Category Combating Bigotry & Hate

Why We Must All Do Something About Anti-Semitism

Combating Bigotry & Hate

November 25, 2020

Why We Must All Do Something About Anti-Semitism

The statistics are disheartening. Hate crimes against Jews are growing at an alarming rate— up 14 percent this past year...

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Three Legacies of Discrimination—Hate Crime in the U.S.

Combating Bigotry & Hate

November 24, 2020

Three Legacies of Discrimination—Hate Crime in the U.S.

Groups or individuals on the receiving end of such attacks have a duty, not just a right, to make the truth about themselves...

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What Anti-Semitism Has to Do With All of Us

Combating Bigotry & Hate

November 11, 2020

What Anti-Semitism Has to Do With All of Us

The Institute for Jewish Policy Research compiled a recent report based on an EU survey of more than 2,700 Jewish Europeans...

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Oregon Does Not Endorse Leah Remini

Oregon Does Not Endorse Leah Remini

When I see a platform given to a person whose stock in trade has become slander and libel of religion, I get concerned. I’ll...

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Sufjan Stevens Brands Himself a Hypocrite With Offensive Antireligious Comment

Combating Bigotry & Hate

September 30, 2020

Sufjan Stevens Brands Himself a Hypocrite With Offensive Antireligious Comment

I’m done allowing my church—my friends, my family, my community—to be the punch line, or the recipient of hate speech...

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“Educated” Hate—Like That of NY Times’ Amanda Hess

Combating Bigotry & Hate

September 22, 2020

“Educated” Hate—Like That of NY Times’ Amanda Hess

Yes, chatty little “everyone-knows” assertions can develop into virulent violent acts of rage with the turn of a page,...

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Leah Remini Exposed by Anti-Scientology Guru

Combating Bigotry & Hate

September 10, 2020

Leah Remini Exposed by Anti-Scientology Guru

If you won’t believe the Church of Scientology when it says Leah Remini is lying, perhaps you’ll believe Marty Rathbun,...

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Get With It, America—a Teenager’s Appeal for Religious Tolerance

Combating Bigotry & Hate

September 7, 2020

Get With It, America—a Teenager’s Appeal for Religious Tolerance

With everything going on in the world right now, it is time to change. It is time to stop condoning discrimination of any...

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Disney: It’s Time to Pull the Plug on A&E

Disney: It’s Time to Pull the Plug on A&E

The loss in viewership, attributed to A&E’s cancellation of its police show, Live PD, exposed a suppurating inoperable tumor...

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Who Are the People Who Trash Religion, Anyway?

Who Are the People Who Trash Religion, Anyway?

A brief glance through the Renaissance reveals so many examples of art and architecture created in honor of and inspired by...

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The Real Divide in America, and Where We Go From Here

The Real Divide in America, and Where We Go From Here

It sometimes takes an extraordinary amount of courage and patience—and maybe even what some would call grace—to allow...

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Bigotry: Nothing Funny About That

Bigotry: Nothing Funny About That

If someone were to make a list of the top 10 least funny things, “bigotry” would undoubtedly make the cut. There’s very...

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Religious Stigma Isn’t Created by Your Neighbors

Religious Stigma Isn’t Created by Your Neighbors

A poll found that 82% of Americans feel that it is very important for Christians to be allowed to practice freely, while only...

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Let’s Take Out the Garbage, Like Tony Ortega

Let’s Take Out the Garbage, Like Tony Ortega

The very bottom of the money-making barrel, in my mind, would be selling drugs or people. I don’t know whether Ortega has...

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Fighting the Erosion of Religious Freedom

Fighting the Erosion of Religious Freedom

Turns out they were attending a meeting of Baptist pastors at the hotel. Once we straightened out our respective denominational...

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Are Christians Right to Protest Netflix’s “First Temptation of Christ”?

Are Christians Right to Protest Netflix’s “First Temptation of Christ”?

I made it 31 minutes in, to the scene that managed to insult Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Rastafarianism, and...

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