Taxes Go to Rebuild Houses of Worship Yesterday, Wednesday February 13, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 592, which will amend a previous bill to enable houses of worship to apply for federal reparations aid from FEMA. Here’s a couple things to keep in mind first: The bill it is amending already allows federal monies to… Read more Taxes Go to Rebuild Houses of Worship
…Zombies win! Westboro Baptist Church is the bane of Christian existence. They perpetuate and promulgate the worst stereotypes of Medieval Christianity. They feed on sadness and tragedy. They spew hate and discord. And all this in the name of God. What has always protected them through some of their most horrendous protests is the First… Read more Westboro Baptist Church versus Zombies
1. Religious diversity and non-establishment of religion is exactly what this country was built on. I can’t count how many times I’ve heard Christians say “but this country was founded on Christian values!” I believe that is true, but that is not the issue at hand here. Is it true that white male Protestants created… Read more 5 Reasons Why Christians should Advocate for Church/State Separation
No Dancing?! Really!? So I’m about a year and one million views behind on this issue, but I haven’t seen anyone gripping about the CIVIL RELIGION aspect of this yet. So here I come! Basically, there was an ordinance made that says that national monuments are a place for “solemn commemoration”. So, without a permit,… Read more
So, the most recent roll-out of the Affordable Care Act (sometimes derogatorily called Obamacare) is to require all insurance policies to cover birth control without a co-pay. This seems great… unless you’re Catholic, of course. Catholics don’t “officially” believe in birth control. There are several other very conservative denominations who also equate birth control with pre-emptive abortion,… Read more “The Pill” on Both Your Houses!
The Ministerial Exception Exists… Says Supreme Court Catholic San Fransisco reported on this important Supreme Court decision that some say is the “most significant religious liberty decision in many years”. Basically, the court ruled that churches can fire ministers for whatever reason they want. They can legally discriminate against their ministers and exercise their discrimination… Read more The Ministerial Exception Exists… Says Supreme Court