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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.

Church sign in Texas urges people to "vote for the Mormon, not the Muslim;" first in a wave of civil disobedience by churches?

Church sign in Texas urges people to "vote for the Mormon, not the Muslim;" first in a wave of civil disobedience by churches?

More and more news has come up of late of churches telling their parishioners which way to vote—typically conservative, typically because of social issues conservatives feel deeply about.  We have written many articles over the years about this issue and ...

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Obama and Romney Halloween mask sales off the charts; after Romney remark Big Bird costumes selling out

Obama and Romney Halloween mask sales off the charts; after Romney remark Big Bird costumes selling out

What are the top sellers for Halloween?  Not witch or ghost costumes.  The election is prompting perhaps a surge to American economic recovery with huge sales of Obama and Romney Halloween masks.  Some were joking that the sales of the ...

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Orionids annual meteor shower this weekend; peak times Saturday night and Sunday morning

Orionids annual meteor shower this weekend; peak times Saturday night and Sunday morning

For those of you who love sky shows, this weekend ought to be a good one.  The Orionids meteor shower, an annual event, is set to peak on Saturday night between 11:00pm and Sunday morning at 5:40am.  You ought to ...

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Tagg Romney jokes that he wants to slug President Obama; product of "white privilege" or just lucky to be born Romney?

Tagg Romney jokes that he wants to slug President Obama; product of "white privilege" or just lucky to be born Romney?

Tagg Romney wants to slug the President for calling his dad a liar.  That is, before he changed his mind and said he didn't mean it.   The New York Times reports: Tagg Romney said his instinct was to “jump out ...

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Kansas Republican state senate candidate says that people who are Democrats "aren't real Christians"

Kansas Republican state senate candidate says that people who are Democrats "aren't real Christians"

Kansas Republican State Senate candidate Steve Fitzgerald, who is challenging incumbent Democrat Kelly Kultala, told the Polish Club in Kansas (who remained silent during his speech) that people who support Democrats aren't real Christians, and moreover, that they're not real ...

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Are Democrats as much theocrats as Republicans? Ideological attacks from the right

Are Democrats as much theocrats as Republicans?  Ideological attacks from the right

It's taken a while, but the Right has discovered through trial and practice that if you can't beat 'em, turn the argument against 'em. And it's happening with religion. For a long while this site has sought to educate people ...

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Romney's "binder full of women" inspires Internet memes, Twitter page;was Romney anecdote a lie?

Romney's "binder full of women" inspires Internet memes, Twitter page;was Romney anecdote a lie?

And here we thought that Romney belonged to the LDS church, not the FLDS church.  Who knew that Romney had binders full of women? The unfortunate remark at the presidential debates tonight was a spark that ignited an Internet meme ...

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Internet rumors suggest Tom Cruise may be distancing himself from Scientology in a bid to win Katie Holmes back

Internet rumors suggest Tom Cruise may be distancing himself from Scientology in a bid to win Katie Holmes back

In what is beginning as Internet whispers in the last day or two suggests that Tom Cruise may be distancing himself from the Church of Scientology in a bid to win Katie Holmes back.  Holmes and Cruise reportedly divorced over ...

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Iowa pastor gets slap-happy; threatens to smack woman over separation of church and state in political pamphlet dispute

Iowa pastor gets slap-happy; threatens to smack woman over separation of church and state in political pamphlet dispute

Pastor Steve Youngblood doesn't mess around when it comes to his political beliefs–and when he decided that the best course of action to remove Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins was to distribute pamphlets advocating that course of action in ...

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Internet in uproar over allegedly staged photo-op by Paul Ryan in Ohio Catholic soup kitchen

Internet in uproar over allegedly staged photo-op by Paul Ryan in Ohio Catholic soup kitchen

Maybe the Catholic bishops' comments about the unGodliness of Ryan's budget got to the campaign.  Maybe Ryan really was interested in helping the poor.  Which of the two Ryan himself actually intended is up in the air as an attempt ...

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Walking the Talk? Ryan's divergence from Catholic social teachings and the theological argument for the right to health care and economic equality

Walking the Talk? Ryan's divergence from Catholic social teachings and the theological argument for the right to health care and economic equality

Ask any Republican on the street if we should have socialized health care and you will get a resounding "no."  The bogeyman of "big government" hovers, and big government is clearly in the "out" group for the GOP. Yet these ...

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Jesus returns! Touchdown Jesus statue replaced; new one unveiled

Jesus returns! Touchdown Jesus statue replaced; new one unveiled

In 2010,we reported that the statue which was jokingly known as "Touchdown Jesus" along I-90 in Monroe, OH was struck by lightning and burned to the ground.  As we reported, it started a firestorm on this site and on the Internet at large about the ...

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The Internet responds with disgust, horror and sarcasm at Taliban shooting of 14 year old activist

The Internet responds with disgust, horror and sarcasm at Taliban shooting of 14 year old activist

The shooting of 14 year old Malala Yousafzai on Wednesday electrified the Internet, who have been responding with disgust, horror, and sarcasm that the Pakistan Taliban would stoop so low as to shoot a child.  Miss Yousafzai first made headlines ...

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