Archive for the 'Religion' Category

Iranian Clerics Speak Out About Sham Election

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iran, Law, Religion

This is an incredibly significant step because it paves the way for an actual revolution. From Times Online: Iran’s biggest group of clerics has declared President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s re-election to be illegitimate and condemned the subsequent crackdown. The statement by the Association of Researchers and Teachers of Qom is an act of defiance against the […]

July 6th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Grand Ayatollah Montazeri Issues Fatwa Against Regime?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Elections, Iran, Religion

So says a commenter who posted this a couple of hours ago… “We are from god and we will return to him” Great people of Iran It is with extreme sadness that I have learnt of the massacre of the people who had gathered peacefully to defend their rights. I am deeply concerned about these […]

June 17th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Quote Of The Day – Fanatics

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Islam, Palin, Quotes, Religion

“Whatever titles we give these murderers, both deserve our attention. Violence like that is no way to solve a political dispute nor a religious one. And the fanatics on all sides do great disservice when they confuse dissention with rage and death.” – Sarah Palin on the similarities between the Tiller and Long shootings Credit […]

June 2nd, 2009 | Permalink| 35 Comments »

Operation Rescue Founder: Tiller Reaped What He Sowed

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Religion, Video

Now, why would anybody ever take this the wrong way? Transcript: Terry: The point that must be emphasized over, and over, and over again: pro-life leaders and the pro-life movement are not responsible for George Tiller’s death. George Tiller was a mass-murder and, horrifically, he reaped what he sowed. Q: So who is responsible … […]

June 1st, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

California Upholds Gay Marriage Ban, But Gay Marriage Wins

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in California, Homosexuality, Law, Marriage, Religion, Sexuality

Anybody who reads this blog knows where I fall on the gay marriage issue, but the Supreme Court of California wasn’t reallly deciding the validity of gay marriage itself, so the ruling was actually dead on in my opinion. This article from Bloomberg points out why… The court legalized gay marriage a year ago before […]

May 26th, 2009 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

Why Religion And Military Don’t Mix

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Military, Religion, Video

It appears as if evangelical Christians inside the military could be urging troops to give out bibles in Afghanistan…which is strictly forbidden by both the military’s code of conduct and Afghan law. Here’s the report… Now, the military denies that the bibles were ever distributed, but there’s no way to really prove if they were […]

May 4th, 2009 | Permalink| 53 Comments »

Quote Of The Day – Gay Friends

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Homosexuality, Quotes, Religion, Sexuality

“I’ve had some friends that are actually homosexual. And, I mean, they know where I stand, and they know that I wouldn’t have them anywhere near my children. But at the same time, they’re people, and they’re going to do their thing.” – Joe Wurzelbacher sharing his views on friendship Now, does anybody here think […]

May 4th, 2009 | Permalink| 13 Comments »

Americans’ Views, They Are A Changin’

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cuba, Environment, Guns and Ammo, Immigration, Marriage, Religion, Sexuality

Take a look at the following at see how many of these you agree with. From ABC: Support for gay marriage, legalizing illegal immigrants and decriminalizing marijuana all are at new highs. Three-quarters of Americans favor federal regulation of greenhouse gases. Two-thirds support establishing relations with Cuba. But hold tight. If some views that may […]

April 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 35 Comments »

Poll: Gay Marriage Support Growing Quickly

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Homosexuality, Marriage, Polls, Religion, Sexuality

I’m telling you, it’s going to happen one way or another, and now it seems to be tipping away from civil unions and towards full marriage rights. In fact, a new NYTimes/CBS poll reveals that… In March, 35% thought same sex couples should have no legal recognition. That numbers has dropped 7% since then. 69% […]

April 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 35 Comments »

Gay Marriage = Religious Freedom

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Religion, Sexuality, Video

Picked this up from Doug’s site and it’s worth watching the whole thing. And so we have the inherent problem with every single argument coming out of the religious right wing opposing gay marriage…none of them can be defended by anything other than distorted facts or personal opinions. It was the same with the anti-miscegenation […]

April 15th, 2009 | Permalink| 22 Comments »