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Archive for the 'Religion' Category

Tenn. Republican: If You Love God, Vote For Me

by @ Monday, August 2nd, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, Politics, Religion

This has got to be the most blatant political appeal to religion I’ve seen in a while:

Florida Pastor Defends “Burn A Koran” Day

by @ Friday, July 30th, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, Islam, Religion

The idiocy and sheer bigotry displayed by this so-called man of God is really quite appalling:

Church Members Sue When Doomsday Fails To Arrive

by @ Wednesday, July 7th, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, Religion

Somehow, I think that stupidity will be a complete defense to this claim of fraud: One of two civil claims brought against religious group Agape Ministries may be settled out of court, a lawyer has told the Adelaide District Court. One of the plaintiffs cannot be named because of a temporary suppression order. That plaintiff […]

Nikki Haley Targeted By Despicable Religious Bigotry

I noted before the South Carolina primary that one Republican had called her a “raghead” because of her Sikh heritage. Now that she’s in a runoff, Nikki Haley is the target of an even more insidious smear: The chairman of the Pickens County Republican Party circulated an e-mail to GOP activists and party elite Friday […]

Mark Souder: I Prayed For God To Stop Me From Doing My Assistant

by @ Wednesday, June 16th, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, Politics, Religion

Instead of, you know, actually not doing it: Former Rep. Mark Souder (R-Ind.) frequently “prayed” and “sang hymns with emotion and tears” over the multi-year affair that ended his congressional career last month. Since admitting to an affair with a longtime staffer, the devout Christian and socially conservative Souder has been in frequent e-mail contact […]

Is Modern Law Really Based On The Ten Commandments ? No, It’s Not

by @ Tuesday, June 15th, 2010. Filed under History, Individual Liberty, Legal, Religion

One blogger undertook the task: As we ramp up to the mid-term elections in November 2010 — sure to be just a warmup to the insanity that will be the Presidential election in 2012 — you can bet your bottom shekel that we’ll be hearing from a lot of “family values” politicians decrying our lack […]

Scientologists Accused Of Forcing Women In Religious Orders To Get Abortions

by @ Sunday, June 13th, 2010. Filed under Religion

Yet another strike against the religion of Tom Cruise and John Travolta: Laura Dieckman was just 12 when her parents let her leave home to work full time for Scientology’s religious order, the Sea Organization. At 16, she married a co-worker. At 17, she was pregnant. She was excited to start a family, but she […]

Pope Benedict Of Priest Who Abused Children: The Devil Made Them Do It

by @ Friday, June 11th, 2010. Filed under Catholic Church, Religion

While much of the world press is stressing the fact that Pope Benedict marked the end of the Church’s Year of the Priest begging for forgiveness for the Catholic Church’s role in priestly sex abuse, the Catholic media is going with a slightly different emphasis on the Pontiff’s remarks: Since the Catholic sexual abuse crisis […]

Another New York Mosque Protest Reveals Anti-Muslim Bias

by @ Friday, June 11th, 2010. Filed under Freedom of Religion, Individual Liberty, Islam, Religion

You can’t use the Ground Zero excuse for this one: A church may be a church, and a temple a temple, but through the prism of emotion that still grips many New Yorkers almost a decade after 9/11, a mosque can apparently represent a lot of things. In the last few months, Muslim groups have […]

Protest Against Ground Zero Mosque Turns Nasty as Protesters Intimidate Egyptians

by @ Thursday, June 10th, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, Freedom of Religion, Individual Liberty, Islam, Religion

I am not surprised to hear that this happened: In tone and in the personalities it attracted, Sunday’s rally was far different from the many Ground Zero gatherings and memorial services of recent years. Only a handful of victims’ relatives came on Sunday. Sunday’s crowd included representatives of the conservative Tea Party movement, some of […]

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