Friday, February 10, 2012

Daily Blend: Friday, February 10, 2012

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Hamza Kashgari
Hamza Kashgari

My views on the birth control mandate are simple: Religious freedom is crucial, but allowing people to seek and obtain the help they need still trumps it anyday.

  • The importance of free speech laws: Saudi writer [pictured] arrested & faces execution for benign tweets about Muhammad.
    (via @radleybalko)

  • Surprise, surprise: Obama partially caves in to Catholic leaders over contraception rules.

  • Also surprising: Bill Donohue and other Christian-Rightists still aren’t happy.

  • Related: Jen McCreight explains why this “Catholic outrage” is complete bullshit.

  • Arizona does stupid again, now wants to ban educators who ever say bad words (including outside of school).
    (via The Agitator)

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