Before the Super Bowl, Baltimore Ravens linebacker and future preacherman Ray Lewis said that God doesn’t pick winners in sporting events.
After last night’s game, however, the Raven quoth Romans 8:31, ”If God is for you, then who can be against you?”
Lewis’s t-shirt bore another Scriptural message: Psalm 91.
As for the Super commercials, Paul Harvey’s “God Made a Farmer” touched on religion, I guess.
But did it plagiarize a Farms.com ad from 2011?
Harvey was a close friend of Billy Graham’s, and you can almost hear the preacher’s cadence in his delivery. Reader Mark Kellner passed along this article about Harvey, who attended an Adventist church in Phoenix for nearly 20 years and occasionally used the pastor’s sermons in his radio show.
And now to this day’s news of lasting significance…
The new Archbishop of Canterbury formally took office today in Merry Old.
Archbishop Jose Gomez’s letter criticizing his predecessor’s cover up of clergy sexual abuse was read in Los Angeles parishes on Sunday.
Cardinal Roger Mahony responded with his own public letter on Friday, defending his record on abuse.
The LA Times profiles Bishop Thomas Curry, who reportedly helped Mahony conceal clerics’ crimes.
A new HBO documentary claims that Catholic leaders once put down a deposit on a Caribbean island where pedophile priests were to be quarantined.
The Obama administration expanded the religious exemptions to its controversial contraception mandate on Friday. But EWTN says the new rules don’t cover religious media, so the Catholic channel is continuing with its suit against the administration.
President Obama said Sunday that gays should be allowed in the Boy Scouts.
For the third consecutive year, the number of homegrown terrorism incidents by Muslim-Americans has dropped, according to a new study.
The Vatican dismissed a claim by the man who tried to kill Pope John Paul II that the assassination attempt had been ordered by Iran’s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
A Mennonite pastor was sent back to jail for refusing to testify before a grand jury in the weirdest kidnapping case since the Lindbergh baby.
Remember that pastor who told an Applebee’s waitress “I give God 10% why do you get 18?” (The waitress who posted the receipt online was fired, by the way.)
Well, it didn’t take too long for someone to spoof the now infamous receipt (see top left).
Yr hmbl aggrgtr,
Take us home, Whitney.