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  • Religious case at Supreme Court could affect Obamacare and much more

    Religious case at Supreme Court could affect Obamacare and much more
    WASHINGTON — A challenge to part of President Obama's healthcare law that hits the Supreme Court on Tuesday could lead to one of the most significant religious freedom rulings in the high court's history. Four years ago, in their controversial...
  • Religion run amok? Hobby Lobby's case comes to the Supreme Court

    Religion run amok? Hobby Lobby's case comes to the Supreme Court
    On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is slated to hear 90 minutes of oral arguments in a case that will determine whether bosses who have religious objections to birth control can deny their female employees the contraceptive coverage to which they are...
  • These claims shouldn't have a prayer

    These claims shouldn't have a prayer
    Are secular, for-profit corporations free to violate the rights of their employees by claiming that the law violates their corporate religious conscience? That's the big question at the heart of the two blockbuster challenges to a key provision of...
  • Getty Villa's 'Heaven and Earth' a blockbuster show of Byzantium art

     Getty Villa's 'Heaven and Earth' a blockbuster show of Byzantium art
    When the great Irish poet William Butler Yeats prayed for some kind of connection to permanence and immortality, his thoughts turned to Byzantine art as the most perfect emblem of the profound, eternal state of creative grace he was after. He wrote,...
  • Faith-healing Philadelphia couple sent to prison for sick son's death

    Faith-healing Philadelphia couple sent to prison for sick son's death
    A Philadelphia couple who lost a second son by trying to cure him with prayer instead of science have been sentenced to prison in the death of the boy, who was ill with pneumonia but never saw a physician. Judge Benjamin Lerner sentenced Herbert and...
  • 'Noah:' Faith-based group, Paramount in biblical battle

    'Noah:' Faith-based group, Paramount in biblical battle
    Talk about a Holy War. Paramount has taken the unusual step of issuing a press release debunking a survey and a resultant Variety story about the faith-based community’s skepticism for the studio’s upcoming  tentpole “Noah.” In...
  • Snake-handling preacher bitten, dies; no hospitals for him, son says

    Snake-handling preacher bitten, dies; no hospitals for him, son says
    Snake-handling preacher Jamie Coots has died of snakebite. In some readings of the Bible, faith is stronger than venom. "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any...
  • 10 best documentaries of 2013, and the new crop in 2014

    10 best documentaries of 2013, and the new crop in 2014
    The first months of the year are, by consensus, the bleakest of cinematic times. But not so much if, like me, you are a lover of documentaries, someone who revels in the pleasures of the nonfiction film. Proofs of the remarkable strength of...
  • Single mothers-to-be and gays fight firings from Catholic school jobs

    Single mothers-to-be and gays fight firings from Catholic school jobs
    A pregnant Montana teacher who alleges that she was fired from a Catholic middle school because she was not married has hired a law firm in the latest conflict between religious doctrine and shifting societal values. Shaela Evenson, 36, was fired from...
  • 'An Atheist's History of Belief' unfaithful to its title

     'An Atheist's History of Belief' unfaithful to its title
    "As the son of a Manx Methodist atheist and a refugee German Jewish atheist," Matthew Kneale tells us in the first sentence of "An Atheist's History of Belief: Understanding Our Most Extraordinary Invention," "I have never been much of a believer." It's a...
  • Gay-marriage battle unfolds in Virginia, Utah courts

    Gay-marriage battle unfolds in Virginia, Utah courts
    Utah has filed its opening salvo defending its ban on gay marriage, while in Virginia, a federal judge will hear arguments about that state’s similar law in the latest legal maneuvering over the right for same-sex couples to marry. The separate...