7 Quick Takes Friday (set #142)

7 Quick Takes Friday

This week: Happy 4th of July! Food City has a wonderful, word-free advertisement for the occasion. We in America (and all the Western world) owe so much. An info-graphic overview of the Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision. Chris Koch was not aborted: this is how he turned-out. Father Barron takes-on the shallow, anti-religion arguments of Bill Maher. Healthcare for small businesses – how it is working out. Kale…   Jim Gaffigan is strongly opposed! Those who cannot remember the past…

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Food City made this wonderful Independence Day commercial. No words spoken, no words needed:

Spotted by Fr. Z

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The Becket Fund has a helpful info-graphic to explain the recent Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision:

Hobby Lobby Decision

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Almost exactly 4 years ago, I wrote about Nick Vujicic in another quick takes item. This week brings a similar story of Chris Koch from Nanton, Alberta. Many believe that people like Nick and Chris should have been aborted. If not, they should live in institutions as completely disabled. How sad.

Spotted by my friend Tom.

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Bill Maher specializes in attacking religion. He “mixed it up” recently with Ralph Reed, the founder and former head of the Christian Coalition. Unfortunately, Ralph was ambushed and did not do all that well. Father Barron (who calls Maher “by far the most annoying anti-religionist on the scene today”) picks-up the ball:

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The reality of Obamacare is beginning to be felt. As more phases in (carefully scheduled for after the mid-term election, of course), the impact will be felt upon more and more Americans. Here is how it has already impacted one small business trying to do right by their employees:

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Where do you stand on Kale? Jim Gaffigan is opposed!

Spotted by Marcel

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Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it (George Santayana).

Some random thoughts or bits of information are worthy of sharing but don’t warrant their own full post. This idea was started by Jennifer Fulwiler at Conversion Diary to address this blogging need. So, some Fridays I too participate when I have accumulated 7 worthy items. Thank you Jen for hosting this project!

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