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Time to write to Toyota...

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]amethyst_hunter)

I don't watch the show in question myself (1: I don't get cable; 2: even if I did I wouldn't watch it anyway because it's not my cuppa java) but danged if this doesn't seriously annoy me.

"Nip/Tuck" ads yanked, self-righteous PTC feelin' pretty smug

"Nip/Tuck" Ads Slashed

By Bridget Byrne Thu Nov 10, 8:20 PM ET

Toyota is peeling away from Nip/Tuck.

Pressured by the self-proclaimed decency mavens at the Parents Television Council, the auto company has pulled all its advertising from the FX series about the ethically fraught personal and private lives of a couple of Miami plastic surgeons.

The PTC trumpeted Toyota's pull-out on its Website, saying the auto maker wrote a letter last week to PTC boss L. Brent Bozell III "indicating the company is pulling their advertising from the ultra-raunchy FX show Nip/Tuck. Read more )

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Wow! 500 members!


I just checked the subscriber numbers for this community, and we have over 500 members now! Welcome aboard! This community has become a very dynamic and insightful place, and I have all of you to thank for this. I do hope that you are getting something from this community. It is meant to inform, inspire, and give insight to what is happening to our country- and even give us a means to do something about it. I think it's working.

Even better, many similar sites are popping up all over the Web. This is encouraging. If we crosslink to each other (like on the sidebar) we can bring information and investigation of dominionism to many others, who in turn can learn and spread the word.

Dominionists are a small minority, but they are powerful, rich, and most important, loud. There are many more of us than there are of them, and as the Dover school board elections amply demonstrated, we have the ability to sweep their minions out of office and out of power. We can turn the tide, and we have a long ways to go.

It is very gratifying to see such an eclectic mix of people here. Christians, Pagans, Jews, Agnostics, Atheists... this place is a cross-pollination spot of ideas and beliefs. I sincerely hope that it remains so. If we can talk to each other, learn from each other, understand that the dominionists have hijacked the Christian faith (and we all suffer for it), and not all Christians are like they are, then we can move towards solving the problem in a peaceful, and uniquely American way- tossing them out of power with We The People power. They have used it, and are actively trying to remove the ability of the rest of us to use it. We must not permit that to happen.

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Wal-Mart defends "Happy Holidays"


(Thanks to [info]seshen for this find.)

This article talks about Wal-Mart's use of the phrase 'Happy Holidays'. The more conspiratorial-minded sorts of Christians believe that there's a secular plot to destroy Christmas, and other Christian holidays.

Wal-Mart Defends 'Happy Holidays' Greeting

POSTED: 6:11 am CST November 11, 2005

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Thursday said it no longer employs a worker who wrote to a shopper that Christmas is a mix of world religions, but that the company does support the generic greeting, "Happy Holidays," as being more inclusive amid year-end celebrations by numerous faiths.

The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights criticized the world's largest retailer and called for a boycott over Wal-Mart's approach to Christmas.

"We want a) an apology for insulting Christians by effectively banning Christmas and b) a withdrawal of its insane statement regarding the origins of Christmas and c) a revision on its website," Catholic League President Bill Donohue said on the group's Web site.

In an interview, Donohue dismissed Wal-Mart's statement that it was respecting multiple beliefs as "corporate arrogance."

"If Wal-Mart, which is the family-friendly institution, gets away with this, then all the other department stores will just fall into line," he told The Associated Press on Thursday.Read more... )

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credit where its due...


How The Christian Left Can Get It Right
by Todd Huffman

"A close friend recently lamented in conversation that the Republicans have “stolen God”. Maybe, I said, but at least we still have Jesus.

"While many on the righteously religious right say they’ve “found” him, the story of the Jesus they’ve found is the one they’ve written themselves – the one in which a vengeful Jesus wields his cross as a sword and a shield. That’s not the Jesus I know, nor the one known by many Americans, irrespective of their political affiliations.

"I personally know at least a dozen Republicans who voted against their party in last November’s elections in part because they recognize this..."

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The real Christians in this country are finding their voices.

Let's hope it's not too late.

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Call to Researchers

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]thornewilder)

Does anyone know anything about this Seminary?
Trinity College of the Bible Theological Seminary


It is NAPNSC accredited, but it looks like NAPNSC is not highly though of:

The National Association for Private Nontraditional Schools and Colleges (formerly the National Association for Schools and Colleges) is a serious effort to establish an accrediting agency specifically concerned with alternative schools and programs. It was established in Grand Junction, Colorado, in the 1970s by a group of educators associated with Western Colorado University, a nontraditional school that has since gone out of business. Although NAPNSC's standards for accreditation have grown more rigorous over the years, their application for recognition has been turned down many times by the US Department of Education, but they plan to keep trying.


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LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]dark_rekhet)

Wouldn't it be nice if all churches carried such a logo? *sarcasm*

Dangerous Church

Typical non-denominational stuff, located in my home town, in an old movie theater.

Current Mood: annoyed
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LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]jehovahsfitness)

I feel like I'm missing something when people in this community mention a church is non-denominational. As far as I can tell, most of the non-denominational churches in the area I live in are small with black members. Not the kind of people I usually associate with dominionism.

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Jehovas Witness book and Jesusland.

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]kittynboi)

Since this group has an interest in coercive religious groups, I thought I would bring up these two books.

One is called The Awakening of a Jehovas Witness, or something similar. I flipped through it and read a few chapters in it, and it seemed interesting. Anyone else read it all the way through? I knew the Jehovas Witness had some freaky beliefs, but some of the stuff the book spoke of I had no idea about, like the stuff about the "watchtower" being some direct office of god on Earth, and the stuff about "paradise" involving people aging forward and backward to their "prime." I knew the JW's were a coercive religious group, but I haven't know a lot of details on it.

Another book is titled Jesusland, a memoir, about a girl who grew up in an abusive, controlling religious environment. Anyone read this? Is it worth reading? I haven't read any of it yet. I was wondering if anyone here checked it out yet.

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