According to the Christian Science Monitor, "kosher" is the new "artisan." Jews and non-Jews alike are flocking to kosher bakeries, delis, and markets to take part in what has become the latest food trend. What qualifies as kosher? Meat and dairy items must be kept apart, and animals are slaughtered ... More >>
Amid the sound, fury, and heated arguments between 82-year-old actors and empty chairs at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, I stopped briefly to listen to Mommy Lobby President Cindy Chafian argue with a French blogger.
"All I'm saying is that there should be a 48-hour cool-off period an ... More >>
In the church of hip-hop, Grandmaster Flash is the father and Run-D.M.C. are the apostles who broke onto the scene in Hollis, Queens, some 30 years ago to spread the word of rap music one verse at a time.
But in the Pentecostal church, Run's the chosen one. And Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons' knack for ... More >>
Good thing we're all so used to warm temperatures, because apparently a lot of Miamians are going to Hell. According to data just released by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies and the Association of Religious Data Archives, Miami is America's 10th least religious city.
On Saturday, musicians and community leaders will gather to celebrate one of Miami's oldest and most historic communities, Overtown. It was once known as the "Harlem of the South," a community filled with artists, writers, and musicians. There were many music clubs and ornate churches filled with so ... More >>
Will Florida's Evangelical voters line up behind a thrice-divorced serial adulterer with, reportedly, a thing for open marriages? Newt Gingrich's campaign sure thinks so, and hopes that Mitt Romney's flip-floppy past on things like gay marriage and abortion seals the deal with values voter ... More >>
A day after a Senate committee approved Florida's controversial gambling that would bring Las Vegas-style casinos to South Florida, Quinnipiac University is out with a poll that shows Floridians narrowly support the idea. Forty-eight percent support the idea of bringing full-service casinos to Fl ... More >>
After a brief spell where Florida Republicans seemed to favor Newt Ginrgrich as their GOP flavor of the month, Mitt Romney is firmly back on top in the Sunshine State after his Iowa caucus victory. Gingrich remains second, while Rick Santorum has seen his fortunes rise somewhat but is still a dis ... More >>
Marguerite Martial Jean, accused of running a $3.4 million Ponzi scheme that targeted her fellow Seventh Day AdventistsSeventh Day Adventist? More like Seventh Day A-hole.According to investigators, Marguerite Martial Jean ran a $3.4 million Ponzi scheme targeting nearly 300 of her fellow Haitian ... More >>
via wikimedia commonsGeorge N. Gibson has a dream. That one day all Miamians -- gay and straight, HIV-positive and -negative, black and white -- will attend church together in old timey clothes, speak directly to the Lord, wash one another's feet during Communion, and play music on wooden washboa ... More >>
Apparently when a Christianity Today story on our George Rekers scandal story went up yesterday at around noon, the doctor was still listed as a member of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality's Scientific Advisor Committee. A quick look today reveals that he's been s ... More >>
George Alan Rekers, latest in a long line of closeted homophobes.Unless you've spent the last 48 hours holed up in a French B&B humping the homosexuality right out of your rent-a-boy, you've probably heard about Miami New Times' exposé of gay-bashing evangelist George Alan Rekers' European trys ... More >>
Sarah Palin doesn't have a lot to do now but sit by her Facebook machine all day and have some assistant type out notes on whatever topic will get the most "pokes" or "likes" or whatever. So of course she's weighed in on the Focus on the Family-sponsored Tim Tebow anti-abortion Super Bowl ad cont ... More >>
Tea Bag-approved Marco Rubio leads Gov. Charlie Crist in the Republican Senate primary for the first time, according to a recently released Quinnipiac poll. Forty-seven percent of registered Republicans now prefer Rubio, compared to only 44 percent who are still in the Crist camp. That's a ... More >>
Tim Tebow may never have another chance to be associated with a Super Bowl, but why is he recording an ad for Focus on the Family? Yes, the James Dobson founded group announced today that they will air a 30 second commercial during the big game that will start former University of Florida q ... More >>
via Editor B's flickrGather 'round, children -- it's time to discuss the latest results of the Quinnipiac University Poll!Floridians still love Charlie Crist. He has 66 percent approval ratings! That includes 66 percent of Democrats and 68 percent of Republicans. White born-again evangelicals like h ... More >>
Focus on the Family spent millions battling gay marriage this election cycle, and is believed to be the single biggest donor to Amendment 2 sponsors Florida4Marraige (Homophobe in Chief John Stemberger was awarded the "Family Champion Award" by the group, and has close ties to leader James Dobson). ... More >>