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Texas Mega-Church Rev.: “Homosexuality == Murder”

The Reverend Gary Simons of the High Point Church said no to hosting a funeral for Cecil Sinclair, a Navy veteran, but that’s not all he said:

The pastor said that he could imagine a similar situation involving a different sin. Perhaps a mother who is a member of the church loses a son who is a thief or murderer, Mr. Simons said. The church would surely volunteer to hold a service, he said.

“But I don’t think the mother would submit photos of her son murdering someone,” he said. “That’s a red light going off.”

Yeah, because being gay is the same as stealing or murder. Because Mr. Sinclair’s very existence deprived someone else of their property or life? I don’t understand the connection that Mr. Simons is trying to make unless he’s just demonstrating his immense bigotry and stupidity.

Church Denies Navy Vet a Funeral After Discovering He Was Gay — Towleroad
Church won’t hold funeral for gay man | Dallas Morning News

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Friday, August 10, 2007 at 1:33 pm

Forget Mecca, let’s bomb Nigeria

Let’s set aside Tom Tancredo’s ludicrous idea to bomb Mecca and Medina. Instead, let’s turn our attention to Nigeria and wipe it off the map.

Eighteen men have been arrested in northern Nigeria for alleged sodomy, which carries the death sentence under Bauchi state’s Islamic sharia law, the official NAN news agency reported Thursday.

Is it wrong of me to advocate bombing a country into nothingness? Is it worse than the world turning a blind eye to persecution and murder simply because Nigeria has a load of oil under the ground?

Shame On Us All | QueerSighted
18 face death sentence for homosexual activities in Nigeria
| IC Publications

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Thursday, August 9, 2007 at 7:35 pm

Sad day: Miss Tammy Faye, part 3

On Friday, Miss Tammy Faye lost her 11 year battle against cancer. I was gone from around 11:00AM Friday and didn’t find out until very late Saturday night when someone was channel surfing and stumbled up on CNN. I have written previously about Mrs. Messner and her health. Her death wasn’t surprising since the last report that I read said that she’d dropped to 65 pounds and her doctors had stopped her treatment, but it was nonetheless sad news.

Rest in peace, Miss Tammy Faye.

I think being gay is just being a person who has a different thought on life. They’re just people. I don’t think that God categorizes people. I went to Disneyland one time, and it rained — it’s so awful when it rains at Disneyland — and everyone disappeared inside. And when the rain stopped and everybody came out, every single person had yellow raincoats on. You couldn’t tell the fat from the thin, the rich from the poor. You couldn’t tell anyone from anyone else. And that day I looked up and I said, “God, I think this is how you see us, all in yellow raincoats, and only you have the permission to look under those yellow raincoats.” link

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Sunday, July 22, 2007 at 10:57 pm

UK Schools shying away from teaching history

There’s an article on the Telegraph’s site about research that shows that schools in the UK are shying away from teaching history because they don’t want to upset the sensibilities of their students or their students’ parents. The most outrageous part of the article is this:

“In another department, the Holocaust was taught despite anti-semitic sentiment among some pupils, but the same department deliberately avoided teaching the Crusades at Key Stage 3 (for 11- to 14-year-olds) because their balanced treatment of the topic would have directly challenged what was taught in some local mosques.”

I don’t really know how to respond to that but here’s a stab at it: teach history, teach truth and leave no room for the consideration of whatever propaganda is being fed to students in their mosques–or churches or synagogues for that matter. Isn’t one of the most touted reasons for teaching history to students that “if you don’t learn from history, you’re doomed to repeat it”?

No lessons on the Holocaust | Telegraph.co.uk

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Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at 6:22 am

Posted in Education, Religion, Schools

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34% of American College Grads Stupid

A Newsweek poll reports that 34% of college graduates surveyed believe that “the Biblical account of creation” is a fact.

Other poll results:

On Religion:

  • 48% of Americans surveyed reject the theory of evolution.
  • 73% of Evangelical Protestants believe that God created humans less than 10,000 years ago. 39% of non-Evangelicals and 41% of Catholics agree.
  • 10% of Americans have “no religion”, but only 6% don’t believe in any god at all. 3% admit to being atheist.
  • 62% of voters wouldn’t vote for an atheist candidate (so much for there not being a religious test for candidates).
  • 32% of respondents believe that organized religion plays too large a role in politics. 31% disagree so it’s pretty much split.

If the survey is accurate on a larger scale, if it is representative of all Americans, the evolution statistic is pretty discouraging.

On Bush and Iraq:

  • 57% of respondents support the Democrat’s plan of setting a “goal” for withdrawal of troops in the recently passed supplemental spending bills.
  • President Bush’s approval on Iraq is at 28%. His overall approval rating is at 33%.
  • 66% of respondents are “dissatisfied” with the direction in which our country is headed.

Poll finds 90% believe in God – Newsweek Beliefs – MSNBC.com

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Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 5:03 pm

I laughed and laughed and laughed.

I almost wet myself! And who knew Jesus was such a hottie?

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Sunday, March 25, 2007 at 2:36 am

Posted in Nonsense, Religion, Video

Another day, another jihad

Are some people just addicted to violence? Is that all they have? No witty retort, no coherent message beyond church attacks and screaming “jihad!”

Reuters AlertNet – Qaeda-led group vows “jihad” over Pope’s speech

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Monday, September 18, 2006 at 6:19 am

Posted in Crazy people, Religion