Monthly Archives: May 2013

Grumpy Cat’s going Hollywood

The Marquee Blog

Grumpy Cat’s ready for her closeup.

According to reports, the feline famous for her sourpuss could soon have a movie built around her. Entertainment Weekly describes it as a “Garfield”-esque tale in which Grumpy Cat — real name, Tardar Sauce — would have the ability to speak.

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Proof of heaven popular, except with the church

CNN Belief Blog

By John Blake, CNN

“God, help me!”

Eben Alexander shouted and flailed as hospital orderlies tried to hold him in place. But no one could stop his violent seizures, and the 54-year-old neurosurgeon went limp as his horrified wife looked on.

That moment could have been the end. But Alexander says it was just the beginning. He found himself soaring toward a brilliant white light tinged with gold into “the strangest, most beautiful world I’d ever seen.”

Alexander calls that world heaven, and he describes his journey in “Proof of Heaven,” which has been on The New York Times bestseller list for 27 weeks. Alexander says he used to be an indifferent churchgoer who ignored stories about the afterlife. But now he knows there’s truth to those stories, and there’s no reason to fear death.

“Not one bit,” he said. “It’s a transition; it’s not the end of anything…

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When Christians become a ‘hated minority’

CNN Belief Blog

By John Blake, CNN

(CNN) — When Peter Sprigg speaks publicly about his opposition to homosexuality, something odd often happens.

During his speeches, people raise their hands to challenge his assertions that the Bible condemns homosexuality, but no Christians speak out to defend him.

“But after it is over, they will come over to talk to me and whisper in my ear, ‘I agree with everything you said,’” says Sprigg, a spokesman for The Family Research Council, a powerful, conservative Christian lobbying group.

We’ve heard of the “down-low” gay person who keeps his or her sexual identity secret for fear of public scorn. But Sprigg and other evangelicals say changing attitudes toward homosexuality have created a new victim: closeted Christians who believe the Bible condemns homosexuality but will not say so publicly for fear of being labeled a hateful bigot.

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RIP: Chris Kelly from ’90s rap group Kris Kross

Not really sure what happened yet, but it is being reported by CNN.com that rapper Chris Kelly from Atlanta’s own So So Def Records’ rap duo Kris Kross has passed away at age 34.

So many people are checking out of here, it’s crazy. Rest in peace man…

Toomey on gun laws: GOP didn’t want to be seen helping Obama

CNN Political Ticker

(CNN) – Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania blamed political polarization for the failure of last month’s background check compromise he reached with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, saying some in his party simply voted against the measure to prevent the president from winning a legislative victory.

“In the end, it didn’t pass because we’re so politicized. There were some on my side who did not want to be seen helping the president do something he wanted to get done, just because the president wanted to do it,” Toomey said.

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