For those who don’t know Scott Lively, he’s a very colorful chap who really, really, really doesn’t like gay people. Like, to the tune of supporting laws that would see LGBT people killed in other countries. He also claims to know the anti-Christ will arrive in September if LGBT people are allowed to marry. He’s [Read More...]
FAITH & GAY RIGHTS: Scott Lively calls for prayer vigil before SCOTUS until same-sex marriage ruling.
Ah, my special twitter feed of terrible people is good for the occasional laugh. I saw this one from Matt Barber of the Liberty Counsel: He is, of course, talking about the American Family Association’s bigotry map, in which the AFA flags every organization they think is guilty of anti-Christian bigotry. This includes groups that [Read More...]
I’ve written before on how Ben Carson confuses me. He’s clearly a smart man, a genius-caliber intellect when it comes to neurosurgery. But then he says some of the most astronomically stupid things. Here’s his most recent: Possible Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson suggested over the weekend that religion was necessary for testing scientific theories [Read More...]
American Atheists was tipped off that the head coach and assistant coach of the Leesburg High School baseball team were leading the team in prayer after practice. They took the right first step – they gave the school an opportunity to end the practice on their own. And it worked! On February 10, American Atheists’ [Read More...]
FAITH & HIGH SCHOOL: Archbishop wants Catholic school teachers declared “ministers” so he can control their private lives.
Meet Salvatore Cordileone, the archbishop that oversees San Francisco: Archbishop Cordileone has long been a leading opponent of same-sex marriage. In 2008, he was instrumental in placing Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage, on the California ballot. He is also chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage. Given his views [Read More...]
GAY RIGHTS & FAITH: South Carolina school trying to ban homosexuality after two gay athletes come out.
After two players on their volleyball team came out as gay, Erskine College is attempting to ban homosexuality. Because that’s going to work about as well as banning pre-marital sex. The school’s “Statement on Human Sexuality,” issued late last week, said “We believe the Bible teaches that all sexual activity outside the covenant of marriage [Read More...]
FAITH & POLITICS: Pew – majority of Republicans want Christianity as the national religion and more.
Ok, I’m just going to say it: a lot of Republican voters are inexcusably ignorant and they’ve found a home where they can reliably get patted on the back for it in the GOP. Don’t agree or find that offensive? Look at the poll Pew released yesterday. How many reject evolution? 49% (13% don’t know) How many [Read More...]
The morality police left their station where people are killed or tortured for blasphemy to arrest people for the “crime” of dancing: Saudi Arabia’s morality police detained a group of young men for dancing at a birthday party and referred them to prosecutors, according to a state-linked media report. The news website Ayn al-Youm reported [Read More...]
ISIS has burned the Mosul library, destroying priceless manuscripts and books in the process. While the world was watching the Academy Awards ceremony, the people of Mosul were watching a different show. They were horrified to see ISIS members burn the Mosul public library. Among the many thousands of books it housed, more than 8,000 [Read More...]
An Idaho lawmaker is sticking up for faith-healing parents who trust prayer over medical treatment (which often results in children dying of treatable diseases). Idaho Republican said a proposed ban on faith-healing could violate the religious rights of her constituents – many of whom eschew medical care for themselves and their families. “They have a [Read More...]