March 31, 2009

What happened in March 2009?

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March 30, 2009
The founder of a religious order that treats Roman Catholic priests who molest children concluded in the 1950s that offenders were unlikely to change and should not be returned to ministry. He actually tried to buy an island to isolate them. Our blog has two more Catholic stories.

March 29, 2009
Brian the dog from Family Guy is an atheist! Go to our blog to see a clip.

March 29, 2009

According to a Harvard professor, the pope may be right! Condoms may not decrease the spread of AIDs in Africa (see March 17 below). The catch is it only applies to Africa. Read more on our blog.

March 26, 2009
The U.N.'s top human-rights body approved a proposal by Muslims nations urging passage of laws around the world to protect religion from criticism. Read more on our blog.

March 25, 2009
Quiverfull is a conservative Christian group that opposes birth control (they equate it with abortion). As one might expect, they are multiplying. Read more on our blog.

March 22, 2009
After a $40 million upgrade The Church of Scientology opened their Clearwater, Florida hotel/spiritual center. Click here for a photo tour

March 21, 2009
A clash between secular liberals and religious nationalists for control over the army and society may be developing in Israel. Read more on our blog.

March 18, 2009
The world lost a very talented actress today. Natasha Richardson died after a skiing accident. One of her roles was in The Handmaid's Tale. The story is about a totalitarian pseudo-Christian theocracy which has overthrown the United States government. Our blog has a trailer.

March 17, 2009

Pope Benedict reaffirmed the Roman Catholic Church's opposition to the use of condoms in the fight against AIDS as he started a visit to Africa. More than 25-million Africans have died from the disease in recent decades. "It (AIDS) cannot be overcome by the distribution of condoms. On the contrary, they increase the problem," he said. Read more on our blog.

March 15, 2009

It's a modern country, but Japan still honors the old ways. Every March 15th, they celebrate, Honen Matsuri, a Shinto fertility festival involving enormous phallic symbols and way too much sake. Our blog has more photos.

March 15, 2009 (air date)
Big Love (left), an HBO show about a polygamist Mormon family, revealed secret Mormon temple rites during the March 15 show. The producers apologized to the LDS before the show aired. Read more on our blog.

March 14, 2009
A christian preacher, who has been accused of advocating "near starvation" dieting was the guest speaker at a school nutrition meeting in Tennessee. Read more on our blog.

March 14, 2009
A couple who told authorities they were trying to rid a toddler of demonic possession when she died have been indicted for her murder. The incident included the child, Amora Bain Carson, being beaten with a hammer, slammed into stationary objects and finally strangled. Read more on our blog.

March 13, 2009

The Islamic states circulated a new resolution at the current session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that would criminalize defamation of Islam as a human rights violation and encourage the imposition of Shari'a. Read more on our blog. resized.jpg
March 11, 2009
Do they think "The Flintstones" was a documentary? Every year, students from Liberty University visit the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., in order to strengthen their belief in creationism.
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March 9, 2009

Fifteen percent of respondents said they had no religion, an increase from 14.2 percent in 2001 and 8.2 percent in 1990, according to the American Religious Identification Survey.

March 9, 2009
A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced a 75-year-old Syrian woman to 40 lashes, four months imprisonment and deportation from the kingdom for "mingling" with two men. Read more on our blog.

March 7, 2009

It's time to stock up on toilet paper, beans, bullets and Krugerrands. According to evangelist David Wilkerson, "An earth-shattering calamity is about to happen. It is going to be so frightening, we are all going to tremble - even the godliest among us. Read more on our blog.

March 5, 2009
A Brazilian archbishop says all those who helped a child rape victim secure an abortion are to be excommunicated from the Catholic Church. The girl, aged nine, became pregnant with twins. It is alleged that she had been sexually assaulted over a number of years by her stepfather. Updated with more news.

March 2, 2009 (NY Daily News)
An evangelist cop who saw a demon at 1 Police Plaza in New York City and acted "godlike" is suing the NYPD to get his gun back.

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