HHS ‘compromise’: “80 pages of nothing new”
Sheila Liaugminas | 11 February 2013
The basic mandate that employers with religious objections to the HHS contraceptive coverage still have to comply or pay punitive fines still stands. The latest fig leaf changes little, but it took a few days to wade through the dense and convoluted legalese the government issued to essentially say ‘we’re not willing to budge, more than an inch.’
Religious freedom and the Obamacare “Tax”
Sheila Liaugminas | 16 July 2012
What impact will Chief Justice John Roberts’ decision to uphold the individual mandate as a tax have on the battle for the right to religious liberty and conscientious objection?
The Mideast story hardly covered
Sheila Liaugminas | 09 February 2011
Behind the headlines coming out of Egypt and other countries in political and social upheaval in the Middle East, the story is about human life and striving and destiny, maybe more than it ever was before social communications media empowered these peoples’ revolutions.
‘Retro-fit the cross’
Sheila Liaugminas | 06 January 2011
The Mt. Soledad War Memorial remains under siege.
‘Prayers for peace shattered by violence’
Sheila Liaugminas | 02 January 2011
That was the description by Al-Jazeera of the latest massacre of Christians in the Mideast, the New Year’s Day assault on a Coptic church in Alexandria. It is laden with significance…
Sheila Liaugminas | 01 January 2011
‘Can’t we all just get along?’
The president, the pastor and the plot at Ground Zero
Sheila Liaugminas | 10 September 2010
Sounds like the beginning of a joke. Or the working title for a mystery story. In reality, it’s the latest turn in a geopolitical drama based, loosely, on religion.
Praying over provocation
Sheila Liaugminas | 09 September 2010
Since September 11, 2001, most of the civilized world has understood that some people holding extreme views of their religion can commit violent acts believing they’re on a mission from God. We want to hold them accountable, but they don’t answer to the code of conduct universally known as the “Golden Rule.”
Popular actor continues to draw the line
Sheila Liaugminas | 20 August 2010
He plays a bad guy really well, but Neal McDonough just won’t do some things he believes are wrong.
About that mosque…
Sheila Liaugminas | 08 August 2010
Let’s start with this: the mosque can be built in New York near Ground Zero. But should it?
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