Monday Godbytes: Lowe’s blows; Jon Stewart in hell; holiday books

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The department store chain Lowe’s recently pulled advertisements they were running during TLC’s new “All-American Muslim” reality TV show, reacting to protests from conservative Christian advocacy groups. The move, however, sparked a blacklash from several groups. The Crescent Post was not happy, and Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, a state senator from Southern California, is calling for […]

  • I really do like Jon Stewart. As with many things he says, I wouldn’t take his declaration of war even remotely seriously. In fact, I bet he stands where I do on the issue: everyone should be free to show off their religious affiliations (or lack thereof) without criticism or contest. While separation of church and state is of the utmost importance, no one should have to hide their beliefs.

    However (as is also the case with many things he says), there’s a kernel of truth here. Christians, despite being the dominant religion in the country (by a wide margin, too), are quick to play the victim. For a religion that is so ubiquitous in our society and has even managed to shape politics, despite its supposition not to, they sure like to cry foul…