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Excellent animation on whether or not homosexuality is a choice from For The Bible Tells Me So. Here’s the synopsis:

Can the love between two people ever be an abomination? Is the chasm separating gays and lesbians and Christianity too wide to cross? Is the Bible an excuse to hate? Through the experiences of five very normal, very Christian, very American families - including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson - we discover how insightful people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child. Informed by such respected voices as Bishop Desmond Tutu, Harvard’s Peter Gomes, Orthodox Rabbi Steve Greenberg and Reverend Jimmy Creech, FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO offers healing, clarity and understanding to anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture and sexual identity.

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Ayn Rand vs. The Bible

Ayn Rand’s philosophy is taking hold in Washington despite her contempt for Christianity and any other faith that advocates for compassion. Rep. Paul Ryan, the architect of the Republican budget plan, even credits Rand as the reason he entered politics.

Though I don’t want religion in politics, the Randian turn is just as bad.

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Think the Bible is 100% “Pro-Life”? Think again.

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This post was originally published here, on the Rabble Pro Choice site, and sent my way by the lovely pianycist. Enjoy!

Exodus 21:22-23
If an attack on a woman causes a miscarriage the attacker must pay a fine. If he causes serious damage to the mother it’s “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth”. This indicates that a fetus does not have equal standing under God’s law.

Leviticus 27:6
Monetary values are assigned to lives according to age and gender. Lives under one month old have no value.

Numbers 5:21-21, 27-28
A potion given to the Israelites by God is used to determine paternity. If the father is not the husband, an abortion occurs. god clearly places no value on a fetus that is not the result of union between husband and wife.

Genesis 38:24
God’s law states that if a woman is pregnant and is to be executed there is to be no waiting for the fetus to be born. It is counted as part of the mother and she burned to death with it still in her womb.

I think i’ve reblogged this before, but it needs to be seen again.

^^ Same. Facts always bear a reblog.

Well, then…

(via greenstate)

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When Glenn Beck says, “This may be a little bit weird for you…” that should really be the disclaimer for his shows. Or he could be more honest and add at the end, “but just know, I’m completely pulling it out of my ass.”

Maybe he’s some kind of bizarre performance artist, trying to see how much shit he can get people to actually swallow before he says he was just kiddin’ us the whole time.

Filed under Glenn Beck islamophobia Bible Skygod the stupid burns sometimes you just want to scream