On Monday the Bishop Of Rome addressed Catholic followers regarding the dire importance of exhibiting religious tolerance. During his hour-long speech, a smiling Pope Francis was quoted telling the Vatican’s guests that the Koran, and the spiritual teachings contained therein, are just as valid as the Holy Bible.
“Jesus Christ, Jehovah, Allah. These are all names employed to describe an entity that is distinctly the same across the world. For centuries, blood has been needlessly shed because of the desire to segregate our faiths. This, however, should be the very concept which unites us as people, as nations, and as a world bound by faith. Together, we can bring about an unprecedented age of peace, all we need to achieve such a state is respect each others beliefs, for we are all children of God regardless of the name we choose to address him by. We can accomplish miraculous things in the world by merging our faiths, and the time for such a movement is now. No longer shall we slaughter our neighbors over differences in reference to their God.”
22-year-old Tommy Gibbs lays strapped to a hospital gurney at the Johnson-Hemingway Neurological Research institute. Trapped within a catatonic state, he stares vacantly towards the ceiling. His mother, Harriet Gibbs, sits nearby, sobbing quietly into her hands. Her voice shakes as she begins to speak, recalling a time not long ago when her son still had his entire life ahead of him. Before he was cruelly robbed of such a promising future.
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(Topeka, KA) – Carmen Johnson had a rather normal upbringing. She was born on September 4th, 1974, and adopted by Grace, and Gary Johnson in Topeka, Kansas shortly thereafter. The liberal couple soon learned that their son was indeed their daughter after she reached an age where she was able to express her preferred gender identity.
“We simply went with it. Although the name we had chosen for her as a baby was Carl, she quickly expressed interest in the name Carmen, and it just stuck. She’s been our Carmen ever since.” Carmen had a lot of support coming to terms with being transgender throughout her teenage years. “My family has been unbelievably supportive. I am very grateful to have been adopted by such an amazing, loving family. I know many trans-people are not so fortunate. I count my blessings every day.”
Source: Mr. Scott King
(India) – Bill Cosby’s alleged dark past has come back to haunt him in the form of multiple sex abuse allegations from a slew of different women. This has lead to several talk show cancellations, and a Netflix comedy special being pushed back indefinitely. Indeed, it appears the 77 year old’s twilight comeback has been utterly squashed.
However, there’s a silver lining in the brewing storm clouds that threatening to smother Cosby’s otherwise spotless legacy. A surge in popularity has emerged in what must be the most unlikeliest of places: India.
India’s culture doesn’t frown upon the accusations that Cosby is facing in the same way Westerners do. Shockingly, and to the contrary, many of the country’s inhabitants claim to respect Cosby’s heartfelt comedy stylings, and degrading treatment of women.
Source: Jos ontiveros
(Gatesville,TX) – Yolanda Saldivar, the woman who murdered beloved Tejano star, Selena Quintanilla-Perez, could be released from prison as early as January 1st, 2015.
The former nurse who later became president of Selena’s budding fan club shot and killed the singer during a argument in a hotel room on March 31st 1995. The murder took place after Saldivar had been confronted over her role in embezzling large sums of money from Selena’s fan club and boutiques.
Saldivar was arrested following an intense standoff with police that lasted several hours. She was convicted of Selena’s murder shortly after being detained and has remained incarcerated ever since. Her sentence has been served primarily in isolation due to death threats from Selena’s loyal fans, spending 23 hours a day for the last 20 years in a 9 by 6 foot cell at the Gatesville prison Mountain View unit. She is permitted to have visitors once a week for two hours at a time.