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  • Arizona businesses already can refuse to serve gays: SB1062 explained

    Arizona businesses already can refuse to serve gays: SB1062 explained
    It’s either a small fix to protect the free exercise of religion or a "no cake for gays" bill that would invite businesses to discriminate, depending on whom you talk to. The legislation,┬áSB 1062, would bolster a business owner’s right to...
  • Gay rights activists in uproar over Arizona 'religious freedom' bill

    Gay rights activists in uproar over Arizona 'religious freedom' bill
    TUCSON -- Say a gay couple in Phoenix walks into a bakery to order their wedding cake. The baker refuses to take their order because of his deeply held religious beliefs. Under a measure that passed the Arizona Legislature this week, the baker would...
  • Pete Seeger wielded his 'Hammer' with melodic clarity and civic grace

    Pete Seeger wielded his 'Hammer' with melodic clarity and civic grace
    Pete Seeger was best known as a folk singer, an archivist and writer, and the purveyor of such beamed-from-the-heavens standards as "We Shall Overcome," "If I Had a Hammer" and "Turn, Turn, Turn." But among the musician's most important roles was one...
  • The Little Sisters' case against Obamacare gets even more absurd

    The Little Sisters' case against Obamacare gets even more absurd
    The Supreme Court on Friday gave the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic order of nuns, temporary relief on their claim that filling out a government form saying they're against providing contraceptive services to employees was tantamount to...
  • Can tenant's religious beliefs limit options for inspecting her unit?

    Question: We have been experiencing an outbreak of bedbugs in one of our rental communities. Our exterminator inspected the entire property and then told us he would need to use a specially trained dog to sniff out the bedbugs in the individual units....
  • Review: 'Christmas Candle' beams with holiday spirit

    Review: 'Christmas Candle' beams with holiday spirit
    A religious parable wrapped in a holiday gift basket featuring Susan Boyle, "The Christmas Candle" seems destined to be a Hallmark movie of the week. But in spite of the hammy histrionics requisite for the genre, it is not at all a turkey. Set in the...
  • Adam Sternbergh on the gleeful dystopia of 'Shovel Ready'

    Adam Sternbergh on the gleeful dystopia of 'Shovel Ready'
    Who knew that what was on the mind of Adam Sternbergh, the acute and witty observer of pop culture, was an assassin-for-hire in a forsaken New York? In his first novel, “Shovel Ready,” Sternbergh envisions a New York that’s largely...
  • Justice Sotomayor grants temporary Obamacare exemption to nuns

    Justice Sotomayor grants temporary Obamacare exemption to nuns
    WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted a temporary exemption late Tuesday to a small group of Catholic nuns that shields it from having to comply with a part of President Obama's healthcare law that requires it to provide...
  • Chalk up another topic beset by political polarization: Evolution

    Chalk up another topic beset by political polarization: Evolution
    By about 2-1, Americans accept the idea that “humans and other living things have evolved over time,” but as with so many issues these days, answers to that question have taken on a growing partisan cast. According to a newly released survey...
  • Ian Barbour dies at 90; academic who bridged science-religion divide

    Ian Barbour dies at 90; academic who bridged science-religion divide
    For Ian Barbour, the deadly possibilities of the Atomic Age raised questions that science couldn't answer — a perplexing situation for a young physicist after World War II. He responded to the challenge in an unusual way: After completing his...
  • The Little Sisters' absurd case against Obamacare

    The Little Sisters' absurd case against Obamacare
    The final wheeze of Obamacare news that crossed the wires in 2013 was a New Year's Eve emergency injunction granted by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor for a group of Catholic nuns who operate nursing homes in Denver and Baltimore. At first blush,...