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Memo to Sarah Palin on Religious Intolerance and the “Mosque”

Dear Sarah Palin:

You have repeatedly issued declarations online asking that “Peaceful New Yorkers, pls refute the Ground Zero mosque plan” and that New York issue “a decision not to allow the building of a mosque.”

Let’s make a quick check of the facts:

1. It’s not “a mosque.” The Cordoba Center will be an [...]

The Care and Feeding of a Small, Dependent Judeo-Christian God

“America Bless God” — Littlefield Memorial Baptist Church, Rockland Maine

“America Bless God Ministry’s purpose is to awaken our country and the world to how we can truly bless God. It is our obedience to God which truly blesses Him. We must live according to His Word, the Bible.” — America Bless God Ministry Thoughts [...]

Jesus Christ! India Sees Riots Over a Beer and Cigarette

Two and a half years ago, the country of Malaysia was all a-twitter when an image of Jesus Christ holding a can of beer in one hand and a cigarette in another appeared in a newspaper. Cries for swift government retribution filled the air, because after all Jesus is too weak to defend Himself! Wait, [...]

91% of Stand for Marriage Maine’s October Cash Came from 3 Religious Groups

A recently-released campaign finance report reveals that between October 1 and October 20, the anti-gay group “Stand for Marriage Maine” raised $1,410,689.80 in cash contributions. $1.4 million is a lot of money, especially for small-state Maine politics.

91% of that money came from just three sources:

The New Jersey based fundamentalist Christian organization called the [...]

Archdiocese of St. Louis Fires 25 to Balance Budget, Sends Extra Money to Stop Equality in Maine

This year the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis in Missouri announced that its financial straits were so dire that it would be forced to fire 25 of its employees.

Also this year, the Archdiocese of St. Louis sent a $10,000.00 check to a Ballot Question Committee in Maine, to be spent convincing Mainers that [...]

In Public: Catholic Diocese of Phoenix Pleads Poverty. In Private: Arizona Church Funnels Money to Anti-Gay Campaign in Maine

Arizona’s Catholic Diocese of Phoenix has put on a public face of economic hardship this year:

A poor economy is now affecting the Catholic Church.

The Catholic Diocese of Phoenix eliminated 17 positions, which has resulted in 11 layoffs along with two other positions being cut to part-time.

Among those let go were the [...]

The Corapi and Madonna Prophesies: No One Dead Yet

On October 17, 2008, Catholic priest and radio personality Father John Corapi used his religious position to issue forth a prediction:

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 of God—total collapse, [...]

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 [...]

Sarah Palin Says Republican Leaders Not Religious Enough For Her Prayer Circle

Poor Sarah Palin. It’s hard enough going on a RNC-paid shopping spree for designer clothes at Saks while the economy tanks. All those hands on you, fitting, fitting, fitting! It turns out that wasn’t the hardest part of the campaign, though. No, no, see, the really hard part of the presidential campaign was being constantly [...]

Testing Father Corapi’s Imminent Destruction Abortion Prediction

Four months ago, Catholic priest and religious radio personality John Corapi made a dire prediction about the future of pro-choice America:

“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 of God—total collapse, [...]

Testing Father Corapi's Imminent Destruction Abortion Prediction

Four months ago, Catholic priest and religious radio personality John Corapi made a dire prediction about the future of pro-choice America:

“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 of God—total collapse, [...]