Sometimes men of God can choose better phraseology

8. A small Catholic university in Maryland is being accused of censorship over the firing of the campus newspaper’s faculty adviser. He edited a student article revealing harsh terms the university president used to push a plan to cull struggling students. “This is hard for you because you think of the students as cuddly bunnies, but you can’t,” the president said. “You just have to drown the bunnies.” He added, “Put a Glock to their heads.”_____

NYTimes: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing: Donald Trump, Janet Yellen, Chris Christie

February 10, 2016

Is this what Jesus would do?

Liberty University president urges: ‘End those Muslims’ via concealed gun carry

Jerry Falwell Jr says remarks to students referred to San Bernardino attackers and notes that only students over 21 would be armed under Virginia law

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/05/liberty-university-president-san-bernardino-shooting-concealed-weapons-carry-muslims

This blog started as silly remarks by clerics but….

Evangelism and pop music

Six senior officials of Singapore’s City Harvest megachurch have been jailed over a $50m Singapore dollar ($35m; £23m) fraud case.

The evangelical church’s pastor and founder, Kong Hee, was jailed for eight years – others received between 21 months and six years.

The court ruled last month the group had misused church finances to fund the music career of Kong’s wife, Sun Ho.

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Known for its slick image and wealth-focused brand of Christianity,

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The hope was that songs like China Wine – a tune with rapper Wyclef Jean depicting Ms Ho as a Chinese exotic dancer in Jamaica – would help spread the gospel.

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Ms Ho herself was not prosecuted in connection with the case and did not attend Friday’s sentencing.

She recently took over leadership of the church.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34876448

Head to heaven (more quickly) without being shamed

“In effect, Saudi Arabia legitimizes fundamentalism, religious discrimination, intolerance and the oppression of women. Saudi women not only can’t drive, but are also told by some clerics that they mustn’t wear seatbelts for fear of showing the outlines of their bodies.”–Nicholas Kristof in The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/29/opinion/sentenced-to-be-crucified.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=opinion-c-col-right-region&region=opinion-c-col-right-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-right-region