Today’s Quote to Make You Want to Pound Your Head with a Hammer

… comes from Rod Dreher seeking to understand why liberals reacted to the Hobby Lobby decision like the Supreme Court had just opened the Ark of the Covenant. He writes about academic studies that show that liberals have a much worse understanding of conservatives’ moral convictions than conservatives have of the convictions of liberals. He then concludes with this: What … Read more

Random Thoughts on the Hobby Lobby Case

I don’t have any special insight or anything, but this case seems to be an occasion for ill-informed people (some of whom are justices on the Supreme Court) to shoot their mouths off. Why shouldn’t I be able to get in on that? — Seriously thinking about taking up scrapbooking, calligraphy, flower-arranging, and cross-stitch just so I … Read more

What Will Those Crazy Christians Do Next?

Gasp! Hold onto your corset, grandma! Politico “exposes” those religious nuts that run Hobby Lobby! The Greens are sponsoring scholarly study of the Bible and hosting forums such as a recent panel on faith’s role in shaping early America, which they hope to package for national broadcast. Most provocatively, they’ve funded a multimillion-dollar effort to … Read more

Why Hobby Lobby Matters

If you’re a Christian who thinks that the Hobby Lobby case against Obamacare doesn’t have anything to do with you — that it’s just an esoteric argument over legal minutiae — you’re mistaken. It matters a lot. Justin Taylor points to an LA Times op-ed that explains why this Supreme Court case is about more … Read more

Supplementing Coverage of the Hobby Lobby Case

Be careful with what you read in the mainstream media about the Hobby Lobby case before the Supreme Court. You can bet that they’ll give short shrift to the religious issues involved. Luckily, sites like GetReligion help to lengthen the shrift. Here they provide some much-needed clarification to the folks a the NY Times: The … Read more

Hobby Lobby Gets a Hearing

The Supreme Court has decided to hear Hobby Lobby’s religious-freedom argument against the Obamacare contraception mandate. During this special time of the year, let us all take a moment to give thanks that John Roberts will have yet another chance to kick us all collectively in the nuts. Kathryn Jean Lopez covers the news on … Read more

My Weekend of Defiance

What have I been up to this weekend? Why, stickin’ it to the man, as always. First up, a stop by the very well-attended Birmingham Gun Show. The line to get in was more than hour, so there was a lot of man-stickin’-it-to going on. And then off to Hobby Lobby for Hobby Lobby Appreciation … Read more

And Now… Hobby Lobby Appreciation Day

How you noticed how lately we’re having a lot of special days to show appreciation for people who are just trying to mind their own business? It’s so rare that people feel like they should make a big deal about it. So, of course we’re having Hobby Lobby Appreciation Day this Saturday. Somehow, you knew … Read more

How Can I Support Hobby Lobby?

I don’t sew, or bake, or arrange flowers, or scrapbook, or paint, or use hot glue for anything, but Hobby Lobby just became my new favorite store: Following a decision by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor denying Hobby Lobby’s request for an exemption from the Obama administration’s HHS mandate, the Christian retail company said it … Read more