If you said the Ganges River in India, where more than a million men and women bathed today to cleanse their sins, you’d be aces. The photos make the holy rite look like a cross between Burning Man and that Zion’s Party scene in The Matrix.
Speaking of wild photos, four feminists bared their breasts in St. Peter’s Square to protest the Catholic Church’s stance on gay marriage. Meanwhile, the Vatican underlined its opposition to gay adoptions.
Elsewhere in Europe, several hundred thousand people gathered in Paris to oppose President Francois Hollande’s plan to legalize gay marriage and adoption.
Egypt’s Grand Mufti says interfaith tolerance, not religious police, should be the path forward.
WaPo’s Lisa Miller say Religious Lefties should stop being so nice if they want media coverage. I hate to say it, but there are more important things…
Evangelical biz Hobby Lobby has found a way to avoid daily $1.3 million fines for violating Obamacare. Howard Friedman has a useful piece on how the law affects small, for-profit businesses.
Al Mohler says the ouster of Louie Giglio as inaugural benedictor heralds a new “moral McCarthyism.”
Our own Kevin Eckstrom lists potential replacements for Giglio.
Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., is protesting an NEH grant to a local community college to educate Americans about Islam.
“It makes zero sense for the U.S. government to borrow money from China in order to promote the culture of Islamic civilizations,” says Jones.
John Walker Lindh, the so-called American Taliban, won the right to pray with other Muslims in his Indiana prison.
The American Humanist Association is distributing copies of “A Jefferson Bible for the 21st Century,” which slices and dices the world’s sacred texts.
I guess the Hollywood Foreign Press doesn’t appreciate our self-mythologizing: “Lincoln” and “Zero Dark Thirty” lost the best pic and best director awards. Other than celebrity worship, there wasn’t much religion at the Golden Globes.
I was happy to see that “Homeland” took home some hardware, though. I’ve only see Season One, but wow.
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