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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.

Yet another bear attack leaves hunter dead in Montana; dangerous mosquitoes spreading–sign of the end times?

Yet another bear attack leaves hunter dead in Montana; dangerous mosquitoes spreading–sign of the end times?

In northwest Montana near the Idaho border, a grizzly bear attacked and killed a hunter before being shot and killed by the hunter's partner. MSNBC reports: Montana wildlife officials said this was the first fatal grizzly mauling of a hunter ...

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Amish man "Madoff" with 16.8 million running Ponzi scheme

Amish man "Madoff" with 16.8 million running Ponzi scheme

Monroe Beachy, a 77 year old Amish man, has been charged with mail fraud after allegedly defrauding people out of 16.8 million dollars over 20 years. Today's grand jury indictment gets Beachy for sending false monthly and quarterly statements through ...

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Pat Robertson says you can divorce your spouse if they have Alzheimer's

Pat Robertson says you can divorce your spouse if they have Alzheimer's

Pat Robertson says incredibly shocking things, but this one took the cake.  On The 700 Club Robertson said that one should avoid putting a guilt trip on someone who wants to divorce their spouse because of Alzheimer's.   Robertson claims that ...

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When 2012 hits, porn will be saved: LA porn studio begins construction on post-apocalyptic bunker

When 2012 hits, porn will be saved: LA porn studio begins construction on post-apocalyptic bunker

Getting ready for the end is all the fashion, especially if you are Pink Studios, a porn company that anticipates a global disaster rumored to take place in 2012.   CBS News reports: A spokesman for Van Nuys-based Pink Visual said ...

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Astronomers discover low mass planet in habitable zone may be able to support life

Astronomers discover low mass planet in habitable zone may be able to support life

Alien life may not be such a far fetched idea after astronomers discovered a low mass planet in the habitable zone that could potentially support extraterrestrial life.  The International Business Times reports: The new planet HD 85512b has caught the ...

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Giles County Va school system in hot water; being sued in federal court over hanging Ten Commandments in school

Giles County Va school system in hot water; being sued in federal court over hanging Ten Commandments in school

Three months after voting unanimously to hang the Ten Commandments in public schools, the Giles County School Board is being sued in federal court.   In January, we reported on the vote: In Giles County, Virginia, parents and ministers have a ...

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State Department releases its annual report on religious freedom

State Department releases its annual report on religious freedom

Yesterday the State Department released its annual report on religious freedom.   Among the violators of religious freedom, which Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says emboldens extremists, Iran is among the worst offenders.  The other offenders are China, and Saudi Arabia.  ...

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More Americans customize religion to fit their needs

More Americans customize religion to fit their needs

A new book by a religion statistics expert says that most Americans are customizing their religion according to their personal needs. They set aside traditional beliefs and practices and believe in a God who conforms to their way of life. ...

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Catholics urged to oppose insurer coverage of birth control by US bishops

Catholics urged to oppose insurer coverage of birth control by US bishops

The new federal law to go into effect in the 2012 coverage year that would mandate insurers cover birth control is being resisted against by the Catholic Church-namely, US bishops.  Calling it a "new threat to conscience" on the US ...

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Arizona church Phoenix Goddess Temple taking religious freedom too far?

Arizona church Phoenix Goddess Temple taking religious freedom too far?

A six month investigation resulted in the arrest of 20 women and men who worked there, police say.    Is it a church, or a cathouse? Exactly how far should religious protections extend?   These questions are being asked in the wake ...

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Oklahoma's Sharia law ban under questioning by judges–ban singles out one religion

Oklahoma's Sharia law ban under questioning by judges–ban singles out one religion

Fear of Islam is resulting in the attempt to ban it in Oklahoma. Judges who are deciding whether Oklahoma can ban Islamic law from the state's courts asked why Islam is being singled out.  The ACLU's Micheal Salem, who is ...

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Public school graduations in Brookfield, Wisconsin church upheld

Public school graduations in Brookfield, Wisconsin church upheld

A federal appeals court said Friday that two public schools in southeastern Wisconsin did nothing wrong when they held graduation ceremonies in a church.  We reported on this case in April of 2009, when Americans United for Separation of Church ...

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After many court battles, the town of Merrimack, NH settles with Jehovah's Witnesses over building a Kingdom Hall

After many court battles, the town of Merrimack, NH settles with Jehovah's Witnesses over building a Kingdom Hall

After months of wrangling over building a new Kingdom Hall, and fighting over traffic issues, and decreased property values which caused the Merrimack, NH area Jehovah's Witnesses to sue for religious discrimination, it appears the case will be settled.  The ...

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