Religious Freedom

03 Jul 2022

Four Reasons Not To Celebrate the Fourth of July

The fourth of July supposedly symbolizes freedom. It means liberty, self-governance. Independence from tyranny. July 4th is supposed to be fun, because living in America was supposed to be fun. The ruling fathers wove opulence into the foundational documents of this country. They killed and enslaved for extravagant wealth, for

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24 Nov 2020

Why Are Religious Zealots So Willing to Spread COVID?

I was informed late last night that a direct contact of someone in my household was exposed to COVID-19. Each of my teens has been allowed to see one friend as part of a social bubble, but that one friend apparently has extremely religious parents who have been shirking health

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06 Oct 2020

Thomas, Alito Signal Same-Sex Marriage Rights Could Be Undone

Get ready for the undoing. It was February 12, 2004 in San Francisco when then Mayor Gavin Newsom officiated the country’s first same-sex marriage ceremony, helping legally tie the knot for Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, a couple who’d already been together for 50 years. In the month that followed,

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12 Aug 2020

Israel Turns to Unlawful Detention When Propaganda Fails to Silence Anti-Zionists

By Ian Firstenberg  Early on July 30, dozens of armed soldiers and at least one dog stormed the house of a prominent BDS coordinator near Ramallah. His 9-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter protested loudly as their father was taken out in handcuffs.  Mahmoud Nawaja’a, 34, is a national coordinator for

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25 Dec 2019

Happy All the Holidays to All of You

When I think of Christmas, I think of family. It’s not about how much we spend on presents, but about the smiles we bring to people we love. It’s a time that allows us to put aside the petty crap that bothers us about our kids, partners, parents and friends

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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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