Tag Archives: “offended”

“On A Relentless March”

The news that some in the Democratic Party might have tried to ‘out’ Bernie Sanders as an atheist was neither particularly surprising nor particularly shocking. Atheism doesn’t play well with the electorate. What’s more, to the extent that a candidate’s … Continue reading

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The Culture of ‘Offense’ (Halloween Edition)

National Catholic Reporter: BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS Every October, many look forward to Halloween — the trick-or-treating, the parties and especially the costumes. Every Halloween, however, many also mock religious figures with their costume choices. Costumes for badly behaved nuns, rabbis, Muslims, … Continue reading

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Bacon: “Offensive” Apparently

From WPTZ, Vermont: WINOOSKI, Vt. —A sign on a lamp post at the bottom of the Winooski Circle displayed the words “Yield Sneakers Bacon” until Friday morning. The bistro owners took it down. A city program put it in place … Continue reading

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Gideons, Trumped

Well, this is a piece of stupidity. The Daily Mail (of course!) has the details (my emphasis added): One of Britain’s biggest hotel chains has removed Bibles from its rooms to avoid upsetting non-Christians. The decision by Travelodge has been … Continue reading

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Leviathan vs. Behemoth

EUObserver reports: BRUSSELS – The European Commission has said that Poland’s prosecution of a rock group for “blasphemy” is against European values. It said on Wednesday (31 October) in a written statement for EUobserver that “national blasphemy laws are a … Continue reading

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Via Detroit News: Lansing – House Republicans prohibited state Rep. Lisa Brown from speaking on the floor Thursday after she ended a speech Wednesday against a bill restricting abortions by referencing her female anatomy. Brown, a West Bloomfield Democrat and … Continue reading

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Offended (2)

I first came across the French Catholic fundamentalist group, “Institut Civitas’ in a story posted here a month or so ago. Here they are again: Paris police have arrested around 20 Christian fundamentalists who burst into a theatre and threw … Continue reading

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Via the Daily Telegraph: South Africa’s advertising watchdog has banned a television commercial depicting angels falling from heaven because they are attracted to a man’s deodorant after a complaint from a Christian.The advertisement for Axe deodorant (known as Lynx in … Continue reading

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