Tag Archives: religious freedom

Church State

The University of Notre Dame has joined Catholic bishops in a lawsuit over the president’s contraception mandate. Many of these same Catholics pushed for government mandated health care in the first place. Actually, some still do.

Dispatch From the Right Wing War Against Women

The Fluke Flap has not gone well for Rush Limbaugh.

It all began when Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke advocated, before a congressional committee, for the Obama free contraception mandate . On his show last week, Rush riffed that Fluke wants us to pay for her sex, and when you are paid for sex that makes you a prostitute. His comments over the next 3 days were even less gentlemanly. This being a “war against women”, the enemy counterattacked with full frontal vengeance.

By Saturday one of Rush’s few remaining advertisers was his own iced tea company. He apologized.

The real question is whether Georgetown University should be forced by the federal government to violate its religious principles. Then again, when an institution willingly covers up its religious principles, maybe not.

Click for NBC Washington story about Georgetown University covering Jesus symbol for 2009 Obama speech.

James Taranto thinks Fluke is the Cindy Sheehan of The Pill.


Nancy Pelosi says Republicans have declared War on Women.

It’s an old war. (Click to enlarge)









Thurber cartoon from Fulltable.com .



Quran Burning

The president has apologized for abusing religious freedom… in Afghanistan. The groveling only seems to beget more violence. Maybe that’s why he doesn’t back down when it comes to Catholics.

Islamic fanatics used the Danish Cartoon Crisis as a means of intimidation. They’re at it again with the Quran Crisis.

Burning Issue


Pyro Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fl wants to flaunt his religious freedom by firing up a few Korans on September 11.  Mayor Bloomberg, in the New York Post, defends the Rev’s right to do it on the same grounds he insists the Ground Zero Mosque must be built.  Maybe Bloomberg was motivated by this Ann Coulter piece singing him for hipocrisy – or maybe Ann missed the Post story.