Posts in category "Religion"

Today's best quote: A crotch license

“Women dance slowly with the customer … and they certainly come in contact with each other’s crotches. And they have a license for that.” –Robert Itzkow, a former owner of Club Allure and now one of its lawyers, explaining why lap dancing there is not  prostitution. I wonder where one can get that license. Or, like... Read more »

You didn't get the full story about what Pope Francis said about Trump's wall

Just to be clear, here’s the full transcript of what Pope Francis was asked about Donald Trump’s wall and how the pope responded. So much of the reporting has narrowly portrayed the full story. Q: Good evening, Your Holiness. Today you spoke eloquently about the problems of migrants. On the other side of the frontier... Read more »

What's that, you say? Christians are NOT under attack?

CNN has reported that the gunman who opened fire at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College singled out Christians, according to the father of a wounded student. The New York Post also reported the same. A lot needs to be learned about the shooter and his motives (I’m not using his name either), but according to witness reports... Read more »
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The Magic Pope

Pope Francis has pulled off what some might call a miracle: The knitting together, at least for a moment, of a nation that has been split by some bitter rancor. This makes him the Magic Pope. In his address before Congress, he called upon the best in all of us to “dialogue” and work together... Read more »

Schaumburg's Office Depot refuses to print religious flyer

Schaumburg’s Office Depot refusal to print a religious flyer is a clear violation of the U.S. and Illinois constitutions as well as Illinois and Cook County public accommodations laws. The only reason that Office Depot would refuse Maria Goldstein’s request to print a religious flyer is that it didn’t like the content, which was a prayer... Read more »

Idiot Catholic school boots cancer survivor because she fell behind in class

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A young girl who has just finished fighting the biggest fight of her life has been dealt another blow. In August 2012, Rose McGrath, of Battle Creek, was diagnosed with leukemia. But last week, her family received a letter in the mail that would turn her world upside down.... Read more »
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The best tribune to Francis Cardinal George

Among  all of the wonderful words printed or spoken about the late Chicago’s archbishop, Francis Cardinal George the best tribune comes from Pat Hickey in his blog, With Both Hands. If you haven’t acquainted yourself with Pat Hickey, you should do so now. He is more authentically a Chicagoan from the neighborhoods than Studs Terkel or any... Read more »

A response to the LGBT anti-religion bigots

OK, now it’s religion’s turn. People of faith who assert their rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act enacted by Indiana have been pilloried as bigots, haters or worse. Headlines blared that the act legalized homophobia. That Indiana passed a “hate law.” A television reporter traveled miles to sniff out someone, anyone, who would dare... Read more »

Amendment to strip Constitution of special protection for religious beliefs advances

PARODY Washington, D.C. (April 25, 2017) — Efforts to strip the Constitution of its religious protections moved one step closer to reality today as the Senate narrowly approved a rewriting of the First Amendment. The 68-to-32 bipartisan vote—by the required two-thirds margin–follows last month’s House approval of the same measure. No presidential action is required... Read more »
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Are atheists imposing their views on others?

Atheists’ frequent criticism of Christianity and other religions is that they are trying to “impose their views on others.” Kept your religion to yourself, communities of believers are frequently instructed by atheists. Okay. Then perhaps atheists should follow their own advice. American Atheists have unveiled a tv commercial in which they are trying to attract... Read more »
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