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The Bible goes Hollywood!!!

I came across this on the website http://www.canoe.ca,.

The scene is a Hollywood movie studio boardroom.  S.H., the studio head, is probing his staff for some "blockbuster movie ideas".

One tidbit-

 

"S.H. (reading aloud): Holy Bible. (shrugs) Doesn't ring a bell."

 

Find the rest at …

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Added by Boatman on November 12, 2011 at 7:57am — No Comments

Watered-down anti-bullying legislation in Michigan

From the "Detroit Free Press"-

 

"The Michigan Senate passed legislation Wednesday that requires school districts to develop anti-bullying policies, but the father of the boy for whom the bill is named says he has strong objections to language inserted at the last minute.

One of the reforms will require school districts to have procedures in place to address bullying complaints. But the bill now also has language that says requirements don't "prohibit a statement of a…

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Added by Boatman on November 7, 2011 at 9:03am — 1 Comment

Thought this only happened in other places......

.....but I see the bucolic East Coast is not immune.

 

A local evangelical church is featured in "Halifax Magazine", a free add-in to the local Sunday paper.

 

From the article-

 

"He (Russ Conway, the pastor) initially says a gay person would be welcome within the church, but when pressed acknowledges that unless they wanted to become straight they would not be welcome."

 

And I'll give you the last three paragraphs (or what I feel is…

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Added by Boatman on October 2, 2011 at 9:07am — No Comments

Decisions, decisions......

Any comments on this story from the Deep South?

 

Judge tells offenders to go to jail or church

By QMI Agency

 

Go to jail or go to church for a year.

 

That's the unique option being offered to non-violent offenders in a southern Alabama town.

According to The News Tribune, the city judge in Bay Minette will let misdemeanour offenders choose to work off their sentences in jail and pay a fine or go to church every Sunday for a…

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Added by Boatman on September 25, 2011 at 6:29am — 6 Comments

"Ordered" to pray?

This morning, as a serving member of my countrys' Navy, I participated in "Ceremonial Divisions",  a formal parade where a visiting dignitary inspects the troops, medals are awarded, speeches are made. At one point during "Divvies", we are ordered to "Remove Headdress" while the School Chaplain recites a prayer.

 

Anyone have an opinion on what is essentially being ordered to participate in a prayer?  While I direct this question to serving or former members of the Armed…

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Added by Boatman on September 22, 2011 at 12:11pm — 14 Comments

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Up the duff. How about some secular baby names?

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My Grandpa died last week

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