Editor's Note: In the wake of controversy over The Atlantic's Church of Scientology advertorial, Comedy Central's Indecision is reviewing the guidelines that govern our content partnerships with faith-based groups (real and imaginary). However, that is going to take a while, so in the meantime, we'd like to share this important message.
Presbyterians are awesome. Their branch of Christianity traces its roots to Scotland, which is also awesome. Look at these fucking bagpipes:
So many awesome people are or were Presbyterians. John Wayne. Sally Ride. William Faulkner. Jimmy Stewart. Fred Rogers. That's right, Mr. Rogers was a Presbyterian. Won't you be my neighbor?
The Presbyterian Church in the United States has done a ton of awesome things. They have a Disaster Assistance organization that is currently helping Hurricane Sandy survivors rebuild. They have established several awesome colleges and universities, including Queens University of Charlotte, Maryville College and the Union Theological Seminary in New York City, which has a really awesome and pretty library.
Presbyterianism is also big in South Korea, for some reason (probably because Presbyterians are awesome). Let's watch that video again!
In conclusion, Presbyterians are awesome.
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Tags: Internet, Money, Religion
Oh hey, did you know that a Georgia-based pastor named Louie Giglio was supposed to give the benediction at President Obama's second inauguration?
The past tense is important there, because Georgia-based pastor Louie Giglio, who heads something called Passion City Church, just announced that he will NOT be giving the benediction at President Obama's second inauguration.
That is because in the 1990s Rev. Giglio gave a sermon in which he called homosexuality a sin, urged Christians to fight the acceptance of homosexuality in society, and said a whole bunch of other things that would be totally shocking if you did not realize they were being said by the head of a Southern megachurch. ThinkProgress uncovered audio of the sermon, triggering a minor political firestorm.
And, like, it would be totally out of character for Barack Obama to have an anti-gay pastor pray at his inauguration.
Tags: Barack Obama, Inauguration, LGBT, Religion
Today author, historian and all-around smart lady Doris Kearns Goodwin is 70 years young. We would have baked her a cake, but it's hard to eat cake through the internet. So instead, let's celebrate with some clips from her many Daily Show appearances.
More with DKG after the jump!
Tags: Doris Kearns Goodwin, The Daily Show
Hello and welcome to our very last post of 2012. Thanks for reading, commenting, following us on Twitter, liking us on Facebook and following us on Tumblr. What better way to review the year that's almost past than with an exclusive interview?
Indecision: Hi, 2012. Thanks for talking with us.
2012: [stares, dazedly]
Indecision: It's okay. You've been through a lot.
2012: I'm so tired. I'm just so tired.
Tags: Barack Obama, Debates, Hillary Clinton, LGBT, Marriage Equality, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Paul Ryan, Primaries, Rand Paul, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Sex, Twitter