Did Pope Francis Just Make It Ok To Cuss In Church?

After a pretty heavy post yesterday, I thought we could all use some levity today. Everybody has a slip of the tongue every once in a while, right? Sometimes on accident, sometimes on purpose, but at the end of the day, it's not front page news. Well, not everybody is the pope. Actually, just one of us is and while delivering his weekly blessing from the Vatican he dropped the biggest cuss word of them all....
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Complementarianism: The Church’s Segregation Problem

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Separate but equal. It was a doctrine enshrined into American law by the landmark case Plessy v. Ferguson. In short, the doctrine "justified and permitted racial segregation" on the grounds that such segregation was constitutional, and therefore legal, so long as services, facilities, public accommodations, housing, medical care, education, employment, and transportation of equal quality were offered. It was perversely eloquent. In word it affirmed the fundamental...
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Can We Please Stop With The “Complicit In Their Sin” Nonsense?

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The internet is an exhausting place. The insular and incestual nature of social media allows absurd logic to be transformed into divine revelation without a second thought. This is, perhaps, no more true than in the recent debate over the now vetoed Arizona law that would have allowed businesses to deny service to people when doing so was against their sincerely...
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Former Congressman Tom DeLay Claims God Wrote The Constitution

It's not unusual to hear someone claim that America is a Christian nation. But usually the people the long for a more intimate church-state relationship stop at that, claiming that we need to simply get back to the Christian principles they believe the country was founded on. (Which, incidentally, it wasn't. It was founded on Enlightenment principles, but I digress.) What you don't often hear is the claim of former Congressman Tom Delay. According to the former Congressman, God,...
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Happy Valentine’s Day From Jesus!

Ah, Valentine's Day. That time of the year when way too many Christians forget that love for Jesus and romantic love are two very different things and confusing the two is just awkward and inappropriate. Of course, awkward and inappropriate has never stopped anyone from doing anything and the same is true for Valentine's Day and Jesus. So, to celebrate, here's just a few of the Valentine's Day greetings (and a poem!) that simply shouldn't be. First up, no...
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Is This The Most Racist Pastor In America?

Meet Bro. Donny Reagan. He spews his vile bigotry every Sunday from the pulpit of Happy Valley Church of Jesus Christ in Johnson City, TN. If he's not the most racist pastor in America, then he's at least got to crack the top 10 list. You'll see why in this clip where he rants about the sin of interracial marriage. Which, as you can see, isn't grainy video from way back in the Jim Crow 1950s. It was...
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