Pope appoints Jesuit who shielded a child-raping priest to position in charge of policing child-raping priests.

I’d like to tell you the story of a priest named Donald McGuire (I won’t refer to him as father because…well, you’ll see): Jesuit officials in Chicago will pay $19.6 million to settle a civil lawsuit brought by six men who claim they were molested by a former priest and onetime spiritual advisor to Mother [Read More...]

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Father responds to local letter on separation of church and state.

A man named Colin Carr wrote a letter-to-the-editor of my hometown paper challenging the separation of church and state.  He opens with: This is written in response to the article published byThe Baxter Bulletin on Nov. 15, entitled, “Think over, ‘Under God.” Isn’t it wonderful that we live in a country where we have the God-given [Read More...]

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Kirk Cameron’s ‘Saving Christmas’ was so terrible he’s artificially inflating the rating

Kirk Cameron is back in theaters. Before you run away screaming at just the thought of that, it’s worth knowing what people outside of our little commune of godless heathens that just hate God, hate Christmas, and hate Christians (sarcasm) think of his latest… um… film. The LA Times called the movie, dubbed Kirk Cameron’s Saving [Read More...]

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Traveling day. Have a link dump.

I’m about to hit the road so I won’t have time to blog today.  Here are a bunch of the stories I had in my queue (now you will understand why I need a morning happiness post every morning). Hindu parents in India being held for honor-killing their own daughter: In a horrific case of [Read More...]

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Bryan Fischer finally gets it.

I can’t make this shit up.  In my special people twitter feed I just saw this.  It’s Matt Barber linking to a guest post on his site by Bryan Fischer with the most hilariously oblivious title ever: YES!  HE CAN BE TAUGHT! If you’re ever wondering just how far the sense of entitlement drawn from [Read More...]

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Want to be a policewoman in Indonesia? Better keep your legs closed!

Happy Wednesday everybody! Are you ready to be pissed off? This article pissed me off, so I’m spreading the anger onto you. JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia wants more policewomen. Last April, the authorities launched a massive and unprecedented recruitment campaign, and 7,000 women are currently undergoing training. But becoming a policewoman in Indonesia is not [Read More...]

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Air force weakens restrictions on proselytizing.

The air force has altered their policy on proselytizing: Every Airman also has the right to individual expressions of sincerely held beliefs, to include conscience, moral principles or religious beliefs, unless those expressions would have an adverse impact on military readiness, unit cohesion, good order, discipline, health and safety, or mission accomplishment….. [Leaders] must ensure [Read More...]

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Christian-run homeless shelter won’t house married same-sex couples.

The City Union Mission in Kansas City provides beds for the homeless, unless you’re a legally married same-sex couple.  Then I guess your suffering doesn’t count as much. Executive Director Dan Doty explained to the Kansas City Star, “We are a Christian, faith-based organization that really does adhere to biblical standards. Our view is that [Read More...]

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Phil Burress: America will face revolt if Supreme Court rules in favor of marriage equality.

Phil Burress is the leader of an anti-gay group in Ohio who thinks America is in for a revolt if the Supreme Court makes a ruling favored by a majority of the population. Phil Burress, head of the Ohio-based Citizens for Community Values, thinks that the American people will revolt if the Supreme Court makes [Read More...]

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Pope expressly condemns gay marriage.

An old man in a cape said a bunch of things about marriage and children that were sillier than his hat: Francis on Monday opened an interreligious conference on the “complementarity” of men and women in marriage and sex. He said marriage between a man and woman is a “fundamental pillar” of society and that children [Read More...]

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