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"Menstruatin' for Satan" Charity Drive Ruins Christian "Foodies" Appetites
They're raising Hell over it.
Some Idaho “foodies” are raising hell over a pub’s participation in a feminine hygiene products drive, “Menstruatin’ with Satan,” coordinated by a local chapter of The Satanic Temple. Never mind the humanitarian intent on the part of The Crown and Thistle (the pub which hosted a drop box for the products) and the Satanists, these Christians are going to “do [their] thing”— whatever that means.
If they really wanted to do something useful with their anger, they’d set up a comparable “Bleedin’ with Jesus” collection box next to the Satanists’ and see which group could do the most good.
A Missouri couple that allowed their 4-year-old daughter to be beaten to death by their neighbors are facing felony child endangerment charges. The neighbors, who have been charged with second-degree murder, told the parents that the child “had a demon inside her” and “would end up just like [her mom] if it was not taken care of.” Terrible news all around.
While young people in the UK are becoming more religious than we’d expect, that’s not the case in the U.S., says Professor Ryan Burge:This doesn't appear to be the case in the United States. 60% of 18 to 25 year olds expressed strong belief in God in 2018. It was 72% of 26 to 40 year olds. 7.1% of the younger group are atheists by belief. It's only 3.2% of 26 to 40 year olds.Surprising YouGov poll finds that 16-24 year olds are more likely to believe in God than millennials in their late 20s and 30s, bucking the trend for younger age groups to be less religious. https://t.co/uXkSH0uD8ZKaya Burgess @kayaburgess
That’s the problem for people like Graham and Falwell. They can’t debate us publicly because there’s no way they can say, ‘‘We’re against guaranteed health care for all because Jesus was against guaranteed health care for all.’’ Jesus never charged a leper a co-pay!
Two churches in New Mexico that held insanely large, mostly mask-less Christmas services are now facing $10,000 fines each. I’m sure when you factor in tithing, that’s a small price to pay. It’s too bad the price of human lives is of such low value to them.
Jason Meade, the Columbus, Ohio police officer who shot and killed Casey Goodson Jr., a 23-year-old Black man with no criminal record who was out picking up food for his family, has justified his lust for brutality as biblical.
A recording of Meade’s remarks, delivered at a 2018 convention of the Ohio State Association of Free Will Baptists, has brought religion to the forefront of a controversial police killing with opposing interpretations of the Gospel squaring off on Sunday mornings here in central Ohio. During those remarks, the SWAT officer described violence in the line of duty as a “righteous release.”
“I work for the sheriff’s office…. I hunt people — it’s a great job, I love it,” Meade told those in attendance. “I worked this job 14 years, you know I ain’t never been hit clean in the face one time? It’s a fact. It ain’t ’cause I’m so good… You know why? I learned long ago I gotta throw the first punch. And I learned long ago why I’m justified in throwing the first punch. Don’t look up here like, ‘Oh, police brutality.’ People I hit you wish you could hit, trust me.”
The U.S. State Department reports that an average of 1,000 Pakistani girls each year are “kidnapped for forced conversion to Islam… forcibly married and subjected to rape.” The problem has only become worse during the pandemic.
Finally, here’s the tweet of the day: