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10 Reasons Why Homophobia Makes No Sense (Part 1)

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As the Washington State Legislature holds hearings on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in that state, social conservatives have ramped up their campaign against homosexuality and LGBT rights. The National Organization for Marriage, for instance, has offered to … Continue reading

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Pat Robertson: Is Mac and Cheese "A Black Thing"?

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Right-wing fundamentalist Pat Robertson has been known to say some downright odious things on behalf of his faith. No doubt many of our own ministers ordained online are familiar. Recently he said that divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer’s disease is … Continue reading

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Like Online Churches, Steampunk Re-Invents Religion

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A curious story was covered in Sunday’s edition of the CBS Morning Show–an emerging art and literary movement called “steampunk”. The movement might be described a re-imagining of Victorian Britain which includes Victorian ideas of futuristic technology–usually powered by steam … Continue reading

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Universal Life Church Monastery Minister Conan O'Brien to Perform Gay Wedding

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Conan O’Brien, the late-night talk show host and comedian, has been officially ordained by the Universal Life Church Ministries. As of October 21st 2010 he joins the ranks of our many celebrity ministers. Conan O’Brien will be commemorating his one-year … Continue reading

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Morality and the Death Penalty

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This last week was a tough one for those who oppose the death penalty on moral grounds: i.e. thou shalt not kill. We saw two very different men put to death in two southern states. These men and their circumstances … Continue reading

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Progressive Pasta

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As the burqa ban sweeps across Europe, Austria is allowing the little known tradition of upturned pasta strainers to appear on driver’s licenses. After just two years of fighting, Niko Alm, an Austrian man was allowed to appear in his driver’s … Continue reading

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Homosexuality is Neither Sinful nor Immoral

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By Rev. Thaddeus Ping I am writing a few words about homosexuality and why it is neither sinful nor immoral. For the record I am completely heterosexual. I was raised as a Catholic, and in my younger years was much … Continue reading

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