Archive for: Religion

Rescuing Education From Religion

Rescuing Education From Religion

BY DANNY STEINBERG What’s red, white, and blue and below almost twenty other colored pieces of fabric? The American flag at an education convention. As much as we like to tout ourselves as being the greatest nation on earth, the rest of the world is more than happy to provide […]

 
 

Jesus is not “your homeboy.”

Jesus is not “your homeboy.”

“I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. And I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen. -Richard Mourdock, Indiana Senate Candidate (R) (Let me […]

 
 

Obama’s Lost Religion

Obama’s Lost Religion

In 2012, Obama managed to unite Christian leaders around the country in open opposition to him. Clergy composed lawsuits and anti-Obama campaigns while Obama refused to engage the very people he said he would represent in a speech in 2006. Obama is a devout Christian, but he has sidelined the […]

 
 

Where We Should Place Our Fears

Where We Should Place Our Fears

BY RAJA KRISHNA This August, Texas Governor and presidential hopeful Rick Perry stirred up controversy when he invited his fellow Texans, along with the nation’s governors, to join him in a mammoth prayer event at Houston’s Reliant Stadium. Dubbed “The Response,” it was marketed as a plea to God to […]

 
 

Belgium Enacts National Burqa Ban

In a nearly unanimous decision, the lower house of the Belgian parliament passed a measure banning the burqa in all public areas, following similar actions taken in France, Denmark, and the Netherlands. The law’s author, Daniel Bacquelaine, a Liberal, said a burqa is incompatible with basic security as everyone in […]

 
 

Congolese Massacre of 321 Villagers Uncovered

Congolese Massacre of 321 Villagers Uncovered

This week, a massacre which was purported to have occurred around Christmas last year in the Democratic Republic of Congo was confirmed. Members of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a violent group ostensibly attempting to install a Christian theocracy in the African nation, slaughtered at least 321 innocent men, women […]