Bob Eschliman is a Christian. He's also a veteran news editor. And when he decided to write a column on his personal blog objecting to a gay-friendly version of the Bible, Bob was unceremoniously marched out of the Newton Daily News and shoved out the front door.
After a brief investigation, the Iowa newspaper fired Bob and then publicly castigated him in an editorial. They accused him of compromising the reputation of the newspaper. They said what he wrote resulted in the loss of public trust.
Bob ran afoul of the newspaper's bosses by daring to criticize the "Queen James Bible" website. The website sells copies of God's Word that have been rewritten with a gay friendly slant. more >>
Archie Comics Publications, Inc. has garnered controversy over its latest edition of the Archie comic series, wherein the title character is killed by politically driven violence.
Released Wednesday, the latest "Life With Archie" comic concludes with Archie Andrews being killed while protecting a gay politician who was trying to advance a gun control measure.
The U.S. Department of Education has closed a complaint by a female to male transgender student, granting her Oregon Christian college a religious exemption and thereby the right to deny the student's request to reside in school housing reserved for only males.
The Education Department officially denied Jayce Marcus' complaint and granted the George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, a religious exemption from having to follow portions of Title IX of the Civil Rights Act that conflict with the school's religious views, according to PQ Monthly, a Portland-based LGBT magazine.
Marcus, 20, had filed a complaint to the Education Department in April after being refused the permission to be housed with other male students. Marcus, who had been in the female dorms, completed her sexual transition to become a "man" over the last year. more >>
Senate and House Democrats are outraged by the Supreme Court's decision in favor of Hobby Lobby in the firm's lawsuit seeking exemption from the Obamacare mandate that employers provide, free of charge, contraceptives to employees.
Senate Majority leader Harry Reid called the Supreme Court decision "outrageous" and Democrats have introduced bills in the Senate and the House to overturn the decision.
Why exactly is it that Democrats find it so outrageous that in America religious freedom is respected? That we have law – The Religious Freedom Restoration Act under which the owners of Hobby Lobby sued the federal government – that assures that no federal law will substantially burden individuals in the practice of their religion. Paying for contraception would violate the Christian principles of Hobby Lobby's owners. more >>
Author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza believes Costco's decision to pull his book, America: Imagine the World Without Her, from store shelves on July 1 was a political reaction carried out on the eve of the opening of his latest film.
In a statement released Tuesday, Costco said its initial decision to pull D'Souza's book from store shelves was not based on politics, but was purely due to lagging sales. The retailer later reversed its decision and announced that copies will be available in its stores for purchase in the coming weeks.
A photo of Holly Fisher celebrating Hobby Lobby's Supreme Court victory posted on Twitter was supposed to be lighthearted. But when the Christian mother of three from Charleston, West Virginia, realized she was under attack from liberals, she followed it up with a photo of herself standing with a gun and a Bible on Independence Day — that's when all hell broke loose.
"Attention liberals: do not look at this picture. Your head will most likely explode," Fisher tweeted on July 1 posing in a pro-life T-shirt with a Chick-fil-A cup in front of a Hobby Lobby store.
The tweet came just a day after the Supreme Court had struck down the HHS' mandate when it ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods Specialties, stating that corporations are not required to cover, under their healthcare plans, birth control methods that can lead to the early termination of a pregnancy. more >>