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Historically, a woman’s value has been determined by her status as a virgin. It wasn’t women who came up with this criteria, but the men who “traded” in women as property via the arranged marriage.
Women are routinely stoned to death for adultery or “lack of virginity” (read: rape) in the Middle East […]

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Liberty University student Mark D. Uhl was arrested at the funeral of Reverend Jerry Falwell for having several homemade bombs in the trunk of his car.
It all started when a small group of protesters gathered near funeral services - prompting Liberty University students to stage a counter protest.
Authorities were alerted to the bomb threat […]

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Mitt Romney, the man who saved the Salt Lake City Olympics and a 2008 Presidential hopeful, is a Mormon. How big a deal is that? America’s version of religious tolerance is a thin diet. Being a Catholic is no longer going to kill your presidential bid, but 17 percent of Americans have […]

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Last February 86 evangelical leaders signed a pledge to fight global warming. Absent from the list was the NAE, National Association of Evangelicals, which represents 45,000 churches.
The statement to fight global warming asserted that human-induced climate change is real, its consequences will hit the poor the hardest, and Christian moral convictions demand […]

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Poverty? Global warming? Illiteracy? Disease? Starvation? Please! We’re the Christian Coalition… we don’t give a damn about anything but gay marriage and abortion.
Once that child is born? We don’t care if s/he is condemned to a life of hell on earth. We’ll make a mental note to catch up with him/her […]

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Tom Allen is calling on President Bush to withdraw the appointment of Dr. Eric Keroack to the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The Office of Population Affairs administers $283 million in Title X Family Planning Program funds for services such as […]

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Jerry Falwell: Sex God

In light of the firing of Pastor Ted for making gay booty calls, Mark Driscoll, Pastor of Seattle’s Mars Hill Church has some practical suggestions for keeping your men from straying: stay close to Jesus… oh, and wives? Drop the extra weight…you’ve really let yourself go.
Mark Driscoll writes, “At the risk of being even […]

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Rev. Ted Haggard, senior pastor at New Life Church, resigned today as president of the 30-million-member National Association of Evangelicals, amidst allegations he paid a Denver man for sex for the past three years.
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More than 60 congregations from Kittery to Caribou will show the global warming documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” as part of a nationwide, interfaith screening of educational films about global climate change during the month of October. Nationally, almost 500,000 people are expected to view the film during the week. Check the schedule for a […]

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Rev. Jerry Falwell stated during his August 27 televised sermon that the United Nations is “the infrastructure, the stage on which the Antichrist will build his one-world government.”
Good news for those who have come to believe that the United Nations is powerless to do anything.
Falwell also asserted that online bill-paying is a sign […]

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Remember Katherine Harris? She was responsible in part for “gifting” Florida to Bush during the hanging chad years. Republicans thanked her back by hanging her out to dry, proving that there is irony if not justice in the universe.
Katherine Harris is making headlines again. This time for telling the Florida Baptist Witness […]

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Senators Schumer and Collins are urging the State Department to keep Saudi Arabia on the U.S. list of religiously intolerant nations, a classification that justifies economic sanctions. Given the current climate of thought in this country, I can’t believe the United States isn’t on the list… See Susan Collins
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Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist’s constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex unions - the Federal Marriage Amendment - is coming up for a vote in June, despite its overwhelming failure to pass the last Congress. But is it really the only way to save heterosexual marriage from the scourge of gayness?
According to a Pew Research […]

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Archbishop Angelo Amato, the number two official in the Vatican doctrinal office has called The Da Vinci Code “stridently anti-Christian .. full of calumnies, offences and historical and theological errors regarding Jesus, the Gospels and the Church.” In other words, fiction.
Despite efforts to drum up support for a movie boycott, The Da Vinci […]

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According to ABC News, “When the Rev. Jerry Falwell speaks from behind the lectern at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., there is a unique presence surrounding him.” It’s called cellulite.
Falwell has joined Pat Robertson on the short bus in recent years, proclaiming Teletubby Tinky Winky to be gay or waxing poetic about […]

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Maine Supreme Judicial Court has upheld by a 6-1 majority a 1983 law, which bans tuition vouchers from being paid to parochial schools. The recent lawsuit was brought by a legal advocacy group on behalf of eight families from Durham, Minot and Raymond who sought to use the public funding to send their children to […]

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There are a wealth of studies showing how beneficial prayer can be before surgery. The majority of these studies are bogus. What gets recorded as a miracle is highly subjective and no religious survey employs scientific methods. So, researchers at six academic hospitals across the United States carried out their own study (the largest of […]

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“If you’re addicted to alcohol, and if a faith program is able to get you off alcohol,” President Bush told leaders of religious charities on Thursday, “we ought to say Hallelujah and thanks at the federal level.” Federal funding to religious groups has increased 7 percent in the past year, to $2.15 billion.
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It all started last weekend when Muslims, outraged by that Danish cartoon (and a horribly delayed newspaper subscription) took to the streets of Maiduguri, northern Nigeria, where they killed 15 Christians and burned 11 churches.
Revenge-seeking Christians, armed with machetes, daggers, clubs, knives and other metal objects, killed even more Muslims. Mosques were defaced, bodies […]

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George Deutsch was a 24-year old former Bush campaign worker turned Bush administration appointee at NASA with a crisp background (bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas A&M) and a promising future as a public relations officer.
First, Deutsch instructed a NASA web designer to add the word “theory” to every “big bang” reference at the NASA […]

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Northern California is sliding into the sea while Oklahoma and Texas are going up in flames. Yet, not one word about the disfavor of an angry God from Pat Robertson nor the Christian Civic League — both of whom normally weigh in following weather disasters with forecast of gay damnation.
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No Intelligent Design on Earth

President Bush said Monday that “Intelligent Design” should be taught in schools alongside evolution. “Intelligent Design” is the phrase employed to indicate that life on Earth is too complex to have developed through evolution, implying that a higher power must have had a hand in creation.
Just which “Higher Power” to be clarified […]

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