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Religious Intolerance

White House BLASTS Egypt President's Anti-Semitic Comments

AP | MATTHEW LEE and JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 01.16.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Tuesday gave a blistering review of remarks that Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi made almost three years a...

Vandals Spray Hate Graffiti On Jerusalem Church

AP | Posted 12.12.2012 | Religion

JERUSALEM -- Vandals have spray-painted "Death to Christianity" and "Jesus, son of a whore" on a Greek Orthodox monastery in Jerusalem. The overnight...

Religious Intolerance on the Rise in Asia

Dinouk Colombage | Posted 01.16.2013 | World
Dinouk Colombage

Religious intolerance in Asia is on the rise with more and more states falling foul of such acts. From Muslim extremism in Pakistan to Buddhist dominance in Sri Lanka, minority religions are finding themselves targeted.

Hate Crimes vs America

Rev. Otis Moss III | Posted 11.17.2012 | Religion
Rev. Otis Moss III

Hate crimes are antithetical to equality and justice and silence is the environment where the virus of hate thrives. By speaking up we can inoculate our country from the spread of this deadly spiritual disease.

Confronting Religious Bigotry in America and Elsewhere

Charles Negy, Ph.D. | Posted 11.04.2012 | College
Charles Negy, Ph.D.

We, in the United States, ought to model for the rest of the world our support of religious freedom and our ability to live in harmony with people of diverse faiths, including non-believers.

91 Days Till Minnesota Votes On My family

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Meg Riley

Suddenly it became very clear to me: The people who are so upset by the mere existence of LGBT people are those who do not want anyone to upset the system of obedience to male authority.

Multiple Myths and the Struggle for Political Truth

Paul Stoller | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics
Paul Stoller

It explains misfortune and reduces the pain of daily life. By the same token it also opens the door to political abuse, demagoguery, and a future of political regret.

God Hates Clams!

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

My fellow congregants: I stand before you today an angry man! I am hoppin' mad cuz a legion of sinners is pushin' a liberal agenda that will be the ruination of us all. You know what I am talkin' about, don't ya?! Eating shellfish!

The Fierce Urgency of Now : Why We, Too, Are Shaima Alwadi

Pamay Bassey | Posted 06.01.2012 | Black Voices
Pamay Bassey

I believe that there is a fiercely urgent need for us to take the time to learn about people who look differently than we do, live differently than we might, worship differently than what is familiar to us. Because violence is often rooted in ignorance and fear.

My Family Fanatics

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 05.27.2012 | Home
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

My relatives might as well be pairs of Jehovah's Witnesses or Mormons -- strangers at the door -- for all they have to do with me. They ring my bell, as it were, several times a year, only to press my arm into a spiritual blood pressure cuff of their own devising: Am I saved or, as they suspect, not?

Republican Ignorance and Contraception

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The contraception discussion has become like a forest of small-mindedness, intolerance and anger out from which the far right and, increasingly, the Republican Party in general, cannot find a way.

The Plight of Youcef Nadarkhani

Gary Hart | Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion
Gary Hart

The re-emergence of the religious right in America during this current presidential campaign, though mild by comparison to threatened executions by radical clerics, should give us cause for concern.

The Dharma Of An Apology

Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. | Posted 01.28.2012 | Religion
Suhag A. Shukla, Esq.

Regardless of how easy or difficult, heartfelt or empty, the foundation of every apology is dharma, or righteous duty.

How To Combat The Neo-Christian Movement

Dylan Brody | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home
Dylan Brody

The neo-Christian agenda seeks to take this country in a horrific direction. Casually throwing around the expression "Christian Nation" feels to them like an affirmation of their commitment to the Constitution.

Religious Restrictions Increased For 2 Billion, Study Says

Posted 10.13.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service (RNS) A third of the world -- about 2.2 billion people -- live in nations where restrictions on religion ha...

Brutal Killings In Indonesia Town Show Religious Intolerance Is On The Rise

AP | By NINIEK KARMINI | Posted 10.09.2011 | World

CIKEUSIK, Indonesia -- When Dani bin Misra was released from prison last week after serving just three months for smashing in the skull of a member of...

Jason Linkins

Reminders That Norwegian Terrorist Breivik Was A Christian Extremist Makes Non-Extremist Christians Defensive

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

Over at Salon, Alex Pareene notes that commentators of the right-ish extraction are taking grave offense at any reminder of the fact that Norwegian te...

Bill Donohue Gets on The Ledge

Matthew Chapman | Posted 09.12.2011 | Home
Matthew Chapman

If Bill Donahue traveled a little more he'd know there are many countries where attempts to censor criticism of religion -- as the Catholic League attempts to do -- are rightly considered archaic and repulsive.

Self-Righteousness: Why Do Some Of Us Think Only We Are Right?

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 08.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

When we get into the habit of competing over our beliefs, wanting to impose them upon others and not being able to relate to those with different views, then we limit the unlimited life.

Imams For Evolution

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.02.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Evolutionary biology teaches us just how closely related all people are and how insignificant racial and religious differences are.

French Burqa Ban Sets A Dangerous Precedent

Mike Ghouse | Posted 06.14.2011 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

Sustainable cultural change can come only though free will and not compulsion. I am not for the burqa, but we have to defend the woman's right to wear what she chooses.

I Cannot Keep Silent Any Longer: An Open Letter To Pastor Terry Jones In Florida

Steve McSwain | Posted 06.04.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

I abhor your actions and, as a devout follower of Jesus Christ, I am embarrassed and ashamed that you would tarnish the Christian family with actions contrary to Jesus' spirit and teachings.

Religious Freedom Is Only For Christians?

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.29.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

As so many before me have said, hate is not a Christian value -- and we shouldn't let it become an American value either.

Media Fan The Flames Of Religious Intolerance

Rev. Charles Gibbs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Charles Gibbs

Burning a Quran, or any holy book, is an offense to our common humanity, and we can hardly turn a blind eye. But this kind of violence is not the story of our society; it is a sideshow.

We Are Family, Respected Governor Bentley, Even If You Don't Think So

Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Suhag A. Shukla, Esq.

As a Hindu American, despite the fact that I find your remarks repulsive and intolerant, I recognize that the same Divine that dwells in me, dwells in you. For that reason, we are family.