The Bible is as clear as mud on many subjects, but it’s absolutely clear about the practice of usury (lending money at a high rate of interest). As far as I’m aware, there are no Bible verses that encourage Christians to engage in usury, but there are a number that prohibit it:
The St. Joseph Catholic Secondary School in Cornwall, Ontario has banned rainbows out of fear that rainbows could encourage students to become gay. The school also took money from an unofficial student group seeking to fund a GLBT support line, and gave the money to a Catholic organization instead. [...]
The HB 1388 Myth in the 111th Congress
Along with a belief in Christian End Times, the righteously violent rhetoric of the Hutaree was stoked by the belief that the current President of the United States had sent $20 billion to Hamas and welcomed Hamas members as immigrants to the United States. One of the [...]
If you are considering buying a shirt made in Cambodia — or any shirt on a webpage like this one at CafePress where country of origin is obscured to keep you in the dark — I encourage you to read Ken Silverstein’s recent article on women who enter the sex trade to escape the worse [...]
And I remember when they used to mock France. This item comes from the network that holds a daily show called “Freedom Watch,” on April 13 2011:
France is brave and right to ban the burqa. There is no reason for a modern Western country to honor what is, essentially, a political statement and an [...]
How would you react if someone went on the radio to complain that “we haven’t identified yet who the opposition is to Barack Obama. We don’t know: is this led by interests from Belize? Or are we really better off, are the United States interests better off, if let’s say Fred Phelps and the Westboro [...]
$141,600,000.00: amount of money raked in by the Green Bay Packers in media fees alone during the Super Bowl.
$0.08: amount of money paid to a worker in El Salvador for sewing an NFL-branded t-shirt that retails for $25.
Every time someone buys one of our sweatshop-free liberal t-shirts through Skreened, we set aside two dollars from the profits: one dollar for donation to a domestic political cause and another dollar for donation to an overseas charitable effort.
Our latest domestic political donation goes to Ballot Access News, an online and on-paper newsletter by [...]
Whenever someone buys one of our sweatshop-free shirts at Skreened, we set aside a dollar to donate to a domestic political cause and another dollar to donate to charity for overseas assistance.
This time, we’ve sent a donation to Charity:Water to help build sanitary water systems in impoverished communities, because despite what some people insist, [...]
Since we found out that Kiva’s international microloan partners were charging usurious annual interest and fee rates of often more than 50% and sometimes more than 100%, we halted our donations to Kiva and started issuing plain old micro-grants to international charities instead.
But we still have a balance at Kiva as those old micro-loans [...]