Ashley Nicole Bradford

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US Methodist church convicts minister for officiating at son's gay wedding

A Pennsylvania minister convicted under United Methodist church law of performing his son's same-sex wedding ceremony could learn on Tuesday if he will be defrocked.<p>A jury of his pastoral peers convicted the Rev Frank Schaefer on Monday of breaking his vows by officiating at the 2007 ceremony in …

Gospel of selfishness pervades American Christianity

The philosophers of greed now use Christianity as their cover story<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>November 16, 2013 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Anyone who has worked in the restaurant business will be happy to tell you that waiters always fight each other to avoid working Sunday lunch …

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10 worst right-wing statements of the week — donut paranoia edition

Rand Paul is convinced Obamafascists are coming for our favorite pastries, and that’s just the start<p>It’s been a busy week for all manner of charlatans, religious and otherwise.<p><b>1. One-woman parade of idiocy, Sarah Palin: The Pope is too liberal; social programs are similar to slavery.</b><p>Sarah Palin was …

'So consequential an act': 50 years later, JFK conspiracy theories endure

The mob did it. Or the CIA. Or Fidel Castro. Or Lyndon Johnson. Or the Soviets.<p>Half a century has passed since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy — one of the greatest crimes of the 20th century and the most abundant wellspring for conspiracy theorists in the history of the United …

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How JFK Fathered The Modern Presidential Campaign

When John F. Kennedy began his run for the White House more than 50 years ago, there was plenty of excitement and anticipation. He was energetic, handsome and from a famous Boston political family.<p>But his candidacy was far from a sure bet. At the time, few would have predicted the lasting impact …

Listening In: Cronkite, Lady Bird On The Death Of A President

The image of Walter Cronkite taking off his glasses as he announced President John F. Kennedy's death on Nov. 22, 1963, is one that seems seared into our collective memory — even for those of us who weren't around to see it live.<p>Nearly 40 years later, Cronkite revisited that moment and the rest of …