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Evangelicals disenchanted with GOP

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Good news, in a roundabout kind of way... ??

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Reminder: Chris Hedges at the Rothko Chapel in Houston

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location: Houston, TX
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All Saints Episcopal Church & Tax Exemption

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]eiredrake) All Saints Episcopal Church Won't Comply With IRS Probe

Churches should be able to speak out on issues all they want. But they should not go around saying "You should vote for X candidate'. This really isn't that hard to understand. Don't do it, or lose your tax exempt status. Perhaps this penalty should be for churches that do it a lot, rather than the first time. Maybe the first couple of times you get fined or something. Then after the 3rd time you're suddenly a for profit corporation whether you like it or not.

What I don't see, however, is conservative churches being penalized this way. Why are we not investigating all those conservative megachurches out there who got the Devil elected to the white house? They were trotting out voters in droves. I doubt very much that they didn't specifically vote for Bush or you're not a Christian. Why are we investigating a liberal church for having a guest speaker who spoke out against Bush?

I maybe giving our overlord too much credit but, could it be coercion? Could the guys who work Bush's arms and legs have gotten together and decided on a way to lock down even further the ability of the government to prevent church abuse. If they target a liberal church who did something that wasn't really against the law or was only slightly over the line, they know that the church will fight back and that the case against it will lose - thus creating a legal precident that they can exploit to give the evil churches out there a legal loophole when they DO go over the top. "Well when the All Saint's Episcopal Church said not to vote for Bush they let THEM get away with it. Now we want to endorse <>"

Am I overanalyzing this? Maybe I'm a conspiracy nut, I don't know. But this seems like when I sacrifice pawns in chess to get a rook or bishop because my opponent is too stupid to notice it is a trap.

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"[W]e understand the leaders of Al Qaeda are calling for a holy war between Islam and Christianity. It's going to come, ladies and gentlemen" - Pat Robertson

And this nut has the ear of our president.

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Religion Gone Bad


Religion Gone Bad: Interview with author Mel White

Needs Real Audio

Mel White, a gay evangelical who worked with the top leaders of the conservative Christian evangelical movement for 25 years as a pastor, filmmaker, and ghost writer for Billy Graham, Francis Schaffer, Jerry Falwell, & Pat Robertson. He discusses his insider experiences, the American decent into theocracy, and how to stop it.


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Folks, the condom broke Friday night and I searched all weekend for someone who could prescribe me EC. It is now Monday and I have to report that I have been unable to find anyone who will write me a fucking prescription for EC. None of the hospitals in the surrounding counties would write it for me. I stopped my search at about 100 miles from my home because my telephone book wouldn't take me out any further than that.

I have been asked about my sexual practices. Whether I'm 'monogamous' or 'in a relationship' if I'm married, if I have kids, how many kids I have, if I was raped or 'traumatized' but there wasn’t' ONE question about my health. Not one. The few places that said that they had a doctor who would occasionally write prescriptions for EC told me that I had to ask for that doctor specifically and then they proceeded to tell me that I would be 'interviewed' to see if I meet that doctors 'criteria' and then they proceeded to ask me all the above questions before telling me that I should 'try anyway' and I 'might be able to talk him into it'.

Unwilling to go to the ER and be shamed and 'interviewed' for my 'criteria' before being told that I'm too slutty or too something or other I broke into a sobbing heap of anger and fear and I did the only thing I could think of doing. Dubhe and I went out to the local pet shop and played with the puppies for awhile before getting a bite to eat. Then I came home and drank a bottle of wine, smoked like a fiend and downed butter rum shots until I fell asleep.

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