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Religious Oppression

A Letter to My Maternal Great-Grandparents Wolf and Bascha Mahler

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 11.24.2014 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Though I have never written to you, I have carried your image and felt your comforting presence ever since that first day when your son, Simon [Szymon] told me about you.

Why I 'Fired' My Radio Co-Host: She Believes Gays Who Have Sex Are Failing God's 'Self-Restraint' Test (AUDIO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 08.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

In a recent episode of Nicholas Snow Live, my BFF and volunteer co-host, Helen M. Holdun, expressed opinions that shocked me and listeners. She revealed that she believes that sex is only for heterosexual married couples, and only for the purpose of procreation.

To Dismantle the Spokes on the Oppression Wheel

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

We can see concepts and issues of oppression as a wheel with each of the separate spokes representing the numerous forms, which continually trample over the rights and the very lives of individuals and entire groups of people.

Christian Proselytizing: A Form of Oppression? 'Only Death Will Tell!'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.21.2013 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

From some perspectives, that sharing the word of Jesus is an act of bestowing a great gift on the "unbeliever," while for others, rather than experiencing this as a gift, some of us perceive this as an imposition, an annoyance, an insensitivity, a provocation, or worse, a form of oppression.

Crackdown, Misunderstanding of Uyghur Faith

Greg Fay | Posted 09.02.2013 | World
Greg Fay

Although overseas observers may have difficulty accurately interpreting Uyghurs' Islamic beliefs, there is no confusion over whether they experience religious control from China's government.

Religious Oppression Rises Despite Arab Spring

Posted 06.21.2013 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) People who hoped the Arab Spring would lead to greater religious freedom across the Middle...

Rabid Dogs Of God

Donald Friedman | Posted 06.24.2013 | Books
Donald Friedman

Today you find God's dogs in every major religion, in all sizes, shapes and costumes; but nothing can disguise their vicious ignorance, and they all need to be kept chained and closely monitored.

God Condemns Same-Sex Marriage? Really?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

One does not have to be a biblical scholar to know our society does not and has not followed many of the principles the Bibles dictate on issues of marriage. Let's look at some of the religious teachings, many pointing out that the institution of marriage was constructed very differently from what some today consider as "traditional."

Reconsidering 'Christian Oppression'

Scott MacDougall | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
Scott MacDougall

There is real oppression of Christians in the world. Let's not allow the claims of oppression that some Christians make blind us to the true oppression of Christians who daily face violence, discrimination and death for their beliefs.

Nasrin Sotoudeh And The March Of Objects

Marina Furman | Posted 02.04.2013 | Religion
Marina Furman

Iranian human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh sits starving in a prison cell in Tehran. Twenty-five years ago that was me. The prison was Leningrad, but the story was the same: a mother of young children punished by a dictatorial regime, yearning for the basic freedoms Americans sometimes take for granted.

LGBT Discrimination And The Promise Of Tikkun Olam

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.15.2012 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I have a hope. I hope we can all join together as allies to counter the misunderstanding, marginalization and oppression so we can make real the true potential of "Never Again."