Monday’s Religion News Roundup: Ramadan Risks * Sex Offender Village * Imaginative Prayer

Print More
The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

courtesy Discover Diplomacy

The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.

Today is the one-year anniversary of the shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that left six dead. The attack formed one unlikely alliance between a victim's son and a former skinhead.

  • Pingback: Monday's Religion News Roundup: Ramadan Risks *...()

  • EH

    “The Supreme Court will soon decide if CEOs can impose their religious convictions on the people who work for them.” Really? While I am sure this is taken from the Slate article it refers to, I expected better from the Roundup. Sounds like a Bizzaro World characterization of the issue.

  • Sarah Pulliam Bailey

    Yes, taken from the article. How would you summarize it? Thanks for reading.

  • 28yoWoman

    I thought the statement was a bit biased, too, though I understand it’s a bit tricky to summarize in one sentence.

    These companies simply don’t want to pay for their employees’ birth control. They’re not outlawing birth control altogether. To say “impose their religious convictions” also ignores the status quo: These companies aren’t providing birth control to their employees now. It seems that the HHS Mandate is the entity doing the “imposing.”

  • EH

    Whether the Affordable Care Act can require an employer to provide insurance coverage that is contrary to the employer’s religious beliefs and conscience.

  • Sarah Pulliam Bailey

    Thanks for your feedback. I’m not making a statement one way or another, but I know that the comment about the status quo isn’t the case for everyone opposing the HHS mandate. For instance:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/27/nyregion/new-york-archdiocese-reluctantly-paying-for-birth-control.html?pagewanted=all
    and http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/legal-challenges/242167-report-wheaton-covered-morning-after-pill-before-suing-over-hhs-mandate

  • Sarah Pulliam Bailey

    EH, that could work, thanks. I’ve written about this subject to death, but I’m not making judgments either way, merely rounding up the news from the weekend.

  • EH

    I enjoy the Roundup each morning, and look forward to it hitting my inbox. I also enjoy the sometimes off the cuff commentary that comes with it, even when I do not agree with it. I do not think anyone can be fully objective, and everyone comes with their bias, prejudice, worldviews, etc. That one just irked me, though I do recognize that it was a grab from the Slate article. The “imposing their religious convictions” is close to being ridiculous compared to what the issue really involves. It is certainly not about an employer making someone go to church, pray, or recite the Nicene creed. It is about whether the government can mandate that an employer provide X that the employer sincerely believes violates it’s religious beliefs and conscience.

  • EH

    I enjoy the Roundup each morning, and look forward to it hitting my inbox. I also enjoy the sometimes off the cuff commentary that comes with it, even when I do not agree with it. I do not think anyone can be fully objective, and everyone comes with their bias, prejudice, worldviews, etc. That one just irked me, though I do recognize that it was a grab from the Slate article. The “imposing their religious convictions” is close to being ridiculous compared to what the issue really involves. It is certainly not about an employer making someone go to church, pray, or recite the Nicene creed. It is about whether the government can mandate that an employer provide X that the employer sincerely believes violates it’s religious beliefs and conscience.

  • Pingback: Latest Religion NewsArticle Directory » Cerylion Articles, News & Information()

  • Kevan Scott

    You mean you Christians? don’t want 2 pay 4 peoples health coverage because it comes under a plan called Obama care. Not very Christiian to not let your employees get health coverage that comes at little to no cost to you is it? But then again Christ said You already have your reward didn’t he?

  • Pingback: 7 things @ 11 o’clock (8.9)()