrest Clark has turned the church’s courtyard into a campground for the homeless.



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The Christian Persecution Theme Song from God’s Not Dead 2

We know God’s Not Dead 2, the sequel to the awful-but-lucrative Christian film, will be premiering next year. It will star Melissa Joan Hart as a high school teacher who quotes the Bible in class and gets sued by a student who thinks “separation of church and state” is a good idea. I’m sure you can fill in the rest of the details from there. (Spoiler: It involves a court battle.)

Yesterday, Focus on the Family debuted the theme song of the film by the band Newsboys.

The level of Persecution Complex in the lyrics is astounding:



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Chicago News Station Uses Nazi Imagery in Yom Kippur Segment

The Jewish High Holy Days are all about reflecting on past sins, and someone at WGN News (Chicago) has a big one to atone for. In a segment about Yom Kippur, which began Tuesday night at sundown, the image of a yellow star over a striped field appeared over the newscaster’s shoulder. The intern who likely Googled “Jewish star” for a stock image must not have realized that Nazi imagery is probably an inappropriate choice for one of the holiest days on the Jewish calendar.



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Kim Davis Won’t Say if Muslims in Her Shoes Should Also Get Religious Exemptions at Work

The last time she gave an interview, Kim Davis said she was good at her job and totally not a hypocrite.

How’d she do last night against Megyn Kelly of Fox News Channel?

As expected, Davis was still playing the persecution card. But the most telling moment may have been when Kelly (a lawyer herself) asked Davis how she’d respond to a hypothetical Catholic or Muslim in her shoes who also wanted a religious accommodation to deny a different kind of couple a marriage license.

Davis responded by completely avoiding the question:



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Help a Teenage Atheist Kicked Out of Her Mormon Home

Kaitlyn M. is a 19-year-old atheist who was recently kicked out of her Mormon parents’ home. She’s struggling to make ends meet and began a fundraiser to get some help.

David Smalley of Dogma Debate spoke with her yesterday, and her story is one that I’m sure a lot of you (unfortunately) can relate to.



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