Pastor Rick Warren Wants Obama to Let Religious Groups with Federal Contracts Discriminate Against LGBT Americans

Because it wasn’t enough for Hobby Lobby to deprive female employees of comprehensive contraception coverage, Rick Warren and more than a dozen other Protestant and Catholic leaders are now demanding that President Obama give religious companies with federal contracts the ability to discriminate against LGBT employees. Because if the Supreme Court can bend over backwards for Yahweh, so can Obama, right?

It all has to do with an upcoming executive order that Obama said he would sign. The order would ban all federal contractors from discriminating against employees because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Because we don’t know what the order will say, the faith leaders are trying to make sure it doesn’t apply to religious groups. Because Jesus loves to discriminate. (The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which the Senate passed last fall but the do-nothing House hasn’t acted upon, includes the religious exemption.)

The hypocrisy comes through loud and clear in their letter to the President:

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GOP Faith Outreach Director Wonders How Any Religious Believer Could Vote for a Democrat

Former South Carolina GOP chairman Chad Connelly (below) is the Director of Faith Engagement for GOP Faith, a new outreach campaign to reach out to conservative Christians… because that’s a demographic the Republican Party just hasn’t been able to crack yet.

During an appearance on Sandy Rios‘ American Family Radio show on Monday, Connelly made it very clear that GOP Faith is a very narrow campaign indeed, since he finds it inconceivable that anyone who believes in God could even vote for a Democrat:

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FFRF to Run Full-Page Ad in Tomorrow’s New York Times Slamming Hobby Lobby Decision

The Freedom From Religion Foundation will run a full-page ad in the front news section of tomorrow’s New York Times to protest the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision:

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Once Again, Louisiana Sheriff Will Lead Christian Rally on Fourth of July

Last year, the Bossier Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana lost $15,000 in federal funding for its Young Marine Program. On the surface, the program sounded great, promoting the “mental, moral and physical development of its young recruits.”

The problem was that it was a religious program, emphasizing “the love of God and fidelity to our country,” subjecting members to a Young Marine Obligation to not disgrace or dishonor God, and having students sign on to a Young Marine Creed that included: “Keep myself clean in mind by attending the church of my faith.”

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Mississippi’s New State Seal is a Slap in the Face to Atheists

See if you can spot the new addition to Mississippi’s state seal:

That’s the seal that Governor Phil Bryant pushed for during his State of the State address earlier this year:

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