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Mississippi backs away from Mockingbird ban

To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic out of my school age history. It’s a book I don’t think I would have picked to read otherwise so I would have missed out one something beautiful and poignant. But, it was … Continue reading

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Black Jesus haters: The best opinion is the uninformed opinion

First, I quote: Monica Cole, director of One Million Moms, said the show is “blasphemous, irreverent and disrespectful.” Her group is basing its criticisms on the show’s YouTube trailer, which shows Jesus using explicit language and includes violence and drinking. … Continue reading

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Black Jesus cartoon too discriminatory

Poke fun at Christian beliefs all you want, but cut the racism. That’s what I say. Times Live reports on a short cartoon that featured a black Jesus: The two-minute animation, created by Johannesburg company Mdu Comics, depicts a “black … Continue reading

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Kentucky church rethinks interracial couple ban

There’s nothing like world-wide exposure to show a community just how out of date, backwards and positively racist its practices are. The story came out last week about Stella Harville’s experience in August. At her rural Kentucky church, she and … Continue reading

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So that conference is over.. but re-education has to begin

Growing up I must have known people who were gay, but if they were, they were completely and totally mum about it and I remain ignorant of their number to this day. Even into high school, I have no idea … Continue reading

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Banned Book Club – To Kill a Mockingbird

Saskatoon Freethinkers started up an extra group within the group a few months back with the intention of reading books that have been banned or challenged for various reasons. The first book we focused on in October was The Satanic … Continue reading

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“disabled children are God’s punishment”

That’s the voiced opinion of a Virginia State Delegate, Bob Marshall. He’s of the mindset that disabled kids happen because their moms aborted their first kids and now God’s punishing those moms. He made that statement Thursday at a press … Continue reading

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Desire for “Christian community” not fair to Muslim Americans

Or any other group, for that matter. I don’t have the chops to do this story justice, I’ll admit (go see Paliban Daily’s take on it), but I thought it was interesting enough to write about anyway. Lancaster residents were … Continue reading

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Producer wants white Jesus for play, anti-racist campaign gets into the act

It’s out of the Telegraph. Bonnie Greer, apparently the writer of the play, Passion of Jesus was appalled by the “depressingly insular view of the world”: “I thought we had got over the idea that Jesus always had to be … Continue reading

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So when I went to Avatar…

I was sitting in a restaurant waiting for my bus after the film and I sent a message via my iPod to Facebook to tell friends it was just like FernGully, but for grown ups. Now, thanks to Scanners, I … Continue reading

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