Posts tagged "law"

Patheos: When "Standing Up For Jesus" is Un-Christian

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This first appeared on Patheos. I often wonder whether the myriad of “anti-foreign law bills” (read: anti-Sharia law) is born out of some religious fervor or zealotry. Is there a religious agenda behind these bills that are supposed to protect against so-called “creeping Sharia”... Read more »

Of "Obamacare" and Medicine

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved I can say that I am nothing short of totally shocked that the Supreme Court largely upheld the Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare.” With the rightward shift of the Court, I thought it was a foregone conclusion that the health care law was... Read more »

The Blasphemy of "Anti-Blasphemy" Laws

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This was published on Beliefnet (and inspired by our own “Agnostic in Wheaton”).  I first learned about the law – that passed the Kuwaiti parliament – on a ChicagoNow blog post entitled “Kuwait theocracy declares Islam is weak.” The law calls for the death penalty for insulting the... Read more »
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Catholics Beware: Anti-Sharia Laws Could Target You, Too

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This was published on Patheos.  Last month, South Dakota passed a law that seeks to prevent the enforcement of “any religious code.” The very brief bill stated simply: “No court, administrative agency, or other governmental agency may enforce any provisions of any religious code.” It seems... Read more »

Sharia in Action: Sisters Stepping Up for Children

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This was also published on Beliefnet.  There has been so much hysteria, of late, around the issue of Sharia law and its supposed “threat” to the United States. Now that the general election contest is more in focus, the talk of Sharia will only... Read more »

Sharia Law in Action: The Outrage Over Moroccan Law

In the Name of the Kind, Beautiful, Most Gracious, and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved There has been a continuous hysteria in several states about the threat of “Sharia law” to the United States. In fact, South Dakota just passed a law that says “No such court may apply international law, the law of any foreign nation, or... Read more »
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