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Dakota O'Leary is a freethinker, and often sassy, scholar of theology and literature. She got her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Theology from the State University of New York College at Buffalo, and her Master of Arts degree in Theology and Literature from Antioch University-Midwest. She is a contributing writer focusing on eschatology, biblical prophecy, and general religious news. Dakota is a co-host of the God Discussion radio show, offering insight to the news stories of the week. We like to call her "our in-house Biblical prophecy expert" as her articles on eschatology have received over 200,000 views on God Discussion.

Pew Research study finds that the LGBT community is largely unchurched; most find churches unfriendly towards them

Pew Research study finds that the LGBT community is largely unchurched; most find churches unfriendly towards them

A recent Pew Research study released on 13 June, 2013 finds that the LGBT community, by and large, are religiously unaffiliated.  Moreover, when asked to class six religions as "friendly" to the LGBT community, or "unfriendly," most rated all six ...

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Conservative theocratic hardliners lose in Iran presidential election; moderate Rohani wins in landslide victory

Conservative theocratic hardliners lose in Iran presidential election; moderate Rohani wins in landslide victory

The Iran Presidential elections have been decided today–and the possibilities seem more real to the people of Iran: a possible thawing of diplomatic tensions with the United States, a lessened threat of nuclear weapon development, and more freedom for the ...

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The Daily Show sympathizes with Mrs. Pat Robertson

The Daily Show sympathizes with Mrs. Pat Robertson

The "Daily Show" recently expressed sympathy for Mrs. Pat Robertson over Mr. Pat Robertson's remarks about the recent decision of the Boy Scouts to accept gay members.   Robertson recently opined earlier this week that  the organization's proud tradition had ...

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Rand Paul speaker at Faith and Freedom Coalition: says America is funding a "war against Christianity" and that we need to "listen to the voice of God"

Rand Paul speaker at Faith and Freedom Coalition: says America is funding a "war against Christianity" and that we need to "listen to the voice of God"

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was a speaker at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Friday, where he spoke on US government support for countries that persecute Christians: It’s clear that American taxpayer dollars are being used in a war against Christianity. ...

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Does nude church in Virginia go too far?

Does nude church in Virginia go too far?

For those of you who always wanted a church where you could bare your soul, and everything else, this church in Virginia might be just the thing for you.  Congregants, and the pastor, arrive in towels, and just bare everything ...

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Rick Perry: Americans don't have a right to freedom from religion; signs religious freedom bill for state of Texas

Rick Perry: Americans don't have a right to freedom from religion; signs religious freedom bill for state of Texas

Citing persecution against Christians as a reason for the passage of his newest bill, Texas governor Rick Perry signed a bill that has been dubbed the "Merry Christmas" bill that gives students and public school officials the right to use ...

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Wisconsin Republicans at it again: Republicans shut down discussion in Senate and push through bill requiring vaginal ultrasounds

Wisconsin Republicans at it again:  Republicans shut down discussion in Senate and push through bill requiring vaginal ultrasounds

Apparently small government is just a talking point with Republicans in Wisconsin.  After a knock down, drag out in the Senate, (reminiscent of 2011 when Republicans pushed through a bill that basically busted unions in the state), during which Senate ...

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Conservatives to honor Pat Robertson with a Winston Churchill Lifetime Achievement Award at gala banquet

Conservatives to honor Pat Robertson with a Winston Churchill Lifetime Achievement Award at gala banquet

Marion Gordon "Pat" Robertson, television evangelist on the 700 Club is to be honored June 14 at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's gala banquet called "The Patriot's Awards Gala."  He is to be given the first Winston Churchill Lifetime Achievement ...

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The crazies are out full force: Troy Newman of anti-abortion site Operation Rescue claims decriminalization of abortion responsible for NSA spying

The crazies are out full force: Troy Newman of anti-abortion site Operation Rescue claims decriminalization of abortion responsible for NSA spying

Pro-life leaders are reacting to the NSA spying scandal–and blaming the legalization of abortion for it.   Right Wing Watch reports that Troy Newman of the anti-abortion site Operation Rescue believes that the legalization of abortion was responsible for the ...

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Papua, New Guinea is burning witches alive–and news outlets in the US say that witch hunts there may be masking economic jealousy

Papua, New Guinea is burning witches alive–and news outlets in the US say that witch hunts there may be masking economic jealousy

In Papua, New Guinea, they are reinacting a centuries old idea–that witches should be burned.   The photo that goes with this article shows a group of people burning a woman alive that they claim is a witch.  While the ...

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Virginia GOP Lieutenant Governor candidate says witches and rock 'n roll are destroying society

Virginia GOP Lieutenant Governor candidate says witches and rock 'n roll are destroying society

According to the Republican candidate for Virginia's Lieutentant Governor position, the Reverend E.W. Jackson, witches and rock 'n roll are destroying America. Yes, witches.  And rock 'n roll. And we thought that those beliefs, particularly that about rock, had been ...

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The new morality of America: Pat Robertson links Melissa Strange's suicide to gamers–is America fed up with Robertson and the theology of the Christian Right?

The new morality of America:  Pat Robertson links Melissa Strange's suicide to gamers–is America fed up with Robertson and the theology of the Christian Right?

Pat Robertson can't seem to help himself.  If he isn't raining "God's" judgment down on America for natural disasters or telling men to become Muslim so they can beat their wives, he's blaming Satan for Haiti's earthquake (which earned Robertson ...

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Chuck Norris as Jesus? Artist reimagines very buff Jesus, and church camp children's drawing looks a lot like Norris

Chuck Norris as Jesus?  Artist reimagines very buff Jesus, and church camp children's drawing looks a lot like Norris

When one imagines Jesus angrily overturning the tables of the moneychangers in the temple, it is easy to visualize Him as a Chuck Norris type of dude–badass, fighting evil, the ultimate, ultra-masculine Good Guy, and Norris certainly seems to be ...

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