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Archive for February, 2012

-UPDATE: 2nd Circuit Rules that the Stay only Applies to One NYC Church

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

                                         (Image via Wikipedia) We reported on Friday that the 60 churches meeting in NY City public schools had received a stay from U.S. District Court and could temporarily continue where they were. later in the day, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the stay issued by the District court would only apply […]

-Baptists on Obama’s Mandate: We’d Rather Go to Jail and Pay Fines

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

            (Image via Wikipedia) Obama’s contraceptive and abortive mandate is not just a Catholic issue, the Baptists are also ready to combat the issue on the grounds of religious liberty and even go to jail for the cause. Two Southern Baptist ethicists and one university president testified against the mandate before a congressional panel on […]

-NY Churches Meeting in Schools Win a Stay

Friday, February 17th, 2012

                             (Image via Wikipedia) The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) won a temporary restraining order against a New York ruling that bans churches from renting public schools. The stay puts off the  eviction for 10 days while the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York takes another look at the case and reconsiders […]

-Mormon Church Apologizes for Violating Their Agreement with Jewish Leaders

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

                                              (Image via Wikipedia) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) has apologized for violating an agreement that they had with Jewish leaders not to posthumously ‘baptize’ victims of the holocaust. Here is the story: CNN) – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has apologized for "a serious breach of […]

-Mass: Atheist Couple Sue to Remove ‘Under God’ from Pledge of Allegiance in Schools

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

         (I Pledge Allegiance -Photo: Richard Elzey) Atheist parents of three children in the Acton Public Schools and the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District are suing to have the ‘under God’ clause removed from the Pledge of Allegiance that is recited in the Massachusetts schools every day according to state law. The name of the family […]

-A Choice Between Progressive Agenda and Religious Freedom?

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

                                  (Image via CrunchBase) The continuing saga of President Obama verses the Catholic leaders on Contraceptives and abortives is drawing out many to take sides and causing some to say some  things that they have thought for years, spoke about only among friends, but haven’t dared to speak about in public. Last week it was […]

-Obama Chief of Staff: No More Compromises on Contraceptives

Monday, February 13th, 2012

       (Jacob Lew via Wikipedia) Over the weekend, Obama’s Chief of Staff, Jacob Lew supported the President’s so-called ‘compromise’ and asserted that the administration would not be backing away from the contraceptive mandate. From Fox News: Despite renewed statements of concern by Catholic leaders, the Obama administration is done negotiating and will finalize its plan […]

-Evangelical Reaction to Obama’s Supposed ‘Compromise’

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

           (Photo credit: jamesomalley) The reaction to Obama’s contraceptive ‘compromise’ has been quick, decisive, and quite negative among religious leaders. I posted my initial reactions yesterday and if nothing else I am even more critical of the Obama plan today. First of all here’s the US Catholic Bishops’ response to Obama’s new proposal. They are […]

-Obama’s ‘Compromise’ on Contraceptives May Even be Worse

Friday, February 10th, 2012

                                                (Image via Wikipedia) President Obama announced today a ‘compromise’ to the uproar caused by an HHS mandate that religious allied employers provide for contraceptives, abortive pills, and sterilization as part of the health care for their employees. The President merely put the burden on the Insurance companies instead, forcing them to pick up the […]

-Wash. Post Editor: Maybe the Founders Were Wrong to Guarantee Free Exercise of Religion

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Washington Post editor Melinda Henneberger on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews last night made this startling statement ‘defending’ the Catholic Church: “Maybe the Founders were wrong to guarantee free exercise of religion in the First Amendment but that is what they did and I don’t think we have to choose here.” Here’s a transcript of […]