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U.S. rights groups urge boycott of
Barilla pasta after anti-gay remarks

Reuters, by Victoria Cavaliere

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Posted By:JoniTx, 9/28/2013 12:24:27 AM

NEW YORK- U.S. and international gay rights supporters called on Friday for a boycott of Italian pasta maker Barilla, whose chairman said he would never feature a gay family in its advertising. The comments sparked a firestorm of protest on social media and resulted in online petitions in English, German and Italian, including one by Italian playwright and Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo. A MoveOn.org petition started by Beth Allen, a Takoma Park, Maryland, mother of two and a lesbian, garnered 85,000 signatures by Friday evening. (Petition: http://r.reuters.com/paz43v) "Guido Barilla made it clear how he felt about families like mine


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 9/28/2013 12:33:30 AM     (No. 9540407)

I love their packaging, pricing and taste.

Pass the Barilla, another reason to like them.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 9/28/2013 12:36:56 AM     (No. 9540409)

Sorry Barilla, but the gaystopo will not rest until you are assimilated or destroyed. They will hunt you down until you fully confess that their deviant and sick lifestyle choices are somehow or another "normal" and "healthy".

They will then destroy you anyway, since you dared to speak the truth.

Anyone out there still not believe these are the end times???

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 9/28/2013 12:39:57 AM     (No. 9540412)

The gays should stick with their canned SpaghettiOs with the tiny cocktail franks and leave the
Barilla folks the hell alone.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Retiredhippy, 9/28/2013 12:49:23 AM     (No. 9540418)

We at the hippyhousehold love and use all the Barilla products, and will continue to do so.
especially the green and black olive sauce.
yum yum.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Emmajustin, 9/28/2013 12:53:36 AM     (No. 9540420)

Hey I think Sat night is going to be a big spaghetti feed at our house. Need to buy some boxes of Barilla pasta tomorrow. Yum.
Hey, fa gs, go back to where you just wanted to be accepted and now leave all of us alone.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bluebonnet, 9/28/2013 12:54:27 AM     (No. 9540421)

I love Barilla pasta, and can´t conceive of excluding them from my shopping list.

PFFT on you all, It´s a free country (for now), I´ll buy what I like. Thank you very much!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: biggun, 9/28/2013 1:03:24 AM     (No. 9540427)

Barilla is the largest selling brand of pasta in the world because it is a superior product and is reasonably priced. We love their pasta and use it exclusively. We now have another reason to appreciate and support their fine products.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Memphis, 9/28/2013 1:03:27 AM     (No. 9540428)

I will buy the brand from now on. Glad the man has morals.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: olde buck, 9/28/2013 1:10:00 AM     (No. 9540431)

Takoma Park, Maryland is an official "Nuclear Free Zone". In a left wing cess pool of a state, they are Maryland´s little patch of North Korea.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: losgatos, 9/28/2013 1:11:16 AM     (No. 9540432)

I buy Barilla pasta here in Mexico and tomorrow I shall buy more! The gay gestapo has gone just about far enough.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: D S Craft, 9/28/2013 1:13:32 AM     (No. 9540435)

Well, now I know which brand of pasta I´m buying from now on.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: steveW, 9/28/2013 1:26:07 AM     (No. 9540441)

Agree with the Left or be boycotted. Next step: agree with the Left or go to jail. Final step: agree with the Left or die.

Behold the true face of "tolerance" and "diversity".

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Peaches, 9/28/2013 1:44:29 AM     (No. 9540450)

It´s too bad I don´t like Barilla (always al dente, no matter how long you cook it. No, thank you), because otherwise it would become the only pasta I´d buy. I´m sick of the gaystapo! Maybe I should just buy some and donate it to a food bank.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: veritas, 9/28/2013 2:06:21 AM     (No. 9540457)

I feel a pasta craving a-borning [odd choice of words?].

Whose? Hmmmm.

BTW, all you market-researching advertisers out there -- I am ever-loving SICK to DEATH of your altogether fictional world. Where members of Groups X and Y are 40% of the population [each], not... some other fraction. And all clean-cut professionals, going to or from MENSA meetings. Where women, and only ever women, can behave as adults if white. Where white men -- well, you´d need to stack the brains of 5 or 6 men to reach moron status, according to your ever-so-original adverts.

But somehow you expect these male morons [now, again, how did they get their families into $300,000 - $400,000 houses, morons that they are?] to reach in their pockets and pay you because you insult them in every ad you run?

Who makes your ads, out-of-work hairdressers? Or NOW? Do they collaborate?

Gotta go and email Barilla. Then buy more next time I´m in town.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: badrad, 9/28/2013 2:06:47 AM     (No. 9540458)

Save Barilla and save money. It lasts in storage forever and will never be any less expensive. Buy before the next obama recession and gas and food hikes.

I will get my case on Monday. Maybe a mixed case. Macaroni Salad with chicken and petite green peas; old standard spaghetti (have you tried spaghetti bake?); some noodle for adding to hamburger helper to stretch it in the obama economy; penne for alfredo; anything with hamburger tomato sauces and cheese.....

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Reply 16 - Posted by: pensom2, 9/28/2013 2:42:51 AM     (No. 9540479)

Admit it: you knew this nonsense was coming as soon as the Barilla rep made his statement.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: bluebonnet, 9/28/2013 2:43:31 AM     (No. 9540481)

My personal fave is the spinach tortellini.
You can literally combine it with Anything and it is excellent! Serve it cold w/....
sorry, getting too "chatty!" And That´s OK.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 9/28/2013 2:45:42 AM     (No. 9540484)


6 cloves garlic, unpeeled
2 medium onions, chopped
3 cups (8 ounces) sliced mushrooms
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 ounces Barilla Orzo, uncooked
2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup chopped parsley
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Wrap garlic in foil; bake in 450 degrees F oven about 15 minutes or soft.

Cook and stir onions and mushrooms in olive in large skillet golden brown and tender.

Meanwhile, cook orzo in water and chicken broth according to package directions; drain and transfer to serving bowl.

Remove garlic from from foil packet; squeeze cloves from skins into small bowl and discard skins. Mash garlic with fork.

Stir garlic, vegetables and parsley into hot drained orzo. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve warm.

Makes 8 to 10 servings

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Reply 19 - Posted by: PChristopher, 9/28/2013 2:53:06 AM     (No. 9540492)

I´m a Barilla buyer now!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Rinktum, 9/28/2013 3:01:47 AM     (No. 9540497)

Any advances the gay agenda has made has been through intimidation. It is certainly not because they have changed people´s minds. They are all about shutting people up who do not agree with them. Unfortunately, it has been very effective. They use the same tactic of the left - intimidation by accusation. The gaystapo is on the march and will continue their intolerant behavior because it is all they have. I will choose Barilla the next time I go shopping and will encourage others to do so too. Hope sales of their products soar.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: enuf8, 9/28/2013 3:35:56 AM     (No. 9540510)

Can Barilla be bought online------don´t think our locals carry it.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: binthere_dunthat, 9/28/2013 3:37:02 AM     (No. 9540511)

The ever over reaching gay world has probably caused Barilla to be hard to find on the shelves for a while. Just think how many non-perverts are going to become loyal customers of Barilla. I know tht I will.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: MERLIN251, 9/28/2013 5:54:07 AM     (No. 9540539)

I buy products based on their quality and price, not the political or social views of the manufacturer. I can imagine that Ms Allen would have been equally outraged if the chairman of Barilla had stated that he would never feature a communist family in its advertising. Some people just can´t help exercising their inner Commissar!!! I seriously stocked up on Barilla pasta this afternoon, and have bookmarked all the outlets that sell it online. Bon Appetit!!!


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Reply 24 - Posted by: Keekng, 9/28/2013 6:07:55 AM     (No. 9540547)

Usually we have been brand neutral when buying pasta, as of today, that is changing.
It matters not, to me, if someone is gay or straight, what does matter to me is special interest groups, especially when funded by a billionaire, going after a business because of the owners beliefs.
Too bad Soros does not have retail businesses, it would be fun to boycott them.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Trigger2, 9/28/2013 6:32:46 AM     (No. 9540572)

Up yours gay rights groups. I don´t boycott anything on your say-so. Besides, I happen to like Barilla pasta.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Keekng, 9/28/2013 6:59:03 AM     (No. 9540591)

They must feel empowered. After all, the boycott of "Chick fil A" went so well for them. s/

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Reply 27 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 9/28/2013 7:32:47 AM     (No. 9540630)

So, let me get this straight. The head of Starbucks can dis gun owners and ask them to not bring their firearms into his establishments because he doesn´t like guns, but the head of Barilla pasta can´t say he does not want to use gay families in his advertisements because he does not want to use that lifestyle for marketing his product. One is hailed as a hero, the other is Satan and worthy of a boycott.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Michaelus, 9/28/2013 8:46:36 AM     (No. 9540733)

The Barilla guy said he respects homosexuals and that he is in favor of homosexuals"marriage" - but he does not support giving little boys to sexual perverts ("gay adoptions"). That is enough to make him a "hater".

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 9/28/2013 9:23:19 AM     (No. 9540787)

These pro-gay pasta-baiters just can´t help themselves.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: happywarrior, 9/28/2013 9:29:18 AM     (No. 9540798)

Just had some farfalle AKA bow ties last night. Been eating Barilla for years and those people won´t stop us.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 9/28/2013 10:52:35 AM     (No. 9540961)

Will start buying the brand. Bu Fus can go to hell.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 9/28/2013 10:55:44 AM     (No. 9540966)

The gay left throws another hissy fit. Great.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: JoniTx, 9/28/2013 11:21:51 AM     (No. 9541010)

Barilla is also sold on Amazon.com.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 9/28/2013 12:13:44 PM     (No. 9541068)

Anyone who underestimates the depravity of the gaystapo is fooling themselves.

How many people here have said that they will not stop buying Barilla? But what happens when the gaystapo starts poisoning packages of Barilla pasta, where it all has to be pulled from the shelves? Don´t think for a second that anything -- including possibly poisoning innocent children -- gets in the way of the gaystopo´s agenda to destroy anyone who will not bow to their perverse and sick beliefs.

The gaystopo agenda is all that matters to them. If they kill people or hurt innocent people -- they could care less.

Yes, the gaystopo is very much like the Islamic terrorists. They learned very well from studying their tactics.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: jrtrhd, 9/28/2013 12:44:26 PM     (No. 9541103)

Hmmm, pasta sounds good. Off to buy at least a few boxes of Barilla!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: PatriotOne, 9/28/2013 1:07:00 PM     (No. 9541142)

I think it´s a fair exchange..... Gay families will support other pastas ~ stright families will support Barilla!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: veritas, 9/28/2013 3:00:17 PM     (No. 9541266)

#27: Good post. Let´s go just one step further.

The Starbucks "ban that´s not a ban" puts the lives of the law abiding at real risk. The Barilla policy simply puts a minor limit on the writers of their commercials. That´s all it does!

Remember, in 1991, CCW permit holder Suzanna Gratia Hupp obeyed the law and left her gun in her car to go have lunch with her parents in Luby´s Cafeteria. A man undeterred by the harsh penalties against murder was also undeterred by the guns-in-restaurants [or places like Starbucks] law. He murdered 23, and shot 27 more [total of 50 shot!]. Two of the dead were Hupp´s father [who tried to stop the killer but was unarmed himself] and mother.

So Starbucks can put lives at greater risk, but that´s "good." Barilla prefers to not present one tiny part of the population in its ads, and is rewarded by things like the Champion [pre-deleted] of the Week, Bob "The [pre-deleted]" Beckel on Fox News bellowing that the head of Barilla is a "homophobic son of a [something or other; my TV sound dropped out for a second]."

It is mighty, mighty, sick out there on the Left.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: veritas, 9/28/2013 3:11:55 PM     (No. 9541279)


They rolled over.

Barilla corp has a big "we´re s-o-o-o-o-o sorry!" ad as their first page on the website. There´s also a link to a video apology by Guido Barilla. No, didn´t bother to watch it.

Well, Barilla had better hope that a whole lot of the, what, 152 stable same-sex families in the US stuff themselves with pasta every day. ´Cause Barilla rolled over faster than an F-1 car rolls away on fresh tires.

Guess Barilla´s gonna come in pink boxes now? For two reasons....

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Reply 39 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 9/28/2013 3:32:27 PM     (No. 9541289)

Many food companies distribute their products under a variety of brand names. So if they boycott ´Barilla´ and buy brand X instead, they may still be buying a Barilla product.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Bohallx, 9/29/2013 9:37:36 PM     (No. 9542625)

Barilla´s marketing managers know that if your product is out on grocery store shelves it only takes one nut case to destroy your brand.

And the gayblades definitely got more than anyone´s fair share of nut cases. The other day they sent one of them to prison for attempting to murder a bunch of people who engage in some fairly low level criticizm of gaydom.

Someday we´ll have a cure for this.

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GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

White House asks American parents to
monitor their children for signs of terrorism

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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
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In a speech earlier this week, Lisa O. Monaco, President Barack Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, insisted that American parents must be vigilant because their “confrontational” children could be on the verge of becoming terrorists. Monaco’s full, prepared text is available here. She presented the speech, entitled “Countering Violent Extremism and the Power of Community,” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government on April 15. Monaco began her remarks by eloquently describing the lives tragically lost last year during the Boston Marathon bombings. Interestingly, the Harvard grad failed to mention the religion or the motive of brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
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Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
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WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Stop dressing so tacky for church
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CNN, by John Blake    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 4:40:56 AM     Post Reply
If the Rev. John DeBonville could preach a sermon to lift the souls of churchgoers across America, his message would be simple: Stop dressing so tacky for church. DeBonville has heard about the “come as you are” approach to dressing down for Sunday service, but he says the Sabbath is getting too sloppy. When he scans the pews of churches, DeBonville sees rows of people dressed in their Sunday worst. They saunter into church in baggy shorts, flip-flop sandals, tennis shoes and grubby T-shirts. Some even slide into the pews carrying coffee in plastic foam containers as if they’re going to Starbucks. “It’s like

Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s
pregnancy announcement

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New York Post, by Stephanie Smith    Original Article
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The Clintons had a busy night of celebrations after Chelsea announced she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a baby. Bill joined “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey at the Revlon Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall Thursday, joking of Spacey’s Machiavellian character, “When I was president people accused me of murder all the time, made a show of investigating. Spacey’s president for 15 minutes and he gets away with murder.” Spacey, who sang during the event with Sting, Stephen Stills and James Taylor, also showed off his Johnny Carson impression, taking a swipe at the coverage of Flight

The Growing Financial Disaster of Obamacare
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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
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President Obama asserts that 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare, as though that were something to be proud of. In fact, Obamacare has always been a fiasco from a fiscal perspective–a black hole of subsidies and expanded Medicaid, with largely fictitious mechanisms in place to pay for it. As the number of subsidized participants grows, the disaster gets worse. Charles Blahous explains: Our national discussion…is missing the truly significant story here; what is unfolding before our eyes is a colossal fiscal disaster, poised to haunt legislators and taxpayers for decades to come. It is quite possible that the ACA is

Gospel story of Jesus’ resurrection a
source of deep rifts in Christian religion

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Washington Post, by Kimberley Winston    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/19/2014 10:46:11 PM     Post Reply
“On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is a foundational statement of Christian belief. It declares that three days after Jesus died on the cross, he was resurrected, a glimmer of the eternal life promised to believers. It’s the heart of the Easter story in seven little words. But how that statement is interpreted is the source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity — and a stumbling block for some Christians, and more than a few skeptics. Did Jesus literally come back from the dead in a bodily resurrection, as many traditionalist

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