Well, if you want to believe that God influences sports contests, then I guess God wanted the Saints to win to reward Saints linebacker Scott Fujita for his outspoken advocacy of gay marriage.
Former FEMA chief Michael Brown isn't the most popular guy in New Orleans, and his Super Bowl pick won't help: "I have to go with the Colts," Brown told the POLITICO Podcast. "I just tend to follow them more and I've just never been a real Saints fan. It's nothing more than that."Congratulations go to the New Orleans Saints, who won by 31-17 over the Indianapolis Colts.
Heckuva pick there, Brownie.
The religious right's paragons of virtue are terribly concerned about children as long as they're still in the womb. But as soon as they're born, they're on their own: Georgia's Christian right comes out against bill aimed at child prostitution.
The weight of the state's Christian right movement just came down in opposition to a pair of bills that would steer young girls under the age of 16 into diversionary programs instead of arresting them on charges of prostitution.
Representatives from the Georgia Christian Alliance, the Georgia Christian Coalition, Ralph Reed's Faith and Freedom Coalition, and the Georgia Baptist Convention all put in appearances. Republican candidate for governor John Oxendine appeared around the edges of the afternoon press conference, but did not speak.
At issue are two separate bills, one in the House and one in the Senate. Both are sponsored by Republicans.
"Who will benefit from the passage of H.B. 582 or S.B. 304? I'll tell you who – the very profitable and growing pedophile industry," said former state Sen. Nancy Shafer. "It is imperative that these bills be defeated."