People Get Ready: St. Paul at the Grammys

Proven liar Todd Starnes tweeted that “The Grammys mock God, marginalize the Bible” at the very moment that Mary Lambert was belting words written by the Apostle Paul. “Macklemore launches a hate-filled, bigoted, intolerant diatribe against Christians,” Starnes tweeted. “Love is patient, love is kind,” Lambert sang. It doesn’t get much more traditional than having someone read 1 Corinthians 13 at a wedding. [Read more…]

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Are Indiana pastors routinely committing assault on Sundays?

Pastors in Indiana are routinely committing “behaviors that are already designated as crimes” — assault, vandalism, terroristic threats and destruction of property — and they are apparently doing so on Sunday mornings during their sermons. I’m not accusing them of this, but anti-gay religious-right group Advance America insists it’s true. [Read more…]

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Utah? Yes, Utah. Wow.

On Tuesday I posted that neat animated .gif showing the march of history toward marriage equality. And now, just six days later, that history is out of date. New Mexico I saw coming. But Utah — Utah! — was a surprise. [Read more…]

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Postcards from the Culture Wars (12.18)

A third of pregnant virgins took a chastity pledge and other benefits of “abstinence-only” sex education. Plus: Dinah, rape insurance in Michigan, rooms without women, men owning women’s bodies, and fixing it all with Photoshop and shampoo. [Read more…]

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And may all your Jesuses be white

The Latter Day Saints officially renounce racial discrimination and “the theories advanced in the past that black skin is a sign of divine disfavor or curse … or that blacks or people of any other race or ethnicity are inferior in any way to anyone else.” Meanwhile, on Fox News, Megyn Kelly officially announces that Jesus was white, white, white. “That’s a verifiable fact,” she said, even though it’s verifiably nonsense. [Read more…]

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Mark Driscoll cannot escape the shame of his willingness to associate with Janet Mefferd

Let’s stop treating Janet Mefferd like she’s some kind of good, honest journalist for calling out Mark Driscoll’s plagiarism. She makes a living telling vicious, venomous lies about LGBT people and about Muslims. She hates those people and thinks that hate justifies her lies about them. That doesn’t make her a journalist, or honest, or good. [Read more…]

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Loaves and cakes: Jesus tramples on the religious liberty of his disciples

“Hold on a minute, there, Jesus,” the twelve said. “Some of these people might be sinners and people we disapprove of. Feeding them all would be like opening a store and having to sell your wares to everyone who came in, without discriminating between the worthy and unworthy customers. That violates our religious liberty.” [Read more…]

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Paprocki’s ‘exorcism’ failed. What does the outcome of this spiritual experiment tell us?

Paprocki’s experiment was not a test of the relative power of Christ and the church vs. Satan. His experiment, rather, was a test of the relative spiritual and moral authority of Archbishop Thomas Paprocki as opposed to the spiritual and moral authority of the Catholic laypeople of Illinois. [Read more…]

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