Monthly Archives: January 2012

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Top 10 List of Anti-Christian Acts of 2011

The folks at DefendChristians.Org asked their readers to list their top 10 “anti-Christian acts of 2011”. The list is filled with the usual right wing “religious liberty” outrages including the shutting down of Bible studies and people being fired from their jobs for supporting “traditional

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Money Talks

Two well worn bills arrived at the Federal Reserve Bank to be retired – a twenty and a one. As they traveled down the conveyor belt, they struck up a conversation. The twenty reminisced about the interesting life he had, traveling all over the country.

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Sunday School Wisdom

The Sunday School teacher was describing that when Lot’s wife looked back at Sodom she turned into a pillar of salt, when Bobby interrupted. “My mommy looked back once while she was driving,” he announced, “and she turned into a telephone pole.” Another Sunday School

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Christian Spin on ‘Ex-gay’ Study Creates Harm

A recent study, “A longitudinal study of attempted religiously-mediated sexual orientation change,” published in The Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy has been hailed by conservative US Christians in publications and websites as a breakthrough. A Christian political group in Australia, the Salt Shakers, was

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The Ignorant Attempt to “Transform” Gay People

His [Phillip Lee] Way Out ministry contends in its brochures that its position comes from the authority of Scripture rather than social sciences and medicine. The “sexually broken” can be transformed through close reading of Scripture and openly discussing temptations, the ministry contends. “Since it

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Let No One Put Asunder

Picture this: The scene is Des Moines, Iowa, 2011. A joyous and excited engaged couple, in preparation for their upcoming nuptials, entered Victoria Childress’s home bake shop for a taste testing appointment for their wedding cake. The tradition of the wedding cake dates back centuries.