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How To Keep Jehovah's Witnesses From Ever Bothering You

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[Activists]
Are you bothered by evangelizing JWs who keep coming to your door? Here's a peaceful and non-hostile way to get your address on their not knock list, and never be bothered by them again. Telling them that you're a Christian already, or a Mormon, a Jew, or even a Satanist doesn't work. They get fired up with the holy zeal of conversion.

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Dr. Laura's Son Accused Of Offensive Myspace Page

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[Bad Parents]
The soldier son of talk radio relationship counselor Laura Schlessinger is under investigation for a graphic personal Web page that one Army official has called "repulsive."

The MySpace page, publicly available until Friday when it disappeared from the Internet, included cartoon depictions of rape, murder, torture, and child molestation; photographs of soldiers with guns in their mouths; a photograph of a bound and blindfolded detainee captioned "My Sweet Little Habib;" accounts of illicit drug use; and a blog entry headlined by a series of obscenities and racial epithets.

The site is credited to and includes many photographs of Deryk Schlessinger, the 21-year-old son of the talk radio personality known simply as Dr. Laura.

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State Representative Has Speculum, Will Travel (To Jail)

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Hypocrisy is a word that gets thrown around A LOT these days, mostly in political circles. But how would one define hypocrisy? Sure, I could look it up in a dictionary but that takes too long and could potentially involve paper cuts. Let us instead cast about for examples in modern life. Take, for example, a man who strongly believes (and says it loudly) that those who sit on the far right of the political spectrum have the strongest moral fiber, the best values. No, THIS is not hypocrisy (merely delusion)--what IS hypocrisy is to do so while doing what he's being charged with doing to little girls.

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Jerry Falwell Is Dead

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[Beating Dead Horses]
This morning Jerry Falwell was discovered slumped over in his office and later pronounced dead.

Here at BSA we're compelled to offer some insight into this man's contribution to society and humanity...

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Bill O'Reilly Interviews Richard Dawkins

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One thing you might not ever expect: Noted atheist Professor Richard Dawkins goes on Bill O'Reilly's show. Catch the video here.

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Peanut Butter Proves God Created Life?

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[Pseudo-Science]
Did you know that a jar of peanut butter holds the key to demonstrating the "fact" that creation is real and evolution is phony? Check out this amusing video from Christian anti-science proponent, Chuck Missler.

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Americans Can't Handle The Truth, So Pick Up Your Bibles Instead

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[News Media]
We reported on these types of shenanigans in Newsweek before. This time, Time Magazine shows the rest of the world one thing, and America something different.

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CNN Panel Makes Egregious Omission

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[Pundits]
Let's say you're a major American news organization. You bend over backwards to make yourself "the most trusted name in news" or something like that. And maybe, during a news show, you do a story on discrimination against a minority group. This is serious stuff--people being harassed, forced to leave town, their jobs threatened--all because they don't fit into the majority group.

After a few quotes from the oppressed minority, you have a panel on to discuss the alleged discrimination. Who do you have on the panel? Some civil rights organization, perhaps? A professor who studies marginalized groups? You'd probably want a representative of the minority group, right? And this being a fair representation of a controversial issue, of course you'd have one person to represent those who don't see discrimination in these cases.

Unless you're CNN. And the minority is the most hated one in America. (No, not Islamic terrorists. They're all hunky-dory by comparison.)

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Anti-Gay Group Proposes New Marriage Law

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[Activists]
A new initiative is turning heads around Washington as the gay-marriage debate heats up again. It would allow only couples capable of having kids to marry, and that they file "proof of procreation" within three years of the marriage. If not, the marriage would be annulled.

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Virgin Mary Discovered... On Ice

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Owners of the Morton Thrifty Foods in Morton, Texas say this ice formation resembles the Virgin Mary.

Alma Avalos, a story employee, told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal she discovered the formation in late December.

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Wash. Area Schools Prohibit Showing Of "An Inconvenient Truth"

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[Edumakashun]
After a parent who supports the teaching of creationism and opposes sex education complained about the film, the Federal Way School Board on Tuesday placed what it labeled a moratorium on showing the Al Gore film "An Inconvenient Truth" which showcases a plethora of evidence on global warming.

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Sam Harris' Top Ten Myths About Atheism

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[Edumakashun]
Several polls indicate that the term "atheism" has acquired such an extraordinary stigma in the United States that being an atheist is now a perfect impediment to a career in politics (in a way that being black, Muslim or homosexual is not). According to a recent Newsweek poll, only 37% of Americans would vote for an otherwise qualified atheist for president.

Atheists are often imagined to be intolerant, immoral, depressed, blind to the beauty of nature and dogmatically closed to evidence of the supernatural.

Even John Locke, one of the great patriarchs of the Enlightenment, believed that atheism was "not at all to be tolerated" because, he said, "promises, covenants and oaths, which are the bonds of human societies, can have no hold upon an atheist."

That was more than 300 years ago. But in the United States today, little seems to have changed. A remarkable 87% of the population claims "never to doubt" the existence of God; fewer than 10% identify themselves as atheists — and their reputation appears to be deteriorating.

Given that we know that atheists are often among the most intelligent and scientifically literate people in any society, it seems important to deflate the myths that prevent them from playing a larger role in our national discourse.

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The Christianists And The Christian Embassy

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A military watchdog group is asking the Defense Department to investigate whether seven Army and Air Force officers violated regulations by appearing in uniform in a promotional video for an evangelical Christian organization. In the video, much of which was filmed inside the Pentagon, four generals and three colonels praise the Christian Embassy, a group that evangelizes among military leaders, politicians, and diplomats in Washington. These "Military Christianists" use their uniforms to proselytize, and swear an oath of loyalty, putting loyalty to country third behind God and family.

Some groups are very concerned about whether or not our military leaders can now be trusted to honor their oath of allegiance to the Constitution, which is in direct opposition with the objective of the Christian Embassy and their membership in this "cult."

"We have a systemic problem. You sound like you're too young to remember Robert Redford in "Three Days of the Condor," but the premise of that movie was that there was a CIA within the CIA. We have a virulently dominionist, fundamentalist evangelical Christian element within the Pentagon. They would prefer this to be the "Pentecostalgon," not the Pentagon. That's what they would prefer. They're trying to turn the Pentagon into a frickin' faith-based initiative, and that is not what our military is about."

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Santorum Loses Senate; Men Free To Marry Dogs Now!

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Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has lost his job to his Democratic challenger. Santorum has been an outspoken anti-gay, anti-choice activist in Congress. Santorum was the senator who claimed if we legalize gay marriage, there would be nothing to stop men from marrying dogs, too. Our society should undoubtedly brace itself for this upcoming spate of people-to-pet marriages in the absence of the moral direction of the former Republican senator.

Here's a nice tidbit on the defeated Senator and his family:
Santorum and his wife, Karen Garver Santorum, have six children: Elizabeth Anne (born 1991); Richard John ("Johnny"), Jr. (born 1993); Daniel James (born 1995); Sarah Maria (born 1998); Peter Kenneth (born 1999); and Patrick Francis (born 2001). In 1996, their son Gabriel Michael was born prematurely and lived for only two hours (a sonogram taken before Gabriel was born revealed that his posterior urethral valve was closed and that the prognosis for his survival was therefore poor). Karen Santorum wrote a book about the experience: Letters to Gabriel: The True Story of Gabriel Michael Santorum. In it, she writes that the couple brought the deceased infant home from the hospital and introduced the dead child to their living children as "your brother Gabriel" and slept with the body overnight before returning him to the hospital. The anecdote was also written about by Michael Sokolove in a 2005 New York Times magazine story on Santorum. Karen is also the author of a book on etiquette for children.
Let's all weep a litle bit for the moral republicans who have lost the Senate. Maybe some day they can lecture us again about the evils of man-dog relations and the goodness of sleeping with infant corpses.

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Kent Hovind Goes Off To Jail

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[Get-Rich-Quick]
Jurors convicted fundamentalist creationist preacher, Kent Hovind on 58 counts of tax fraud last night. The founder of Creation Science Evangelism is accused of failing to pay $845,000 in employee taxes at the dinosaur theme park, an amusement park that exposed visitors to Hovind and his followers' view that human and dinosaurs coexisted and that evolution did not occur.

Hovind, who faces a maximum of 288 years in prison, was taken into custody after the jury read its verdict.

Jesus was unavilable for comment.

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The Book of Job On Video

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[Movies]
For you Bible aficianos out there, check out this goon project called, "The Book of Job" - A surprisingly entertaining rendition of this chapter of the Bible.

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Major Christian Leader, Ted Haggard Caught In Gay Scandal

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Rev. Ted Haggard, married father of five, resigned as president of the 30 million-member National Association of Evangelicals on Thursday after being accused of paying a man for sex in monthly trysts over the past three years.

Haggard — an outspoken opponent of the drive for gay marriage — also stepped down as senior pastor at his 14,000-member New Life Church pending an investigation by a church panel, saying he could “not continue to minister under the cloud created by the accusations.”

Male escort Mike Jones, whose allegations were first aired on KHOW-AM radio in Denver, claimed Haggard paid him to have sex nearly every month over three years. Jones also said Haggard snorted methamphetamine before their sexual encounters to heighten his experience.

..Well, isn't that special...

Update:
The Overseer Board of New Life Church, have concluded deliberations concerning the moral failings of Pastor Ted Haggard: "Our investigation and Pastor Haggard's public statements have proven without a doubt that he has committed sexually immoral conduct."

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Olbermann Tempts Faith

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Keith Olbermann reviews the so-called "devastating" book, "Tempting Faith" by conservative Christian, David Kuo which chronicles the "inside story of political seduction" by the republicans to manipulate and control the Christian right.

Expect this to become big news as Christians now have suddenly discovered they too, like the rest of the populace, have been screwed over and lied to. Oh nooos.

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Public Expression of Religion Act = Gov. Mandated Religion

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There is a very scary series of bills moving through both houses of Congress right now, and it's under the radar of the mainstream media (as usual). These bills are designed to keep people from taking legal action against the government in areas relating to the separation of church and state. As is typical, the name of the bill, "Public Expression of Religion Act of 2005" is totally bogus. The bill claims to give people the "freedom" to express religious views without fear of legal intimidation. What this translates to is special protection from repurcussions of extending religious influence and promotion in areas where it is illegal and unconstitutional!


Please take a closer look at this very, VERY dangerous legislation.

Update: This bill is now being called, "The Christian Supremacy Act" by people in politics.

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Pope "Meant No Offense" By Calling Muslims Evil And Inhumane

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The Vatican has denied that Pope Benedict XVI intended any offence to the Muslim religion, after a speech touching on the concept of holy war.

Speaking in Germany, the Pope quoted a 14th Century Christian emperor who said the Prophet Muhammad had brought the world only "evil and inhuman" things.

The remarks have angered clerics and commentators around the Muslim world.

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