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No One’s Drawing Muhammad Anymore, Right?

Those Islamic radicals who caused riots and killed people because some cartoonists drew images of Muhammad really got the final word, didn’t they?

Those Islamic radicals who caused riots and killed people because some cartoonists drew images of Muhammad really got the final word, didn’t they?

It’s like the reactionaries had no idea if they told people not to do something, they would go ahead and do it just to spite them. If only there was a name for that.

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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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