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And speaking of “freedom of conscience”

Posted by: Phineas on August 1, 2012 at 1:01 pm » 11 Comments

**Posted by Phineas ObamaCare’s contraceptive and abortifacient mandates took effect today: As of July 31, 2012 a business owner who objects to abortion had the freedom of conscience to make sure that her company’s insurance policies did not pay to facilitate the practice. But as of today, August 1, she no longer has that freedom. […]

 

First he’s our first Gay President, now he’s our first Jewish president?

Posted by: Phineas on May 31, 2012 at 1:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I mean, that’s kind of the idea when he told Conservative Jewish rabbis that he knows more about Judaism than any past president: In the meeting, Obama reportedly boasted about his knowledge of Judaism, telling the leaders that he thinks he knows more “about Judaism” than all past presidents. He said he […]

 

Liberals just don’t like what the Founders did, do they?

Posted by: Phineas on February 16, 2012 at 2:44 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas A little while back, I featured Justice Ginsburg opining that the US Constitution really wasn’t a suitable model for the modern age. Now we have a Washington Post editor wondering if, perhaps, the first Congress got it wrong when it guaranteed the free exercise of religion in the First Amendment: That‘s what […]

 

Religious unity against HHS decision

Posted by: Phineas on February 4, 2012 at 6:18 pm » 11 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I wrote earlier that Catholic bishops across America had come out strongly against the Obama administration decision requiring religious organizations to pay for the cost of providing contraceptives and abortifacients to their employees. Jewish and Protestant groups aligned themselves with the bishops. Now Orthodox Christian bishops have joined in: The First Amendment […]

 

Obama won’t be expecting the Spanish Inquisition

Posted by: Phineas on January 30, 2012 at 1:02 pm » 24 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It isn’t bad enough that the majority of Americans oppose ObamaCare and want it repealed. No, the administration had to go and tick off the Catholic Church, too. Background: As part of the implementation of ObamaCare, Secretary Sebelius of the Department of Health and Human Services issued regulations requiring religious groups to […]

 

A letter to Allah

Posted by: Phineas on November 12, 2011 at 2:02 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas A troubled young Muslim woman has questions for her god, presented in the form of a poem: Good for her for using her mind and not accepting blindly what the clerics tell her must be so. Islam desperately needs more like her, if it’s ever to have any hope of reconciling with […]

 

Religion of Tolerance watch: “Jews are the eternal enemies of Islam!”

Posted by: Phineas on August 23, 2011 at 4:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I linked this in the previous post, but, the more I think about it, the more I think this bearded jackal deserves a stage of his own. No more explanation is needed; just listen as respected Egyptian Islamic scholar Muhammad Hussein Yacoub tells us why Jews are Islam’s eternal enemies and we […]

 

I’ve never believed the “Obama is a secret Muslim” nonsense, but…

Posted by: Phineas on August 11, 2011 at 1:01 pm » 34 Comments

**Posted by Phineas He is either appallingly naive about the religion or is doing his usual “say anything they need to hear to like me” act. Regardless, the kind of meaningless pabulum he served at the White House Iftar dinner last night is just jaw-dropping: Welcoming guests at the annual White House Iftaar party, US […]

 

Nightmare in Norway: at least 92 dead, and the question of religion

Posted by: Phineas on July 23, 2011 at 1:31 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas How awful for them: Norwegian police said Saturday that the death toll from Friday’s attacks has risen to 92 and confirmed that they have arrested a suspect whom they described as a right-wing Christian fundamentalist. In a news conference Saturday morning in Oslo, police confirmed that they had arrested Anders Behring Breivik, […]