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Author of Fighting for Darfur. Lecturer at Columbia Law School. Fmr foreign corro. Opinions my own. RTs do not equate to endorsement.

Satanists Gave Back the Host, but We’ve Still Got a Black Mass Happening.

patheos.com — So, the satanists obeyed a court order and gave back the consecrated host they'd stolen. Was it the "real" consecrated host? All I know is that they signed a document saying it was, and that they no longer possess a consecrated Host and they will not use a consecrated Host in their ritual.

Negotiating the Next War

foreignpolicy.com — For a moment last week, it looked as though the people of the Central African Republic (CAR) were getting some much-needed good news. Representatives from two rebel groups, the mainly Muslim Séléka and the mainly Christian anti-Balaka, whose fighting has displaced more than a quarter of the CAR's population since March of last year, signed a cease-fire agreement.

Justice for MH17

foreignpolicy.com — The U.N.'s human rights chief, Navi Pillay, accused Israel of potential war crimes on Wednesday, July 23, ratcheting up the rhetoric and the potential consequences of the ongoing battle between Israel and Hamas. In Gaza, open warfare means that not far behind lurks the intellectual equivalent of ricocheting rockets; namely, lawfare.

Foxes Guarding a Hen House

foreignpolicy.com — Imagine that, at the start of last year, a group of armed men ravaged your community, killing your family and destroying your town. And imagine that, once they reached the capital of your country, this group installed their leader with the support of even more armed men.

Nigerian Villagers Kill Boko Haram Terrorists

patheos.com — It appears that the ordinary people of Nigeria are getting enough of Boko Haram. Villagers in Northern Nigeria have evidently lost faith in the government and begun taking things in their own hands. According to reports in Al Jezeera, local people in Northern Nigeria have killed and detained scores of Boko Haram "fighters" suspected of planning another attack.

JP2′s Doctor: I Don’t Know How He Survived the Shooting

patheos.com — I want Public Catholic to be a welcoming place. As my mother would say, be polite. What that means is use courtesy and civility. It also means do not attempt to hijack the board with your personal agendas. Public Catholic is a Catholic, Christian blog.

Noah: PETA Meets the Animators by Way of a Wizard, with Mad Max and a Boat

patheos.com — Noah, the movie, is such a messy mish-mash of conflicting memes that I'm not really sure how to characterize it. It is set in a post-apocalyptic world in which a king, who bears the name Tubal Cain, has supposedly destroyed creation by eating meat and forging weapons of iron.

ESPN Reporter Laughs at Kevin Durant’s Testimony for Jesus Christ

patheos.com — Kevin Durant answered a simple question with his direct testimony to the power of Christ in his life. The reporter's response? Watch, and get a look at what Christians face more and more, even when they are famous athletes being interviewed by "professional" reporters of major cable networks.

NSA Whistleblower Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

patheos.com — I don't know that I would go this far, even though I do think that Edward Snowden did the American people a favor by letting us know the extent to which our government was spying on us.

Message to New Yorkers: If the Governor Kicks You Out, You’re Welcome in Oklahoma

patheos.com — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in a now-famous rant, put out the Not Welcome mat in front of Empire State pro lifers. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is at odds with the governor over much else, followed up by announcing that he stands with Cuomo "100%" when it comes to this.
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