Trip Through Your Wires

“Attention all GSBC members and friends of GSBC, it has been requested that you remove from Facebook and/or any other public site, any video showing footage from the Sunday Evening service of March 18, 2012.” “The irony, of course, is that few Christians actually do any of this.” “My objection to so many of these [Read More…]

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Mischief follows in partisan Bible translations

Remember Junias? He was the imaginary male apostle with the unique and implausible name. “Junias” was invented by patriarchal Bible translators and inserted into the text of scripture because those translators didn’t like what the text actually said. The text in question, Romans 16:7, says: Greet Andronicus and Junia, my relatives who were in prison [Read More…]

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Must be something out of kilter

Ed Darrell shared this video of Alfre Woodard channeling Sojourner Truth: Terrific presentation of an amazing speech. Happy to hear that Woodard will be playing Ouiser in an upcoming production of Steel Magnolias, where she’ll be joined in the cast by Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, Condola Rashad, Jill Scott and Adepero Oduye. Cool. Speaking of [Read More…]

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Buyer beware vs. public safety

This is my first March in many years in which I didn’t work in a newsroom, so I’ve been out of the loop as far as March Madness goes. As a result, I neglected to remind everyone of Consumerist’s annual March Madness ritual — voting on the Worst Company in America. Here’s the Sweet 16. [Read More…]

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In God’s Country

“Former Rep. Mark Neumann, R-Wis., has learned the hard way not to bring a pig to a news conference.” “If God made humans from dust, then why is there still dust?” “And I was still the same person,” Les says. “More so. More like the fun person I remembered from 30-odd years ago,” Scott says. [Read More…]

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Fox News ruins a life, right up to the end

Karoli at Crooks & Liars points us to this story — “Fox News Lies; An Elderly Woman Dies.” Tracy Knauss posted this on Facebook: Fox News killed my precious mother, Hallie. She watched FOX religiously. And when she fell ten days before she died, she refused to go to the doctor because, “I don’t want [Read More…]

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Smart people saying smart things

Michelle Alexander: “Go to Trial: Crash the Justice System“ “What would happen if we organized thousands, even hundreds of thousands, of people charged with crimes to refuse to play the game, to refuse to plea out? What if they all insisted on their Sixth Amendment right to trial? Couldn’t we bring the whole system to [Read More…]

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Charles Colson says he’s always been civil toward ‘the lavender shirt mob’

Faith in Public Life’s Nick Sementelli says “Chuck Colson Doesn’t Like the Truth About His Homophobic Record.” GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) listed Colson in their recently launched “Commentator Accountability Project” which “aims to put critical information about frequent anti-gay interviewees into the hands of newsrooms, editors, hosts and reporters.” As Sementelli reports, [Read More…]

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