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An Easter Offering who Who Lump all Christians together as Intolerant Woo Worshipers

Obama attends Easter service; minister criticizes ‘captains of the religious right’

President Obama and the first family attended Easter Sunday worship at Saint John’s Church Lafayette Square, across the street from the White House, their most frequent religious venue while in Washington.

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“You cannot go back,” Leon said, citing the words of Jesus. “It drives me crazy when the captains of the religious right are always calling us back ... for blacks to be back in the back of the bus ... for women to be back in the kitchen ... for immigrants to be back on their side of the border.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/president-obama-attends-easter-sunday-worship-at-st-johns-church/2013/03/31/a67ee70a-9a10-11e2-a941-a19bce7af755_story.html

Christ has Died!
Christ is Risen!
Christ will Come Again!
Posted by arely staircase | Sun Mar 31, 2013, 01:36 PM (12 replies)

the relationship between the delegitimization of structural identity

and the engendering of empowerment at least achieves the doubtful virtue of innocuousness.
Posted by arely staircase | Sun Mar 31, 2013, 12:47 AM (34 replies)

The Sheep and the Goats (Jesus, Fundamentalists and Universal Health Care)

yes, the third graphic comes from a rw site - I found it googling images. but look at these three maps and read Jesus' parable below.








34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2025:34-40&version=KJV

Fundamentalists believe the Bible is the inerrant, literal Word of God. they had better pray they are wrong/




Posted by arely staircase | Sat Mar 30, 2013, 08:07 PM (16 replies)

how the doma ruling is likely to go, imho

Although Kennedy’s record on gay rights has given advocates plenty of hope, he appeared reluctant to impose marriage equality on all states, calling that “uncharted waters.” But he was also openly skeptical that DOMA is constitutional, and modestly doubtful about the legal merits of banning gay marriage. He hinted at a federalism framework that says only states may define marriage and the federal government must accept their definition.
Notably, in both cases, Kennedy steered clear of the equal protection framework, advanced by gay rights advocates, that marriage equality bans are inherently unconstitutional.
http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/03/anthony-kennedy-gay-marriage-middle-path.php?ref=fpb

this will not result in marriage equality nationwide, but will make the federal government recognize gay marriages from states that allow it.
Posted by arely staircase | Thu Mar 28, 2013, 07:37 PM (0 replies)

has anyone here ever invested in stamps?

I don't mean collector stamps but buying the forever stamps as a safe investment to keep ahead of inflation.
Posted by arely staircase | Thu Mar 28, 2013, 07:11 PM (11 replies)

ted olsen - wow

"We don't prescribe law for the future," Scalia said. "We decide what the law is. I'm curious, when did it become unconstitutional to exclude homosexual couples from marriage? 1791? 1868? When the Fourteenth Amendment was adopted?"

Olson countered that with a question of his own, bringing up two past high-profile cases involving discrimination.

"When did it become unconstitutional to prohibit interracial marriages? When did it become unconstitutional to assign children to separate schools?" Olson asked.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/scalia-gay-marriage-prop-8-case-supreme-court-2013-3#ixzz2OhNdRquX

Olsen is doing well in this case. It is weird, he is quite the right winger, but gives it all for his client.
Posted by arely staircase | Tue Mar 26, 2013, 09:19 PM (14 replies)

does this song promote date rape?

Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off

She said I’m going out with my girlfriends
Margaritas at the Holiday Inn
Lord have mercy, my only thought
Was Tequila makes her clothes fall off

I told her put an extra layer on
I know what happens when she drinks Patrone
Her closet’s missing half the things she’s bought
Ya Tequila makes her clothes fall off

(Chorus)
She’ll start with kickin’ out of her shoes
Loose an earring in her drink
Leave her jacket in the bathroom stall
Drop a contact down the sink

Them pantyhose aint gonna last too long
If the DJ puts Bon Jovi on
She might come home in a table cloth
Ya tequila makes her clothes fall off

Break

She can handle any champagne brunch
A bridal shower with Bacardi punch
Jello shooters full of Smirnoff
But Tequila makes her clothes fall off

Chorus

She don’t mean nothing - she’s just havin fun
Tomorrow she’ll say oh what have I done
Her friends will joke about the stuff she lost
ya tequila makes her clothes fall off
oh Tequila makes her clothes fall off (x2)
Posted by arely staircase | Mon Mar 25, 2013, 02:05 PM (33 replies)

This Palm Sunday I would Like to share with DU the Words of a Fellow Christian

One who apparently read the Bible the way I do. I post this for the atheists and agnostics, not to try to convert you or condemn you, for I am no better than you, but to help you understand me. But I especially post this for my fellow Christians who have bought into a false gospel of greed and hate:



Well, you wonder why I always dress in black
Why you never see bright colors on my back
And why does my appearance seem to have a somber tone
Well, there's a reason for the things that I have on
I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down
Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town
I wear it for the prisoner who is long paid for his crime
But is there because he's a victim of the times
I wear the black for those who've never read
Or listened to the words that Jesus said About the road to happiness through love and charity
Why, you'd think He's talking straight to you and me
Well, we're doin' mighty fine, I do suppose
In our streak of lightnin' cars and fancy clothes
But just so we're reminded of the ones who are held back
Up front there ought to be a Man In Black
I wear it for the sick and lonely old
For the reckless ones whose bad trip left them cold
I wear the black in mournin' for the lives that could have been
Each week we lose a hundred fine young men
And I wear it for the thousands who have died
Believin' that the Lord was on their side
I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died
Believin' that we all were on their side
Well, there's things that never will be right I know
And things need changin' everywhere you go
But 'til we start to make a move to make a few things right
You'll never see me wear a suit of white
Ah, I'd love to wear a rainbow every day
And tell the world that everything's okay
But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back
Till things are brighter, I'm the Man In Black
Posted by arely staircase | Mon Mar 25, 2013, 12:04 AM (3 replies)

armed dobbs vs armed syrians

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/03/23/lou-dobbs-and-panelists-argue-for-assault-weapons-to-defend-themselves-against-syrians/

i'd pay to see that.

if I were a betting man, my money, goes on the Syrians.
Posted by arely staircase | Sat Mar 23, 2013, 06:01 PM (4 replies)

my favorite song with a feminist message

Posted by arely staircase | Sat Mar 23, 2013, 01:15 AM (4 replies)
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