Day: June 30, 2014

Pope Francis: Communists are closet Christians

In a recent interview, Pope Francis commented on the parallels between his social critique and Leninism. He compared Christianity to communism, and commented that in recent years, communism had stolen “Christianity’s flag.” “I can only say that the communists have stolen our flag. The flag of the poor is Christian. Poverty is at the center […]

Further Hobby Lobby reaction, analysis

The internet continues to react to the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in the Hobby Lobby case, in which they determined that closely-held corporations can claim religious exemptions to providing contraception to their employees. Here’s some early reaction. Mother Jones gives you the 8 best lines in Justice Ginsberg’s dissent here. if you need it in […]

Updated, part 2: SCOTUS issues Hobby Lobby ruling

Today, the Supreme Court issued its ruling on the case brought against the contraception mandate in the new Affordable Care Act. Written by Samuel Alito, the Court decided in a 5-4 decision that closely held corporations owned by religious people do not have to provide contraception they disagree with. In a concurring opinion, Justice Kennedy […]