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Jesus and Satan Battle Over Women’s Bodies

Hobby Lobby, perhaps my favorite corporate person (pickup line: “Our Hobby is Making Crafts in Your Lobby”) might be up against the Satanic Temple (of proposed Oklahoma City Satanic monument fame)  in the battle over women’s bodies. Hobby Lobby doesn’t want to facilitate the contraception of employees’ theoretical babies. The Satanic Temple wants to give…

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If A Jewish Girl Falls into the East River…

…does she make a sound?

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Acts of Faith

I’d think to myself, this time I’ll thank her for taking the leap of faith that led to my birth. But always within a minute of our meeting, she’d say my boots were clunky and I had a bad haircut.

"They said father didn't keep his Life Insurance paid up!"—advertisement for Prudential Insurance Company of America.

Truth-Telling in Vulgaria

Questions for Kathryn Joyce, who bursts the international Christian adoption bubble in her new book, The Child Catchers.

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Do Pro-Lifers Have a Prayer?

While the Templeton Foundation and other quasi-scientific-spiritual think tanks fund massive studies exploring the efficacy of prayer, we here at Killing the Buddha would like to offer a simpler and far cheaper method to ascertain if praying to God actually works. As we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, let us…

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Jesus! Murder! High-five!

Last Saturday, my daughter and I and our mother-daughter friends Rachel and Ruby enjoyed a lovely tour of the White House, which I have dubbed Crafting Versailles. Everything is perfect there, from the life-size Bo made of pompoms to Jackie’s portrait.  Fires blaze in the fireplaces, cleanly. We didn’t want to leave: we lingered, listening…

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New Election Strategy: Damnation Threats

I can’t stop watching this Test of Fire video put out by Catholics Called to Witness. It’s a kinda Lord-of-the-Ringish vibed “promo.” Just what is it promoting? Scaring Catholics into voting against contraception, abortion and gay marriage lest they send themselves to hell. Let’s take a look, shall we? Starts out kinda like a legend.…

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The Bad Old Days

A dear friend who was recently on a family vacation in Wisconsin went above and beyond the call of duty. Way beyond. When she returned, she presented me with a clutch of souvenirs from the Queen of the Holy Rosary, Mediatrix of Peace Shrine in Necedah, Wisconsin, a place she knew holds some fascination for…

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Hear Robby George Call Cornel West “My Brother”

On a new Bloggingheads.tv diavlog, Princeton professors Robert P. George (leading Catholic conservative and sex advisor) and Cornel West (supreme lover and taxicab philosopher) find amazing amounts of agreement on questions of human dignity, from the commodification of society to abortion. They’re both even wearing black three-piece suits. Do the left and right disagree about…

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What’s Left?

Daniel Schultz parses a political theology.

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Stupaking the States

The latest twists and turns of the abortion debate.

Preg-Crate

Strong Enough for a Dog

Worried about your pregnant woman when you’re not around? Worry no more. Safe-Rite Products is proud to announce the Preg-Crate! No falling down stairs! No sushi or Diet Coke! No more pesky and potentially unsafe outdoor exercise—the Preg-Crate is big enough to accommodate an exercise bike! Pregnant women love it: “I felt so safe, like…

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The Big Placebo

Bet you can’t guess what Pastor Timothy Keller thinks Manhattan needs more of.

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Abortion Issue: Solved!

Once we’re sufficiently full of plastics reproduction might cease anyway @ @

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Baby Stealers

Buddha killer Kathryn Joyce presents a chilling story in this week’s Nation: “Shotgun Adoption,” an investigation of the use of anti-abortion “crisis pregnancy centers” to coerce unmarried pregnant women into giving their children to wealthier Christian couples. And it’s even creepier than that — maintain CPCs, as they’re called, maintain luxurious pregnancy homes for the…