Global emissions need to peak during the next presidential term, yet neither candidate is talking about what they will do to address the greatest moral challenge of our time. Into this leadership vacuum steps a group of young people.
What a surprise: An evangelical leader takes advantage of a tragic situation to utter foolish and insensitive remarks designed not to comfort the afflicted but rather to remind us why he and his people are right, and the rest of the world is wrong.
Chad has eliminated all online traces possible of his former self. I would be surprised if he hasn't already signed to write at least one book with a Christian publisher in the evergreen "He was lost to the sin of sexual addiction, but now he's found genre.
What I find utterly revolting and indecent, however, is the rush by the Religious Right to exploit this tragedy to trash their enemies, judge the victims, and bully people into joining their religious and political movement.
From the pages of the Old Testament to the testimony of Boyce Singleton in his murder trial, nothing can be clearer than this: having God in your head is the perfect way to short-circuit reason and conscience.
Iraqi Kurdistan is now the only region in the Middle East other than Israel in which the religions of the world are taught on an equal basis in the public schools but no one religion is given preference.
I know this may come as a shock to some in the mainstream media but evangelicals don't just care about the life and marriage issues... They see the Tea Party movement as a way to reclaim this country's Judeo-Christian heritage.
Dr. Falwell said it was time to stand for what is right. I wanted to stand for what is right. But even then, my teenage mind wasn't sure that he had effectively navigated how faith should mingle with politics. I'm even less sure today.
Although the Evangelical Immigration Table has as one of its principles the protection of "the unity of the immediate family," I expect some, if not most, of these new "allies" not to fight for the dignity and worth of LGBT immigrant families like mine.
Extremists continue to judge and condemn one another, and the vitriol may ramp up as the issue becomes part of the 2012 election, but new research offers a cautionary note for those who would try to fit members of different religious groups into monolithic boxes.
If the citizens of Lincoln vote to enshrine fairness in their charter, this city could become a pivot point in the last great civil rights movement in America: the campaign to end legalized bigotry against people whose sexual orientation differs from the majority.
It may be true that the "death to gays" pastors and their followers represent a tiny portion of evangelicals. But a much larger group of white evangelicals is not speaking out against the people making claims in the name of their religious faith.