Ted Haggard is Scary

February 27, 2007

“Footloose 2: The Stoning of Ren McCormack” To Be Filmed in Riyadh

February 6, 2007


It has been rumored that the makers of Footloose, the popular 80’s classic about a small town who banned dancing, are considering a sequel to be filmed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


This news comes after reports of a Saudi Judge sentencing foreigners to beatings and months of prison time for partying, alcohol, and mixed sex dancing.

Read the News Story HERE.

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So Wait – God Doesn’t Hate Fags?

January 29, 2007

Joe.My.God. claims he has found Donnie Davies, the man behind the “God Hates a Fag” Christian rock song to be a fraud. He claims Donnie Davies is really Joe Oglesby, a Dallas-area actor. I’m not sure if he’s right or not, but you can look for yourself:
Joe OglesbyDonnie Davies

Last week, you could find a brief description about Davies on Wikipedia, but this week, it has been removed. If you’re quick, you can still find the remnants of the description on Google.

So two things.

A) If this is true, my first instinct was correct.

B) This leaves the question: Does God hate fags or not?

Shirley Phelps-Roper can surely answer this question for us, right?

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Female Genital Mutilation Persists in Egypt Despite Renewed Opposition

January 29, 2007

Here’s an article on the religious tradition of genital mutilation. RJ Eskew argues that genital mutilation, among other forms of brutality, are derived from tribal practices and are not tied to religion. My argument would be that upon examining the communities where genital mutilation and other forms of ceremonial abuse, religion is generally the common denominator. Religious leaders are the ones that lead the ceremonies and are the ones that preach the abuse. In looking at male circumcision, something that hits a little closer to home for many of us, we can draw parallels to the tradition/religious aspect of the practice, but that’s a can of worms for another post. Here is a quote from the story about genital mutilation in Egypt:

It’s a difficult mission. The practice is nearly universal in Egypt. A government survey released last year found that 96 percent of Egyptian women who’ve been married have undergone some sort of genital mutilation and that nearly 70 percent of schoolgirls expected to be cut by the time they turn 18.
…The reason is rooted in religion, tradition and politics dating to the time of the pharaohs. While the government of President Hosni Mubarak is trying to discourage the practice, the issue is so sensitive that the government hasn’t outlawed it. The closest it’s come is a 1996 order that forbids doctors from performing the procedure in public hospitals.

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