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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christians, no longer constipated

xmas movement

Christian fail.

Their excuse.
We have figured a way to enhance the tradition of decorating a tree for Jesus at Christmas by adding a cross that acts as a reminder of Him. By changing our tree to include a cross, we are making a statement that we want to keep our Christmas holiday! Our new tree and decorations ideas will not only help to enhance our celebration of the Christmas holiday but will help to enlighten those who may decorate for Christmas but may not be "Christians."
Merry Xmas, Everyone!

Thanks, J-Walk

Friday, December 18, 2009

Nick Cave | Two Lectures

nick cave two lectures

Former choir boy Nick Cave explores his interest in Christianity. The two lectures include:

The Secret Life of the Love Song
The Flesh Made Word

Worth a listen.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Then they came for the right wing talk show hosts

hive mind

There's a new movie for all you eco-friendly, diversity-addled, liberal, intellectual elites out there. It's called Hive Mind, created by Ladd Ehlinger, Jr., who previously worked as a "military multimedia artist." Let's let the auteur describe the concept behind the film.
When our own President is constantly saying 'we must all think collectively,' naturally as a filmmaker I thought: scifi-horror film! Eco-friendly nudist Borg-like zombies! Cross-bred with Paris Hilton and Tila Tequila! Because really, who wouldn't?
Dang, he's on to Obama. Right, it's because all democrats and liberals think alike that all of Obama's ideas for change are sliding through Congress like shit through a goose. A naked goose! RRrrrooww!

A ChristianNewsWire review encapsulates the plot.
Zombies created by a cell phone that you swallow, that merges with your brain. Dubbed the "I-Mind," the phone lets you Twitter telepathically, download movies straight to your brain, and keep your contacts forever. Britney, J-Lo, Pamela and Paris all love their I-Minds. But there's a sinister side-effect: loss of free will to the collective Hive consciousness. Everyone is either assimilated or killed in Hive's eco-friendly efforts to reduce the population.
Oh, where is the hope? Who will save us from this silly plot?

Ehlinger describes his hero.
The lone hold-out is Doug Trench, conservative talk-show host and stevedore of freedom. He's lived in a bunker for twenty years, ever since humanity was consumed by the collective.
"Stevedore of freedom"? I had to look that up. A stevedore is "a person whose job is moving goods on and off ships", basically a longshoreman. I don't get it. I guess I'll have to rent the movie, because Ehlinger is bypassing the traditional distribution to theaters to put this important film directly into the hands of his fans. In other words, straight to DVD.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Uh..., can I have a center piece?

christmas cake

Over at Debbie's Cakes is a very special Christmas cake she designed. In her own words,
Happy Birthday Jesus

I was ask to do a baby Jesus birthday cake. The design was up to me. My husband came up the the crown of thorns idea. To make the crown, I weaved rolls of fondant around a ring of rolled up of wax paper. Then before the fondant dried, I cut the crown into two sections. This allowed for easy removal of the paper without breaking the crown into pieces. After the fondant dried (several days), I "welded" (with royal icing) the rolls together in various places to keep them together when the paper was removed. Then after that dried, I removed the wax paper.

The thorns are made with royal icing and also attached with royal icing. The tips of the thorns are dabbed with red royal icing. The cake is red velvet with cream cheese icing.
Red velvet - signifying the oh-so-yummy blood of the lamb. Happy birthday, Jesus, indeed!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Hell - with a smile!

40 million americans are going to hell

Thanks, <3

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Screw Christianity

bit crossNo, seriously. A wearable crucifix AND a 3-in-one tool. Looks like a standard and a phillips screwdriver and some other, possibly European, tool.

I must have one.


michiel cornelissen ontwerp, furn, of course.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Eddie Izzard - The MEEK!

Too funny.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Old-fashioned Christian Paranoia

Communists collect children to be re-educated

In honor of last night's passing of healthcare reform by the House of Representatives I offer you a very low resolution version of Ron Ormond's Christian cult classic, If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do? now available on Google videos.

If you thought conservative religious paranoia was something new, this movie will assure you it has existed since Jesus wore short pants.

Minister Estus W. Pirkle, of Nashville, Tennessee, narrates.

In my favorite scene (18:49) communists taunt school children to pray to Jesus to bring them some candy. When that fails, glorious leader steps in and delivers the goods. Other scenes illustrate the dangers of sex education and sensitivity training (10.11), debauchery (12:30), Batman hubcaps (14:00), bullet throwing (18:21), work camps (21:00), bad beards (30:35), assault (32:00), christianity is stupid (34:00), lascivious lip licking (41:21), and Pirkle translating a grandmother's ramblings from beyond the grave (47:20).

Cheap special effects abound, beheadings (44:32), chopsticks in ears (23:40), and drunken communist menacings (24:50).

I love this movie and have tried for years to find a good copy, but this will do for now. Ron Ormond rocks.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pretty in Pink, or Carrie Prejean and the Sound of One Hand Clapping

carrie prejean

Ex-Miss California, Carrie Prejean, has been caught red handed in a sex tape that she herself deemed "disgusting," until she realized she was critiquing her own handiwork.

The video was shopped to but they "decided not to post it because it was so racy." Too racy??

Miss Prejean's 15 minutes of fame bedrocked on her pageant rant against same-sex marriage and her promotion of "opposite marriage." From there she was darlingized by the Christian right, always on the prowl for a pretty face. She was all set to appear at The New Jersey Family Policy Council's - Defenders of the Family Awards & Fund Raising Event when her sex tape became public knowledge.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Today in Ridiculous

Oh God, i LOVE it! Thanks, Unreasonable Faith

Filed under GMAFB:
Healthcare provision seeks to embrace prayer treatments
A little-noticed measure would put Christian Science healing sessions on the same footing as clinical medicine. Critics say it violates the separation of church and state.

A faith-based prison is pushed
The privately run lockup would have only Christians on its staff.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Ask A White Guy About Black People

Nobody knows the trouble the Mormons have seen, nobody knows but Jay-sus.

lds moron dallin oaks
Dallin Oaks
Who would have guessed that being "white and delightsome" would fail to protect one from criticism, nay, even oppression, equal to that suffered by Blacks during the Civil Rights era?

Brother Dallin H. Oaks, an apostle of the Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormons), spoke to students at Brigham Young University about the backlash against the church's support of Prop 8, California's anti-gay marriage campaign.
These incidents were expressions of outrage against those who disagreed with the gay-rights position and had prevailed in a public contest. As such, these incidents of 'violence and intimidation' are not so much anti-religious as anti-democratic. In their effect they are like the well-known and widely condemned voter-intimidation of blacks in the South...
Responses to Oaks' comments have been swift and sharp, causing Oaks to backpedal, admitting that the intimidation was not "as serious as what happened in the South."

The LDS church has admitted spending $190,000 in support of Prop 8, though expenses and "compensated staff time" may push that number higher.

On Mormons and the Black

Monday, June 1, 2009

Believe, or we'll kill you

atheist sweden

From - whiskey tango foxtrot?

Maybe this video has something to do with it.

- Thanks, Cynical-C

Trust Women

The man who killed Dr. George Tiller yesterday at his church, as Tiller handed out bulletins to those entering... The man who killed Dr. George Tiller yesterday is the deed to the thought of O'Reilly, Hannity, Beck, Tony Perkins, Donald Wildmon, James Dobson and all their impotent little wannabes.

This happened in Tiller's church - a Reformation Lutheran church, a "welcoming" church, code for accepting LGBT.

Dr. George Tiller was one of a few doctors offering late-term abortions in the United States. He was known to wear a button that read "Trust Women."

The shooting yesterday reminds me of the gunman who entered the Unitarian church last July killing two and wounding seven. The church, according to the gunman, was a liberal church.

There's no freedom of religion in the U.S., according to the Bible bangers. Either you believe like they do or you're fair game. That's not religion. That's a cult. No, it's not a cult, it's terrorism, and the suspect should be treated as an enemy combatant.

Scott Roeder, named as the suspect in the shooting, typed on the Operation Rescue blog on May 19, 2007,
Bleass everyone for attending and praying in May to bring justice to Tiller and the closing of his death camp. Sometime soon, would it be feasible to organize as many people as possible to attend Tillers church (inside, not just outside) to have much more of a presence and possibly ask questions of the Pastor, Deacons, Elders and members while there? Doesn’t seem like it would hurt anything but bring more attention to Tiller.
See the cached version as their site is not coming up right now. Operation Rescue was quick to denounce the killing yesterday, issuing a press release at Even in their denouncement they wrote,
Operation Rescue recently made headlines when it bought and closed an abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas and has become the voice of the pro-life activist movement in America. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to restore legal personhood to the pre-born and stop abortion in obedience to biblical mandates.
I hope this attack drives each and every lemming last one of them over the cliff of relevance.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sorry, Tennessee, no antichrist for you

tennessee cracker

Ed Hindson, a self-styled expert in end times theology, met with the likeminded last weekend to discuss the antichrist. Though he does not know who it is, he knows who it is not - definitely no liberals, like Nero, Charlemagne, Napoleon, Hitler, Stalin, Kennedy, or Khrushchev. Then he added one more:
I've heard people say it's Al Gore - trust me, nobody from Tennessee is going to conquer the world.
Hindson was emphatic that Obama is NOT the antichrist. He added that Obama was a kind of valet to the antichrist.

Why not a cook, or chauffeur? Jeez, how racist! | Obama not antichrist
Thanks, J-Walk

Monday, May 18, 2009

GQ Releases Rumsfeld's Bible-banging Report Covers

donald rumsfeld

Remember when our foot-in-mouth president, George Bush, called the war in Iraq a "crusade"? It seems that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld played on Bush's delusions by juxtaposing Bible verses with images of war.

Donald Rumsfeld's top-secret briefings for President Bush, known as the Worldwide Intelligence Update,
was a daily digest of critical military intelligence so classified that it circulated among only a handful of Pentagon leaders and the president; Rumsfeld himself often delivered it, by hand, to the White House. The briefing's cover sheet generally featured triumphant, color images from the previous days' war efforts... (a)nd above these images, and just below the headline secretary of defense, was a quote that may have raised some eyebrows. It came from the Bible, from the book of Psalms: Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him... To deliver their soul from death.
This is part and parcel dominionist theory, that "society should be governed exclusively by the law of God as codified in the Bible."

- | Onward Christian Soldiers, the slideshow
- | An He Shall Be Judged, the story

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Don't Persecute Me Because of My Faith

prejean liar

According to TMZ these photos were taken last year when "biblically correct" Carrie Prejean (aka Miss California) was 20.

Apparently she forgot about these as she'd told reporters the previous set of photos were the only (semi)nude photos of her in existence.

Or else she's a liar and a fraud.

Miss Prejean has complained that people are persecuting her because of her faith and her stand against gay marriage.

Thanks, Joe.My.God

Friday, May 8, 2009

Anti-gay Thought and Children

One of the worst things about the anti-gay movement is the sexualizing of human beings, and especially of children. Heterosexuality is accepted as the norm, homosexuality as a sexual perversion. The "sexual" in "homosexual" is emphasized, understood as activity, whereas in "heterosexual" it's the "hetero" that is emphasized and the "sexual" is waived. Heterosexual children are not viewed by default as sexual beings.

When a person, or a child, comes out as homosexual they are automatically categorized, by those infected with anti-gay thought, as a person characterized by sexual activity. They are viewed in a lascivious light, as might someone working as a pole dancer or Catholic priest.

This is especially harmful with children. Viewing an LGBT child as someone who has crossed over into imagined sexual activity allows some adults to withdraw their respect and protection from that child. This is something I have become acutely aware of as my own 13-year-old son has come out at his middle school.

Many well meaning adults charged with my child's protection look at me through a fog of incomprehension, not understanding why they cannot allow children to be called "faggot" in their classroom, or why they have to report each and every incidence of violence. It's as if they were saying to me, "But your child is gay!"

My son does not have a boyfriend, nor does he want one. He is not there yet. He is a child. He understands that his desire is for his own gender, just as some little girls understand that when they grow up they want to marry someone just like daddy. Coming out as gay, for my son, was not an invitation to be treated like someone "asking for it".

The religious right and social conservatives are making a grave error that may cause the marginalization of their organizations for decades to come. Stripped of their political power and moral authority, all that's left, all the world sees, is the perversion of their ideas - LGBT children as sexualized beings rather than human beings, and the smallness, meanness and cruelty that they preach.

Viewing LGBT children as sexualized beings instead of human beings requires the willing (though perhaps unconcious) act of recategorizing a human being, or human child, as a sexual object. This places the child at risk of being abused by other children and adults for whom the usual social boundaries no longer apply.

If we are talking about sin, recategorizing a human child as a sexual object is a SIN.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Carrie Prejean | Pretty in Pink

dirty carrie prejean

"...behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out."
Numbers 32:23 (King James Version)

Semi-nude photos of Carrie Prejean, aka Miss California, have surfaced. Miss Prejean who is a born again Christian and anti-gay marriage activist, claims the photos were taken when she was a teenager.

Prejean claims the release of the photos was meant to mock her Christian faith. She called the release an attack, intolerant and offensive.

In the photos Prejean is wearing only a pair of pink panties, and her arm covers her nipple. The bottom of her breast is exposed.

US Forces "hunt people for Jesus"

"...may well be in violation of U.S. Constitution, their professional codes, and regulations in place for all forces in Afghanistan."

They get around it by calling the Bibles they pass out "gifts."

UPDATE: Since the release of the video the chaplains have destroyed the Bibles.

- James Bays, AlJazeera English

Blessed Virgin Mary appears on greasy griddle

The Blessed Virgin Mary is appearing at the Las Palmas restaurant in Calexico. She's assumed the form of the Virgin of Guadalupe in a stain on the griddle. The miracle has been attracting many visitors including the two Lucha Libre stars - Renegado and Mr. Tempest - above. Mr. Tempest told reporters,
I follow Our Lady of Guadalupe. This is amazing. It's a true miracle.
The griddle has been replaced and is now on display.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Stay classy, Florida

There's problems brewing in the hitch-o-sphere.

The Florida legislature has voted for a new Jesus license plate. When asked if he would veto the bill ordering the new plates, Florida Governor Charlie Crist commented,
"I would not veto those... No, I would not," Crist said. Asked if he has a problem with Jesus on a license plate, Crist responded "I don't. No." On the question of Church and state, Crist argued that "If they don't want one they don't have to buy one" and defended the plates on the basis that "I think it... What's it say? 'In God We Trust' on every single piece of monetary, coins and paper we have? I think it's fine."

More Science from Supermodels

Paris Hilton on swine flu: "I don't eat that." [pork]

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Week in Christian Crime

christian crimeThe Cream of the Crop

+ Not guilty plea in youth pastor's molesting arrest
"...a former Salvation Army youth pastor facing child molestation charges involving three teenage girls, 1 of whom is pregnant."

+ 2nd Man Arrested In Disabled Man's Slaying
"Police said Pushia [a Baltimore pastor] organized the crime to collect on a life insurance policy he'd taken out on Wallace [blind], whom he'd met while working at the disabled man's group home."

+ Asheboro Pastor, School Tutor Faces Sex Charges
"A man who serves as a pastor, school tutor and board member of a Boys and Girls club faces [is charged with ] ...statutory rape/sex offense, sex offense with a student and indecent liberties with a child. "

+ Liberty University students surprised by professor's arrest
"A former Liberty University professor remains in jail, accused of sexually assaulting a woman last week." Students in denial

+ Prominent Ark. music minister arrested for indecency with a minor
'David Pierce, who for nearly three decades has been minister of music at the First Baptist Church of Benton, Ark., was arrested April 24 for sexual indecency with a minor, according to officials."

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Because I Like My Science from Supermodels

kathy irelandKathy Ireland: She's not just a supermodel. According to FOX News, she's a "supermodel-turned-entrepreneur-turned-author" and she's speaking out against abortion!

While hawking her latest book, Real Solutions for Busy Mom: Your Guide to Success and Sanity, Ireland spoke out,
My entire life I was pro-choice - who was I to tell another woman what she could or couldn't do with her body? But when I was 18, I became a Christian and I dove into the medical books, I dove into science.
As you can see, after diving into science our Christian swimsuit model still has some of it stuck to her butt.

Ix-nay on the Wine-say Lu-fay!

All the Abrahamic religions are equally ignorant.
JERUSALEM (AP) - The outbreak of swine flu should be renamed 'Mexican' influenza in deference to Muslim and Jewish sensitivities over pork, said an Israeli health official Monday.

Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman said the reference to pigs is offensive to both religions and 'we should call this Mexican flu and not swine flu,' he told a news conference at a hospital in central Israel.
Pigs are nicht nicht in Judaism and Islam, so they cannot be eaten, but I had no idea that piggy banks, piggy back, and pig Latin were all also forbidden.
Scientists are unsure where the new swine flu virus originally emerged, though it was identifed first in the United States. They say there is nothing about the virus that makes it 'Mexican' and worry such a label would be stigmatizing.

Thanks, Cynical-C

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Impotent Dismay as the Godless Globalist Elites Destroy our Heritage

impotent patriotsDon Larsen, a Springville delegate, offered the resolution, titled Resolution opposing the Hate America anti-Christian Open Borders cabal, and "invisible government" Who's fault is it? Why it's SATAN! And the Ford Foundation. Larsen spoke,
Satan's ultimate goal is to destroy the family, and these people are playing a leading part in it.
It's really quite a rant.
Whereas, traditionals and patriots throughout our country watch in nearly impotent dismay as the godless globalist elites destroy our heritage leaving us without memory of our past and with little hope for our children’s future. Our globlist elites subvert every tradition and ethic that elevates men above beasts. In the United States of America an arrogant godless white elite champions globalization.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Christians believe Australia exists in the future

A prankster at called the Word of Faith Christian Center to pray about the announcement that President Barack Obama IS a Muslim and was performing the Salaat.

The conversation went a little something like this:
The Mark: You're a day ahead of us.. .do you guys get news before us sometimes?

The Prankster: Uh, yeah...

The Mark: So we'll be hearing about this later? Oh what a tremendous revelation that we were deceived!
The Prankster wrote, "Since it had only just happened in Australia (which is 'in the future'), he prayed a preventative prayer to stop it happening in the United States. "

So sad.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Don't know much about history...

here come the lions

Over at Donald Wildmon's Mississippi-based American Family Association they're debating the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act. One of the brethren responded.
And regarding the open season on Christians, it's coming when this bill passes. Will you care about protecting the Christian "class" then????
Christians are protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Return of the Repressed

those dirty catholics"Yes, this is an actual logo designed in 1973 for the Catholic Church's Archdiocesan Youth Commission. It even won an award from the Art Directors Club of Los Angeles."

Design Archives AIGA

From AfroJacks via Cynical-C.

Friday, April 17, 2009

"If You Don’t Matter To God, We Will Shoot You in the Face"

From Cynical-C - his title above, in quotes. The PSA was produced by Answers in Genesis. I know they were trying to say that the kid is godless and so no one matters to him, but the message that comes across is that the Christians are going after the godless.

The conservative Christians have had a lot of trouble with their metaphors lately - consider teabagging, 2M4M, and now this. It's not new. There used to be ministries called "Sword of the Lord," "Sowers of Seed," and "Probe." It's the return of the repressed.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Donald Wildmon, "Ve have vays of making you talk."

lawrence king

April 17, 2009 is the National Day of Silence, which brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Most of the school children involved plan to remain quiet during the day, or even just between classes or during breaks - not exactly a disruptive protest.

Donald Wildmon, of the American Family Association of Tupelo, Mississippi, sees it differently. In his Action Alert he writes, your local school and ascertain whether they officially or passively allow students to observe "Day of Silence."
In other words, will your child's school allow students to not talk throughout the day? Wildmon continues,
Schools do not have to tolerate students remaining silent in class.
Say what? How are you going to force students to talk in class?

The issue of anti-LGBT bullying came home to me this week. Last Tuesday my 13-year-old son, who is gay and out, received a verbal death threat from another student in his science class. The student's parents were called in twice and the student was suspended. The school did not, however, contact us until Friday morning.

This is one of those things that, when you hear it, is like getting slapped. As the school official was talking to me I was numb, I couldn't believe what I was hearing. But over the course of the day the enormity of the event began to sink in.

A hate email was sent to my son last night.

What the FUCK is going on? What kind of parents teach their children to threaten another child with death? Donald Wildmon's Christian parents? And MY child is involved in a what Wildmon calls a
...sinful, unnatural and destructive behavior[?]
What's more sinful, unnatural and destructive than a little Christian boy being taught to murder another boy?

It's more and more difficult for me to write about religion - about how wacky and weird these people are. They are not. They are dangerous and deluded and un-American. And the "good" Christians - those who profess God but also support gays and women - they create an atmosphere where the dangerous behavior of the Bible banging Christians can find purchase. Without the "good" Christians the rest would be left to twist in the wind - the danger of their thoughts and actions stripped bare for all to see and condemn.

More and more I am convinced that the only way to honor any god is to deny him/her. No God would countenance this hateful behavior and would prefer not to be worshipped at all to having his/her nature perverted as it is throughout the world today.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Rainbow Coalition of Bigots - Take 17

This is an audition tape for a recent ad from the anti-equality National Coalition for Marriage. Eww..., girl, there's a storm coming.

The actors have a hard time choking the words out.

Thanks, Slog.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Barack Obama: "Serve Satan"

And did you know that one molecule in your hand could be an entire universe, and that the entire universe could be, like, a molecule in the hand of a giant dope smoker? Whoa...!

Thanks, Joe.My.God.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


A human experiment turns Bogota, Columbia into a nice place to live.
During his tenure as mayor of Bogota, Colombia, Enrique Penalosa was both revered and scorned for his urban planning and transportation policies. His public works projects, which largely favored the pedestrian experience, were unlike anything previously built in Bogotá. Penalosa describes the environmental and social importance of minimizing automobile culture.
Very inspiring.

See more at e2 at PBS.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

Love and Support Gays and You Are Now Homosexual

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In an American Family Assocation Action Alert sent by Donald Wildmon of Tupelo, Mississippi, earlier this week PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) was labeled a homosexual group. I found this particularly interesting as probably only a small percentage of people belonging to PFLAG are homosexual. Donald Wildmon doesn't just condemn gay people but also those who love or support them. Just as in the Civil Rights era, it was not just blacks who were targeted for retribution, but also those who supported them. The colors may have changed somewhat, but the game remains the same. Go Mississippi!

Of course they have their own ripped off version of PFLAG called PFOX (Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays). Wildmon tortures the logic,
By issuing national press releases against PFOX, by organizing protests at ex-gay conferences, by publishing anti-ex-gay literature, and by opposing ex-gays equal access to public venues, Pepsi-supported Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) contributes to the intolerance of the ex-gay community, stereotypes former homosexuals, and continually misrepresents PFOX's mission.
Anti-ex-gay literature?

Lest you think the ex-gay movement harmless consider the work that Exodus is doing in Uganda. Joe.My.God. reports that
American members of the "ex-gay" group Exodus are touring Uganda to support the government's crackdown on LGBT citizens. Exodus members have endorsed the proposed life sentence for gay sex in Uganda.
Check the Box Turtle Bulletin below for the full story.

In a region where genocide has occurred based on perceived differences among the population, this fomenting of intolerence is inexcusable and borders on criminal.

- AFA Action Alert | Pepsi refuses to be neutral in the culture war, remains the leading corporate sponsor of homosexual group?
If you want a copy write to me and for a few weeks I'll forward the Action Alert to you.
- Joe.My.God. | Uganda's Gay Witchhunt Continues With The Help Of U.S. "Ex-Gay" Group Exodus
- Box Turtle Bulletin | Another Anti-Gay Vigilante Campaign May Have Begun In Uganda
- Exocus Global Alliance | Opening Doors | Ethiopa Mission 2008
Exodus in Ethiopa, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Sudan. The group creates alliances with Muslim leaders the will "permit Muslim people to seek help from this ministry."
- PinkNews | US Christians accused of exporting anti-gay message to Africa
Scott Lively wrote "The Pink Swastika" linking homosexuality to Nazi atrocities.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Does Satan Exist - The Nightline Face-Off

Two years ago when Nightline staged a debate on the questions "Does God Exist?" 15,000 comments were posted to their Web site. In an effort to reprise this success they will now stage a debate on the existence of Satan. The show is scheduled for March 26.

On the NO side of the argument will be famous philosopher Deepak Chopra and Bishop Carlton Pearson who wrote some books or something. YES will be represented by Annie Lobért, a Hooker for Jesus, and self-described "indy rock star," aka "Pastor Dude" Mark Driscoll, the founder of Mars Hills Church where the debate will take place.

Poor Satan.

- Nightline | Does Satan Exist?
- | Driscoll is a homophobe and a misogynist.

Monday, March 23, 2009

The River Nile - An Unread Book Report


The River Nile, by Kenny Blair is an pro-life mystery. The protagonist, Kansas writer Julie Benham, researches the Catholic orphanage from which she was adopted - which, coincidentally, is next door to an abortion clinic, and "her perfect world soon begins to unravel."

I really don't mind reading books that use clichés like "her perfect world soon begins to unravel." I'm a big Ed Wood fan and often read advance copies of Christian books enjoying their purple prose. I did not get an advance copy of this book, however, and refuse to pay $11.89 for a book I'll probably toss, so will have to limit my review to the publicity copy.
As the young woman digs for information, she realizes that the women's clinic [in Wichita, KS] is just a front for what really happens when mothers come to abort their third trimester babies. Mothers checking in are unaware that the clinic refuses to kill their babies, but instead removes their children alive and then transfers them to the Catholic orphanage that cares for and raises them.
In the USA preterm infants are born 28 - 56 days early. It costs an average of $2,000 a day to care for a preterm infant, which would make the average total cost of caring for these infants $56,000 - $112,000. The abortion clinic/neonatal intensive care unit would have to be quite flush with funds and would also have to arrange for birth certificates. Only the most desperate adoptive parents would agree to an adoption where the biological parents have not given up their parental rights.

The Amazon product description poses the question, "When is it okay to deceive those around you if it means saving lives?"

Hmm., what part of "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour" do you not understand?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Mega Churches in Trouble


Churches, sheltered through tax exemptions from the vagaries of free market capitalism, are finally feeling the financial pinch. Congregrants, faced with the choices of paying for rent and groceries or Pastor Kingpin's Bentley are trending toward the former. reports,
Companies that specialize in church mortgages report that foreclosures and delinquencies for congregations are on the rise as the tough economic times start to make their impact at the offering plate.
Seabreeze Church in Huntington, California, is struggling to make ends meet after committing to $12 million on a new complex. Gimmicks to attract new members and new money include EasterFest with hot air balloon rides, skate demos and rock walls for the kids.

Perhaps the church's financial problems are due to turning their finances over to a wizard.
This wizard gives you the ability to make a secure online contribution to your organization via a direct debit from your bank account or via credit card.
Or perhaps their problems are due to spending money they didn't have on a cushy building instead of following Jesus' commandments to feed and clothe the people.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Ghandi on Marriage Rights

ghandi march
Ghandis protesters marching in South Africa in 1913

I've been reading about Ghandi lately and thinking about non-violence. Yesterday I learned that in 1913, in an effort to expel Indians from South Africa, the government invalidated Indian marriages, making Indian wives concubines and Indian children bastards. Ghandi wrote:
...Mr. Justice Searle of the Cape Supreme Court gave judgment on March 14, 1913 to the effect that all marriages were outside the pale of legal marriages in South Africa with the exception of such as were celebrated according to Christian rites and registered by the Registrar of Marriages.
Indian women protested first, by crossing borders without papers and selling wares without licences. When they were imprisoned thousands of Indian miners went on strike and joined the march.

How different is it today, when the state, motivated by delusions of purity, tries to prevent women from marrying the women they love, and men from marrying the men that they love? By doing so marriage is made - not the sacred love-based union of two hearts - but a cynical tool of the state wielded against those of whom they disapprove.

Can we move beyond the thinking that motivated South Africa in 1913?

women resisters
Women Passive Resisters with their Children

- Satyagraha in South Africa/Chapter XXXIX | When Marriage is not a Marriage

Friday, March 13, 2009

From the People Who Brought You Pope Sweat

The makers of Pope Pius IX, The Pope's Cologne, is premiering their new fragrance, L'Innocence, based on a saccharine painting of the Virgin, the Child, and a lamb by William Adolph Bouguereau. Doctor Frederick Hass, the creator of this fragrance, describes it as,
soft and ethereal with a gentle opening ripple of cool lavender in the morning and evolving into a lingering, soft, powdery undertone of freshly-ironed linen at bedtime. It has, at once, a soothing, almost narcotic yet exalting quality seldom found in other fragrances.
Really, I think I'd prefer a cologne based on this other painting of Bouguereau's. It's more, shall we say, priestly.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

End Times Price Reduction

You know times is tough when the Holy Spirit himself reduces the price of his paperback from $150 to $135. Jump on this people, before the recovery or the rapture jacks that price back up.

Here's the product description to titillate you.
Now for the cheesy product tie in:

Birth Control Gum
birth control gum
Enhances the effectiveness of all abstinence programs! (Weight gain around the middle is normal.)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Vatican Money Clip

From Celebrate Your Faith - Glorious Gifts of Inspiration:
Feel as if the "Lamb of God", a cherished title for the Messiah, is with you as you go about your day. The Vatican Library Collection of gift items contains authentic recreations inspired by the historic masterpieces of art and architecture found within the Library.

This gold-tone money clip has a very detailed lamb and an inscription that reads "God is with you"; finely engraved with flowers and leaves.

Presented in gift box bearing the Vatican Library Collection logo.
I applied for a menchant account but haven't heard back yet.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Imagine No God

Put your hands together for Edward Current, he'll be here all week.

Thanks, J-Walk Blog

Thursday, March 5, 2009

From the Church of Pastor Dr. Gary G. Dull

dull youth program

This photo is on the home page of the Faith Baptist Church youth program. Their pastor is Dr. Gary G. Dull. Make sure you're sitting down before you check out Family Fun Night.

Look like he's positioning himself as a mega church pastor - eventually.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Man Protests Christianity Naked

naked man on crossA man protesting Christianity climbed atop a cross on the West Central Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles Sunday. Traffic was blocked on La Brea Avenue between Wilshire and Olympic until the man was talked down around 3:00pm. Church services were suspended. The man was placed under a 72-hour psychiatric hold.

Yes, that's what the brown stuff on the cross is.

Kind of calls to mind Luis Bunuel's Simon of the Desert

simon of the desert

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Dog Delusion

dog delusionMy cats are too lazy to read, but they did listen to the book on tape.

- Unreseasoable Faith | The Dog Delusion

Monday, March 2, 2009

Absorb God's Abundance

ShamWow! Prayer Cloth - Holds 12 Times Its Weight In Blessings!

- | ShamWow! Prayer Cloth

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Go ahead, punk, make my Dei!

saint gabriel possentiIn case you are wondering what to ponder, to what high ideals to afix your thoughts, during this Lenten season (I know I am!), consider Saint Gabriel Possenti, the patron saint of handguns. According to reports Possenti, a Catholic seminarian, saved the village of Isola, Italy from bandits by shooting a lizard. It was obvious to the bandits that Possenti meant business. He was canonized by Pope Benedict XV in 1920.

John Snyder, the founder and chairman of the Saint Gabriel Possenti Society writes,
From the life of St. Gabriel Possenti, we observe that holiness and righteous force with the use of handguns can and do coincide. St. Gabriel Possenti used his handgun marksmanship in the rescue of an entire village without causing physical harm to a single human being. Hopefully, people of various faiths, including prelates of the Catholic Church and leaders of other denominations, will take this lesson to heart and even meditate on [Possenti's example] during this Lenten season.
As one touched by gun violence, let me remind that Gun violence in the United States is associated with the majority of homicides and over half the suicides.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

People in red states buy less porn on Sundays

porn family values

Benjamin Edelman has published a study on porn in The Journal of Economic Perspectives. The study found that
Those states that do consume the most porn tend to be more conservative and religious than states with lower levels of consumption...
The largest consumer of porn turns out to be Utah, voters of John McCain and family values. Maybe they buy it to burn it, so there's less for the rest of us.

In honor of our Lord and Personal Savior Jesus Christ, red staters do buy 1% less online porn on Sundays, though that number jumps back up the rest of the week. Go Jesus!

According to New Scientist
Residents of 27 states that passed laws banning gay marriages boasted 11% more porn subscribers than states that don't explicitly restrict gay marriage.
But it's probably straight porn, right?

Thanks, Dan Savage <3

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Christian Dominionists Cannot Count

John Whitehead, from the dominionist Christian Rutherford Institute brays,

'God' - the new four-letter word in public schools
Yes, we need God to more smarts on our childrens.

Writer suggest Jesus may have struggled with racism

"Na na na na na na. I can't hear you."

They've got their fingers in their ears over at Associated Baptist Press, because a brown brother, Miguel De La Torre (if that is his real name), has suggested that Jesus may have struggled with racism, just like today's Christians.
Our faith tells us that anyone can come to Jesus. The evangelistic message is that Jesus will turn no one away. We can come just as we are, ill and diseased. All who seek healing will find salvation and liberation in the arms of Jesus, for his unconditional love accepts everyone -- regardless of their race or ethnicity.

Or does it? Matthew 15:21-28 recounts the story of a Canaanite woman who came to Jesus desperately seeking a healing for her daughter.

The Canaanites during Jesus' time were seen by Jews as being a mixed race of inferior people, much in the same way that some Euro-Americans view Hispanics today, specifically the undocumented. The Canaanites of old -- like Latino/as of our time -- did not belong. They were no better than "dogs."

For this reason Jesus' response to the Canaanite woman is troublesome. When she appealed to Jesus to heal her sick child, our Lord responded by saying: "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. It is not good to take the bread of the children and throw it to the dogs."

No matter how much I try to redeem the text, I cannot ignore the fact that Jesus called this woman of color a dog! I am forced to ask the uncomfortable question: Was Jesus a racist?
If you have a chance, read the entire article. De La Torre makes some excellent points. If you have the stomach, read some of the knuckle dragging comments. They're passing around $10 words like a big bowl of cheetos.

Thanks, J-Walk Blog

Saturday, February 21, 2009

And now for something completely different...

gals gams and garters"Gals Gams and Garters is a large scrapbook patched together by an anonymous afficinado of the ankle, thigh and leg. It was found by a student at VCU in Richmond, VA in the late 1960's"

Really quite evocative.

- The Blog | Gals Gams and Garters
Thanks, Ken

Eww..., Mickey Rourke.

mickey rourke

Christians have a new poster child, and he comes with his own mug shots.

Rourke will grace the cover of Relevant magazine's March/April issue. [Spoiler alert.]
The article covers Rourke's brutal experiences growing up, his life as a boxer and the fateful night when--on his way to kill the man who raped his girlfriend--he decided to stop by church one last time.

Rourke describes his first encounter with the priest who is now an important mentor in his life: "It was gonna be more than a punch in the mouth, and the guy deserved more, but Father Peter gave me the rap about, 'Where in the Bible does it say, "'Vengeance is mine,' says Mickey Rourke"?'" It was a question that changed Rourke's life.
Uh..., how about Romans 12:19?

Friday, February 20, 2009

The Obamas - All Over My Coffee Table

obama coffee table

Damn! Shallow just got a whole lot deeper.

Jesus is Coming, and He's Taking Cascading Style Sheets with Him

Jesus Means Business!

For $5.49 you can order a WhooshKlinx (TM), with accessories (see bottom right of image above). When you are raptured your WhooshKlinx (TM) will be left behind. Those who find it will be pointed to a Bible verse explaining why all the Christians are gone. The site claims that "each tag is embossed with a unique serial number," though it does not say why.

Please honor the trademark WhooshKlinx. Obviously a lot of thought went into the name. If you must stand on the shoulder of this giant, the trade names WhooshKlinks, WhooshClinks, and WoopsKinks, may still be available.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bristol Palin, Like..., Uh..., Abstinence Doesn't Work

Four more kids and she can run for office.

Thanks, Joe.My.God.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

More Barbaric Catholic Perversion

Wojciech Giertych, a Catholic monsignor and the personal theologian to the Pope, maintains that sex discrimination continues in Hell, according to a new study approved by the Vatican.

Men, it seems, are so into lust and gluttony that they have no energy or interest left for pride. Women, on the other hand, are into pride, envy and anger. Lust takes a back seat.

In Hell men will be pelted with fire and brimstone while women will be broken on a wheel.

Who the fuck makes this shit up? Which part of the following does the Vatican not understand?
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 3:28
broken on wheelThis is what Giertych believes will happen to women in Hell.

"The naked heretic had each limb and joint broken precisely to avoid any fatal blows. He was then 'braided' into the spokes of the wheel and hoisted on to a post. There he was exposed to the elements - or left to be twirled by passers by who wanted to join in the fun."
Kenneth Humphries

Fuck Wojciech Giertych. Fuck the Pope. And fuck their sadistic perverted god.

New Product Announcement - Fat Free

(Note: Communion wafers is people.)

Thanks, Bits and Pieces.