FAITH & POLITICS: New Ontario law would punish doctors who refuse care on “moral” grounds.

There is many a doctor who won’t perform an abortion or a pharmacist who won’t dispense birth control for moral reasons.  In Ontario such doctors could soon be disciplined: Doctors who refuse to prescribe birth control or other medical services because of their personal values could face possible disciplinary actions, Canada’s largest medical regulator says. [Read More...]

FAITH: Augustine college hosting a lecture named “Against Critical Thinking.”

I can’t make this shit up:   No, really: “Join First Things editor R. R. Reno in exploring the ideas behind the current cultural fixation with critical thinking as the highest intellectual good, and learn how a pedagogy based on piety provides a more successful roadmap for the pursuit of the good, the true, and [Read More...]

FAITH: Egyptian man arrested for denying miracles in the Koran and explaining why.

Documents obtained by the Center for Inquiry reveal that an Egyptian student has been arrested for denying miracles described in the Quran and daring to say so: The investigations and information proved that the aforementioned defendant had gone through some conversations and discussions with some of the professors at the Suez Canal University and with [Read More...]

FAITH: Saudi woman is raped and sentenced to 200 lashes and 6 months in jail.

A terrible crime has taken place in Saudi Arabia.  A young woman and her friend were recently gang-raped by seven men: While in a car with a student friend, retrieving a picture, two men got into the vehicle and drove them to a secluded area. She said she was raped there by seven men, three of whom [Read More...]

FAITH: All part of god’s plan…

This cracked me up.   [Read more...]

FAITH: Man who burned his hands while praying over hot dish at Applebee’s has lawsuit dismissed.

A New Jersey man has been trying to sue Applebee’s.  It seems that he clasped his hands against a hot dish to pray and suffered minor (very, very minor) burns.  That lawsuit has just been dismissed for the second time. A New Jersey appellate court says a man cannot seek damages for burns he suffered [Read More...]

FAITH: Texas principal reading bible verses over loudspeaker & tips for setting up your case if your rights are being violated.

Hemant has reported on a situation at White Oak High School in Texas.  It seems the principal of the school reads a bible verse over the loudspeaker every morning.  We know this is happening because a student has recorded it happening on three different occasions. It’s a pity a student had to be the one [Read More...]

FAITH & GAY RIGHTS: Pat Robertson tells parents not to attend gay son’s wedding.

More “great” advice on how to manage family affairs from the “family values” crowd: The viewer said that while one parent was adamant about not attending “because it’s against the Lord’s plan,” the other felt that they should attend in order to show support and love for their child.  In the past, Roberson has been very [Read More...]

FAITH: Poll finds about a quarter of British Muslims think violence over cartoons of Muhammad is justified.

A new BBC poll has found that a disturbingly high number of British Muslims think violence over cartoons of Muhammad is justified. A BBC poll gauging sentiments in Britain’s Muslim community following the Charlie Hebdo massacre found that more than a quarter harbor some sympathy for the motives behind the Paris attacks that left 17 people dead. [Read More...]

FAITH: ISIS tossing gay people off rooftops. Crowds stoning the survivors to death.

ISIS has taken to tossing gay people off the roofs of buildings lately.  Apparently god was weighing whether to tell his followers to build houses for the poor or to kill gay people and went with killing gay people: Three men on top of a building, faces covered in black balaclavas, stand on either side [Read More...]