Tag Archives: separation of church and state

The lesson of today’s Hobby Lobby decision: A corporation’s right to religious freedom trumps your right to reproductive health care

“The court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield,” Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote today in her vociferous dissent following the high court’s 5-4 decision to allow certain employers the right not to provide coverage for medical procedures and medications that run contrary to their stated religious beliefs. The case in question was […]

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No Rubbers at Domino’s Farms: Tom Monaghan granted another temporary injunction against Obamacare contraception mandate by Judge Lawrence Zaktoff

Finding common cause with the freedom fighters of the adult film industry, Domino’s Pizza founder Tom Monaghan won a big legal victory late last week, ensuring, at least for the time being, that he’d be able to keep his Michigan workplace condom-free. On Thursday afternoon, U.S. District Judge Lawrence Zatkoff ruled in Tom Monaghan’s favor, […]

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Celebrating the life… and evil lies… of Charles Darwin

Had a vengeful God not struck him down for heresy, the famed naturalist Charles Darwin would be turning 204 years old on February 12, and literate folks around the world are marking the occasion by planning celebrations in his honor. I had forgotten that “Darwin Day” was upon us until earlier this evening, when a […]

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Glenn Beck announces his intention to build a Libertarian utopia, promising to bring the terrifyingly beautiful vision of Ayn Rand to life

After teasing his audience for days with cryptic Disney Land imagery and the promise of incredible news, Glenn Beck, the vile charlatan who’s made a career of fleecing America’s most fearful and ignorant, announced that he intends to build a $2 billion Libertarian utopia in rural Texas loosely modeled on

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Syed Taj on the separation of church and state, going up against extremist conservative candidates, and running for the House of Representatives as a Muslim

I’ve spent a great deal of time these past few weeks explaining why it is that I think that folks shouldn’t vote for either the Tea Party activist Kerry Bentivolio or the white supremacist Daniel Johnson in the race to represent Michigan’s 11th congressional district, but I haven’t really made the case as to why […]

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