An Oklahoma state senator, Joseph Silk (R-Stone Age) has introduced a bill with a very frank goal: he wants businesses to be able to refuse service to gay people: State Senator Joseph Silk (R) is sponsoring the “Oklahoma Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2015,” which would protect businesses — religious or secular — from lawsuits [Read More...]
The Bishop of Elphin, Kevin Doran, has some weird ideas about parenting and children: A Catholic Bishop’s view that gay couples with children “are not parents” has been described as “a nonsense”. The Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran also said he believes “the jury’s out” on whether people are born gay. Dr Doran had this [Read More...]
FAITH: Saudi Arabia makes its first statement on Badawi, defends human rights record in most inept way imaginable.
Things were looking better for Raif Badawi not long ago. In January his case was referred to Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court by the King himself, a sign that political leaders were starting to feel the international pressure. That same month Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Germany hinted that the punishment may be halted. Of course, then his wife was informed the country [Read More...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
This cracked me up. [Read more...]
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...]