Jeb Bush Says Catholic Dogma Trumps US Government

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Theocracy Alert: In an ominous speech announcing his 2016 presidential campaign, Jeb Bush promised if elected president he would favor Catholic dogma over the courts, the law, and the U.S. government.The former Florida Governor declared his official entry into the 2016 presidential race earlier today while speaking to a cheering crowd at Miami Dade College.Speaking about Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic charity that refused to obey the law and adopt Obamacare because Catholic … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis Asks Atheists For ‘Good Vibrations’

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Leaving a meeting with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on Sunday, Pope Francis asked reporters to pray for him, and then giving a nod to atheists, the pontiff joked: “and if some of you can’t pray because you are not believers, send me good vibrations.”Reuters reports Francis always asks people to pray for him but he put a new twist on the request as he was leaving a meeting with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on Sunday.There Francis turned to reporters and joked in Spani … [Read more...]

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Love Wins: Ireland Votes ‘Yes’ For Marriage Equality

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Social revolution: In a victory for love and human decency, and a well deserved defeat for the bigotry of the Roman Catholic Church, the people of Ireland vote to amend their constitution and legalize same-sex marriage.In a resounding victory for marriage equality the Irish people fulfill the promise of enlightened democracy and defeat the darkness of religious bigotry and ignorance.With the victory for marriage equality Ireland becomes the first country in the world to approve same-sex … [Read more...]

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Honor Anti-Abortion Extremist and Christian Terrorist

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Republicans in Pennsylvania are about to honor an anti-abortion extremist and Christian terrorist whose life work was to harass and intimidate women seeking reproductive healthcare, including abortions.Pennsylvania state House Resolution 82 honors “the life and contributions of John Patrick Stanton, humanitarian, activist, and founder of the prolife movement in this Commonwealth.”However, Stanton was no humanitarian. He was a bully and a moral monster who would hurl racial insults and hom … [Read more...]

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Catholic Church denies 10-year old rape victim an abortion in Paraguay

In Paraguay, a pregnant 10-year old girl, the victim of rape and incest, is being denied an abortion because the country is dominated by the backward and morally corrupt Catholic Church.For the Catholic Church, a fetus is sacred, but the life of a 10-year old girl is not.According to reports, Paraguay's health minister has refused a request from the girl and the girl's mother to terminate the unwanted pregnancy. The girl's mother has been imprisoned, charged with breaching her duty of … [Read more...]

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Holy Hypocrisy: Pope Francis Calls For Equal Opportunity For Women

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Irony alert: Pope Francis, the head of a notoriously sexist institution that routinely discriminates against women, is calling for equal treatment of women in the work place.Vatican Radio reports Pope Francis is now calling for equal pay for equal work, calling compensation disparity between men and women a “pure scandal.”In a statement made Wednesday at his weekly General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, Francis called for equal opportunities in the workplace. While well meaning, calli … [Read more...]

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Bill Maher on Dirty Cops, Pedophile Priests, and the People who Protect Them

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Drawing a potent analogy between pedophile priests and dirty cops, Bill Maher illuminates profound institutional corruption within both the Catholic Church and police forces across the country.Speaking about the recent horrific incident of police brutality in Baltimore where six police officers have been charged in the tragic death Freddie Gray, Maher made a connection between abusive cops, abusive priests, and the institutional cover-up that so often occurs after the fact of abuse, cover-up … [Read more...]

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Vatican backed exorcism threatens the mental health of the vulnerable

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Currently a controversial and dangerous course on exorcism approved by the Vatican is underway at the European University of Rome.The course is sponsored by the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy and organized by the Sacerdos Institute, all with the approval of Pope Francis and the Vatican.The course runs from April 13 to 18, with reports indicating that at least 170 students are attending in order to learn how to “recognize and fight demonic possession.”The conference is an assault … [Read more...]

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Intolerant Pope Francis Rejects Gay Ambassador from France

A not so liberal Pope Francis rejects the new French ambassador to the Vatican because he is gay, despite his previous positive rhetoric concerning LGBT people.Multiple media reports indicate Pope Francis has personally rejected the nomination of ambassadorial candidate Laurent Stefanini as new French ambassador to the Vatican because Stefanini is gay.Stefanini is a highly respected French diplomat and a close aide to French President Francois Hollande. The fact that the French diplomat i … [Read more...]

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Catholic Warrior escapes prosecution after vandalizing Satanic Temple display

Prosecutors have dropped charges against Susan “Catholic Warrior” Hemeryck, accused of vandalism and the attempted theft of a Satanic holiday display at the Florida Capitol last December.The State Attorney's Office filed court papers Friday to dismiss a criminal-mischief charge against 55-year-old Susan Hemeryck. Trial had been scheduled to begin Monday.Last December Hemeryck was arrested after vandalizing the Satanic Temple holiday display in the Florida Capitol Rotunda. Hemeryck was arr … [Read more...]

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