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The Limburger bishop does not smell of his sheep, as Francis would like. Those cute nuns in the Amtrak ad? They may not like any recent pope too much. "Hell House" doubts, encouraging Baptists to dance (DANCE?!) and one pastors' query: Do Girl Scout cookies promote "lesbianism"?

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David Gibson

David Gibson

David Gibson is a national reporter for RNS and an award-winning religion journalist, author and filmmaker. He has written several books on Catholic topics. His latest book is on biblical artifacts: "Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery," which was also the basis of a popular CNN series.


  1. “He can’t mean the Thin Mints, though. Can he?”

    Thin Mints are probably safe. But beware Do-Si-Dos; they’re definately bi-curious.

  2. This Swanson guy is just another one of those religious fundalmentalist who believes most everything is sinful and those who do not believe as he does are going to “hell’. When I first heard of him and his exhortation to his followers to not buy Girl Scout cookies, I made a mental note to myself to be sure and buy multiple boxes of Girl Scout cookies. and one of those boxes will be one that is the most decadent, rich,sweet kind. I’m sure the Girl Scouts themselves would like to thank him for the free publicity. Perhaps he can go join the Phelps Klan and their hatred of everything and everyone not like them. Yeshua preached love, not hate. Tolerance and acceptance even if you don’t approve of a person’s lifestyle choices were also part of Jesus teachings. So, why is that so hard a concept to grasp for people like Swanson and Phelps? In a way I feel sad for them because they most probably learned that kind of hatred during their childhood.