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Posted: Jul 30, 2015 - 2:38pm

JERUSALEM— An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man who had recently been released from prison after serving 10 years for stabbing participants in the annual Gay Pride Parade here in 2005 struck again on Thursday, stabbing and wounding six marchers in this year’s parade, according to the police.

Two of the victims were in serious condition, according to the emergency services. The assailant, Yishai Schlissel, was pinned to the ground on a central Jerusalem street and arrested by police officers who were stationed along the route, the police said.

Mr. Schlissel wounded three marchers a decade ago and was convicted of attempted murder. He was said to have told the police that he had come “to kill in the name of God.” The Israeli news media reported that he was released from prison three weeks ago.

Jerusalem’s annual Gay Pride Parade has long stirred strong emotions in the city, with many Orthodox Jews objecting to the public display, saying that it defiles the city and offends many of its residents. An ultra-Orthodox news website referred to it on Thursday as “the Parade of Abomination.” There has also been criticism from Muslim and Christian quarters in the past. (...)

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Posted: Jul 3, 2015 - 9:03pm

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I guess you've made the big time (for at least 15 minutes) when you've got a FB tribute page. {#Shifty}
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Posted: Jul 2, 2015 - 12:18pm

Don't worry kids... {#Wink}

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Posted: Jul 2, 2015 - 10:52am

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I always thought Mr. Whipple was a creep but this is beyond the pale.
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Posted: Jul 2, 2015 - 9:07am

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Posted: Jun 22, 2015 - 4:29pm

Confidence in Religion at New Low, but Not Among Catholics
Americans' confidence in the church and organized religion has fallen dramatically over the past four decades, hitting an all-time low this year of 42%. Confidence in religion began faltering in the 1980s, while the sharpest decline occurred between 2001 and 2002 as the Roman Catholic Church grappled with a major sexual abuse scandal. Since then, periodic improvements have proved temporary, and it has continued to ratchet lower. (...)

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Posted: Jun 14, 2015 - 10:05am

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Marriage is too sacred for gay folk, but divorce as protest is okay.... {#Think}
 
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Posted: Jun 14, 2015 - 6:09am

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Australian couple vows to divorce if same-sex marriage allowed
'Marriage is sacred {sic} and what is truly marriage will only ever be what it has always been'

 
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Posted: Jun 12, 2015 - 2:21pm

Australian couple vows to divorce if same-sex marriage allowed
'Marriage is sacred {sic} and what is truly marriage will only ever be what it has always been'
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Posted: Jun 9, 2015 - 1:53pm

I know the female body can have a certain power over people but.. wtf?
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Posted: Jun 9, 2015 - 12:01pm

Evangelicals Open Door to Debate on Gay Rights - NYTimes.com

As a young, gay Christian activist, Matthew Vines considered it a victory just to get into a room at a conservative Christian university here with four influential evangelicals who disagreed with him over what the Bible says about homosexuality.

He ended up in a polite, heartfelt three-hour debate last month over Scripture passages about topics like celibacy, eunuchs, slavery — and the connections between sex and marriage.

“Every single system you have within your body — whether it’s your respiratory system, your excretory system, your muscular system — can be completed as an individual,” said Sean McDowell, a professor here at Biola University and a well-known Christian author and speaker. “But there’s only one system in which male and female have half and become a united whole, and that’s in reproduction.”

But God intended marriage to be about more than “plumbing,” Mr. Vines argued: “Marriage ideally should be about permanent, mutual, self-giving, self-sacrificing love.”

As acceptance of same-sex marriage has swept the country and as the Supreme Court prepares to release a landmark decision on the issue, a wide variety of evangelical churches, colleges and ministries are having the kinds of frank discussions about homosexuality that many of them say they had never had before.

Youth ministers and chaplains are studying how to respond to students struggling with their sexual identities. Governing boards are re-examining their policies on allowing openly gay people in Bible studies. And pastors are preaching and writing about, rather than ignoring, the recent books arguing that the Bible can be read to support same-sex marriage.

Few are dropping their opposition. But aware that they are seen by many as bigots, some evangelical leaders are trying to figure out how to stand firm without alienating the rising share of Americans — especially younger ones — who know gay people and support gay rights, or who may themselves come out as gay. (...)


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Posted: Jun 5, 2015 - 5:22pm

I swear to God that after my divorce I will not be using pay-day loans anymore to feed my family...
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Posted: May 30, 2015 - 8:55pm

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect tells London mothers to stop driving
Belz rabbis in Stamford Hill say children driven to school by their mothers will be turned away for breaching ‘traditional rules of modesty’

(...) Not all Orthodox sects discourage women from driving. This is believed to be the first time a ban has been imposed in the UK.

The Belz, who originated in Ukraine in the early 18th century and established their headquarters in Israel after the second world war, are one of the most prominent Hasidic sects.

In September last year, there was similar controversy when posters put up by an Orthodox Jewish group warned women to walk on one side of the road for a religious parade. The posters were removed by Hackney council after they were deemed unacceptable.


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Posted: May 22, 2015 - 1:27pm

Grand ol' big family values
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Posted: May 6, 2015 - 11:41am

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Posted: Apr 19, 2015 - 10:25am

Perverting Religious Freedom
Hiding Hatred Behind Religion
by Rev. WILLIAM E. ALBERTS

Religion is commonly believed to be inherently good. “God” is equated with love, justice, truth, peace. Thus, those who represent “God” are assumed to possess these godly qualities— with their prayers and piety providing a reinforcing saintly effect. Their Christian churches in public squares, with steeples pointing upward, are a constant reminder of religion’s reverence for people’s lives. And if that is not enough conditioning, people put their right hand over their heart to pledge allegiance to “one nation under God.” You can even find “God” in your pocketbook” by following the money, on which is printed the motto, ‘IN GOD WE TRUST.’ Besides that, “. . . so help me God” is the gold standard for truth-telling. And “God bless America” is the Benediction ending every president’s address. With such a high, holy, moral reputation, and armed with an infallible “Good Book” as a guide, religion is often a “righteous” place behind which to hide hatred of other persons.

An influential number of Conservative Christians are seeking to use religion as a cloak to hide their hated of gay and lesbian persons– with a “straight” face. In Indiana, Arkansas and numerous other states, these Christians want protection from laws that would require them to provide services for same-sex persons and couples, laws which they claim violate their beliefs and thus impose a “substantial burden” on their practice of religion. In other words, they want the “religious freedom” to impose a “substantial burden” on those their Biblical bias defines as The Other.

If society were governed by laws protecting the “religious freedom” of Biblically-bound believers and not by civil law, imagine the “substantial burden” that would be placed on anyone who is deemed lesser, or different, or who supports those so maligned and marginalized. If evangelical Christian Islamophobes and homophobes like Rev. Franklin Graham had the legal power, they would create the hell on earth for The Other that they envision for them in the after-life.

The freedom to believe as one wants and to worship as one chooses are not under attack in America. On the contrary, limits must be set on “religious freedom” for the protection of everyone in society.

A personal example reveals why “religious freedom” must have limits for the protection of others in society. In 1973, I performed the same-sex marriage of two male members of Boston’s Old West United Methodist Church. The two men had been students at Boston University School of Theology, and I minister of Old West Church for eight years. In performing their marriage, I was guided by their love for each other, and not by United Methodism’s Book of Discipline, which stated that “homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching” and that “we do not recommend marriage between two persons of the same sex.” I was guilty by association.

Two days after I performed the marriage, my denominational superiors (the Bishop and District Superintendent) met secretly with the psychiatrist with whom I had terminated, and allegedly obtained detrimental psychiatric information about me. The Bishop proceeded to use the allegations to publicly (in a press conference) and privately (to the Conference’s Board of Ministry) say that “indications pointed to a possible illness which might be seriously affecting” my “usefulness as a United Methodist minister.” That I “was not presently in a position to assume pastoral responsibilities anywhere.” And that his “judgment as chief pastor (was) based on competent consultation.” (RECORD APPENDIX, the official lawsuit document before the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, 1985, pages 109, 110.) These allegations laid the foundation for the Bishop and his Cabinet of Five District Superintendents to charge me with other alleged improprieties, effectively assassinating my character and influencing a majority of Conference ministers to vote for my forcible retirement. (For a detailed analysis of my case, see Alberts, Easter Depends on Whistleblowers: The Minister Who Could Not Be “Preyed” Away, Counterpunch, March 29-31, 2013)

In 1974, I brought a lawsuit against the psychiatrist, the Bishop and the District Superintendent for violating my right of privacy. Ten years later, when their lawyers could no longer hide behind legal machinations, the case finally came before the Justices of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. It was here especially that the defendants tried to hide their violation of my civil right of privacy behind their “religious freedom.” (...)


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