Number of prominent Christian pastors who insist that deadly weather disasters are the means by which Jesus shows his hatred for gay people loving judgment against same-sex marriage: at least six.
Date of the UK House of Commons’ vote to legalize same-sex marriage: May 21 2013
Weather disasters over the United Kingdom on May 21 [...]
In absolute numbers, the number of Christians in England and Wales declined by four million, while the population in general rose by 7 percent. The number of people who described themselves as Jedi, followers of the religion of Star Wars, also declined, to 177,000. [...]
A study of chaplains’ medical impact found no correlation between amount spent on chaplains and medical success in hospitals. [...]
Pope Benedict XVI doesn’t seem to be in a mood to listen. Who could hear the humansists’ protest, then, and listen? [...]
Surveying the scarce footman and the interrupted brome [...]
The UK Human Genetics Commission reports on DNA database sweeps by the British police:
It is now the norm to arrest offenders for everything if there is a power to do so … It is apparently understood by serving police officers that one of the reasons, if not the reason, for the change in practice [...]
From Andy at Yellow Swordfish. How long is Time Out?
Police had imprisoned 114 protesters without charging them with any crime, merely for showing up at a demonstration outside the Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station. [...]
People who had baptism imposed on them during their childhood are seeking a way to create a compensatory public statement of their own, that they can no longer be claimed by Christian churches as part of the “flock”. [...]