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Santorum’s War on Satan... er, on Higher Education

Santorum’s War on Satan... er, on Higher Education | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Much of the hullabaloo surrounding Rick Santorum’s comment that President Obama is a “snob” for pushing college is missing the bigger picture: that Santorum is a cosmic conspiracy theorist, and higher education sits at the heart of the imagined...
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In 2012 Bishops Join Fight to Repackage Discrimination as ‘Religious Freedom’

In 2012 Bishops Join Fight to Repackage Discrimination as ‘Religious Freedom’ | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
At the end of 2011, in a sign of what’s to come, the U.S. Bishops warned the Obama administration to amend a regulation on contraception in its health care legislation or stand accused of religious discrimination.
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US Catholic bishops prepare fight for religious exceptions over gay marriage, contraception

US Catholic bishops prepare fight for religious exceptions over gay marriage, contraception | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The mood among many U.S. Roman Catholic bishops was captured in a recent speech by Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia. His talk, called “Catholics in the Next America,” painted a bleak picture of a nation increasingly intolerant of Christianity.


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Secular victory: Religious groups must offer birth control

Secular victory: Religious groups must offer birth control | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

In a victory for secular America, and American women, the Obama administration has ruled that religious institutions must follow a new federal mandate and offer employees free birth control through their health insurance coverage.

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Why Is Atheism a Bigger Obstacle to Political Office Than Mormonism?

Why Is Atheism a Bigger Obstacle to Political Office Than Mormonism? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Although it's Republicans who are primarily making the charge that atheists are un-American, Democrats aren't exactly lining up to defend non-believers.

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Penn Jillette: An Atheist's Guide to the 2012 Election

Penn Jillette: An Atheist's Guide to the 2012 Election | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

If you visit The Family Research Council (FRC) website, you can examine the "Pro-family voting record of your Member of Congress." The FRC, a conservative Christian lobbying group, is not alone in providing so-called "scorecards" that rate politicians according to how well they mesh with the group's core beliefs. Many labor groups, women's rights groups, environmental groups and various business interests offer similar services to their members and constituents.

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