News From Around The Blogosphere 10.14.10

October 15, 2010

1. Faith healing couple loses custody of baby

I was disturbed to read about the Oregon couple who did not seek professional medical attention for their 10-month-old baby because of their faith healing practice. Their baby is now facing blindness in one eye.

The Oregon Department of Human Services won custody yesterday of little Alayna Wayland. Her parents, Timothy and Rebecca Wyland, have been charged with first degree criminal mistreatment for failing to provide adequate care according to CBS News.

Another child is safe from the harm of religion.

2. FDA warns 8 companies to stop marketing miracle cures – There are depressingly several companies the FDA caught selling sham treatments for autism and Parkinson’s disease, among other conditions through chelation therapies only intended to remove toxic metals from the body. These treatments are not only fraudulent but also dangerous, as they are capable of causing dehydration, kidney failure and even death.

“These products are dangerously misleading because they are targeted to patients with serious conditions and limited treatment options,” said FDA’s Deborah Autor, director of compliance. “The FDA must take a firm stand against companies who prey on the vulnerability of patients seeking hope and relief.”

If the companies do not comply immediately, they will face legal action.

3. Rachel Maddow reports on Conservaepedia’s project to rewrite the Bible:

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News From Around The Blogosphere 9.18.09

September 18, 2009

1. WWII prisoners get out of jail free thanks to Monopoly – Escape supplies British airmen hostages were smuggled into prison inside the classic Parker Brothers game.

2. FBI outlines retooled scams designed to prey upon people’s trust and greed – It amazes me that the FBI doesn’t even have a “share” icon on their articles to quickly post this valuable information to social networking sites.

conspiracy3. 8 Myths about the Freemasons debunked – Suck it, Dan Brown!

4.  The new Apple iDouche – Uri Geller now has his own Spoon App on the iPhone.  Ugh!

5. Frank Schaeffer Exposes Fundamentalist Christianity:

National Org. for Marriage steps in it again

April 11, 2009

National Org. for Marriage is the hate group behind the now infamous and unintentionally comical anti-gay marriage commercials that everyone’s been talking about lately. And now they’ve come up with a new campaign that makes the old one seem brilliant by comparison:

Way to go, guys! All us supporters of same-sex marriage really appreciate the hard work you guys have been doing to make the anti-same-sex marriage position look even dumber than usual.

Rachel Maddow accepts the Flying Spaghetti Monster into her heart

February 16, 2009