There is no way to defend or rationalize this behavior. A normal person would have signed anything other than a Bible.
The company’s CEO, Dan Ariens, claimed it would cost $1 million for his Ariens Company to continue allowing its Muslim employees to take five-minute prayer breaks. The centuries-old Islamic practice, followed by more than 1 billion people worldwide, was just too much for the lawn mower and snowmobile manufacturer to handle.
“It gets out of control,” Ariens said of the prayer breaks.
(Previously) secret meeting –
Kim Davis & ‘Eye of the Tiger?
It’s putting it mildly to say this was kind of a strange event.
If I just got out of jail and had to speak to a crowd of supporters, I would not have allowed “Eye of the Tiger” to be played as I took the stage. I wouldn’t have been comfortable with that.
Turns out, Survivor wasn’t comfortable with the use of the song….
Under the terms of the agreement, hundreds of men and women who filed sex abuse claims in the bankruptcy would receive a financial settlement.
“Clearly he’s not well known within Washington, D.C., with social conservative leaders. He’s more known for his battle with unions in Wisconsin,” said Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council and one of about 50 people invited to huddle with Walker. “I think people are wondering, ‘Where does he stand?’” Perkins, a former…
Via Religion as the Basis of Democracy @ Marquette Warrior.
An Easter Weekend in Rome from Gunther Machu on Vimeo. Via FREE WHITEWATER.
See Lutheran pastor resigns after being linked to threatening email @ JSOnline.
Van Fossen said she’d been working on the essay for a few weeks and that its publication was in no way timed to the trooper’s killing, which she called "an absolute tragedy." The most extreme response to the post, Van Fossen said, was a screed dated March 27 from Wendt’s home email address calling her…
For Reynolds [professor of philosophy and provost at Houston Baptist University], Walker speaks “in a biblical cadence” and uses “biblical expressions,” sending cues that others in a “biblically illiterate society” might not pick up on. Although of course no one is making early predictions, Reynolds said, “I could see Scott Walker pulling this off.” Via…
“I don’t know,” Walker said in an interview at the JW Marriott hotel in Washington, where he was attending the winter meeting of the National Governors Association. Told that Obama has frequently spoken publicly about his Christian faith, Walker maintained that he was not aware of the president’s religion. “I’ve actually never talked about it…