Fit for Print: Stop weaponizing religion

By : Steve Blanchard
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From a very young age it was drummed into me that there was a right way to act and a wrong way to act. I’m talking, of course, about my days in church.

Fortunately, the church I attended wasn’t a fire and brimstone kind of place. There were plenty of messages about kindness, doing unto others and helping those who are less fortunate. But every message had the same footnote: “By the way, stay on the straight and narrow and avoid an eternity in the fiery pits of hell. Do what you’re told to do and the big man in the sky who spends all of his time spying on you won’t have a reason to punish you forever.”

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TV reenactment of Pulse nightclub massacre planned

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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A television reenactment of the horrific Pulse nightclub massacre is in the works at Univision, NBC News reports.

Univision’s weekly news show “Crónicas De Sábado” plans to air the episode using actors to reenact the night 49 people died and more than 50 people were injured. Interviews of the survivors will also be shown. The episode is titled “Baño De Sangre,” or “Blood Bath.”

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