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On Anti-Gay Bias, Texas and Mississippi don’t get God’s Memo

The Associated Press reports that the states of Texas and Mississippi are refusing to process the claims of same-sex married couples, as a matter of state values:

The Texas National Guard refused to process requests from same-sex couples for benefits on Tuesday despite a Pentagon directive to do so, while Mississippi won’t issue applications from [...]

The Madonna and John Corapi Prophecies: Still No Death or Mayhem from On High

Five years ago, in 2008, Catholic priest and media personality Father John Corapi predicted divine punishment for abortion and godlessness, railing in dire tones:

“If we do not soon stop the genocide of abortion in the United States, we shall run the course of all those that prove by their actions that they are enemies [...]

Corapi and Cohen Religious Predictions of Doom lie Barren (excluding collateral damage)

It’s often said in authoritarian religious circles that “God is NOT mocked!”, “God CANNOT be mocked!,” or “God WILL NOT be mocked!”. As an empirical matter, the God character and His supposed standards are actually mocked on a regular basis. In the first decade of the 21st Century, two religious leaders predicted that such mockery [...]

Spiritual Analysis Reveals There’s A Banger in Binger

Orthodox Rabbi Yehuda Levin of the Jews for Morality loves to mention that after he went to Columbia, South Carolina to pray for rain on August 7, 1986, it rained. He doesn’t like so much to mention that the day he prayed, it didn’t rain, or the day after that, or the day after that. [...]

Maine Clergy Articulate Case for Same-Sex Marriage and the Separation of Church and State

Many citizens have stepped up to the mike today before a legislative committee hearing in Augusta, Maine, making cases for and against LD 1020, a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. I have been most impressed by the words of Reverend Mark Worth and Rabbi Hillel Katzir. You can read the entire transcript [...]

The Yitzhak Luria Heresy Experiment

This month (October 2005), Rabbi Rafael Cohen condemned Madonna for singing a song containing a reference to the name of 16th Century Kabbalah scholar Yitzhak Luria.

Rabbi Cohen proclaimed, “Jewish law forbids the use of the name of the holy rabbi for profit. Her act is just simply unacceptable and I can only sympathize for [...]