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Gunman killed after opening fire at church

... The church was founded by the Rev. Ted Haggard, an evangelical Christian leader who was ousted in 2006 after allegations that he had been a client of a male prostitute from whom he had purchased drugs. Haggard admitted to undisclosed "sexual immorality" and called himself "a deceiver and a liar" in a letter to the congregation.
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'Tis the reason for the HOLIDAY Season!

Universal Human Rights Month
1 - World AIDS Day
5-12 Hanukkah* (Jewish)
6 - St. Nicholas Day (International)
7 - Pearl Harbor Day (United States)
8 - Bodhi Day - Buddha's Enlightenment (Buddhist)
8 - Immaculate Conception (Roman Catholic, Christian)
12 - Virgin of Guadalupe (Mexico)
13 - Santa Lucia Day (Sweden)
16-25 - Las Posadas (Mexico)
18 - Hajj begins (Islamic)
20 - Eid al-adha (Islamic, Muslim)
21 - St. Thomas Day (Christian)
22 - Winter Solstice (Dec 22-Mar 20)
22 - Yule - (Christian)
22 - Yule (Wicca/Neo-Pagan - northern hemisphere)
22 - Litha (Wicca/Neo-Pagan - southern hemisphere)
23 - Festivus (for the rest of us)
25 - Christmas (Christian, Roman Catholic, International)
25 - Feast of the Nativity - (Orthodox Christian)
26 - Boxing Day (Canada, United Kingdom)
26 - Zarathosht Diso (Death of the Prophet Zarathustra (Zoroastrian)
26 - St. Stephen's Day (Christian)
26 - Kwanzaa (African-American - Dec. 26, 2005 - Jan 1, 2006)
28 - Holy Innocents Day (Christian)
30 - Feast of the Holy Family (Christian)
31 - Watch Night (Christian)
31 - New Year's Eve (United States, International)


This list was compiled from a list of sources on the Internet, including the 2007 Interfaith Calendar of World Religions, amongst others.

Who said, "There can only be one (holiday)?" This isn't "Highlander", you know.

Wikipedia Article
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www.churchsigngenerator.com


In another post, I remarked that we had not heard from the rabidly homophobic Phelps family of Westboro Baptist Church and godhatesfags.com fame regarding the passing of the Reverend Jerry Falwell.

Guess what? They must've heard me. They've re-surfaced and are saying "God Hates Jerry!" What a surprise!

Anti-Gay Kansas Church Members Plan to Picket Falwell Funeral
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,273313,00.html

God Hates Jerry Falwell? Westboro Church Thinks So
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,273340,00.html


UPDATE: The private funeral is scheduled for Tuesday, May 22nd.

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During the last few years, the Rev. Jerry Falwell had been meeting with representatives of Soulforce and had been softening his anti-gay stance. 

"The purpose of Soulforce is freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from religious and political oppression through the practice of relentless nonviolent resistance."

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GEICO, the insurance company, has been running commercials featuring cavemen. The cavemen take various degrees of umbrage at GEICO's latest motto - "So easy a caveman could do it."

So, my ponderable for today is...

Are GEICO commercials "wrong" because at their heart, they're making fun of someone? Or, are GEICO commercials "OK", because they are merely poking fun of "political correctness"?

The lines are open.

Imus II

Apr. 10th, 2007 08:14 pm
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"I would like to express our team's great hurt, anger and disgust toward the words of Mr. Don Imus. We are highly angered at his remarks but deeply saddened with the racial characterization they entailed."

- Essense Carson, captain of the Rutgers Women's Basketball Team

Imus

Apr. 10th, 2007 10:28 am
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In radio, there is a well-known device known as a "cough switch". The audio portion of the show is delayed for a few seconds, and if something "bad" happens - someone coughs or sneezes or an on-air listener drops an "F-bomb", the host of the show can hit the "cough switch" and the audio feed is muted before it goes on on the air.

Don Imus is no stranger to controversy. He and his staffers have been known to insult people. He and his staffers have been known to say offense things on the radio. He and his staffers have been known to spout off offensive racial epithets. And, yet, the management of WFAN doesn't use a "cough switch" on Imus in the Morning. Strange.

What is even more interesting is that Sid Rosenberg, one of the men that Imus was talking to when this latest comment was made has a HISTORY of being fired, re-hired, and fired again for saying racially offensive things.

According to MediaMatters.com, Sid Rosenberg has called Serena Williams "an animal". He's called Palestinians "stinking animals". Sid even said some harsh words for singer Kylie Minogue when it was announced she had breast cancer.

And, yet, they all keep their jobs... It's ratings, folks. It's all ratings.

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