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Contraception and Insurance and Race and Military Recruiters and Campuses and Lunch Counters

As you’re probably aware, the Supreme Court has ruled that some American corporations are free to deny insurance coverage of contraceptive costs to their employees on religious grounds. Think about your opinion regarding this issue.

As you might also be aware, the Supreme Court has also ruled that American colleges and universities must accept military [...]

Heed Every Word of the Bible, Christians? Then Slaves Must Obey Their Vicious Masters

For a great many Christians, the Bible is an inerrant source of inspiration, a divine book whose every word is to be heeded.

Edgewood Church of Christ: “We often refer to the Bible as the Word of God because God chose to speak to us through a written revelation, but one thing many fail to [...]

The Judeo-Christian Superior Moral Teaching of the Day

The Christian Watershed on the superiority of Judeo-Christian morality:

“The Judeo-Christian worldview stands as a superior counterpart to naturalism. Naturalism does not protect humanity, even those who are conscious and self-aware, because naturalism can always shift what it means to be a “human person.” If the majority decides that having white skin constitutes an element [...]

#25 Way to Exasperate a Liberal: Establish a New Standard in Pastoral Care

Sister Margaret McBride, a member of the ethics board of the Catholic St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, gave her approval for an abortion of an 11-week old fetus with no cerebral cortex when doctors made it clear to her that the very sick young woman carrying the pregnancy would die without it. It should [...]

Follow Up Cindy Jacobs on God and Birdfalls: Do You See a Pattern?

Fundamentalist Christian media presence Cindy Jacobs has a theory that attempts to explain recent reports of massive bird deaths:

There are actually some patterns you can see where a nation will make a decision that is contrary to the principles of God, and after that there is some kind of answer that God gives, being [...]

Nothing Funny About Rewarding Countries that use Child Soldiers

I tried to think of something funny to blunt the edge of letting you know that Barack Obama has extended waivers letting Chad, Sudan, Yemen and the Democratic Republic of the Congo off the hook for using child soldiers. But I just couldn’t do it.

The Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 prohibits the U.S. [...]

What C.S. Lewis and Lee Strobel Don’t Want to you to See

In his book The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel plays out a pantomime of skeptical inquiry, asking what he thinks to be “the hard questions” about the supposed divinity of the character Jesus Christ, smiling and nodding at Christian theologians’ pat answers, and asking you to smile and nod along with him on the path [...]

What God Did for the Christians of London

In his book The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel gives one of his many arguments to skeptics of religion, all of his arguments trying to convince skeptics to convert to Christianity. Jesus Christ is real, Strobel asserts, because of the measurable change Jesus wrought on his life. Before he became a Christian, Strobel testifies, he [...]

Is This the Change You Can Believe In? Something is Wrong in the USA

While the nation fusses and frets about the moral appropriateness of some guy holding a religious ceremony at his church and burning a few books that (let’s face it) won’t feel a thing, news is breaking that:

* The CIA operated secret “black site” detention and interrogation centers in Afghanistan, Poland, Thailand and possibly elsewhere [...]

One Christian Out Of Hundreds Meets This Challenge

In response to the many Christians who suddenly declared that they didn’t think they ought to pay attention to the teachings of Jesus, he quoted the Book of Romans: “Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters.” [...]

Gingrich-Ensign 2012: Bible-Thumping Wife-Swappers for America

Newt Gingrich for President and John Ensign for Vice President in 2012: it’s the choice ticket, a perfect representation of Republican moral values in statement and in practice.

There’s synergy in the pairing: I mean, they could cheat on each other’s wives with each other’s wives! It would save them time that they could otherwise [...]