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Catholic charity in Washington threatens to cut service over gay rights issue

Remember the video I put up with Stephen Fry and Christopher Hitchens debating about whether or not the Catholic Church is a force for good? In one part of the video, a well meaning woman stood up and commented on the fact that she was a Catholic and didn't really have any issue with Fry's homosexuality. Stephen responded by saying that the position of the Catholic Church regarding homosexuality is clear, a ...

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Man beats two “cross dressers” on Halloween, claims God made him do it

Can you think of any reason why one human being should attack another? Perhaps if your own safety is threatened, or if you need to protect your loved ones. I find there are very few valid reasons for one person to hurt another, but I must be in the minority. Take this douche, Robert Bellamy Jr, who along with accomplices assaulted and robbed  two men dressed in woman's clothing, telling police that "God mad ...

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Get your shit together, America!

You keep hearing America is a divided nation. What that means is a certain portion of the population still believes homosexuals should be beaten or killed, the Government should be ruled as a theocracy, and only free market principles can help take care of people's health issues (it's been working great so far, right?). Legislators in America have been attempting to get hate laws amended to include homosexu ...

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Online survey identifies Bible’s worst passages

If you've never read Carl Sagan's "The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark", do yourself a favor and pick it up. One of his chapters deals specifically with the Inquisition, and the slaughter of an estimated 100,000 women at the hand of the Church. Although the West has generally stopped prosecuting women for the crime of "witchcraft" (the last person convicted was in 1944), in Africa, the ...

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No divine protection for you!

There are only two churches in Williamsville, Illinois, and after a tornado destroyed one of them, residents are saddened by their angry deity's decision to test their faith by collapsing the roof and walls of a church that was considered a 'cornerstone of the community'. Ok, I'm actually making the last part up. All of them seem to think it was just a natural phenomenon that took the church down (would the ...

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Friendly Atheist under attack

Ok, the title of my article is a little inflamatory, but how else can you describe a consentrated effort on the part of the Illinois Family Institute to get Friendly Atheist Hemant Mehta fired from his job as a high school math teacher? Sounds like an attack to me. IFL director Laurie Higgins is on a crusade to get the school faculty to punish him for writing an atheist blog on his free time, even though it ...

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Steve Harvey gets regular spot on Good Morning America

Man, I love America. It's the only country on earth where a man who has been married 3 times can write a book on relationships and end up on the New York Times Bestseller list for 26 weeks. Steve Harvey, the terribly unfunny star of his own show, has now joined Good Morning America and will be interacting with viewers with topics ranging from relationships to parenting. You might remember Steve as a staunch ...

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Go to Church, Gays!

I had a vision the other night. I was reading an article about Christian ecumenism (which means interfaith dialog), and I realized the issue of homosexuality will, in the long run, destroy the progress that various branches of Christianity have made in "getting along". In a nutshell, ecumenism is a way for different faiths to show respect towards one another, and to have progressive dialogs with one another ...

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American Psychological Association report says “stop converting gays”

OK, I'm paraphrasing here, but the APA concluded yesterday that there is no evidence therapies meant to change someone's sexual orientation are effective or healthy. In fact, their findings showed lasting changes were unlikely, and asked mental health practitioners to stop suggesting this kind of therapy. The article seems to tap dance around the real reason why these types of therapies exist: Religious con ...

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Church of England split is inevitable

The issue of homosexuality is the biggest threat to the stability of the Church of England, with many groups within the church actively campaigning against 'active' gays (I assume by active they mean having gay sex) in the community according to this BBCNews article. Over the years, the Church of England has become increasingly liberal, and their view on homosexuality has softened quite a bit. Obviously, no ...

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