Archive for May 3rd, 2011

May 3, 2011

Vietnam and U.S Embassy cable.

Buddhism 50%, Catholicism 10%

US embassy cables: Concerns over Vietnamese crackdown.

However, these situations are primarily “land disputes,” do not meet the statutory requirement in the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act, and should not divert our attention from the significant gains in expanding religious freedoms that Vietnam has made since the lifting of CPC designation in November 2006. These gains include increased recognition and registration of scores of new religions, implementation of a new legal framework on religion, and training programs at the local and national level.

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May 3, 2011

Thoughts du jour.

A 25-year-old Spanish man has been ordered to leave home and find a job after he took his parents to court once they stopped giving him spending money.

An Iowa man completed his Lent-long beer fast [last month], marking the occasion with a bacon smoothie.

Left-handed people are affected by fear far more than those who are right-handed, new research has revealed.

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May 3, 2011

Church Touts Homosexuality as a Gift, Not a Sin.

Pastor Barnard told ABC, “We really believe that being gay is a gift from God, and it’s not anything that anyone has to apologize for or be ashamed about. So that’s how [the campaign] came to be.”

(Leviticus 20:13) . . .And when a man lies down with a male the same as one lies down with a woman, both of them have done a detestable thing. They should be put to death without fail. . . .

(1 Corinthians 6:9) . . .Do YOU not know that unrighteous persons will not inherit God’s kingdom? Do not be misled. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men kept for unnatural purposes, nor men who lie with men. . .

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