Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Wednesday's This And That

**Fred Phelps, founder and leader of the nefarious Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas, has once again asked to have a monument added to a local historical plaza. As the Casper Star Tribune reported yesterday, the monument Phelps wants would bear a picture of Matthew Shepard and would read...

"MATTHEW SHEPARD, Entered Hell October 12, 1998, at age 21, in Defiance of
God's Warning: 'Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind; it is
abomination.' Leviticus 18:22."

His deranged request will most likely be the Mayor has deemed the request as "full of hate and not in the spirit of the monument plaza." Thanks to Jeremy over at Good As You for reporting on this story.

**In my daily visits to World Net Daily I've made a couple of interesting observations. In between the actual articles and various news stories are ads for various WND books and products, over-the-counter sleep aids, stock tips, survival tips and more. What I found most interesting was an ad that runs fairly frequently for a book that advocates getting out of paying taxes and another that discusses how to get out of just about anything IRS related. Maybe it's just me, but shouldn't a bunch of Bible-beating fundies be more concerned with upholding the admonition found in the book of Matthew. Jesus was talking with a bunch of Pharisees who asked him...

"Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"
Matthew 22:17

His answer comes in verse 21...

"Give to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's."

So, it would seem that WND is being hypocritical on almost a daily basis with their ads. Come on, WingNuts...don't throw scripture at us unless you're willing to apply it yourselves!

**According to the LA Times, binational same-sex couples are facing a problem that is not often thought of. While heterosexual Americans can bring their spouses into the country with just a little paperwork, same-sex couples are being denied that right. Of course, the fundies are celebrating this as a "defense of marriage" victory, but it's just another example of why marriage equality is the enormous issue that it is.

**I got this video link from someone special, and it's so funny that I had to share it. It's a clip from MSNBC's show "Morning Joe" and I think it represents what many of us think about the ridiculous amount of media coverage that Paris Hilton received. Enjoy, and thank you for sending it to me, C.

**For a group who has openly denounced Harry Potter as the root of all evil and something that will lead to the eventual conversion of every fan to witchcraft, those little nuts at WND can't seem to quit posting something about it. Today's post is a prime example because it doesn't take on the usual demonizing tone but, rather, discusses how there are so many posts all over the internet giving spoilers that may or may not be true., do we hate Harry or not, WND?

**In another of Jeremy's posts today is a video from YouTube that might just be one chosen for the CNN/YouTube debates. This Southern pastor is speaking about religion and gay marriage, and it's not what you'd expect. Take a look at it and see...

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