It is greatly saddening to hear of the passing yesterday of former Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He was a lifelong champion for human rights and against all forms of bigotry. Most known for his fight against apartheid – for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize – he was also a proponent of women’s rightsFortsätt läsa ”Human rights hero Desmond Tutu has passed away”
Also: water is wet. But seriously, don’t you think LGBTQ+ people have more important things to think about than make bigoted Christians felt butthurt? Conservative Jesus devotees don’t think so, apparently. As the study shows: ”They weren’t worried about a real-life threat to their livelihoods, rather a broader threat to ‘their ability to instil andFortsätt läsa ”Conservative Christians believe LGBTQ+ rights are a personal attack against them, study shows”
Few music videos have stirred up more controversies in recent years than Lil Nas X latest. The plot features the singer being tempted by a snake in a garden, riding a stripper pole down to hell and giving Satan a lap dance (among other things). Much of the outrage as being coming from fundamentalist Christians,Fortsätt läsa ”Hellenic symbolism in Lil Nas X ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’”
One of these days I’ll write more deeply about why I think the Christian idea of God is offensive. Today I’ll just share this meme I saw the other day and which encapsulates so much of what is wrong with the traditional understanding of Christianity.
Which a manager at a Panera Bread in Clairton in Pennsylvania seems to have ignored when she harassed and then fired a woman and her husband upon fiding out they were Pagans. Youtuber Ocean Keltoi (follow him btw, he makes great Paganism and Heathenry related content) made a video on the case: Sadly, this doesn’tFortsätt läsa ”Freedom of religion is for Pagans too”
For 28 years, the practise of yoga in schools has been illegal in Alabama. Not even the physical postures are allowed to be taught, although they are only a small part of yoga. The reason is that they fear children will learn about Hinduism and end up becoming Hindus. The law also puts yoga posturesFortsätt läsa ”Conservatives in Alabama are so afraid of people not being Christians that they made yoga illegal”