Sophia Investigates The Good News Club

Religious exhortation and telling people, telling children, that if they don’t do the right thing, they’ll go to terrifying punishments or unbelievable rewards, that’s making a living out of lying to children. That’s what the priesthood do. And if all they did was lie to the children, it would be bad enough. But they rape them and torture them and then hope we’ll call it ‘abuse’.

Christopher Hitchens

 

 

 

Lisa Lampanelli defends calling Lena Dunham the N-word: It means ‘friend’!

stuff white people do

think they get to decide what’s racist

“Celebrity Apprentice” star and Comedy Central fixture Lisa Lampanelli stoked the ire of the online community Sunday night when she tweeted a picture of herself next to “Girls” creator Lena Dunham after the Writer’s Guild Awards.

The picture — though blurry — wasn’t at the eye of the storm. Rather, it was the caption Lampanelli had written:

“Me with my n—a @LenaDunham o @HBOGirls – I love this beyotch!” Lampanelli, 51, tweeted.

Her use of the racial slur outraged many followers. But Lampanelli later defended her choice of words to The Huffington Post.

“The N-word ending in ‘er’ is far different context from the word ending in ‘a,'” Lampanelli said.

“Ask any person who knows the urban dictionary, it means ‘friend.’ And by the way, if I had put the word ending in ‘er,’ that would have been a very derogatory thing about Lena meaning she is less than me, and I view her as very above me,” Lampanelli continued.

The comic had nothing but praise for Dunham, and was surprised by the firestorm she sparked.

“She was so sweet and I swear to you, I’m the biggest fan of ‘Girls’ in the world, and I just tweeted out our picture. And that’s controversial. Enjoy, people.”

It’s not the first time Lampanelli has landed in hot water over offensive terms. Lampanelli noted that colorful and shocking language has been a staple of her act for many years.

“I have always used in my act every racial slur there is for Asians, blacks, gays, and Hispanics,” the comedienne noted.

“To me, it’s acceptable if the joke is funny and if it is said in the context of no hate. It’s about taking the hate out of the word.”

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Creeping Sharia: Dinner lady sacked for serving Muslim children with non-halal meat at multi-faith school

islamic logic;  it’s ok to force non-muslim kids to eat inhumanely ritual slaughtered halal meat but giving non-hala to muslim kids by mistake gets you fired and is an insult to islam.

 

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All 1,400 students at Moseley school are served halal meat, regardless of their religion.

It has not been specified what type of meat was served, but the person responsible for serving the food was dismissed following a disciplinary hearing last Monday.

Parents were informed of the mistake this month, and reacted with outrage, forcing headteacher Carl Jansen to apologise for the ‘unintentional error’.

However, Muslim parents are demanding others be held accountable for the mistake, which they say call ‘an insult to our faith’.

‘The school have failed the children,’ one parent said yesterday. ‘How did this meal get into the school system to be fed to the children?

‘It’s just shocking that dietary requirements haven’t been met.’

‘It is a disgrace that this could be allowed to happen and we demand more action is take,’ a father of a sixth form student said yesterday.

‘It could not just be the error or one lady, there must be people at the top responsible too who also need to be sacked. It is an insult to our faith.’

Not all parents have taken the news with the same shock, saying the dinner lady should not have been sacked over a mistake.

‘It’s a little bit harsh to sack somebody because of one little mistake,’ father-of-three Barry Jackman said.

‘Yes, we have to respect religions and standards which are expected – but it was a one-off and surely the lady doesn’t deserve to lose her job.’

The details of the non-halal school dinner only came to light last month, when provider Birmingham council department Direct Services confirmed the mistake.

Sheila Walker, head of Direct Services, said: ‘This was found to be due to an error and was unintentional, nevertheless, we have failed to ensure the integrity of Halal only food at Moseley School.’

A Birmingham City Council spokesperson added: ‘We of course apologise for any concerns this has caused.’