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Leonard Nimoy: 14 Things You DidnâEUR(TM)t Know About His Career
Offbeat  (tags: usa, world, society, politics, religion, philanthropy, obituary, humans, ethics, culture, death, celebrity, arts, americans, activists, education, media, movies, news, performance, business, animals, interesting, photos )

O O
- 3 days ago - variety.com
Who knew Nimoy once owned a pet shop in Canoga Park? Or that he teamed with Vic Morrow in 1962 to produce an indie film based on Jean GenetâEUR(TM)s edgy play Deathwatch.Here are14intriguing tidbits about NimoyâEUR(TM)s life&work as culled from the pages of Variety
20 Rights Groups to Bestow Courage Award Upon Saudi Blogger at Geneva Summit
Offbeat  (tags: world, human rights, UN, Saudi blogger, crime, culture, government, protection, safety, society, Religion, Saudi Arabia )

Penny
- 12 days ago - genevasummit.org
On eve of UN rights session, global coalition of dissidents will spotlight urgent human rights situations and call for action
ISIS Terrorists Try to Stone a Woman to Death for Adultery: Then There Was a Miraculous Intervention
Offbeat  (tags: election, politics, weird news, ISIS, religion, islam, ethics, bizarre )

Hilary
- 25 days ago - ijreview.com
When ISIS' instigated stoning of a woman accused of adultery failed to kill her, a surprising intervention saved her life.
Praying At The Ice Church - Ice Church In Romania: A Chilly Spot To Warm The Soul
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, interesting, religion, church, ice, blessed, Romania )

Angela
- 28 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Builders have once again created the Ice Church, which is only reachable by cable car. Water from Balea Lake, northwest of Bucharest, is blessed by priests. Chunks of ice are then cut with a chain saw and cemented together with water and snow to make the
Arsonists Attack German Newspaper That Republished Charlie Hebdo Cartoons
Offbeat  (tags: ethics, protection, safety, religion, crime )

Marty
- 51 days ago - nbcnews.com
Two men were arrested Sunday in connection with an arson attack on the building of a German newspaper that re-published cartoons by the French magazine Charlie Hebdo after extremists killed 12 people there on Wednesday, according to police...
All Dogs Go to Heaven: Pope Francis Says Animals Will Enter Pearly Gates
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Ray
- 69 days ago - rt.com
Pope Francis has promised that your favorite pooch will have a spot in heaven, along with all other animals. He made the vow while comforting a little boy mourning the loss of his dog, according to media reports.
âEUR~Hidden Death Penalty:' Pope Francis Calls for End to Life Sentences
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Religion, Vatican )

Ray
- 73 days ago - rt.com
Pope Francis has renewed the Catholic ChurchâEUR(TM)s call to eliminate the death penalty, going one step further to blast life sentences and urge countries to prohibit the practice of transferring prisoners to torture centers.
Mississippi Pastor Trots Out Horse in Wedding Dress to Protest Gay Marriage
Offbeat  (tags: religion, gayrights, family, animals, bizarre )

Glenn
- 80 days ago - news.yahoo.com
They are not only getting desperate, but they are getting pathetic too.
Fort Lauderdale Charges 90-Year-Old, Two Pastors for Feeding Homeless - NBC News.Com
Offbeat  (tags: Hungry, Homeless, Goodwill, Religion, Crime, Policeethics, food, humans, interesting )

Dustina
- 118 days ago - nbcnews.com
Two church pastors and a 90-year-old man were charged for feeding homeless people in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, under a strict new city ordinance that virtually bans private groups from handing out food.
'Muslim Free Zone': Arkansas Gun Range Bans Islamic Customers
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Conflict, Politics, Religion, USA )

Ray
- 152 days ago - rt.com
A gun range in Arkansas is stirring up controversy across the United States after it banned Muslims from using the establishment following alleged complaints over "Allah Akbar" ringtones belonging to Islamic customers with poor English skills.
Over 1,000 Students Support London Teen Barred From School for Wearing Islamic Face Veil
Offbeat  (tags: Education, Human rights, Religion, Scandal, UK )

Ray
- 157 days ago - rt.com
More than 1,000 UK students have rallied in support of a Muslim pupil, who was barred from attending her school because she wears an Islamic niqab that covers her face and body.
Iran's 'Happy' Dancers Sentenced to 91 Lashes, Jail
Offbeat  (tags: Iran, whipping, prison, dancing, Islam, religion )

Beatrice
- 165 days ago - foxnews.com
Iran's latest crackdown on freedom includes lashes and prison for seven young adults who posted a video of themselves dancing to the American pop hit "Happy" and a death sentence for a blogger accused of insulting Prophet Muhammad
Campaign Against Full-Face Muslim Veils Launched in Austria
Offbeat  (tags: Europe, Human rights, Immigration, Law, Religion )

Ray
- 240 days ago - rt.com
As part of his party's plan to introduce a bill banning full-face veils, Austrian politician Heinz-Christian Strache posted on a social network an image of a young blonde woman with the phrase "Too beautiful for a veil."
8 Other Laws That Could Be Ignored Now That Christians Get To Pick And Choose
Offbeat  (tags: religion, laws, Christians, Muslims )

Freya
- 245 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The owners of a chain of stores called Hobby Lobby don't like Obamacare. In particular, they really don't like the part that requires insurance companies to cover contraceptives. Normally, people who don't like a law petition the government to change that
UK Bans Teaching of Creationism Theory in Free Schools
Offbeat  (tags: Education, Religion, Science, UK )

Ray
- 256 days ago - rt.com
UK free schools are now banned from teaching creationism as an alternative to evolution. The theory faces rising opposition in the UK, unlike in the US where private schools championing creationism receive millions of dollars of taxpayers' money.
 

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