Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Court: German Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Not Serious Enough

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Pastafarians in the German town of Templin, birthplace of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, are up in arms after their attempt to advertise the times for their weekly services at the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster in the town’s entrance was denied by local judges who cite, among other things, a lack of vision …

Sources: Bild

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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BlessU-2 Robo Priest

BlessU-2: The Robo Priest is Out to Save Your Soul

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

500 years after Martin Luther headed off the Protestant Reformation by nailing his 95 Theses to the door of a church in the town of Wittenberg, the very same town has now debuted a new reformation with the ‘BlessU-2’, a robo priest to heal the spiritual soul. The robotic creature isn’t the most …

Sources: EKHN

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Martin Luther Playmobil

Martin Luther Toy Continues to Fuel Anti-Semetic Controversy

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

To commemorate this year’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation, popular German toy maker Playmobil released a 3-inch plastic toy of Martin Luther in 2015, but despite its good intentions, a seemingly minor detail on the figure has Micha Brumlik, a respected Jewish commentator in Germany, calling the toy anti-semitic. The problem? Brumlik has taken …

Sources: USA TODAY

Photo: Playmobil

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Bonifatiuswerkes Santa

German Charity Says ‘No’ to Santa Clause This Christmas

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The Christmas season may have gotten its start around the time of Halloween this year, but now that we are into the month of December, we can expect to be surrounded by that special Christmas cheer. For a catholic charity in Germany though, they want to spread a different message by …

Sources: Bonifatiuswerk via BBC

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Bible Beer Coasters

Church Spends Taxpayer Money Distributing Bible Beer Coasters

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau (EKHN) announced the launching of a new Bible Beer Coaster initiative, and while the church is confident the push will bring positive results, some taxpayers aren’t as optimistic as they feel their mandatory tax payment to the church is not being used wisely. …

Sources: EKHN, DW

Photo: © 2016 Evangelische Kirche in Hessen und Nassau / gobasil

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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