Monday, January 12, 2015

Steve Harvey's advice, and other links

The posting of links does not constitute an endorsement of the sites linked, and not necessarily even agreement with the specific posts linked.

* 11 Wily Whiskers -- Slideshow
* Chaplain punished for sharing his faith in suicide prevention class -- "Chaplain Joseph Lawhorn was issued a Letter of Concern that accused him of advocating for Christianity and 'using Christian scripture and solutions' during a Nov. 20th training session held at the University of North Georgia."
* Here's how a group of boys in Italy responded when asked to hit a girl -- "Luca Lavarone, who works for “Fanpage,” conducted the social experiment with boys ranging from 6 to 11 years old in Italy."
* Residents in northwest Arkansas city vote to repeal anti-discrimination ordinance -- "On Tuesday, voters in the northwest Arkansas city voted to repeal the measure. If voters upheld the proposed city law, it would have been the first of its kind in Arkansas."
* Sorry, but it’s your fault if you’re offended all the time -- "Since when did, “I’m offended,” become an argument that trumps all facts, logic and common sense?"
* Steve Harvey on Atheists: ‘To Me, You’re An Idiot’ -- "Emmy Award-winning TV host and best-selling author Steve Harvey advises women not to date atheists..."
* The Daily Show hilariously mocks a noted atheist for threatening to sue Southern diner -- "Jordan Klepper is a self-professed atheist, but even he thinks Dan Barker is being a 'petty ***' by threatening legal action against Mary's Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem, North Carolina." [A worthwhile story, but be(a)ware there is the strong language.]
* The new face of the GOP -- "In West Virginia, Saira Blair won a seat in House of Delegates, becoming the nation’s youngest elected state legislator."
* The Purpose Driven God -- "In 2002, Rick Warren released The Purpose Driven Life, a wildly popular book that topped numerous best seller lists...But what if there is a more basic question than that of our own purpose?"
* The rape culture that everyone ignores -- "While many are eager to put a spotlight on the problem of campus rape, fewer are concerned about a prison system that all but encourages sexual assaults."
* US Senator: Wealthy musicians, athletes, clergy exploit tax loopholes to drive up rates for rest of us -- "Not one Southern Baptist leader - not Frank Page, not Russell Moore, not any SBC president has a syllable of objection on record to the housing allowance exclusion as presently codified."

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