God News

He ain't saying, but Pat Robertson says God has told him who'll win the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

Given his track record on such prognostications, I'm guessing it's Alan Keyes. Last year around this time, Robertson said God told him there would be a terrorist attack on U.S. soil in 2007.

And to be, well, catholic in pointing out religious weirdness, I look to my own faith: the Vatican has backed up a British bishop who told a Catholic school in his diocese to reject educating kids about safe sex because it's "dangerous and immoral." I understand the immoral part, given Catholic doctrine, but since Catholic teens have the same impulses as every other hormone-riddled 17-year-old -- and since humans, especially the 13-to-19 year-old variety, have a tendency to screw up from time to time -- it seems more dangerous to willfully withhold information on condoms, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy.

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