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August 25, 2010
When selecting a doctor, you might want to ask about his or her religious views. Why? The strength of a physician’s feelings of faith can influence the types of treatment they offer to their patients. A study published online Wednesday afternoon in the Journal of Medical Ethics found that doctors with “stronger religious faith” were less likely to talk with patients about treatment options that could shorten their lives, such as prescribing powerful pain medicines.
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March 21, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian, This post has been corrected. Please see below for details.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is slated to hear 90 minutes of oral arguments in a case that will determine whether bosses who have religious objections to birth control can deny their female employees the contraceptive coverage to which they are entitled under federal law. We're not talking about bosses who are nuns. Or bosses who run parochial schools, or Catholic-affiliated hospitals, or other explicitly religious organizations. We're talking about bosses who own secular, for-profit businesses -- crafts stores, in the case of Hobby Lobby, and kitchen cabinet makers, in the case of Conestoga Woods.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1992 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six Los Angeles police officers said Assistant Los Angeles Police Chief Robert L. Vernon did not improperly inject his religious views into department business, according to sworn statements filed Thursday contradicting charges made by other current and former officers. The declarations were filed by Vernon's lawyers in a bid to keep alive his federal court lawsuit.
NEWS
December 12, 2012 | By Stuart Bechman
Rabbi Michael Gotlieb, in his Dec. 11 Times Op-Ed article, " Threatened by faith in Santa Monica ," decries efforts to remove Christian Nativity displays from a publicly owned oceanfront park in Santa Monica as being driven by an “unprecedented, angry form of atheism.” Gotlieb's anger is misplaced and says more about the his religious prejudices than of the situation. Santa Monica, a city of only 8.4 square miles, is home to scores of Christian churches with their own land and buildings.
OPINION
October 16, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
Apparently, Paul Ryan and Joe Biden are both theocrats willing, nay eager, to use state power to impose their religious views on the rest of us. In last week's vice presidential debate, moderator Martha Raddatz asked the two Roman Catholic politicians "to tell me what role your religion has played in your own personal views on abortion. " "I don't see how a person can separate their public life from their private life or from their faith," confessed Ryan. "Our faith informs us in everything we do. My faith informs me about how to take care of the vulnerable, of how to make sure that people have a chance in life.
NEWS
February 5, 1992 | HENRY WEINSTEIN and RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Although he was cleared of any wrongdoing by Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl F. Gates, Assistant Chief Robert Vernon improperly injected his religious views into department business and once--claiming "God wants me to be chief"--even investigated Gates in an attempt to win the chief's job for himself, police officials said in sworn statements filed Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1998
In 1960 Republican Southern Baptists questioned whether a Democratic Catholic's religious views were compatible with the discharge of presidential responsibilities. Considering recent expressions by Republican Southern Baptists, one wonders whether their religious views are compatible with the discharge of those responsibilities. GEORGE C. SHAHINIAN Los Alamitos
NEWS
April 13, 1994 | Associated Press
A part-time instructor at Wright State University was relieved of his teaching duties after students accused him of injecting religious views into a class on evolution, the school said Tuesday. Dan Scott, 43, of Springfield deviated from the course curriculum by expressing views of creationism, said university spokeswoman Lynette Heard. "He was inserting his personal religious views into the course content after being asked not to," she said.
SPORTS
May 29, 2005 | Sally Jenkins, Washington Post
When Air Force football Coach Fisher DeBerry hung a religious banner on the wall of his locker room and told his players to "go to church," was he guilty of religious intolerance? Or is he a victim of minority complainers with eggshell sensitivities? Generally, we like to keep our sports comfortingly separate from news events, but good luck finding a neutral corner in the discussion that erupted this week over the role of coaches as spiritual guides.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian, This post has been corrected. Please see below for details.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is slated to hear 90 minutes of oral arguments in a case that will determine whether bosses who have religious objections to birth control can deny their female employees the contraceptive coverage to which they are entitled under federal law. We're not talking about bosses who are nuns. Or bosses who run parochial schools, or Catholic-affiliated hospitals, or other explicitly religious organizations. We're talking about bosses who own secular, for-profit businesses -- crafts stores, in the case of Hobby Lobby, and kitchen cabinet makers, in the case of Conestoga Woods.
OPINION
October 16, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
Apparently, Paul Ryan and Joe Biden are both theocrats willing, nay eager, to use state power to impose their religious views on the rest of us. In last week's vice presidential debate, moderator Martha Raddatz asked the two Roman Catholic politicians "to tell me what role your religion has played in your own personal views on abortion. " "I don't see how a person can separate their public life from their private life or from their faith," confessed Ryan. "Our faith informs us in everything we do. My faith informs me about how to take care of the vulnerable, of how to make sure that people have a chance in life.
WORLD
July 24, 2011 | Edmund Sanders
In the photographs now circulating around the world, Anders Behring Breivik looks almost preppy. Neatly parted blond hair frames a boyishly handsome face. The upturned collar of a peach-colored polo shirt pokes through a dark Izod sweater. It's hard to reconcile the softly smiling young man in these professional studio shots with the monster who witnesses say donned a police uniform and ruthlessly hunted down scores of young Norwegians, firing at those who jumped into freezing water in a desperate bid to escape.
NEWS
August 25, 2010
When selecting a doctor, you might want to ask about his or her religious views. Why? The strength of a physician’s feelings of faith can influence the types of treatment they offer to their patients. A study published online Wednesday afternoon in the Journal of Medical Ethics found that doctors with “stronger religious faith” were less likely to talk with patients about treatment options that could shorten their lives, such as prescribing powerful pain medicines.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2008 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
Several employees of the county clerk's office have been reassigned to other duties because they expressed "sincerely held religious objections" to gay marriage, County Clerk Gregory Smith said Friday. No employee is being allowed to perform marriage duties involving only heterosexual couples, Smith said. Instead, employees are being transferred to other duties that do not include issuing marriage licenses, officiating at civil weddings or acting as witnesses.
NEWS
April 30, 2006 | John Flesher, Associated Press Writer
A devout Lutheran who considers herself anything but liberal, Jennifer Simula took a mostly dim view of environmentalists. Then she began working for Earth Keeper, a fledgling Upper Peninsula group with a mission of uniting people from different faiths under the banner of caring for the planet -- or, as members see it, God's creation. Simula is a convert. "It really isn't about being left-wing or extremist," said the 24-year-old graduate student at Northern Michigan University.
SPORTS
May 29, 2005 | Sally Jenkins, Washington Post
When Air Force football Coach Fisher DeBerry hung a religious banner on the wall of his locker room and told his players to "go to church," was he guilty of religious intolerance? Or is he a victim of minority complainers with eggshell sensitivities? Generally, we like to keep our sports comfortingly separate from news events, but good luck finding a neutral corner in the discussion that erupted this week over the role of coaches as spiritual guides.
WORLD
July 24, 2011 | Edmund Sanders
In the photographs now circulating around the world, Anders Behring Breivik looks almost preppy. Neatly parted blond hair frames a boyishly handsome face. The upturned collar of a peach-colored polo shirt pokes through a dark Izod sweater. It's hard to reconcile the softly smiling young man in these professional studio shots with the monster who witnesses say donned a police uniform and ruthlessly hunted down scores of young Norwegians, firing at those who jumped into freezing water in a desperate bid to escape.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1992 | GEORGE W. CORNELL, ASSOCIATED PREES
A survey finds most Americans feel a presidential candidate's approach to the economy is more important than his religious views, but the distinction may not be what it seems. Religious leaders regularly insist that religious teachings are directly relevant to economics, a point that was emphasized in the survey's findings. "Economics are profoundly a religious issue," said the Rev. Tex Sample, a United Methodist of St. Paul's School of Theology in Kansas City, Mo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2004 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
Until he went toe to toe with California's schools chief this month, few people knew Mark Bucher. A businessman-turned-lawyer, Bucher toiled in relative anonymity throughout the 1990s, fighting to get a series of conservative propositions onto statewide ballots and conservative candidates on Orange County school boards. Sometimes he succeeded; often he did not.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2000
Re "Debating Faith and Sexuality," Feb. 22: Can all these different religious leaders be right? Larry Stammer brings together quite a mix--from Jerry Falwell to Edwin Bacon to Scott Rae. Does it bother anybody else that none of these self-appointed religious authorities can agree on Bible teaching? Here they are, going to their seminaries and theology schools to supposedly learn about the Bible and how to teach it and yet can't agree on something so basically fundamental as homosexuality being wrong.
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