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Religion Research finds majority support for health reform

The Public Religion Research Institute’s biennial American Values Survey reported this week that “a(54%) of voters say they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who supported health care reform.”

That’s a contradiction of of Southern Baptist Convention Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission chief Richard Land’s prediction in March that those who voted for health reform would be driven from office in a November electoral Battle of Midway.

There is still a Battle of the Pacific metaphor to abuse. Running hard against health reform may be a kamikaze strategy, Richard.

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October 7, 2010 Posted by | Health, Politics, SBC | , , | 1 Comment

What’s almost = to allegations of husband’s infidelity?

Scientology, perhaps?

Standing by her man, Victoria Beckham denied in an interview “that she and soccer superstar husband David Beckham have dabbled in Scientology and defended her spouse from recent claims of marital infidelity.”

“We aren’t Scientologists. We really don’t know very much about it. I mean, Tom [Cruise] and Katie [Holmes] – they’ve mentioned it to us. But, no, they didn’t try to hook us and reel us in,” the 36-year-old former Spice Girl star said.

Involvement in a declining cult which tears families apart? Yes, even amid a celebrity mess, bad enough to push off.

October 7, 2010 Posted by | Cults | | Comments Off on What’s almost = to allegations of husband’s infidelity?

Ergun Caner hangs out his ‘Islam Expert for Hire’ shingle

Ditched amid uproar as dean of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary but (huh?) retained as a professor, Ergun Caner visited Bristol, Va., Friday to dismiss it all:

We saw it (controversy) coming. My brothers and I have been dealing with it for years. This just happened to bounce big, and I paid no attention. News means little to me, and the Web is — well, bloggers for the most part — are just frustrated people in their basements.

His speaking skills are of course still for hire. His successor as seminary dean , Elmer Towns, did say, “… I see Ergun with a long, profitable ministry.”

Also still for hire is Crying Wind, the not-an-Indian whose profitable history of pretending to an American Indian life story is detailed by Phil Johnson in Evangelical Bunco Artists. There is a long list, to which Johnson sadly appends Caner.

Caveat emptor.

October 7, 2010 Posted by | SBC | , , | 2 Comments