Religious Freedom

03 Oct 2019

The Careful, Calculated Ways Crisis Pregnancy Centers Hurt Women

by Kate Brunotts In May of this year, Alabama passed a bill gravely restricting reproductive rights coined The Human Life Protection Act. Under this law, any doctor who performs an abortion in cases outside of rape or incest is subject to Class A felony charges, equating to a prison sentence

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12 Sep 2019

Voodoo as a Means of Political Resistance

by Willem Frankfort I’ve been an activist for a long time, since my mother led me by the hand to Free Mandela rallies. I’m pretty sure that my first words were probably condemning Ronald Reagan. I marched repeatedly; against two wars, against the one percent with Occupy Wall Street at

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15 May 2019

Safe Abortion Access Is a Matter of Life or Death: Here’s How You Can Help

Before the U.S. Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade in 1973, women died during botched illegal abortions at alarming rates and far more were forced to carry and care for children they were ill prepared for. Terminating pregnancy is not a pleasant topic or an easy choice for any woman,

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11 Apr 2019

The Super Gay, Chick-fil-A, coming in San Jose

The restaurant chain Chick-fil-A, financially supports groups that oppose LGBTQ rights.  They are openly ‘Christian’, and openly gave $1.6 million to the ‘Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ which  discriminates against gay people.  That’s why it came as a surprise that they were able to build one of their Chick-fil-A’s, inside Mineta

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04 Apr 2019

RY X Graces an Intimate Crowd with Heavenly Harmonies at Grace Cathedral

What did you do Saturday night? I spent mine at church. With a tall bearded Australian who sang sweet melodies that filled the highest rafters and played heavy bass that shook every pew. I’m talking about RY X, the critically acclaimed singer/guitarist/synth player who’s style of music I would describe

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25 Oct 2018

A Gay, Jewish-Palestinian Married Couple, Made a Hilarious Cartoon Series

The gay, Jewish-Palestinian married standup duo brought to life their endless real-life comedic content through a new cartoon series illustrated by Jesse Brown.  I have to say the couple’s cartoons are simply delightful, and they nearly made me shoot coffee out of my nose while reading them one morning.  Equally

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19 Feb 2018

Pagan Matchmaking Takes East Bay by Storm in Happy Forever

Spy Emerson: performance artist, salacious sex goddess and owner/purveyor of the infamous Hook-Up Truck, adorned the stage of Albany’s historic Ivy Room Monday, for an iterative performance of Happy Forever, her vaudevillian, burlesque-esque variety-and-game show of sin, surrealism and surprise. Happy Forever has taken numerous shapes and forms over its 20-year

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11 Jul 2017

Growing Up Without a God. Diary of a Religious Tourist

By Hannah Harkness I had an unusual situation when it came to religion growing up. Both my maternal and paternal grandparents were in interfaith marriages. I had met kids in elementary school with one Christian parent and one Jewish parent before, but I still to this day haven’t met someone

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