Monday, February 22, 2016

News Tidbits

New York Daily News: Two women share shocking accounts of forced labor and sexual abuse by prominent Christian leader Bill Gothard    (Trigger warning)

Reuters: Kentucky Noah's Ark park developer may alter religious worker rules

WTVQ: The Ark rises, despite controversy

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin: Judge tells Chino Valley school board to stop prayers in meetings

Edge Media Network: Utah Lawmaker: Mormon Church 'Snuffed Out' Discussion of Hate Crimes

USA Today: Ted Cruz uses faith freely on campaign trail

LGBTQ Nation: Ted Cruz: ‘Disastrous’ marriage ruling led to ‘unprecedented’ ‘persecution’ of Christians

New York Times: Pope Francis Suggests Donald Trump Is ‘Not Christian’

Pink News: Donald Trump tells evangelicals: You can trust me to overturn gay marriage ruling

Associated Press: Tennessee senate: OK to deny counseling due to religious beliefs


  1. Well, that was all very depressing.

    1. Jono -- It usually is. If you need to cheer up, remember that saner people are making inroads against fundamentalism.

  2. Yeah, the Mormon Church issued a couple of statements during the current state legislative session -- the doublespeak/statement alluded to in your link and the other opposing the legalization of medical marijuana.

    When the Mormon Church issues a statement here in the Happy State of Theocracy, it generally means that the Utah theocrature follows LDS Inc.'s instructions. To the letter.

    However, these latest statements have stirred up no small amount of controversy, including amongst the faithful. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out.

    1. Agi Tater -- It sounds like little gets done in the Utah legislature without the LDS' approval. I hope Utah's citizens challenge this state of affairs.


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