An Orthodox Jewish plane passenger was seen wrapped in a plastic bag during a flight It was believed the man is a Kohein, a religious descendant of the priests of ancient Israel, who are banned from flying over cemeteries (via Pictured: Orthodox Jewish man covers himself in PLASTIC BAG during flight | Mail Online)
SCORES of believers are flocking to a makeshift shrine – to worship an AUBERGINE that looks like a Hindu god. (via Aubergine worshipped as reincarnation of god | The Sun |News)
Pacific Academy describes itself as “unabashedly Christian to the core” and gives enrolment priority to students whose families regularly attend a Pentecostal church or — in an unusual detail for a B.C. school — have experienced glossolalia, also known as speaking in tongues. Pacific Academy, like all independent schools, sets its own admission criteria and, like some faith-based schools, it also advises same-sex couples not to bother applying because of religious views that homosexuality is a sin. That attitude is one of the reasons the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) has long opposed public funding for independent schools. Parents who want to enrol their children at Pacific Academy must sign a family statement agreeing with Scripture teachings that marriage is between a man and a woman, and a faith statement that “invites God’s Holy Spirit to be active in the daily life of the school.” There is no expectation that students will speak in tongues, headmaster Paul Horban said, but they should be aware before enrolling that the school accepts glossolalia as a gift from the Holy Spirit.“
MANILA, Philippines — Upset over a new law that provides poor Filipinos with easier access to birth control methods, Catholic Church leaders threw their weight around ahead of the May 13 midterm elections — but they miscalculated their heft.
A Texas judge has banned a lesbian couple from living together under a “morality clause” in one of the women’s divorce rulings. (via Texas judge blocks lesbian couple from living together | World news | guardian.co.uk)
Written anonymously and passed in secret, the Monsanto Protection Act allows agri-business to ignore court orders blocking the sale of genetically-engineered seeds. I support the repeal of this outrageous special interest provision - and demand a public vote in the U.S. Senate. (via Take Action: Repeal the Monsanto Protection Act | Jeff Merkley for U.S. Senate, Oregon)
What religion has contributed to the world this month - Episode 6 (April/May 2013) (by ConversationWithA)
A few months ago, this preacher guy (Preacher Tom, for anyone who might have had a similar experience with the guy) came to my campus and started spewing hateful and judgmental things at passers-by. Knowing he would be back, I created Zealous Preacher Bingo cards, with a few friends’ suggestions for spaces. We gave out candy to anyone who won.
This is hilarious! I’m gonna do this during pride when that preacher starts doing his judgmental shit.
this is pretty great.