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Stephen Colbert Explains Why the Catholic Church Doesn’t Like the New Star Wars Movie

Stephen Colbert, a practicing Catholic, discussed on his show last night why the Vatican’s newspaper panned the new Star Wars film:Colbert

Stephen Colbert, a practicing Catholic, discussed on his show last night why the Vatican’s newspaper panned the new Star Wars film:

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The Vatican, Colbert added with a laugh, gave a better review to Spotlight, the film about the reporters who exposed the Catholic Church’s sex scandal.

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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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Stephen Colbert Explains Why the Catholic Church Doesn’t Like the New Star Wars Movie

Stephen Colbert, a practicing Catholic, discussed on his show last night why the Vatican’s newspaper panned the new Star Wars film:Colbert

Stephen Colbert, a practicing Catholic, discussed on his show last night why the Vatican’s newspaper panned the new Star Wars film:

Colbert

The Vatican, Colbert added with a laugh, gave a better review to Spotlight, the film about the reporters who exposed the Catholic Church’s sex scandal.

In the spotlight

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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