There has been a concerted effort from conservative politicians, religious groups, celebrities, and even the media to erase LGBT people from the story.
Last year’s arrival of Pope Francis’ encyclical on “Care for Our Common Home” marked a significant moment as the Catholic church substantially entered the realm of environmental concern.
More than 200 Muslims, including dozens of American imams and scholars, have issued a joint statement condemning the attacks on a gay night club in Orlando on Sunday that killed 49 people.
In the wake of the shooting at Emanuel, congregations in the AME and other black churches have ratcheted up security — installing cameras and, in some cases, posting armed ushers. Officers sometimes sit in on Bible study.
There’s a long history of disability serving only as an opportunity for non-disabled people to demonstrate their piety through service, a “charity model” that ultimately still promotes otherness and exclusion.
The idea that Darwinism leads one to atheism informs much of the so-called “conflict” of science and religion. The facts are simply not on its side. Nonetheless it serves as a point of consensus to attack a range of interpretations.
There has never been an openly non-Christian president of the United States. There has never been an openly atheist senator. God, seemingly, is a rock-solid prerequisite for American political life. Or it was, until this year.
The news that National Review columnist David French is being pushed for a third-party run by #NeverTrump conservatives was greeted by many on the religious right with praise bordering on adulation.
It is safe to say that “we” pick and choose among religious tenets and practices because “we” are human and that is what humans do.