In a landmark decision last week, a federal judge in Oregon declared ‘secular humanism’ to be a religion, opining that those who profess to be atheists and secular humanists should be afforded equal protection rights under the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution and be allowed to enjoy the same liberties to practice religion that […] Read More
by OMID SAFI for ON BEING on OCTOBER 30, 2014: The High Holy Days are upon us. No, not that one. The high holy days of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. And with that, come the culture wars again. Some pundits -- Muslim, Christian, Jewish, etc. -- issue annual statements about the pagan origins of Halloween, […] Read More
On Sunday, pastor Jim Garlow of Skyline Church in California stood before his congregation of more than 2,000 and told them he would be making an unusual announcement.
The pastor proceeded to warn his audience against voting for a candidate in the upcoming midterm elections who supports gay marriage and abortion, even if that candidate, Carl DeMaio, is a Republican Read More
Religious congregations are warming up to LGBT issues more and more, according to the results of a recent study out of Duke University.
Conducted by Duke sociology professor Mark Chaves, the National Congregations Study investigated the shift in acceptance of gay and lesbian congregants from 2006 to 2012 -- which rose from 37.4 percent to 48 percent in that time frame. Read More
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