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Rev. Frank Schaefer Refuses to Uphold Anti-Gay Methodist Doctrine, Says He Won’t Surrender Credentials

Rev. Frank Schaefer — the Methodist pastor who was punished for officiating his son’s gay wedding — is nearing the end of his 30-day suspension, […]

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Having the Gay Marriage Cake, and Eating it Too

First of all, let me belatedly congratulate Charlie Craig and David Mullins, a Colorado couple who got married in Massachusetts last year. I hope that […]

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Holy Ghost Prep Headmaster Responds to Firing of Gay Teacher

Over the weekend we reported the dismal news that Michael Griffin, a gay teacher in Bensalem, Pa., was fired from Holy Ghost Prep after telling […]

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Circle of Hope Ousts Gay Congregant for “Speaking Too Publicly About Homosexuality”

There’s a story in the current issue of City Paper about a gay man who was asked to leave Circle of Hope, a progressive church […]

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City Hall Takes On Scientology

The Daily News reports that City Hall is preparing to fight the Church of Scientology … over blight.

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Horrible, Horrible People Kill Horse in Drive-By on Amish Buggy

Now it’s true that your humble writer grew up among Mennonites, and thus has a warm feeling for the Amish community in Lancaster County. It’s […]

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Methodist Panel: Pastor Violated Doctrine With Same-Sex Wedding

As expected, a Methodist Church panel on Monday found that the Rev. Frank Schaefer violated chuch doctrine by officiating his son’t same-sex wedding in 2007. […]

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Philadelphia Muslim Group Appoints Jewish Director

The Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations has hired a Jewish filmmaker as its new executive director. Jacob Bender, a Jew, is the […]

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31 PA Pastors Go Against Church to Perform Same-Sex Marriage

A few weeks ago I told you about Lebanon, Pa., Pastor Frank Schaefer (pictured, above), who was in hot water with his congregation after officiating a […]

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This Year, Thanksgiving Is Ruined For Millions Of Jews

I’m really annoyed with God. Of course this isn’t the first time. God has let me down tons of times over my life.  He lets […]

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Coming Soon to a Mall Near You: Atheist Church?

Look out: The atheists are assembling. But don’t worry, they mean you no harm. They merely hope to “live better, help often, wonder more.” The […]

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13-Year-Old Emily DiPrimio Is Directing a Slasher Film

Your average 13-year-old girl these days is probably listening to One Direction, habitually checking her social media accounts, obsessing over what to wear to school, […]

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New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission OK’s “ATHE1ST” License Plate

All David Silverman wanted at the start of all this was a license plate reading “ATHE1ST,” a request that New Jersey’s Motor Vehicles Commission apparently […]

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Muslim Who Wrote Jesus Book Gets Last Laugh; Fox News Interview Sends Sales Skyrocketing

If you’ve spent anytime on Facebook at all the last few days, you’ve probably seen a Buzzfeed link called “Is This The Most Embarrassing Interview […]

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Morning Headlines: Zoning Board Says No to Ori Feibush

Point Breeze developer Ori Feibush stirred some controversy this month when his lawyer, Wally Zimilong, sent a letter to a woman, Haley Dervinis, opposed to […]