Vampire book author Anne Rice is fed up with organized religion in general and the Catholic Church in particular. She announced on her website and on Twitter Wednesday: Anne Rice …I quit being a Christian. I’m out. In the name of Christ, I refuse to be anti-gay. I refuse to be anti-feminist. I refuse to […]
Month – July 2010
This is from Wittenburg Door and it’s pretty funny.
The Episcopal News Service just moved a story titled Standing Committee members celebrate commitment to transparency It’s a story about a five-day long, closed-door meeting of the Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion which met in London. When they weren’t celebrating their commitment to transparency, members of the Standing Committee held an election to fill […]
Many of the more theologically conservative voices on The Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion have resigned. But there must be at least one of them left. And he thinks it’s time for the Anglican Communion to separate itself from the Anglican Church’s official U.S. branch. Dato’ Stanley Isaacs, an attorney from Malaysia, represents the […]
I just got the latest issue of Free Inquiry, which is published by the Council for Secular Humanism. The most interesting item is on page 10 and its headline reads: We Need Your Immediate Help to Close an Extraordinary Budget Gap! Apparently, the Council has relied heavily on a wealthy and generous donor whose $800,000 […]
Two TV preachers who have been the focus of U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley’s televangelism inquiry were photographed together in Rome, holding hands as they walked through the eternal city. One, Benny Hinn, is undergoing a divorce from his wife. The other, Paula White, recently divorced her husband. The picture and a write up is in […]
An unbaptized dog, to make matters worse. To read more about this open and inclusive parish, click here.
There’s been a lot in the media this week about Shirley Sherrod, the Georgia USDA official who was fired due to a snippet of a speech she gave in which she admitted failing to give whole-hearted support to a farmer because he was white. (The complete speech ishere.) The clip didn’t mention that the incident […]
It’s a fascinating list. There are a couple of southerners. Rabbi Myrna Matsa relocated to the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina and has been a trauma counselor ever since, working in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Mississippi. Another southerner: Alysa Stanton, a North Carolinian who converted from Pentecostal Christianity to Reform Judaism. Stanton is the […]
Artur Suleimanov, a convert from Islam, had been threatened repeatedly in the past, Barnabas Fund reports.