Judge Rules That Catholic Woman’s Lawsuit Over ‘Ten Commandments’ Badge Can Proceed

You know how some atheists cross out “In God We Trust” on the back of paper money? It’s petty, perhaps, but they’re trying to make a point about church/state separation. But what if they made the argument that they couldn’t use the money because the phrase violated their religious beliefs?

You’d point, laugh, roll your eyes, and tell them to get over it.

That’s the image that went through my mind when I heard about Cynthia Ambrose. The 51-year-old is a devout Roman Catholic who flipped out in the spring of 2011 when the owners of the medical practice she worked at asked all employees to wear name badges that also listed the office rules, known as “Our 10 Commandments,” on the back.

Ambrose said she would wear the badge without that particular title — because there’s only one *true* set of Ten Commandments, of course… — but her bosses gave her a disciplinary notice for “Failure to Comply with new policy and State Law in an unprofessional fashion.” Less than two months later, she was fired for “rescheduling some patients” improperly.

Now, she’s sued her employers claiming they denied her a “reasonable religious accommodation” and fired her in response to her complaining about it.

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Cards Against Humanity: Christian Edition

I’m used to seeing D-rated Christian versions of secular pop culture, like movies, music, and video games… but I wasn’t expecting this one: A Christian version of Cards Against Humanity:

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I’m Scheduled to Appear on CNN This Morning

Just another heads-up: Barring some breaking news like last week, I should be appearing with my friend Rachel Held Evans on CNN’s “New Day Sunday” at approximately 8:30a (ET) today to talk about why millennials are leaving church.

I’ll post video when it’s available!

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Pentecostal Preachers Tell HIV Patients to ‘Rely on God’ Instead of ‘Take Your Medicine’

We know how bad things get when Christian Science practitioners fail to take their children to doctors because they believe God will heal them. Curable problems become death sentences.

Now, according to BBC News, we have a new problem to deal with: Pentecostal preachers who tell HIV patients to stop taking anti-retroviral drugs. The Children’s HIV Association surveyed 19 doctors and health professionals who work with children and babies and what they heard was shocking:

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Newsweek Features James Randi and The Amazing Meeting in Latest Issue

Michael Moynihan went to The Amazing Meeting and wrote a long feature in Newsweek on James Randi, skepticism, and the movement’s overlap (or not) with atheism:

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