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February 19, 2010
RE KILLING animals for religious purposes: Jesus put a stop to animal sacrifice. Voodoo and Satan worshippers who abuse animals should be prosecuted. Religion is a poor excuse for getting joy out of killing poor defenseless animals. I hope they rot in jail. Our real God doesn't approve of this. Robert F. Schaffer, Philadelphia
NEWS
July 18, 2003
'REMEMBER Pearl Harbor. " "Remember 9/11. " "Remember Sodom and Gomorrah. " These are famous sayings for events that will be remembered for eternity - at least the first two. But what about Sodom and Gomorrah? Someone did say to remember it! God said it in the book of Genesis. Yes, America did forget that, even after the forefathers of this country said that America was founded on the principles of the Bible. Well according to a ruling made on June 30 by the Supreme Court, America has forgotten those principles.
NEWS
October 11, 2005 | CAROL TOWARNICKY
ON YOM Kippur, the Day of Atonement that begins tomorrow at sunset, Jews recite several times a confession of failings called al Cheit - "For the sin (we committed). " This year, an organization called Rabbis for Human Rights-North America offers an al Cheit prayer confessing "the sin of torture by Americans" composed by Rabbi Simkha Weintraub: ". . . For (the sin of) sensory deprivation . . . detention in damp, frigid cells . . . denying sleep . . . forced nudity and sexual exploitation . . . " and so on, in horrifying, and documented, detail.
NEWS
February 8, 1992 | By Nancy Goldner, INQUIRER DANCE CRITIC
When it comes to depictions of sin and redemption, I usually favor the latter because, in dance concerts at least, sin is often paired with gratuitous violence. But given the pretentious, adolescent-minded way in which Karl Schappell portrays redemption in Dance Big Dog, which was performed last night at the Terry Beck Studio, the sinful section wins out, although, the reader should be warned, by default. Dance Big Dog begins with a narrator telling us that he has recently lost three close friends.
NEWS
September 28, 1988
We have an uncomplicated thought to add in the matter of Ben Johnson, the fallen hero of the Seoul Olympics. He was caught using performance-enhancing steroids and, for that, was stripped of the 100-meter gold medal. We'll skip the pop-psych lectures on pressure and stress and the drive to be the world's best. We'll even leave aside the topic of the perversion of sport by big money - the running-shoe endorsement fees and such that make winning a gold medal the key to an entire career.
NEWS
September 21, 1993 | BY GERALD K. McOSCAR
What's the story with sin? After years in exile it's being wined and dined by many of those responsible for its exile in the first place. The New York Times just concluded a series about sin and it has recently been featured on the editorial pages of the Philadelphia Inquirer for God's . . . for gosh sakes. MTV News (MTV News?) just aired a special report titled the "Seven Deadly Sins. " No, it wasn't a how-to guide but a serious discussion about the reality of sin and how it affects our relationship to God and with those around us. It's hard to say exactly when sin was relegated to the cheap seats, but there was no scarcity of ushers.
NEWS
July 6, 1986 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Staff Writer
The goals are different but the tactics are similiar. Using slick-produced newsletters, battalions of scientific experts and ample doses of rhetoric, the Pennsauken Solid Waste Management Authority and the people from Stop the Incinerator Now are competing for the hearts and minds of township residents. As the controversy has grown in the past few months over plans to build a $68 million incinerator in the Delair section, so has the tug-of-war for influence on the issue. When SIN challenged the SWMA to a debate Monday, the authority sent announcements that it was "sponsoring" the event.
NEWS
October 13, 2005
IN RESPONSE to "Losing Trust," it is hard to trust the archdiocese after the cover-ups, but we as Christians have to remember that we are followers of Jesus. Jesus did not commit the crime, man did. We cannot lose faith in our religion due to the sins of mankind, otherwise there wouldn't be any religion. God gave us free will to do as we wish, and it is our choice and responsibility as human beings to do the right thing. Also, remember that there were other denominations in question for alleged sexual abuse against minors, not just Catholic priests.
NEWS
February 28, 1988 | By Art Harris, Washington Post
According to those who inhabit the seedy strip of no-tell motels along Airline Highway, where the neon lights flash adult movies, water beds and rooms by the hour, he pursued a secret life. At times, he wore hats, or sunglasses, or headbands, combing his blond hair down in front, "as if he were hiding," says a woman who has been registered for some time at Tony's Motel as Peggy Carrier. When checking in, he always "used the girls' names to register," never his own, according to "Mr. Mike," the owner of four cut-rate motels along the strip.
NEWS
September 10, 2011 | BY REV. BRADLEY E. LACEY
SEPTEMBER is a sensitive month. Summer enters decline, children return to school and (for some) ragweed provokes allergic responses. What evolved into World War II began catastrophically and insidiously in September 1939, when the Nazis stormed Poland. W.H. Auden wrote: "I sit in one of the dives On Fifty-Second Street Uncertain and afraid as the clever hopes expire Of a low dishonest decade: Waves of anger and fear circulate over the bright and darkened lands of the earth, obsessing our private lives; The unmentionable odour of death offends the September night.
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October 16, 2014 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
NEW HAMPSHIRE state Rep. Steve Vaillancourt promised himself for years - years , he says - not to share publicly his observation that U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster reminds him of a drag queen, except she's not as good-looking. He giddily broke that promise last Friday on NH Insider, a state blog about New Hampshire politics. The reason, he noted, was that he'd just gotten wind of a poll that says an "attractive" candidate can have a seven- to 10-point advantage over a "less attractive" candidate.
SPORTS
March 12, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
THERE'S A GREAT story in Kostya Kennedy's new book, "Pete Rose: An American Dilemma" about the time the all-time hit king finally felt real sorrow, real remorse, for gambling on baseball. At a banquet held on the 25th anniversary of his recordsetting 4,192nd hit, Rose looked upon a room that held former teammates, opposing players, executives, fans and friends, and began to break down. "I disrespected baseball," he said at one point, choking up. "I guarantee everyone in this room I will never disrespect you again.
NEWS
December 19, 2013 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
I DON'T THINK Michael Griffin was unfairly fired last week from Holy Ghost Prep. But I do think he was selectively fired. Griffin, of course, is the gay teacher who casually mentioned, in an email to the principal, that he was applying for a marriage license in New Jersey. In a subsequent conversation with school president the Rev. James McCloskey (who hired Griffin 12 years ago), Griffin confirmed his intention to wed his longtime partner, with whom he had obtained a civil union in 2008.
NEWS
November 8, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
IF YOU THINK the movie-ratings system in the U.S. is arbitrary, maybe you should go to Sweden. In the equality-minded Scandinavian country, they're introducing a new rating to highlight gender bias, or rather the absence of it. To get an "A" rating, a movie must pass the so-called Bechdel test, which means it must have at least two named female characters who talk with each other about something other than a man. Like, say, "Thelma and Louise....
NEWS
August 9, 2013
Why is everyone ready to stone Riley Cooper to death? Alcohol played a role in him using language he should not have used, and he should have known better, but how many times does he have to apologize and get counseling? Did Michael Vick have to go to counseling for electrocuting and torturing dogs to death? I don't think he did, and he's still making millions. The day the Eagles signed him was the day I stopped supporting them, so they should leave Riley Cooper alone and get rid of the one they should get rid of. Sandy Ward Philadelphia Riley Cooper clearly used a terrible and disgusting word of disrespect.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 2013
THANK YOU, Daily News readers, for all of your thoughtful emails, questions and column suggestions! Many of you are making healthier choices, and that's great news. The bad news is, some of you are seeing poor or unsustainable results, and throwing your hands up in frustration - or giving up altogether. If you're one of those people who are trying really hard but still experiencing the agony of defeat, check this list of common fitness slipups. Chances are that one of them is what's standing between you and success.
NEWS
November 15, 2012 | By U.S. REP. ROBERT A. BRADY
IN JANUARY 2011, Gov. Ed Rendell called those who didn't understand the rationale behind the introduction of gaming in Pennsylvania "idiots. " In floating the idea for a city-owned casino, I now feel his pain. Your editorial rejecting my bid for a city-owned casino places an ideology of the proper role of government over and above the harsh realities of our city's school kids and municipal retirees. As an editorial board, you have that luxury. As a congressman, I do not. While you accept that such a casino would bring in $25 million to $45 million annually in its first year of operation - money that would be directed to our school kids and municipal retirees - you reject the idea on a principle: that while it is OK in your eyes for the government to benefit from "sin," it should not be in the business of sin. But your argument conveniently forgets, or sidesteps, the largest "sin" business that the government does own - the Pennsylvania Lottery, a "sin" business with game sales totaling over $3 billion a year, wholly owned and operated by the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
NEWS
July 16, 2012 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Columnist
The massive investigation into Penn State's appalling failure to stop pedophile Jerry Sandusky is a study in how not to educate, lead, or protect, roles that are the very mission of a great university. "Our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky's child victims by the most senior leaders at Penn State," says chief investigator and former FBI Director Louis Freeh. "In order to avoid the consequences of bad publicity," Freeh noted - because, gee, that would be horrible - "the most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect children whom Sandusky victimized.
NEWS
June 17, 2012 | Freelance
Dial M for Murdoch News Corporation and the Corruption of Britain By Tom Watson and Martin Hickman Blue Rider Press/Penguin Group. 360 pp. $26.95 Reviewed by Steve Weinberg For the last six years, day after day, news consumers have been bombarded with coverage of media magnate Rupert Murdoch and his media properties (especially News of the World), besieged by charges of unethical and illegal behavior. Because the scandal has played out largely in London and the rest of England, many of the players are relatively unfamiliar to news consumers in the Philadelphia metropolitan area and the remainder of the United States.
SPORTS
March 24, 2012
Sean Payton apologized Friday for the bounty system under which Saints players were offered payouts for big hits on opponents, saying he takes "full responsibility" for the program that operated for three years under his watch as New Orleans' head coach. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday suspended Payton for the 2012 season, effective April 1, one of several unprecedented penalties he issued against the Saints. Drew Stanton came to the Jets to be Mark Sanchez 's backup.
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