Wednesday’s Religion News Roundup: Christmas wars; Jesus as Occupier?; Obama on LGBT rights

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At the urging of a local radio host (always the best counselors), a troop of Rhode Islanders burst into the Statehouse and interrupted a children’s choir by loudly singing “O Christmas Tree” during a tree-lighting ceremony. Gov. Lincoln Chafee had said he wanted to honor religious diversity by calling the Statehouse Spruce a “Holiday tree,” […]

  • As if we needed any more evidence that Rick Perry is an idiot, and that religiosity is a form of mental disease.
    “this is just the most recent example of an administration at war with people of faith in this country. Investing tax dollars promoting a lifestyle many Americas of faith find so deeply objectionable is wrong.”

    Promoting a lifestyle? Jesus H. Christ … the US simply wants foreign nations not to imprison and execute gays and wants to make that a prerequisite for receiving our aid. How can that be wrong in the mind of any rational person, or even a religionist?