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Religion Becoming Irrelevant

At least we're not as bad as them!

  OCTOBER 18, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN RELIGION  

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Focusing on everyone else's flaws and ignoring our own is much more fun than some stodgy old faith.

On April 8, 1966, the cover of Time Magazine asked, "Is God Dead?" In the intervening 50 years since then, Western society seems intent on making...
#Religion #Fanatic #Christianity #Islam #Faith

Robert Cleveland

Tolerating Intolerance

Why yes, I can support the rights of both gays and Muslims

  JUNE 27, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT  

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Anti-Muslim bigotry isn't based on Islamic views on homosexuality.

In the wake of the recent Orlando shooting, some conservatives claim liberals are caught in a bind. We lefties say we support the rights of gays and...
#Islamophobia #Muslims #Orlando #Pat Robertson #Gay Rights

Fraser Sherman

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Must every damn event in life be blamed on either #Potus or #HillaryClinton!? We owe this beautiful world more.… https://t.co/XFxBXOxrDg

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I am not categorically liberal or conservative. Every sensible person or subject deserves equal consideration. Any other approach is the epitome of idiocy.

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Islam's not a Religion?

That's the new anti-First Amendment argument.

  FEBRUARY 1, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT  

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Religions fighting for government power never works out well for anyone except the winner.

As I've mentioned before, some Christian conservatives think the only purpose...
#Government #Religion #Islam #First Amendment #Rick Santorum

Fraser Sherman

Not That Similar

Fighting gay marriage is not like fighting slavery.

  FEBRUARY 12, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT  

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The enemy threatens him with criticism, not death.

I don't think allowing gay marriage is morally the equivalent of supporting slavery. Apparently that's because I'm not a writer for...
#Gay Rights #Religious Right #Roy Moore

Fraser Sherman

Erotic Liberty? Cool.

Sounds like a good thing to me.

  JANUARY 30, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT  

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We've had gay marriage in some states for more than a decade and preachers are not being silenced.

Southern Baptist leader Al Mohler doesn't think sexual freedom and religious freedom can co-exist. In a recent
#Gay Rights #Erotic Liberty #Al Mohler #Lawrence #

Fraser Sherman

Lifestyles Are Irrelevant

Yet another weak argument against gay rights

  DECEMBER 30, 2014 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT  

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Presumably religion is just a lifestyle too

I have yet to run into a good argument against gay marriage or against homosexuality in general. The argument on the right that homosexuality is...
#Gay Rights #Religious Right #Politics

Fraser Sherman

Now That's Funny

Jody Hice thinks theocracy creates smaller government.

  NOVEMBER 14, 2014 AND MAGAZINE IN THE INDEPENDENT  

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The last thing theocrats want is people governing their own lives.

As a huge fan of political comedy, I'm delighted Georgia's Jody Hice won election to Congress this month, because he's funny as...
#Religion #Government #Theocracy

Fraser Sherman

Dem's On Their Way Out?

2014 looks worse for Democrats than 2010

  APRIL 29, 2014 AND MAGAZINE IN THE RIGHT  

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Obama 13 points below his standing in the poll, this time 2010, the year when his party got creamed.

It's never been worse for President Obama in the Washington Post/ABC News poll, which finds him at a 41 percent job approval rating, about 13...
#Democrat #Republican #Poll #Barack Obama

Aaron Stipkovich

Fred Phelps is Dead

If God hated any living man, it was him

  MARCH 21, 2014 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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Apart from marking the end of a truly hideous life, Phelps' death can, and ought to be, a milestone.

At the risk of sinking to the level of his followers, who are known for antagonizing mourning families and protesting the funerals of dead soldiers, I...
#Gay #Rights #Glbt #Petition #Religion #Tolerance

Edward Carney

Wild Things

Self-proclaimed jihadis are eclipsing al-Qaeda

  MAY 22, 2013 AND MAGAZINE IN SPYTALK  

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Like alcoholics who return to church, distrssed young Muslims in the West can find succor in jihad.

Welcome to the future, which is beginning to look a lot more like Clockwork Orange than Smallville. Today's face of terror is a...
#Terrorism #London #Boston #Lone Wolves #Fbi

Jeff Stein

Nate Phelps

Ex-member of the Westboro Baptist Church and Phelps family

  MAY 4, 2013 AND MAGAZINE IN ENTERTAINMENT  

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Westboro sends an ex-communication letter to anyone who leaves their church, including children.

At the face of each American tragedy memorial-- the remembrance of a soldier, Newtown shooting victims or most recently those whose lives were lost in...
#Boston #Westboro #Phelps #Wbc #Newtown

Brittany Fenech

SpyTalk 1.0

The previous SpyTalk archives

  APRIL 4, 2013 AND MAGAZINE IN SPYTALK  

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From Jeff Stein

Spytalk has now been relaunched at SpyTalk.info however, the most recent SpyTalk 1.0 blog entries have been kept for archival purposes here. Be sure...
#Spy #Intelligence #Jeff Stein #Terrorism

Aaron Stipkovich

The Mayans were right

The apocalypse is already here

  DECEMBER 18, 2012 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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Preached the decay of human decency, values and morals

The tragedy in Connecticut is one of many signs that the Mayan predictions of the apocalypse might actually be very accurate. Maybe their prophesy was...
#Apocalypse #Mayan #Connecticut #Westboro

Brittany Fenech

Jeremy Stinson

He will represent the people, not the party.

  OCTOBER 9, 2012 AND MAGAZINE IN UNITED STATES OF COMMON SENSE  

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The Independent candidate for Maryland's 5th Congressional District.

Jeremy Stinson is a visionary leader with practical ideas for impractical times. As the youngest of six and only son of a single mother, Jeremy...
#Congressman #Maryland #Jeremy Stinson #Independent

Aaron Stipkovich

Football and Free Speech

Football Players, Gay Marriage and Suppression of Expression

  SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 AND MAGAZINE IN THE INDEPENDENT  

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44 states actively codified a new version of Jim Crow segregation.

There are many horrific stories associated with football in recent days ' the Saints' bounty program and the seemingly countless neurological...
#Gay Marriage #Football #Social Issues #Republican

Dan Tria

Aaron Stipkovich

Publisher, non-partisan, and coffee drinker.

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Who Gives a Cluck?

Why the Chick-Fil-A Controversy Wastes Everyone's Time

  AUGUST 4, 2012 AND MAGAZINE IN THE INDEPENDENT  

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Dan Cathy doesn't make public policy, only crappy chicken.

I used to never eat Chick-Fil-A food. However, at the university where I worked and take classes, the downstairs caf? has Chik-Fil-A sandwiches...
#Chick-fil-a #Same Sex Marriage #Free Speech

Joshua M. Patton

a spot on the sun

The Story of the Transit of Venus Across the Sun

  MAY 28, 2012 AND MAGAZINE IN LITERATURE  

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Don't miss out on the last chance to see this event in our lifetime

The Day the World Discovered the Sun: An Extraordinary Story of Scientific Adventure and the Race to Track the Transit of VenusMark...
#Venus #Books #Space #Astronomy #Science #Nasa

Anthony Bergen

down with theocracy

Separation of church and state is a good thing.

  MARCH 2, 2012 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT  

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What JFK said was that in America, church doctrine doesn't dictate policy.

I never expected I'd be writing four columns about Rick Santorum in a row (three for AND, another one
#Santorum #Theocracy #Religious Oppression

Fraser Sherman

the right to--?

How far can religious employers opt out?

  FEBRUARY 24, 2012 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT  

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What if an employer decides he shouldn't cover your illness because it's God's will?

First they came for the right to get an abortion. Then they came for the right to use birth control. Now, it seems, they're also coming for...
#Contraceptives #Mandates #Santorum

Fraser Sherman

I wasn't saved to run

Fred Shuttlesworth 1922-2011

  OCTOBER 8, 2011 AND MAGAZINE IN ENTERTAINMENT  

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Steve Jobs wasn't the only American visionary who died on October 5, 2011

When Steve Jobs died, the world -- rightly so -- took notice. Jobs was an American visionary and his brilliance and creativity helped change the way...
#Fred Shuttlesworth #Steve Jobs #Civil Rights

Anthony Bergen

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