In an article about the egregious Supreme Court ruling in favor of ‘freedom of religion’ for Hobby Lobby in the second front on the war against woman, State Senator Glenn Grothman celebrated his deep sense of provincialism:
“The Supreme Court ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby is a big win for Christians in [...]
Well this is something… Pope Francis had strong words for the mafia during his visit to the southern Italian region of Calabria on Saturday. In his homily for the feast of Corpus Domini, he accused the mafioso of “adoration of evil and contempt for the common good.”
“Those who in their lives have taken this [...]
“Supreme Court Rejects Contraceptives Mandate for Some Corporations“:
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that requiring family-owned corporations to pay for insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act violated a federal law protecting religious freedom. It was, the dissent said, “a decision of startling breadth.”
The 5-to-4 ruling, which applied to [...]
Usually when you read a headline like this you find an article about a church, synod, diocese or parish supporting a ban on marriage equality (aka same sex marriage or gay marriage) because it goes against God and nature and they support their position on out of context tracts from the Bible (well if they [...]
Shortly after Rep. Paul Ryan was chosen as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate in 2012, I shared a compilation over at Blogging Blue of some of the really really stupid things Paul Ryan has said and done throughout his career as a politician. In keeping with the theme of that post, here’s an updated [...]
This is excellent. Religion makes a lot of mistakes.
Faith traditions can be so harsh that they drive away everyone but the self-righteous scolds. Or they can so indulge in therapeutic comfort and manufactured joy that they come to seem like a charlatan’s game.
They can be so otherworldly that they offer no guidance to [...]