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Georgia Parents Ban Yoga “Religion”

Apparently sitting on a Yoga mat and going Ommmmmm is the newest threat to christianity in the South. Must be that if you go down that path to self discovery then the last place you will ever want to be is in one of those ultra-evangelical control freak churches.

Yoga – Learning the ability to balance on one foot while simultaneously chewing gum could destroy the lowercase versions of christianity!

Ga. parents offended by the ‘Far East religion’ of yoga, get ‘Namaste’ banned from school

“We need to direct our attention inward and connect to the breath,” yoga instructor Rachel Brathen writes in her New York Times best-selling bookabout the practice. “Focusing on our breath keeps us present, calms the mind, and allows us to develop the awareness of the body we need to practice with care and compassion.”

Since the ancient discipline with roots in Hinduism and Buddhism became a popular exercise in the West, yogis have inundated popular culture with their pursuit of that elusive “calm” in a rapidly spinning world.

“Mindfulness,” the meditative state associated with yoga, has likewise been adopted as a way to clear the mind.

So when administrators at Bullard Elementary School in Kennesaw, Ga., implemented yoga and other mindfulness practices in the classroom to reduce students’ stress, they likely envisioned peace and relaxation in their future.

Instead, they received a flurry of complaints — from parents who felt yoga represented the encroachment of non-Christian beliefs.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bullard principal Patrice Moore sent parents an email last week announcing changes to its yoga program.

“I am truly sorry that the mindfulness/ de-stressing practices here at Bullard caused many misconceptions that in turn created a distraction in our school and community,” Moore wrote. “While we have been practicing de-stressing techniques in many classrooms for years, there have been some recent practices associated with mindfulness that are offensive to some.”

Among the elements of the program that will be eliminated: the Sanskrit greeting “Namaste,” placing hands “to heart center” and coloring pages with the symbol of the Mandala (a spiritual symbol in Indian religions representing the cosmos).

Moore noted that a rumor had also spread about using or teaching “about crystals having healing powers.”

“We will ensure that nothing resembling this will be done in the future,” she said.

 

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Pastor Jamal Bryant’s Powerful Condemnation of Black Preachers for Trump

Don’t know much about his guy – but he presents a powerful condemnation of the Minister Lawn Jockey Coalition who joined Trump last week.

Pastor Jamal Bryant on why black ministers fronting for Trump are prostitutes. This isn’t the first time some black preachers have rallied around a Republican, George Bush was successful at drawing some in with his “Faith Based” bribery, as unscrupulous ministers by the dozen slithered to “get the money”….Showing that some ministers, just like prostitutes…Can be bought.

He claims that none of the “100” who met with Trump showed their faces in Ferguson, Baltimore, or at any of the other sites where people have met to protest injustice. I don’t know if that claim is true – but if so, it in itself is a powerful damnation.

The Rev. Jamal Bryant has had harsh words for his fellow pastors who attended Monday’s meeting with Donald Trump.

A prominent Baltimore pastor on Tuesday blasted his fellow clergymen who met with Donald Trump as “prostitutes” simply seeking “their 15 minutes of fame.”

“They are prostituting themselves and, in essence, the black church,” the Rev. Jamal Bryant, pastor of the Empowerment Temple Church in Baltimore, told the Daily News.

Bryant refused to attend Monday’s meeting between black pastors and the Republican presidential candidate at Trump Tower and accused those who did go of “selling out” for a moment in the national spotlight.

“It’s Andy Warhol’s daydream — it’s 15 minutes of fame,” Bryant contended. “It gave them a chance to be on television, and in the newspaper, where otherwise, nobody would have ever known their names.”

The Rev. Jamal Bryant has had harsh words for his fellow pastors who attended Monday’s meeting with Donald Trump.

“I really felt that their contingency was really selling out their vote for nothing,” said Bryant, who briefly ran for Congress as a Democrat earlier this year before calling off the bid.

“We’ve heard nothing from (Trump) about bridging the gap of economic inequality, mass incarceration, public schools, trade with Africa and other issues important to the black community,” he said.

Trump sat down with a group of supportive African-American pastors for more than two hours Monday — and then emerged to say he wouldn’t change the tone of his campaign, which many have called divisive and racist.

“My onus around Donald Trump isn’t that he is a Republican,” said Bryant, who noted he hasn’t yet decided who he is voting for. “It’s that he is flagrantly against humanity.”Since Trump announced his 2016 campaign, “he’s spoken out against blacks, Latinos, women. It doesn’t line up with anything that is reflective of ministry,” he added.

The Rev. Delman Coates, pastor of Mount Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton, Md., also questioned the motives of the Trump campaign.

“I can’t speak to what took place in the meeting. I think people should be able to meet with whoever they want to meet,” Coates, who was not invited, told The News. “But I do think this meeting exposes the naiveté of this particular cohort of black preachers. And potentially sincere intentions got coopted by the political imperatives of the Trump campaign.”…

 
 

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The Texas Text-twits Are At it Again

Fresh from disappearing minorities, including Thurgood Marshall and Caesar Chavez from textbook – The Texas Textbook Taliban is at it again…

This time trying to disappear one of the world’s major religions… Islam.

Textbooks May Be Too Pro-Islam, Anti-Christian, Texas State Education Board Says

Students in Texas may be getting a glorified view of Islam, according to some state education leaders who are pushing for a resolution that would denounce social studies textbooks as biased against Christianity.

Though the president of conservative-leaning Texas State Board of Educationsupports the measure as promotingreligious equality in schools, faith leaders and activists have condemned the board’s proposal as intolerant and anti-Muslim.

“It’s clearly just an attempt to propagandize the state’s student population against the faith of Islam,” said Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Washington D.C.-based Council on Islamic-American Relations. “Somehow they were getting too rosy a picture of Islam.”

The Texas Board of Dis-Education… A group of sanctimonious conservative twits taking child molestation to a whole new level.

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2010 in Domestic terrorism, Stupid Republican Tricks

 

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Obama Ahead With Muslims, Jews, Catholics, and Agnostics

Interesting Poll numbers show that President Obama’s approval among Muslims, Jews, and agnostics and non-religious is still very high – while polling Mormons is low.

I would think his polling among Protestants (43%) breaks on what type of Church.

24% Approval among Mormons? What are you guys smoking?

The amazing part of all of this is… Remember the Reverend Jeremiah Wright controversy during the election?

Indeed, here is an article from one of the “faithful” arguing that Obama isn’t a Christian… Because he isn’t their kind of christian.

U.S. Muslims support Obama

More than three-quarters of U.S. Muslims support President Obama, according to a new Gallup Poll.

The president’s support levels among religious groups: Muslims, 78 percent; Jews, 64 percent; Catholics, 50 percent, and Protestants, 43 percent.

Obama scored the lowest approval ratings among Mormons, 24 percent. He received 63 percent support from the non-religious, atheists and agnostics.

A recent Pew poll found that one in five Americans mistakenly believe Obama is a Muslim. He is a Protestant Christian.

 
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Posted by on September 2, 2010 in Domestic terrorism

 

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Tavis Smiley and Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Tavis interviews conservative darling and former member of the Dutch Parliament Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

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Needless to say, Tavis questions and some of his statements have lit up the conservative and Tea Bagger world, who like their forbears in the American West views of Native Americans – “The only good Muslim is a dead Muslim”.

The transcript below is of the interview picked off a Tea Party site. Tavis’ comments (and questions) which seem to have gotten the conservative dander up are in bold.

SMILEY: When you were last here – I’m here every day – (laughter) when you were last here we were starting to have a conversation about your view of Christianity. We’ll come back to that a little bit later in the conversation because I want to pick up on that conversation. I’ve been waiting for months to continue that dialogue.

Before we do that, though, in this book, the new one, you say unapologetically and rather frankly that your mission here is to inform the West about the danger of Islam. What danger do we need to be made aware of? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 30, 2010 in Black Conservatives

 

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Hume Doubles Down on Tiger Woods’ Faith

Faux News Correspondent Brit Humes doubles down on his controversial statements that if Tiger Woods was a christian…

He wouldn’t have these bimbo problems.

Of course the recent scandals surrounding the “Christian Brotherhood” politicians such as Governor Mark Sanford, and Senator John Ensign makes a mockery of that.

Power indeed corrupts, absolutely.

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The first question of course is —  “WTF is Hume doing proselytizing while pretending to be a News Reporter?”  Shades of the Taliban…

Indeed.

Now I’m likely going to piss a whole bunch of folks off with this – but I’m going to put it out there anyway.

One of the major problems in this country since the evangelical Christians aligned with the right in this country is they stopped being a religion…

And became a cult.

Now this isn’t in any way to excuse Tiger Wood’s despicable moral behavior.

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2010 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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