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Quite the epic church-state battle going on here in Indiana:


Striking down Indiana’s school voucher program because some schools are affiliated with churches would amount to unnecessary government interference into religion, the law’s supporters argue in court documents.


Somebody stop those wild and crazy nuns!

The Vatican has launched a crackdown on the umbrella group that represents most of America’s 55,000 Catholic nuns, saying that the group was not speaking out strongly enough against gay marriage, abortion and women’s ordination.

Godless patriots

I don't get this at all:


A Massachusetts elementary school has dropped plans for students to sing songs at a school presentation after parents objected to a change in the lyrics of a popular patriotic song.

Past talkers


Here's a stunner:

The spiritual leader of the world's Roman Catholics and the brothers who have carried Cuba along an increasingly solitary Communist path mixed warm smiles with the hard language of their respective camps during Pope Benedict XVI's three-day tour of Cuba.

Eat, pray, lose

OK, separation of church and state. I get it. Can't have the government trying to impose a religion on us. But so many of the complaints against religious impulses these days are too trivial to take seriously. I'm supposed to believe this is a threat against my religious freedoms?

Fall guy

If tolerance of gays gets our troops killed by jihadists, and our generally wicked ways can cause hurricanes, I guess a little football karma isn't out of the question in the wrath-of-God department:

Televangelist Pat Robertson is not happy with the Broncos shipping out Tim Tebow. So unhappy that he's wishing Peyton Manning bad karma.

Green, green

Juxtaposition of the day. Make of it what you will.

Presidential clout:

Thursday’s squeaker of a Senate vote on the Keystone XL pipeline serves both as a warning to President Barack Obama that a majority of both houses of Congress supports the pipeline and as encouragement to Republicans to keep pushing the issue.


Carbon Motors of Connersville isn't going to get that $310 million federal loan deal to employ 1,500 people to manufacture "the first purpose-built police car." This is the song and dance from the Department of Energy's rejection statement.

The big blow

You'd think someone who regularly communicates with God would have learned when to keep his mouth shut by now:


In the aftermath of the tornadoes that devastated parts of the Midwest, television evangelist Pat Robertson is adding his two cents about the situation. Not enough people prayed, he said — because if they had, God would have intervened.

Separation anxiety

Rick Santorum has a habit of saying things in such a flamboyantly awkward way that's it's too easy for his opponents to mock his words without quite addressing the substance of his remarks. A case in point:

Former senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) on Sunday defended a statement he made last October in which he said that he “almost threw up” when he read John F. Kennedy’s 1960 Houston address on the role of religion in public life.

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