The Air Force has made the phrase “so help me god” in the enlistment oath optional: Abby Ohlheiser reported late yesterday that the Air Force has agreed to change its approach. After an airman was unable to complete his reenlistment because he omitted the part of a required oath that states “so help me God,” the Air [Read More...]
So…gonna have to cut the blogging short today. The car’s check engine light came on and we head off to Apostacon tomorrow, so I have to take her to the doctor. :( I’ll leave you with this clip of Rick Joyner talking about how he recently spent 8 hours in heaven and came back with [Read More...]
A mosque built in the interest of tolerance is being constructed in South Africa: Taj Hargey, director of the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford, a group of “forward thinking” Muslims, said his Open Mosque will welcome all genders, religions and sexual orientations when it opens in Wynberg, a Cape Town suburb, on Friday. “You enter [Read More...]
Controversy has swirled around an appearance by Ayaan Hirsi Ali which took place Monday night on the Yale campus. Hirsi Ali is a vocal critic of Islam, so one can only expect there would be resistance from the Muslim Student Association at Yale: [The MSA] criticized Yale’s William F. Buckley Jr. Program for inviting her to [Read More...]
[UPDATED] One of four finalists to be FSU’s next president doesn’t believe in evolution or climate change.
One might think that having a president who, in his time as a state senator, has undermined what is taught in your colleges science classes might be a bit of a hindrance. This would be like a vegetarian wanting to be president of Outback Steak House. But that’s exactly what John Thresher wants. The man [Read More...]
In Arizona a man by the name of Ansar Muhammad has attempted to kill his wife. Ordinarily murder might conflict with a person’s morality, but Ansar’s conscience was assuaged with the knowledge that his religion said that killing his wife was ok. In Arizona, a 43-year-old man named Ansar Muhammad is facing an array of [Read More...]
Courts say Utah man doesn’t have to testify about possible child labor violations because Mormonism.
Under suspicion that an FLDS church (think Mormons who think god wasn’t joking about polygamy) in Utah was violating child labor laws the police sought testimony from a man named Vernon Steed. Steed refused saying that the workings of the church were sacred matters and due to the Hobby Lobby decision he should be exempt [Read More...]
Gordon Klingenschmitt is running for Congress in Colorado. He recently heard of a wedding business in New York that was fined $13,000 for refusing gay customers. At first glance this might seem like a standard protection against discrimination – saying businesses can’t refuse gay people seems hardly different from saying a business can’t segregate their [Read More...]
This made me chuckle when I saw it, so I thought i’d pass it along. [Read more...]
From the Department of Things That Aren’t Surprising: Despite tending some of the poorest flocks, pastors at large churches across the American South are among North America’s highest paid, a new survey shows. The study, conducted by a Dallas-based church think tank called Leadership Network, surveyed a total of 727 churches in North America with [Read More...]