Tag Archives: Hobby Lobby

Bible Museum Admits Dead Sea Scrolls Are Fakes

The Daily Beast reports: In a press release today, Museum of the Bible announced that independent scientific testing on five fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls on display at the museum had been completed. The tests “concluded that the five fragments show characteristics inconsistent with ancient origin and therefore will no longer be displayed at the museum.” In other words they …

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Hobby Lobby Agrees To Pay $3 Million Federal Fine And Hand Over “Biblical” Antiquities Smuggled From Iraq

NBC News reports:  The arts-and-crafts chain Hobby Lobby will pay $3 million to settle a federal case over smuggled Iraqi antiquities it bought to demonstrate its “passion for the Bible.” The Oklahoma-based retailer also agreed to forfeit thousands of clay artifacts it bought in 2010 — an acquisition that prosecutors said was “fraught with red flags” the company didn’t heed. …

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Federal Judge Rules That Hobby Lobby Decision Means Transgender Employees Can Be Fired Because Jesus

Politico reports: A Supreme Court decision allowing some companies to opt out of portions of Obamacare for religious reasons also guarantees the right of firms to engage in religiously motivated discrimination against their employees on the basis of gender, a federal judge in Michigan ruled Thursday. U.S. District Court Judge Sean Cox held that the Supreme Court’s 2014 ruling on …

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Hobby Lobby CEO David Green Endorses Marco Rubio Because Trump Doesn’t Give “The Glory To God”

Via World Net Daily: The CEO and founder of Hobby Lobby, the company at the heart of one of the court battles for religious freedom in this country – via a case that sought exemption from a government mandate to provide abortion-inducing drugs in employee health-care plans – gave his thumbs-up to Sen. Marco Rubio for president, calling front-runner Donald …

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REPORT: Feds Investigate Hobby Lobby Owners For Looting Christian Artifacts From Middle East

A fascinating exclusive from the Daily Beast: In 2011, a shipment of somewhere between 200 to 300 small clay tablets on their way to Oklahoma City from Israel was seized by U.S. Customs agents in Memphis. The tablets were inscribed in cuneiform—the script of ancient Assyria and Babylonia, present-day Iraq—and were thousands of years old. Their destination was the compound …

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Southern Baptists Convention: How We Fight Against Same-Sex Marriage

The Ethics & Religious Liberties Commission of the Southern Baptists Convention has issued the below slick five-minute video detailing all the ways that they are fighting against same-sex marriage, abortion rights, and the alleged persecution of Christians. Two weeks ago the group filed a SCOTUS brief in support of Utah’s ban on gay marriage.

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NEW YORK: Upstate Wedding Venue Fined For Refusing Same-Sex Ceremony

Via Gay City News: The New York State Division of Human Rights (DHR) has found that a rural wedding venue that denied a lesbian couple use of its facility violated the state’s Human Rights Law. In the August 8 ruling –– first reported in the Albany Times Union –– Acting Commissioner Helen Diane Foster formally adopted a recommendation by Migdalia …

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Roy Zimmerman – SCROTUS

Satirist songwriter Roy Zimmerman is back with a take on the Hobby Lobby ruling. Longtime JMG readers might fondly recall Zimmerman’s Ted Haggard Is Completely Heterosexual and Defenders Of Marriage.

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LCR: We Still Back ENDA

“Nothing has changed at Log Cabin Republicans regarding our calculus. We continue to support ENDA as it is now, as we always have. A lot of these organizations on the left withdrawing their support are ignorant of the political reality in Washington that led to bi-partisan support of ENDA in the Senate in the first place. It’s puzzling, really — …

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Editorial Of The Day

From the editorial board of the New York TImes: President Obama should resist a pressure campaign by some religious groups to weaken a promised executive order that would prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against gay men, lesbians and transgender people in their hiring practices. Emboldened by the Supreme Court’s addlebrained Hobby Lobby decision, several groups wrote to Mr. Obama on …

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Quote Of The Day – Matt Foreman

“Hobby Lobby dramatically escalates the harm that will be caused if President Obama succumbs to growing pressure from religious and anti-gay forces and (with implicit or explicit approval from HRC) puts an ENDA-like religious exemption in the promised Executive Order (EO) to prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination by federal contractors. While largely under the radar, this is, in fact, a crisis situation. …

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Hobby Lobby Fallout: Religious Groups Demand Exemptions From Obama’s Coming Executive Order On Employment

We all saw THIS coming. Via the Atlantic: A group of faith leaders is urging the Obama administration to include a religious exemption in a forthcoming LGBT anti-discrimination action. Their call, in a letter sent to the White House Tuesday, attempts to capitalize on the Supreme Court case by arguing that it shows the administration must show more deference to …

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George Takei: Boycott Hobby Lobby

“In this case, the owners happen to be deeply Christian; one wonders whether the case would have come out differently if a Muslim-run chain business attempted to impose Sharia law on its employees. As many have pointed out, Hobby Lobby is the same company that invests in Pfizer and Teva Pharmaceuticals, makers of abortion inducing-drugs and the morning after pill. …

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The Ginsburg Hobby Lobby Dissent Song

Via Mediaite: Here’s something you don’t see every day: a Supreme Court justice’s dissent on a major ruling was turned into a weird, lyrically awkward ballad. Well, songwriter Jonathan Mann, who’s been writing a song a day for hundreds of days now, took Ginsburg’s words and set them to music. Ginsburg issued a dissent railing against the “decision of startling …

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