Posts tagged ‘Rules’

January 10, 2013

Church Rules

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So, if you are a straight man and married or single, you can become a bishop.

If you are a single gay man, you can become a bishop providing that you promise not to cosy up with another gay man.

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August 21, 2012

Blasphemy

An 11 year old girl, Rifta Masih, with Down Syndrome could face the death penalty in Pakistan for alleged blasphemy. Mehdi Hasan reported in Huffington Post that the child was arrested for burning pages from the Quran. The police say she was arrested for her own safety as approximately 500 people gathered outside her home in outrage.

This is the legacy of General Zia Ul Haq who brought in these laws in the 1980’s to wage war in Afghanistan and to take a harder stance against India. It is not a divine-mandate, as seen by some Pakistanis.

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