Jesus can’t get a few winks and God can’t buy Infiniti

Jesus can’t get a few winks and God can’t buy Infiniti

Alarmed at the thought of poor shelter-less citizens invading the public’s well-kept city benches, citizens in Davidson, NC motivated by being “concerned for the safety of the neighborhood” have reported to local officials that a vagrant has set up camp in front of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church. The vagrant, an art installation by Timothy Schmalz, is a life size bronze of a man, sheltering himself against the cold with a makeshift blanket, sleeping on a park bench called “Homeless Jesus”. An indication that the bronze sleeping vagrant is the Christ, the homeless wandering religious philosopher of the first century who …

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Teen Scientist Receives Glowing Review of Science Project about Glowing Seaweed

Teen Scientist Receives Glowing Review of Science Project about Glowing Seaweed

A Canadian teen has shamed the Canadian Government by exhibiting greater concern for her fellow Albertans than the state when, as part of a science fair project, she demonstrated that imported seafood found in local grocery stores has dangerously high levels of radiation. Bronwyn Delacruz, a sophomore at Composite High School in Grande Prairie Alberta, using a $600 Geiger counter that her father bought for her, found higher levels of radiation than are considered to be safe by the International Atomic Energy Agency in store bought seafood products. Delacruz tested over 300 samples of edible seaweed found local stores that …

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Jesus schools taking US taxpayers for fools

Jesus schools taking US taxpayers for fools

Reporter Stephanie Simon writing for Politico has reported on her findings after reviewing government subsidies granted to parents who choose to abandon public education and instead send their school age children to private schools, including hundreds of theological schools. Simon reports that in 2014 US taxpayers will pay nearly $1 billion to subsidize the private education, and in many cases this means the religious education and indoctrination, of grammar and secondary school children across America by providing publically paid for “vouchers” to their parents. The movement to expand the subsidization of private school religious indoctrination has been pushed by evangelical …

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South African church leaders have seen this all before

South African church leaders have seen this all before

Christian church leaders in South Africa have extended their support for the upcoming Israel Apartheid Week, an effort to publicize the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting the Israeli occupation of Palestine. The South African Council of Churches urged its member churches to “campaign for greater awareness on all Palestinian struggles in general and the plight of Palestinian Christians in particular,” and requested that member congregations “dedicate Sunday services on March 16th during the upcoming Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) campaign to reflect and pray for peace with justice in Palestine and Israel.” The ecumenical group made the appeal after its …

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Muslim Leaders Issue Fatwah against Critter Killers

Muslim Leaders Issue Fatwah against Critter Killers

The Indonesian Council of Ulema (MUI), Indonesia’s highest Islamic clerical body, has issued a fatwah (a religious decree) outlawing the illegal poaching and trafficking of the country’s endangered wildlife species and the wanton decimation of wildlife habitats in the island nation. The religious council deemed illegal hunting of threatened wildlife to be “unethical, immoral and sinful.” Over the course of the past 20 years vast swaths of Indonesian forests have been leveled by lumber interests to make room for palm oil plantations and other agricultural development. The destruction of the nation’s forests has threated the habitat of many endangered species, …

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Supreme Court agrees that Uncle Sam can kick those damn kids off property granted to him by the public

Supreme Court agrees that Uncle Sam can kick those damn kids off property granted to him by the public

The US Supreme Court has ruled unanimously in a case involving Americans’ freedom to petition the government on a public highway that is “controlled” by the US military, deciding that a citizen could be permanently barred from protesting at a US military base. In the case before the court, John Apel was appealing his arrest for protesting the US Military’s use of nuclear weapons on a public highway that traverses Vandenberg Airforce Base, a nuclear weapons facility in California. Apel’s contention was that he was immune from prosecution because he was protesting on a public byway and within a designated …

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Supremely disturbing constitutional analysis changes bill of rights

Supremely disturbing constitutional analysis changes bill of rights

The US Supreme Court has handed American law enforcement agencies an unqualified victory that arguably restricts the Constitutional prohibition against unwarranted searches and seizures. In a split decision the court ruled that even when a person who is the subject of a law enforcement investigation has refused to have his home searched by police, the Supreme Court determined that, if law enforcement officers simply ask another person who happens to live at the same address while the investigatory target is not present (a type of third party consent referencing another’s constitutional rights) the law enforcement agents can now accept that …

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The bipartisan beatification of our beloved bullies

The bipartisan beatification of our beloved bullies

“This [bridge scandal] is not the disaster for him that people think it is. I think it’s Miley Cyrus. It looked like a scandal when she was twerking at the VMA Awards, but it turns out that it just made her a bigger star…I also don’t think that this is going to be a scandal that is going to affect him negatively with the people in his own party. He keeps saying ‘I’m not a bully.’ Sure he’s a bully, and that’s what they like about him. If he is not a bully, who is he? He is just [Sen.] …

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beware the potemkin democrats

beware the potemkin democrats

As reported late last week, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who, late last year, was rumored to be considering, or being considered as a prospective left-challenge candidate to take on the putative front runner Hillary Clinton in the up-coming race for the presidency, made an angry and impassioned demand of the National Security Agency that it reveal if or if it is not spying on elected US officials and their staffs. In a letter to NSA Director Keith Alexander that Sanders made public on January 3, the senator said he was “deeply concerned” about the recent revelations regarding the Obama administration’s …

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