An Ohio student posted this test to reddit after his science teacher showed it to him: Unless the teacher is going for ten total points out of twenty question, I’m amazed these answers are worth half a point (including the one the student left blank). But it paints a picture of one of the primary [Read More...]
FAITH: Does Wal-Mart have a policy in place allowing pharmacists to refuse to fill prescriptions for religious reasons?
When taking their oath as a healthcare professional, some people mentally put an asterisk next to it that allows them to deny people healthcare if their religion dictates they must. Six states have specific laws allowing for this in the case of pharmacists (Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, South Dakota), which led to a Wal-Mart pharmacist [Read More...]
In Ohio certain people are allowed to sanctify a marriage. These include many government officials: Ohio’s existing law allows anyone registered with the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office as a “minister” to sanctify a marriage, along with mayors and municipal and probate judges. With a pending federal case likely to bring equality to the Buckeye [Read More...]
Dwight Longenecker of the Patheos Catholic Channel has a post up titled “The Facts: Atheism is Dying Out” with an interesting claim: It is religion which continues to grow around the world while the statistics indicate that agnosticism and atheism are dying out. This is strange considering all the stats I’ve seen confirm that not [Read More...]
When you’re in a job you’re given certain guidelines for that job. Often employers leave out the obvious things you should know counting on you to be minimally competent, since they wouldn’t have hired you otherwise. For instance, if you get a job at Subway they tell you that you must wear gloves while making [Read More...]
Man, there were some pretty loopy things said today. Let’s start with the Liberty Counsel. Even though same-sex marriage has been the law of the land in Florida since January 6th, and even though Judge Hinckle clarified his ruling as applying to the whole state, the Liberty Counsel has filed three briefs seeking to prohibit [Read More...]
Two Turkish journalists reposted the controversial Charlie Hebdo cover with a picture of Mohammed and are now staring down lengthy jail sentences for insulting people’s religious value. A Turkish prosecutor is seeking prison terms for two journalists who republished the cover of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo featuring an image of the Prophet Mohammed, [Read More...]
SCIENCE & FAITH: Construction of revolutionary telescope halted for one week due to religious protests.
Exciting astronomical science is happening in Hawaii, namely the construction of a thirty-meter telescope, one of the most advanced ever conceived: Astronomers say the Thirty Meter Telescope will be the most advanced and powerful optical telescope on earth, capable of viewing galaxies at the edge of the observable universe, near the beginning of time. Awesome! [Read More...]
HIGH SCHOOL, FAITH, & POLITICS: California advances bill that would remove religious exemptions for vaccinations.
As of right now in California you cannot send unvaccinated children to school, thus endangering the rest of the kids. Well, unless you’re religious. Then endanger away. But that may be coming to an end: California lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a bill that would require schoolchildren in the state to be vaccinated amid impassioned pleas [Read More...]
With not even a dissenting vote the bill to make the bible the official state book of Tennessee passed both the House and Senate committees: Senate and House committees overwhelmingly approved measures Tuesday that would designate the Bible as the official book of Tennessee, despite reservations raised by religious leaders and some lawmakers. The Senate [Read More...]