Tag Archives: discrimination

Cuccinelli v All Acts of Love And Pleasure

My religion encourages oral sex. Ken Cuccinelli, candidate for governor, wants to outlaw it. Why am I not the new face of the brave fight for religious liberty? Seriously, though: Ken Cuccinelli, the current attorney general of Virginia and Republican … Continue reading

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Virginia recognizes me as clergy!

My reapplication today was successful! The Arlington County Court has officially granted me authorization to perform marriages. The process was not entirely painless. Once again, the person who handles the paperwork – I’m not sure if she’s a secretary or … Continue reading

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Virginia refuses to recognize me as clergy

The Arlington County Court refused to grant me the right to perform marriages in Virginia, apparently on  the grounds that my “congregation” does not own a building. I presented my certificate of ordination and documentation of the 501c3 status of … Continue reading

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Passing children through the fire for Moloch

TW: violent homophobia and homophobic language, violence to children, suicide “It is well known that the homosexual agenda is just an insidious plot to prevent gay teenagers from dying.” – Stephen Colbert It is clear that homophobic bullying is directly … Continue reading

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You’re not doing me any favors

In the midst of a wonderful and spirited discussion on social and political matters this weekend, the following exchange took place: Someone mentioned the “Mormonism is a cult” news splash. The lady next to me turned to me and said, … Continue reading

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Anger and courage

Today, I am an angry Witch. It’s the kind of anger that is born out of hope, the anger that is twin to courage. If you don’t want to join me in anger, I invite you to join me in … Continue reading

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Pluralism in action

In contrast to the previous post, I’d like to point out the way pluralism was an essential element of the Canadian state funeral for politician Jack Layton which took place Saturday. As mmy writes: The first blessing at the funeral … Continue reading

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Navy Chaplains, Damn Lies, and Statistics

In the latest example of stunning dishonesty from conservative Christians who want to view themselves as persecuted, a group of Navy Chaplains has apparently enlisted a damn liar statistician to “prove” that they’re being discriminated against by not being promoted … Continue reading

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“Breaking Curses” a fundamental characteristic of “Apostles”

We’ve been hearing more and more about the New Apostolic Reformation lately, led by “apostles” such as Cindy Jacobs, John Benefiel, and C. Peter Wagner. In a book by Wagner about what it means to be an “apostle” today, he … Continue reading

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When ads are annoying, now with added irony

Edited to add: I originally titled this post “What I hate about Patheos,” and while I said that I didn’t mean to attack anyone who works with Patheos, I managed to sound as though I was, and I’m deeply sorry … Continue reading

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