Pat Robertson's Operation Blessing--despite having recently been investigated by the State of Virginia for misusing relief funds to haul equipment for Robertson's for-profit diamond mining firm--was one of the first organizations to receive a faith-based grant. Robertson scored $500,000, renewable for three years, for a total of $1.5 million. The money pays for Operation Blessing to offer technical assistance to smaller faith-based outfits so they can compete for federal dollars of their own--and given that Robertson has disparaged several religious faiths as "aberrant" and insisted they not be considered for federal support, he'll likely use the $1.5 million to leverage grants for like-minded evangelicals. Chuck Colson--who had legal troubles of his own stemming from Watergate--was another significant beneficiary, through his evangelical organization Prison Fellowship Ministries, which was chosen by the faith-based office as one of only four national partners for a $22.5 million workplace re-entry program for ex-offenders. No direct funding from the faith-based office has gone to a single non-Christian religious organization, whether Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist or Sikh.
and then I see this, (via witchvox of course): A Devil's Sabbath: Halloween on Sunday Troubles Some Across the South
"It's a day for the good Lord, not for the devil," said Barbara Braswell, who plans to send her 4-year-old granddaughter Maliyah out trick-or-treating in a princess costume on Saturday instead.
Some towns around the country are decreeing that Halloween be celebrated on Saturday to avoid complaints from those who might be offended by the sight of demons and witches ringing their doorbell on the Sabbath.
but I expect that. I didn't expect to see this:
Churches Installing Cell Phone Jammers
MONTERREY, Mexico - It was the reporters who noticed first. Unable to call their editors while covering the weddings of the rich and famous, they asked the priest why their cell phones never worked at Sacred Heart. His reply: Israeli counterintelligence.and to tie it all together, I get this in my mail:KMFDM DOTKOM
October 16, 2004
Two different Abolish God Limited Edition Ringer Shirts are now available in the KMFDM Store. The shirts feature new but familliar artwork on the front and some pointed philosophy from Stray Bullet on the back. They are offered in black or white with sizes rangeing from Small to XXL. If you can't decide, grab them both and get 5 different KMFDM stickers FREE! A strictly limited design, once sold out they will NEVER be printed again.
one-eyed king y'all