Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation prohibiting a form of therapy aimed at changing a minor’s sexual orientation from gay to straight, the first law of its kind in the nation, officials said Sunday. Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) introduced the measure based on his belief that so-called conversion therapy isn't based on science and is dangerous. “This bill bans non-scientific ‘therapies’ that have driven young people to depression and suicide,'' Brown said in a statement. ``These practices have no basis in science or medicine and they will now be relegated to the dustbin of quackery."Read more »
BOSTON (AP) - Boston police are looking for the vandals who knocked the head off a statue of Jesus outside a Roman Catholic church named for Mother Teresa.
The Rev. Jack Ahern of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta at St. Margaret's church in the city's Dorchester section says when he arrived at the church Sunday morning the statue's head was lying on the ground in pieces and the statue had been knocked off its base.Read more »
A convicted criminal who was serving out his sentence in a monastery has escaped for the second time. He’s asked authorities to return him to prison, saying life with the with Capuchin monks is too punishing.Read more »
Bay Minette, Alabama clearly missed the memo about separation of church and state.Read more »
The Catholic monks of Saint Joseph Abbey in St. Benedict, Louisiana, are being legally threatened by the government. Why? Because the liberty-hating political class demands that you and I get “permission” from government to make money.
Those wacky monks must have thought that this was a free country or something.
Of course, as soon as government has the power to demand you get permission from the State (some call that permission a “license”), you gotta do business in the manner that they dictate, and through the channels that they demand, and you pay the fees that they say you pay.Read more »
Beware of your words and thoughts if you are in Massachusetts, it is a crime to be an atheist:Read more »
There is an increasingly vocal and aggressive direction being taken by some Christians. That many American Christians supported the Bush administration and its wars is well known. At present the level of dehumanization of Muslims and outright advocacy of genocide is becoming much louder.Read more »
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