god's plan

FAITH: All part of god’s plan…

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GAY RIGHTS: Pretty much every company that’s not Chik-Fil-A or Hobby Lobby signs amicus brief in favor of gay marriage.

The Supreme Court is set to rule on same-sex marriage this summer.  Before arguments are heard, hundreds of businesses and corporations of all shapes and sizes have signed on to an amicus brief urging the SCOTUS to strike down gay marriage bans across the country:Major companies and financial institutions previously have backed the campaign to recognize same-sex unions, so the brief isn’t a surprise. What’s impressive is that as of Wednesday night, 379 corporations and employer organizations … [Read More...]

FAITH: Man who burned his hands while praying over hot dish at Applebee’s has lawsuit dismissed.

A New Jersey man has been trying to sue Applebee's.  It seems that he clasped his hands against a hot dish to pray and suffered minor (very, very minor) burns.  That lawsuit has just been dismissed for the second time. A New Jersey appellate court says a man cannot seek damages for burns he s … [Read More...]

FAITH: Texas principal reading bible verses over loudspeaker & tips for setting up your case if your rights are being violated.

Hemant has reported on a situation at White Oak High School in Texas.  It seems the principal of the school reads a bible verse over the loudspeaker every morning.  We know this is happening because a student has recorded it happening on three different occasions.It's a pity a student had to be t … [Read More...]

FAITH & GAY RIGHTS: Pat Robertson tells parents not to attend gay son’s wedding.

More "great" advice on how to manage family affairs from the "family values" crowd: The viewer said that while one parent was adamant about not attending "because it's against the Lord's plan," the other felt that they should attend in order to show support and love for their child.  In the past, … [Read More...]

FAITH: Poll finds about a quarter of British Muslims think violence over cartoons of Muhammad is justified.

A new BBC poll has found that a disturbingly high number of British Muslims think violence over cartoons of Muhammad is justified.A BBC poll gauging sentiments in Britain’s Muslim community following the Charlie Hebdo massacre found that more than a quarter harbor some sympathy for the motives be … [Read More...]

FAITH: ISIS tossing gay people off rooftops. Crowds stoning the survivors to death.

ISIS has taken to tossing gay people off the roofs of buildings lately.  Apparently god was weighing whether to tell his followers to build houses for the poor or to kill gay people and went with killing gay people:Three men on top of a building, faces covered in black balaclavas, stand on … [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: Sharing an apple.

Hey everybody.  Sorry for the late start, therapist session this morning.  Here are some pigs sharing an apple: … [Read More...]

“Thank God” for Mormonism

Back when I was still a Christian, I went through a phase where I was fascinated with the phenomenon of Mormonism.   The rapid growth of the Latter-Day Saints puzzled me, and I also saw it as something of a threat to more orthodox Christianity.   I wanted to try to understand how people could fall fo … [Read More...]

POLITICS: New Yorks police commissioner blames legal marijuana in Colorado for crime in NY.

The police commissioner in New York, Bill Bratton, thinks the slight increase in homicides in New York is because of legalized marijuana in Colorado.  Seriously:At a news conference Monday, New York Police Department commissioner Bill Bratton blamed a slight uptick in violence in the city (45 h … [Read More...]

GAY RIGHTS & POLITICS: Texas state rep. Jeff Leach’s opinion column.

Politicians in Texas are pretty spectacular. Oh for the love of Christ (which is literally why shit like this happens). They're discriminating against us for honoring our traditional values and for believing in a God greater than the government," she said. Please.  You're … [Read More...]

FAITH & POLITICS: One county trying to declare Idaho a Christian state.

Idaho is home to state rep. Christy Perry who is trying to make it so if you deny your children medical care for religious reasons and your kids die, you are exempted from any charges of neglect.  Apparently neglect is care if you're religious.  Also war is peace.  Long story short, Idaho has some re … [Read More...]

FAITH: FBI’s hate crime statistics show the “War on Christianity” doesn’t exist.

We keep hearing there's this war on Christianity.  It turns out, surprise, there isn't:The right wing insists that there’s a war on Christianity. FBI hate crimes statistics tell a very different story, however. Far from being the victims of religiously motivated attacks, hate crimes against pr … [Read More...]

POLITICS: Jon Stewart on the Netanyahu speech.

Here's everything you need to know about it:The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive … [Read More...]