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Fallon mocks Romney, Obama -- and the 'PBS issue'

Fallon mocks Romney, Obama -- and the 'PBS issue' | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
When a presidential campaign dips into an argument about Big Bird, it helps just to laugh. Late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon supplied the humor last night with a skit featuring Mitt Romney as PBS' Mr.
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'Approving Gay Marriage Could See UK End Up Like Nazi Germany'

'Approving Gay Marriage Could See UK End Up Like Nazi Germany' | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
Britain risks becoming a totalitarian state as a result of gay marriage and could go the way of Nazi Germany, Tory opponents of the government's plans have heard.
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Republicans Pray for Victory

Republicans Pray for Victory | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
It's just a few weeks until the U.S. presidential election, and while nothing is set in stone, Mitt Romney's hopes are looking increasingly dim.
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Mitt Romney: 'We're All Children of the Same God'

Mitt Romney: 'We're All Children of the Same God' | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made reference to a universal god during Wednesday night's presidential debate via a single statement not particularly ...
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Bachmann's Synagogue Visit Goes Awry

Bachmann's Synagogue Visit Goes Awry | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) swung by a Chicago-area synagogue for a worship service on the eve of Yom Kippur last week, upsetting congregants and provoking one man to mount a campaign for her Democratic challenger before the end of the night,...
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Defend indigenous cultures, Pope urges the faithful - Catholic Culture

Defend indigenous cultures, Pope urges the faithfulCatholic CulturePope Benedict XVI called for new efforts to evangelize the indigenous peoples of the world, as well as to protect the dignity of their cultures, in a message marking the 100th...

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Romney tries to stoke the religious right

Romney tries to stoke the religious right | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
MANSFIELD, Ohio - A feisty Mitt Romney returned to the campaign trail here Monday with sharp new attacks against President Barack Obama over cuts to t...
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Democrats Efforts To Reinsert 'God' And 'Jerusalem' Into Platform Met With Loud Opposition

Democrats Efforts To Reinsert 'God' And 'Jerusalem' Into Platform Met With Loud Opposition | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A rare unscripted moment at the Democratic National Convention here Wednesday resulted in an embarrassing moment for the party that is certain to be used in Republican television ads over the next two months.
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Hank Williams Jr. Blasts 'Muslim' Obama Over Gays

Hank Williams Jr. Blasts 'Muslim' Obama Over Gays | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
Hank Williams Jr. repeated his anti-Obama tirade at a concert in Texas on Sunday. Performing at the Stockyards Music Festival, the country singer went on an extended rant against the president.
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The Church, Fascism and the Remarks of Bishop Daniel Jenky | Nomadic Politics

The Church, Fascism and the Remarks of Bishop Daniel Jenky | Nomadic Politics | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
Sometimes you hear statements by supposed authorities that sound so unbelievable you really have to wonder about their grasp on reality.
Take this recent remark by Bishop Daniel Jenky, who currently serves as Bishop of Peoria, Illinois.
As reported by ThinkProgress last month:\

 

 As part of a lengthy historical lecture on past attacks on the Catholic church, Jenky claimed that President Obama is following in the footsteps of Adolf Hitler:

 

Presumably, Bishop Jenky feels the right to comment on the Obama administration based on some long standing opposition with fascism. Presumably. However, taking such a stand does open the question:

What is the record of the Catholic Church on dealing with fascism?

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The Republican Go Back Team

The Republican Go Back Team | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
Why did Mitt Romney pick Paul Ryan for vice president? Because Ryan believes in the same top-down economic policies that Mitt Romney wants to take us back to.
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Republican Calls For Children's Death

Republican Calls For Children's Death | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
Charlie Fuqua, the Republican candidate for the Arkansas House of Representatives who called for expelling Muslims from the United States in his book, also wrote in support for instituting the death penalty for "rebellious children." In "God's...
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ATHENS, Ga.: Congressman calls evolution lie from 'pit of hell' - Nation Wires - MiamiHerald.com

Georgia Rep.Paul Broun said in videotaped remarks that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are "lies straight from the pit of hell."...
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John Waters Reads Sultry Scene from Lady Chatterley’s Lover for Banned Books Week (NSFW)

John Waters Reads Sultry Scene from Lady Chatterley’s Lover for Banned Books Week (NSFW) | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
Books Week, which reminds us not to take intellectual freedom for granted. Hundreds of books are censored each year in America's schools, bookstores and libraries, many of them works of unquestionable literary merit, books like The Catcher in the...
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Frequently challenged books of the 21st century | American Library Association

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Imagine No Religion

Imagine No Religion | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
The 11th Anniversary of the 9-11 attacks seems like an appropriate time to reflect on John Lennon’s words and imagine what our lives would be like with no religion. Most atheists already know...
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Chuck Norris Offers Dire Warning To America

Chuck Norris Offers Dire Warning To America | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it

Chuck Norris has offered a dire warning to America, claiming that U.S. citizens face "1,000 years of darkness" if President Obama is reelected for a second term in November.

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Atheists bummed by Democrats' God flip - Kevin Cirilli

Atheists bummed by Democrats' God flip - Kevin Cirilli | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
God has returned to the Democratic Party platform, a move some atheists say is a step backward in tolerance for nonbelievers. “We’re disappointed,” Teresa MacBain, spokeswoman for American Atheists, told POLITICO.
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Paul Ryan: God Says That I Can Carry a Gun?

Paul Ryan: God Says That I Can Carry a Gun? | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
Am I crazy to suspect that Paul Ryan's "God not government" usage is less an homage to Thomas Jefferson or John Locke than it is a rhetorical boost for the right-wing project to claim a divine mandate for the Tea Party's radically restricted view...
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The outrageous subsidies to religion in America

The outrageous subsidies to religion in America | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
If you want to get angry about the preferential treatment of religion in the U.S., read this new report by The Council for Secular Humanism: “How Secular Humanists (and Everyone Else) Subsidi...
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