Jewish Journal

Most mainline Protestants want others to accept homosexuality

By Brad A. Greenberg

March 23, 2009 | 3:22 pm


Dan Gilgoff tipped me to a new analysis from the Pew Forum that found the majority of mainline Protestants—those are you Lutherans and Presbyterians and Episcopalians, et al—want homosexuality to be accepted by society. The above graph summarizes the data, which really isn’t surprising. It is important to note that the is a big difference between American Baptists and Southern Baptists.

  • Saudi clerics say women can’t be on TV

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 23, 2009 | 2:07 pm

    From the Associated Press:

    A group of Saudi clerics urged the kingdom’s new information minister on Sunday to ban women from appearing on TV or in newspapers and magazines, making clear that the country’s hardline religious establishment is skeptical of a new push toward moderation.... read on

  • I’m back

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 23, 2009 | 1:20 pm

    I returned last night from watching the opening round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in Las Vegas. It was a rough weekend, capped off with a nine-hour-drive home. Back behind my computer now and catching up on lost blogging.

  • Chuck Norris brings in the big guns

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 18, 2009 | 3:07 pm

    There is a new Jack in the Box commercial in which Jack, fresh out of the hospital, lets you know that at his joint you actually can have it your way. The spot ends with Jack standing in front of a Burger King in Sherman Oaks, tearing the sleeves from his suit and saying, “if I’m... read on

  • Who watches the Watchmensch?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 17, 2009 | 8:33 pm

    More from the “Watchmen” files: How about a Yiddish version of the classic graphic novel. That’s right. Complete Yiddish dialogue, Jewish jokes and black hats—wasn’t this a Michael Chabon novel? The big surprise is that the author, Rich Johnston, isn’t Jewish.

    From JTA:

    ... read on
  • A playground that provides cover from Qassam rockets

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 17, 2009 | 6:47 pm

    I saw more than a few empty playgrounds when I visited Sderot in August 2007. With the constant barrage of rockets from Gaza, it’s just not safe for kids to play outside. But now, thanks to Stanley Chesley, president of the Jewish National Fund, they at least have an indoor... read on

  • Scientology spokesman confirms South Park story of the evil lord Xenu

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 17, 2009 | 6:04 pm

    I’m not too familiar with Britian’s The Register, but they’ve got a story reporting that a Scientology spokesman has confirmed, after years of official denial, that “mankind’s problems stem from brainwashed alien soul remnants created millions of years ago by genocidal alien... read on

  • Israeli arms dealer goes Bollywood

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 17, 2009 | 5:15 pm

    This is very funny. The video embedded above is courtesy Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, which used it as marketing materials at last month’s Aero India 2009 trade fair. The Lede reports:

    Saurabh Joshi of the Web site StratPost, which covers defense and strategic affairs in South... read on

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