|K June 21, 2019 — Oscar-winning director, Ron Howard, threatens to boycott Georgia and other states over abortion. [read details]|
|L June 21, 2019 — A Church's Police Force! The Governor of Alabama has signed a law allowing a Presbyterian church to form its own police squad. Pastor Harry Reeder III has publicly stated that God's decree is supreme and must be obeyed even if this means contravening secular law, [read details]|
|L June 19, 2019 — Tony Perkins, a notorious anti-LGBTQ hate monger, has been announced as the chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). “It is ironic that someone who is so widely known for intolerance outside of his brand of American Christianity would be authorized to defend religious freedom internationally,” states FFRF Co-President Dan Barker. [read details]|
|K June 18, 2019 — Startup that makes sex toys for women sues New York transit system for banning its ads [read details]|
|L June 13, 2019 — Report warns of potential for "video analytics" to create army of robots that use video cameras to analyze our every move and emotion. [read details]|
|K June 5, 2019 — Town officials asked if they would display Satanic Temple relic in public square. [read details]|
|J June 3, 2019 — U.S. Court of Appeals rules that individuals often have a First Amendment right to utter profanity — even "Fuck You," directed at police officers. [see details]|
|J May, 2019 — A New Jersey condominium association cannot maintain gender-segregated hours at a community swimming pool, a federal appeals court has ruled. [read details]|
Lie of the Month
This may be the most controlling of all “The Most Insidious Lies,” as it takes all power away from the individual and gives it to the church/priest. Essentially, it says that all people were born defective in the eyes of their Creator, and there is nothing they can do on their own to make up for their deficiencies, except to beg forgiveness and do whatever their religion dictates.
Even though it is preposterous on its surface, this lie is so ingrained in our society that its negative influence has continued unabated for many millennia.
The following text sheds some light on the origins of “original sin.” . . . . [read more]
Worth Repeating This Month
"The dogma of physicalism suffers from two fatal flaws, the sheer poverty of evidence that our brains produce consciousness, and the enormous human costs of a world that is sanitized of a spiritual outlook.”" — Dr. Larry Dossey
"True freedom also includes freedom from ignorance, sickness, poverty, and fear, without which the other freedoms would be meaningless.” —Hugh M. Hefner
This Month's Reading List