On election night, you might remember FOX News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly asking Karl Rove after he said Ohio was still in play for the GOP: “Is this just math you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better?”
Hobby Lobby: We’ll Throw Away a Million Dollars a Day so Female Employees Don’t Get Comprehensive Health Care
As of the new year, the Christian-owned-but-secularly-run chain Hobby Lobby has to provide its employees with health coverage, including contraception (including birth control) thanks to ObamaCare.
I almost feel bad writing disparaging posts about the religion of my youth because it’s almost too easy. I don’t even need to write, say, or do anything to hasten the end of the Church — they seem quite content to do it themselves.
One would imagine that this time of year is every Christian church’s annual opportunity to spread a message of joy, celebration, and charity in an attempt to claw back punters who only plonk themselves in the pews once a year. Why do that, though, when you can re-enforce your own stereotype and spread a message of hate and bigotry instead? [Read more...]
The thing about people like Mike Huckabee and James Dobson is that they know the spotlight is on them, so even when what they have to say is despicable, it’s toned down from what it could have been. When someone doesn’t think the world is watching, their words are even worse, unfiltered, far from politically correct. (It’s the same reason Mitt Romney‘s “47%” remarks were so devastating for many to hear.)
Someone like Old Paths Baptist Church’s Pastor Sam Morris probably doesn’t think anyone outside his like-minded congregation in Fayetteville, Tennessee is paying any attention. So when his sermon leaks out, the rest of us find out what is really said behind some closed doors. [Read more...]
Yes, he no longer runs Focus on the Family. Yes, his views shouldn’t really matter anymore. To millions of (mostly older) evangelical Christians, though, James Dobson is still as influential as ever.
And this is how he uses his pulpit: To tell the world that the shootings in Newtown occurred because we allow abortion and gay marriage, basically shoving our collective middle finger in God’s face. [Read more...]