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'No promo homo' laws affect millions of students across U.S. (NBC News)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 10. 6 Replies

Annabeth Mellon said the sexual education lessons she received at her rural Alabama middle school were inadequate at best. “They separated men and women in two different rooms,” she told NBC News.…Continue

Tags: alternative, homosexuality, Alabama, LGBTQ, education

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Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever Jan 28. 7 Replies

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Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Nov 29, 2017. 1 Reply

Religion-specific blue laws aren't just a relic of the past, unfortunately. Catholic Herald …Continue

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Churches descend into politics

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Terrorist attack in Sweden, multiple deaths reported.

Started by Lauren Ell. Last reply by Lauren Ell Apr 9, 2017. 2 Replies

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Christian Jihad Poised

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by tom sarbeck Mar 4, 2017. 3 Replies

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Humanist Marriage "Demonic?" - Angry Christian Rails Against Humanism — This Atheist’s Polite Response Is Perfect

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Valerie Tarico Interviews Chris Johnson, Creator of Atheist-Themed Book and Documentary Film, A Better Life

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Aug 31, 2015. 25 Replies

I hadn't run across the name Chris Johnson before reading this article from Alternet/Salon, but Johnson published A Better Life last year, a coffee table book in which he details the lives of various…Continue

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This Church Service In Tennessee Includes Everything But God

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 4, 2015. 8 Replies

There is, however, one rather fundamental missing ingredient that sets this congregation apart from the hundreds of others turning out to worship this Sunday morning in Nashville: this is a church…Continue

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Norway Accuses Catholic Church of Fraud.

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We all know the Catholic Church is a fraud everywhere, and in many ways.  It's nice to see they were caught with their financial pants down, instead of the other kind.…Continue

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Brother Kills Brother Over Ramadan Fasting

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Well, the religion of peace has shone its amity and kindness yet once…Continue

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Comment by Candy Cooper on July 23, 2011 at 9:35am
Wasn't the bombing in OK city and the Uni Bomber's work for the same reasons? Nationalism and racism? This sort of thing isn't isolated to Europe, we have plenty of the same nuts right here.
Comment by Susan Stanko on July 23, 2011 at 9:15am

A friend just posted this about him.

The killer is the ethnic Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik (32 years old) from Hoff in western Oslo. Typical sheltered west end kid with background from economic highschool. In his late 20s he became more conservative, rabidly islamophobic and hostile to a multicultural society, something he has never experienced himself. He has called himself "nationalistic". Short story: he developed into a nazi. That he hated Brundtland is just confirmed. He called her "landsmorderen" (the murderer of the country), a wordplay on "landsmoderen" (the mother of the contry) which she is often called.

Two years ago he started a company with the goal of growing vegetables, something that gave hin easy access to fertiliser, the main component of the bombs. Looks like he hasn't had much income the last years, but he wasn't poor.

Comment by Ian Mason on July 23, 2011 at 6:17am

Silly arguement. Religous violence/cruelty increases in proportion to the amount of power religion has in society. In more secular societies religion is forced into humility and non-violence. When the church had power in Europe we had the Inquisition. When the Reformation came, persecution of "heresy" and religious wars. Now there's a theocracy in Iran for example, there's oppression there. As the U.S. becomes slightly more secular, various groups fight like cornered rats.


Simple, innit?

Comment by Sassan K. on July 23, 2011 at 2:13am

To add: to say that Muslims have less blood on their hands than Christianity is quite comical and lacks perspective. Islam from its very beginning was a genocidal religion that fought by the sword and forced people by massacring entire villages (except maybe keeping the best virgin girls) to become Muslim or become extinct. In addition, you judge a people by how they have progressed and modernized. For example, Iran of 2500+ years ago had a great civilization in which the first human rights charter was established and it is quite disheartening than Iran of that period had much more human rights than Iran of today. 40+ years ago we had segregation, now we have a black President. The west has secularized and advanced science, technology, and the plight of the human race. If it wasn't for the west - we wouldn't have all the great thinkers who have pushed us forward with their minds and innovations.

When individual Christians resort to the rare abortion bombing or killing an abortion doctor - they are shunned by other Christians in the community. They are not glorified and given high status or considered martyrs when they are executed. In fact - they go to jail for life or face execution (although I am against the death penalty). Individual acts do not constitute what Islamic terrorism is - acts on a global scale by terrorists and the organizations they are a part of.

And when bibles are burned or people make fun of Jesus - their feelings might be hurt but they don't go cut heads off or resort to terror.

Case in point: Woman Destroys Controversial Jesus Art in Colorado and she is the one arrested and the exhibit of gay Jesus was repaired and went back on in display. A Pastor in Florida threatens to burn a quran, heads are being cut off at the United Nations in Afghanistan. Cartoons are drawn - Muslims act like savages. Imagine instead of a gay Jesus exhibit it was a gay Muhammad exhibit....what do you think the result would have been??

Comment by Sassan K. on July 23, 2011 at 1:56am

Every gay person attacked and killed is the result of Christian fundamentalism.

Killing Bin Laden is Christian fundamentalism.

I'm sorry but making such statements is not only irresponsible - it makes you lose any credibility you may have had when speaking to rational people who are knowledgeable on this subject.

Briefly to my background - I was "born" a Muslim and have studied Islamic theology to a good degree and have lived significant portions (as of just a few months ago I spent approximately 9-months in Iran) inside of an Islamic theocracy. In addition, I have read the quran and bible - and studied the hadith and discussed the core of Islamic belief with theologians and the likes when I was in Iran. When these hardcore Muslims say "we love death more than you love life" they mean it. And they want to bring an end to the world in which you and I would be the first people executed as atheists.

As for homosexuals - it is in fact the law that homosexuals are executed in Islamic countries run by Shariah law (which is demanded by the quran and the hadith). Therefore - today we debate about the issue of gay marriage - in Islamic countries such as Iran - gays who are themselves and out of the closet are eligible for a nice hanging but before that - some complimentary floggings and torture.

And getting rid of Bin Laden has nothing to do "with Christianity". As an atheist and someone who values western culture - and someone who understands the threats we face by Islamic fascists - I understood the imperative on not only operational aspects but psychological aspects in ruining the morale of Al Qaeda - the extermination of Bin Laden was necessary and just. Oh yeah - he was involved in a little something in which he attacked America and killed over 3000 civilians.

And to others - please know when I speak on Islam and the barbaric nature of Islam compared to Christianity - I still consider all religions inherently at their root evil - but one has been able to for the most part secularize and modernize and one is stuck in the dark ages. I speak as someone who is both Iranian and American - born in Tehran, came to the U.S. when I was young (3) but has spent considerable amounts of time while older in Iran. I bring a unique perspective to this issue - and there is absolutely no doubt that Christianity has nothing on Islam when it comes to primitiveness, oppression, and terror. After all, Islamic terrorist attacks happen routinely and are basically intertwined with their religious ideals of jihad and war.

Not all Muslims are bad people - but that is simply because they don't take their religion seriously in the way they are required to do under Islam. In fact - devout Muslims would consider these people apostates.

Comment by TNT666 on July 22, 2011 at 11:37pm

Every abortion provider attacked and murdered is the result of Christian fundamentalism.

Every gay person attacked and killed is the result of Christian fundamentalism.

Killing Bin Laden is Christian fundamentalism.


Every 15-20 years, nope, every single year.


As for pedophilia, Muslims have nothing on Christianity.


In addition, in historical terms, Muslims, as of yet, have much less blood on their hands than Christians.


Of course we can stay blind to the past and only look at whom we dislike in the present... But forgetting history is one of the worse crimes of history teaching in North American schools.

Comment by MaleficVTwin on July 22, 2011 at 11:14pm
Wait for it. The right-wing talking heads will be falling all over themselves to downplay his religious views if they begin to look like the root cause of his actions. Yes, they'll call it murder, they'll call it cold-blooded, they'll condemn what he did. Yet, they'll never admit that his religion was a driving force.

Of course, it's just conjecture right now. Time will tell.
Comment by Sassan K. on July 22, 2011 at 11:06pm
What's the difference between Islam and Christianity? You only get about one serious terrorist attack by a Christian fundamentilist every 15-20 years and their main agenda tends to not be religion but politics or imagined grievances as in this case - in addition, you don't have other Christians defending this imbecile or remaining silent on the issue. They call it for what it is: cold blooded murder and terror. In contrast in the Islamic world, too often these terrorists are being glorified as "martyrs" with their families compensated, their images drawn and pictured in their respective Islamic country - and treated as a hero instead of a cold blooded murderer and terrorist.

Islam and Christianity are night and day when it comes to religious extremism and violence. After-all, who do you think is a better role model - the symbol of Jesus or the child molesting pedohile and genocidal maniac Muhammad?
Comment by MaleficVTwin on July 22, 2011 at 10:55pm

Hmmm. It is tentatively looking like this could be the work of a Christian extremist......they aren't quite saying that, but they're hinting at it.

Comment by Joseph P on July 22, 2011 at 7:08pm
Seriously, what's wrong with those people?

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