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Turkey’s Foreign Minister Coming Out of the Closet?

4-13-2015 · In a stunning turn of events, Turkey’s Foreign Minister took to Twitter with a very Western, LGBT&c inflected message:  The Pope is a hater. Religious offices are not places through which hatred and…


BREAKING! BREAKING! BREAKING!

4-9-2015 · Salon has a story out today that originally appeared at the left-wing site Religion Dispatches, in which writer Ed Simon discovers that water is wet: “It was Saturday that Jesus Christ went to…


NY Times Theologian in Residence Demands Christians Submit to Foreign Gospel

4-8-2015 · Noted theologian Frank Bruni, in his Good Friday column in the New York Times, let’s all us pew-dwellers know that it is OK to toss out whatever biblical injunctions stand in the…


Can Rolling Stone get us past the UVA rape of faith to the historical UVA rape?

4-6-2015 · Easter’s here again, and with it the outpouring of journalism and scholarship, reminding us that Christians are confused, anti-intellectual “Jesus of faith” cultists in need of rational tools to find the “historical Jesus.” And yes,there…


Pony Up, Or Else

4-6-2015 · The American Civil Liberties Union contends that if I refuse to pay for a videographer to film an orgy at my gay neighbor’s home, I am imposing my religious beliefs on him, and that is…


Ernst Roehm Rides Again

4-2-2015 · Roehm, you may remember, was the leader of the Sturmabteilung, or SA, the brown-shirted storm trooper predecessors of the Nazi SS. He was also gay, as was much of the…


Awards Watch

4-1-2015 · Episcopalians have a reason to be proud today. The Presiding Bishop has caught the attention of some important people, and the result is that she’s been considered for Powerline’s “coveted…


Memo to the Presiding Bishop (CONFIDENTIAL)

4-1-2015 · MEMORANDUM TO: Her Excellency, the Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jeffers Schori FROM: Chancellor to the Presiding Bishop DATE: April 1, 2015 SUBJECT: Need for Immediate Pastoral Direction


Apocalyptic, Intolerant Theocracy Nukes Up.  But Indiana!

3-31-2015 · Whether for religion-of-peaceful energy purposes, or to cooperate with with the war plans of its expected messiah, Iran continues to wear down sheepish Western negotiators in order…


You Can’t Lock Evil Out of the Cockpit

3-30-2015 · One of the fascinating byproducts of the GermanWings tragedy that unfolded last week is the effort by governments and civil aviation authorities to seek to mitigate against such an event happening again. Current…


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