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Soccer bleu!

Diversity in the news:

PARIS (AP) - A French gay soccer team says its members were victims of homophobia when a team of Muslim players refused to play a match against them.

Welcome to the future.

Pack your bags

Sometimes, you have to really pay attention to figure out what's going on. First, we see that The Rapture is upon us, and the beginning of the 7-year tribulation period will be any day now. The astronomical signs prove this 100 percent!! Next, we notice that a UFO has been sighted above Fort Wayne:

Dim bulbs

A lighting expert says our mandated switch to CFL will probably save "some" energy, but at too great a cost in rampant dissatisfaction with lighting:

You will believe!

My native state has figured out how to solve the problem of atheists -- just legislate them away. The law creating Kentucky's Office of Homeland Security declares that the "security of the Commonwealth" cannot be secured without "reliance on Almighty God."

The language in the 2006 legislation had been inserted by state Rep. Tom Riner, D-Louisville, a pastor of Christ is King Baptist Church in Louisville.

Life and death

Here's an end-of-life story for you:

Feeling the heat

I don't know whether we should be hopeful or worried that, according to The New York Times, Indiana's two senators are "considered fence sitters" on major climate change legislation moving through Congress. The analysis even goes so far as to say that their votes "could be the deciding factors, and obtaining those votes will be challenging."

Forgive me for I will sin

So, I had an old movie on the Western Channel playing the other day while I was skimming the newspaper, and suddenly I heard Burl Ives singing "The Ninety and Nine." I think it was just an old song they had the rights to -- it didn't seem to have anything to do with the plot -- but it was pleasant to listen to. I went hunting online to see if there was a download of it, because I thought it would be an interesting version to learn on the guitar.

Left behind

Another pope calls for "economic justice," i.e. the market's profit motive being useful only as a means to the end of eliminating poverty and various "glaring inequalities." The writer, a fellow at a theological center, makes this interesting point:

Brave new world

The slope, she is slippery:

New York has become the first state to allow taxpayer-funded researchers to pay women for giving their eggs for embryonic stem cell research, a move welcomed by many scientists but condemned by critics who fear it will lead to the exploitation of vulnerable women.

A little help with God

Two Muslim inmates in the Terre Haute federal prison are getting some help from the ACLU:

Two Muslim inmates held in a special unit at the federal prison in Terre Haute say they aren't allowed to pray in groups as often as their religion commands and have asked a federal judge to ease worship limits imposed by the Bureau of Prisons.

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