April 30, 2009

What happened in April 2009?

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April 30, 2009 (CNN)
The more often Americans go to church, the more likely they are to support the torture of suspected terrorists, according to a new survey. White evangelical Protestants were the religious group most likely to say torture is often or sometimes justified. People unaffiliated with any religious organization were least likely to back it.

April 27, 2009

Nothing is made in the United States anymore. But who would have guessed that some of America's leather sex toys would be made in an Islamic country. See our blog for the story and a kinky video.

April 26, 2009
Atheists are coming out of the woodwork in the South. Good God, what's next! See our blog for the story.

April 25, 2009
The Florida senate approved a crucifixion license plate (with either a sun or a big orange behind Jesus). This one will end up in court. Our blog has a picture of the plate paired with truck nuts!

April 24, 2009

Congregants of the Westboro Baptist are at it again. They are taking a break from disrupting military funerals, and instead are protesting against a dead poet and murder/suicide victims. See our blog for the story.

April 23, 2009
(Washington Post)
A national coalition of Latino pastors are urging illegal immigrants to boycott the 2010 census until Congress passes comprehensive immigration reform, a move other groups criticized as detrimental to ensuring a full count of the nation's fastest-growing minority group.

April 23, 2009
(Washington Post)
For the third time in less than a month, a woman came forward saying that the former Roman Catholic bishop and current president of Paraguay is the father of her child. (left, one of the mommies)

April 22, 2009

Today is the birthday of Jose Luis de Jesus of Miami Fla. He claims to be Jesus reincarnated. There is a link to the birthday festivities
on our blog plus links to a couple of other people who claim to be Jesus. (Jose is pictured on the lady's arm).

April 21, 2009
Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, is getting his knickers in a twist over the new Ron Howard movie, "Angels and Demons (left)." Read more on our blog.

April 20, 2009

A chocolate fan has taken the biscuit after biting into a Kit-Kat and finding an image of Jesus. The astonishing vision emerged on Good Friday after a website called for oddball religious discoveries. For a closer look go to our blog.

April 18, 2009
A memorial service was held for 20-year-old Asia McGowan, a college student who was killed in a murder-suicide on the campus of Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, MI, last week. Our blog links to a video of the killer ranting about atheists.

April 15, 2009
In Afghanistan, a young mixed-sect couple (the woman was Sunni and the man was Shia) were executed by the Taliban for trying to elope.

April 15, 2009
The date links to an NPR story about two Sikh Army officers filing a complaint against the U.S. Army because they were told they couldn't keep their beards and turbans.

April 14, 2009
The world's first life-size replica of Noah's ark, built to biblical specifications is on land in Hong Kong. The 450-foot "vessel" is a luxury hotel. It joins a small armada of arks around the world. Click here for a slide show of other arcs.

April 13, 2009
(publication date)
The Catholic bishop of Augsburg, Germany has linked the crimes committed under Nazi and Communist regimes to atheist. Atheist groups have reacted with fury and accuse the cleric of rewriting history. Our blog has the story.

April 12, 2009
(Easter) A gallery in San Diego is drawing attention for a painting -- by Texas artist Glen Tarnowski that is a parody of Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper."

April 11, 2009
The Vatican has blocked the appointment of Caroline Kennedy as U.S. ambassador because of her stand on abortion.

April 10, 2009
A lighted cross burns near Rome's Colosseum before Good Friday's "Way of the Cross" procession led by the pope. The ancient Romans must be turning over in their graves.

April 8, 2009
Today is Birkat HaChamah. It's a Jewish blessing service honoring the sun and it happens only once every 28 years. To honor the holiday Stephen Colbert frees his Jews. The video is on our blog.

April 7, 2009 A photo caption on the front page of the Brigham Young University newspaper accidentally described the leaders of the Mormon Church as the "Quorum of the Twelve Apostates," rather than "Apostles." All 18,500 issues were pulled.

April 7, 2009
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
by Christopher Hitchens (left) is being made into a movie. There is no release date yet.

April 6, 2009
The date links to a video about the last Jew in Afghanistan. But before there was one, there were two. And they hated each other! Our blog has the story.
April 3, 2009

A teenage girl was flogged in Pakistan by the Taliban. She was punished on suspicion of having had an illicit relationship with a married man. The whole case is based on the suspicions of one neighbor. The flogging is on our blog.

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