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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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Goodbye, Tammy Faye!
We'll miss you!

grizzlyzone: (Buddy Christ)
I thought it was kind of strange that certain Christian groups would be pushing for the recognition of creationism so vehemently. Is that that much of a difference between "Let There Be Light" at the beginning of everything, and a massive explosion at the beginning of everything?

I thought about this for a good number of weeks. It's not the act of creation itself the fundies want to preserve, it's what comes after.

After creation comes the Garden of Eden with Adam, Eve, the "snake" and the "apple". If you do away with Creation, you do away with the Garden of Eden. Do away with the Garden and you do away with "original sin". Do away with "original sin" and you eliminate the irrationale behind the crucifixion of Jesus.
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In another post, I remarked that we had not heard from the rabidly homophobic Phelps family of Westboro Baptist Church and 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,2933,273313,00.html

God Hates Jerry Falwell? Westboro Church Thinks So,2933,273340,00.html

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

grizzlyzone: Bear Paw (Bear Paw)
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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“America wasn’t founded as a theocracy. America was founded by people trying to escape theocracies. Never in history have we had a Christian theocracy where it wasn’t bloody and barbaric. That’s why our Constitution wisely put in a separation of church and state."

Rev. Gregory Boyd
The Woodland Hills Church
St. Paul, MN

News Article about Rev. Boyd


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