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Marriage equality has claimed it’s first victim

mormon-rainbow630 Today is a great day.  Today is truly a day to celebrate independence.  It's likely a once in a lifetime experience so make the most of it heathens.  Yesterday the President, Boyd K. Pack died.  He was the long time president of the apostles in the mormon church; a criminal criminal cult that used fear, intimidation and strong arm tactics to get Proposition 8 passed in California.  It wasn't all bad though, because as we look back over all the barriers facing the LGBT community which were toppled, one by one, it was the "Prop 8" decision that provided the energy needed to knock over the first domino.  Any reasonable person knew that marriage equality would be realized one day, however the mormon church isn't really known for embracing reason, and I am happy that he died knowing that same sex marriage was not only legal in California, but in all 50 states.  So have a "fabulous" independence day.

Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, died today at age 90, the New York Times reports. The most senior member of the quorum, Packer was expected to succeed Thomas S. Monson, current Mormon prophet and president of the Church of the Latter-Day Saints.

The quorum is the Mormon faith’s highest governing body. By convention, the apostle who has served the longest in the quorum is chosen as the prophet. Packer had served as a member of the church’s quorum since 1970, but the distinction of longest-serving member is now held by Russell M. Nelson, a 90-year-old accomplished cardiothoracic surgeon [Read More]

 

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For Certain Christians, Lying for Jesus is Justified in the Abortion Wars

Leviticus 19:11 makes clear: "Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another."There's quite a bit of the Bible that conservative Christian activists tend to leave out, but Biblical prohibitions against lying are routinely given short shrift by those intent on seeing God's will done on Earth. We don't have to look far for examples of it -- from Christians arguing that LGBT people are predators to politicians pretending that being gay is a choice, these lies are common.The Washington Post has a good look at another popular outlet for faith-based lying: the abortion debate, and the notoriously deceptive idea of "crisis pregnancy centers." Reporter Petula Dvorak examines the work of one Virginia activist, Pat Lohman, in particular.shutterstock_296153609
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