Posts tagged "church"

The Church of the Immaculate Contraception, Hobby Lobby & The Supreme Court

Stupid is as stupid talks. There goes yet another “prince” of the church (purposely not capitalized given there are so very many princes and so many churches, truly.) “Is the ability to buy contraceptives, that are now widely available — my Lord, all you have to do is walk into a 7-11 or any shop... Read more »

What I learned in London--during the 2012 Olympics

Lessons learned during London’s 2012 Olympics were varied and scattershot.  But as always, educational. Two young men in red flag Canadian tee shirts were pushing a bin full to bursting with packaged snack foods. They stopped at the pedestrian crossing light. Chatting them up, we learned these are the party nibbles for the Canadian athletes.... Read more »

Church of the Holy Gun (sponsored by the NRA)

Sitting in the Globe Theatre in London UK to see Richard III, it crossed my mind. What if we were in an American theater? Bang bang, and many of us would die. The first thing to cross my mind was to throw myself on my mid30 year old daughter. For the bench, backless seating of... Read more »
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For Sale: Synagogue Temple Israel (Miami)

When a synagogue is for sale to the highest paying member, it proves the point. The so-called religious houses of worship are in the business of selling this product called salvation; therefore, all should be taxed like any other businesses. In a recent article Temple Israel rescinded a speaking offer to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz because one... Read more »

Civil Rights for All

Don’t hide your hatred of others marrying behind the veil of your religion.  I’m not buying what you are selling, that your being selective of who are offered equal protection under the law, doesn’t make you a bigot. Or ignorant. Or a cretin. Or prejudiced. Yes it does. Get your noses out of whatever pastiche... Read more »
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