Putting the Funny in Monday’s Supreme Court Ruling: Christians, Meet Lions July 2, 2014

Putting the Funny in Monday’s Supreme Court Ruling: Christians, Meet Lions

Over at the comedy site the Atlanta BananaMatt Horgan is in a religious-freedom kind of mood:

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Roman-owned pizza chain Little Caesar’s was within its rights to place Christian employees in an arena and then unleash starved, vicious lions and lionesses upon them. The court cited religious freedom as its guiding principle. The 5-to-4 ruling opened the door to potentially thousands of Christian Little Caesar employees nationwide being immediately fed to the top predators of the African savannah.

Little Caesar’s argued that the persecution of Christians and the feeding of them to ravenous big cats was a “deeply held” religious belief, that the continued survival of the roughly 6,000 Christian employees, as well as the fact that they remained on company payroll, imposed a “substantial financial burden” on their religious liberty.

As much as that made me chuckle, the satire perpetuates the story that Christians were habitually fed to the lions back in the day. Like the bulk of Christian mythology, that’s false.

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