Freethought Today · August 2013

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I did not believe that as a member of that body that I should allow someone to make comments such as he was preparing to make that ultimately were just open rebellion against what the word of God has said, what God has said, and just open rebellion against God’s law.

Pennsylvania state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, on why he stopped openly gay Democratic Rep. Brian Sims from making floor remarks about the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling.

Cranberrypatch.com, 6-28-13

 

Also, boys are sometimes reluctant readers. We are a pretty testosterone-driven publishing company, so these comics and graphic novels are pretty adept at catching their attention and drawing them into the story.

Art Ayris, Kingstone Comics CEO, on the company’s 12-volume, 2,000-page comic book version of the bible

The Guardian, 6-28-13

 

P. Diddy, Jay-Z, they’re not the only ones who should be driving Ferraris and living in large houses.

Bishop Ron Gibson, Life Church of God in Christ, one of six megachurch pastors featured in “Preachers of L.A.,”  a new Oxygen network reality series

Christian Post, 6-30-13

 

I’m about as politically incorrect as you can get. I’m wearing an NRA ball cap, eating a Chick-fil-A sandwich, reading a Paula Deen cookbook and sipping a 20-ounce sweet tea while sitting in my Cracker Barrel rocking chair with the Gather Vocal Band singing “Jesus Saves” on the stereo and a Gideons bible in my pocket. Yes sir, I’m politically incorrect and happy as a June bug.

Fox News correspondent Todd Starnes’ Facebook post

Washington Times, 7-1-13

 

Take revenge! Avenge the secularists who have brought this disaster upon us. Avenge the evil associated with this folly. Return them to the bosom of religion, talk incessantly. Restore them and their children to the faith. Do this wisely, with sensitivity and determination.

Shmuel Eliyahu, chief rabbi of Safed, Israel, on how to deal with anger stemming from the 2005 dismantling of Jewish West Bank settlements

haaretz.com, 7-5-13

 

We’ll break myths that children have, like “I’m too young to make a difference” or “I’m too messed up already for God to use me.” We bust the myths using scripture and bible stories.

Rachel Adair, Vertical Life Church preschool director, Dallas, Ga., on vacation bible school for ages 3 through fifth grade held in Abney Elementary [Public] School

Dallas-Hiram Patch, 7-9-13

 

You have to kill them with a cross before they get into the church — that’s the point.

Boris Yakemenko, on a video game unveiled at a Russian Orthodox youth festival in Moscow where players score points by “killing” Pussy Rioters trying to enter a cathedral

Reuters, 7-11-13

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