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.

But the owners don’t want to do that and they’re prepared to pay a penalty of $1,300,000 a day:

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Study Philosophy With a Professional Teacher for a Bargain Price

Daniel Fincke, who writes the always-edifying blog, Camels With Hammers and whom we have recently welcomed to Patheos is offering small group classes via online video conferencing. If there is sufficient interest he will run any or all of the following courses in 2013: [Read more...]

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Reconciling Your Religious Differences with a Sibling

RISK! is a podcast in which people share stories about their life in front of a live audience (similar to The Moth and certain stories heard on This American Life).

The most recent episode featured a story by Mara Wilson (you might remember her from this).

Here’s the setup: After graduating from high school, Mara became an atheist while her little sister Anna became very religious. At one point, Anna attempted to convince Mara that God existed through the use of Pascal’s Wager and other debunkable claims you might hear in Apologetics 101. [Read more...]

Christian Right Leader: Legalizing Gay Marriage Will Result in Another Civil War

What will happen if gay marriage becomes legal throughout America?

Correct answer: More gay couples will get married… and that’s about it.

What will happen if gay marriage becomes legal throughout America, and you’re the dean of a fundamentalist Christian law school?

Correct answer: The institution of marriage will be destroyed, families will cease to exist, churches will die a slow miserable death, a revolution will occur, a Civil War will begin, and the United States will implode.

At least that’s the gist of what Mathew Staver, dean of Liberty University’s School of Law, told Moody Radio’s Janet Parshall: [Read more...]


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