If anyone needed a demonstration that America has lost its spiritual bearings, this year's “Black Friday holiday shopping kickoff provided ample proof. The Christmas shopping season, which used to causally begin the day after Thanksgiving, increasing its intensity over the next four weeks, has now become an end in itself for large segments of the population, not to mention the nation's retail sector.

A Minnesota teen who posted a photo on his Facebook page showing his support for same-sex marriage has been denied confirmation by the Catholic Church, according to his parents. Doug and Shana Cihak said that their 17-year-old son Lennon wasn't allowed to be confirmed at their parish, Assumption Church in Barnesville, Minnesota, after he posted the picture of himself with a Minnesota for Marriage sign that he had defaced to oppose the proposed state constitutional amendment that would have defined marriage as only between a man and a woman.

UPS has confirmed that it will stop giving money to the Boy Scouts because the group prohibits homosexuals from serving as scout leaders. However, the company will continue to fund such pro-homosexual groups as the Human Rights Campaign.

A pair of rulings covering Obama's contraception mandate demonstrates the conflict that is emerging between religious freedom and the President's audacious attempts at government coercion. by Dave Bohon

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has turned its attack on one of its long-time allies, announcing that it is suing the federal government over the failure of the Internal Revenue Service to bar churches and Christian organizations from involvement in the political process.

According to the FFRF, its lawsuit, filed November 14 in a Madison, Wisconsin, U.S. District Court, “argues that the IRS is not enforcing the federal tax code, which prohibits tax-exempt religious organizations from electioneering.”