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Keeping America Safe By Altering Our Favorite Films

Domenick Scudera | Posted 11.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

To make America safer, here are some of the Republican suggestions for alternative endings to America's favorite films.

The Ten Commandments of Being A Good Airbnb Guest

SmarterTravel | Posted 11.24.2015 | Travel

Though Airbnb's user reviews empower travelers to make educated decisions, what's not often considered is that your hosts can also review you. But the feedback you get on your Airbnb page is important. Here's what you need to know.

Adults Are the Problem

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.01.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We tell our children to control themselves while slapping and spanking and ejecting them violently in our homes, child care centers, schools, detention facilities and prisons. Adults tell children to be honest while lying and cheating and not to be violent while marketing and glorifying violence.

The Most Revolutionary Part of the Ten Commandments

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 10.23.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

We tend to take them for granted. Even pastors or rabbis who teach and preach about them can forget how revolutionary they once were. We can begin to see them as a decorations in courtrooms rather than a sacred call to live by sacred values.

Ten Commandments Momument Removed From Oklahoma Capitol Grounds

Reuters | Sam Levine | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics

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Oklahoma Will Remove Ten Commandments Monument From State Capitol Grounds

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept 29 (Reuters) - An Oklahoma commission voted on Tuesday to remove a privately funded granite monument of the Ten Commandments from ...

Commandments of Love

Paul N. Anderson | Posted 09.23.2015 | Religion
Paul N. Anderson

The Ten Commandments, given to Moses by God for the children of Israel to follow, are not primarily religious. Their concern is largely social, rooted in love, and all of them are relational in their thrust. Four Commandments address the human-divine relationship; six of them address human-to-human relationships.

Why One Pennsylvania Public School Is Keeping Its Ten Commandments Monument

The Associated Press | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.31.2015 | Religion

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a Ten Commandments monument at a western Pennsylvania school violates the U.S. Constitutio...

The Ten Commandments of Wedding Planning

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 08.14.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Whether or not you follow the actual Ten Commandments, these are the ones you really need if you're planning a wedding!

Oklahoma's Top Court Says State Must Remove Ten Commandments Monument

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY, July 27 (Reuters) - Oklahoma's Supreme Court on Monday said the state must remove a Ten Commandments stone monument first placed at it...

Time to Shelve the 10 Commandments

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

It's time religious and political crusaders wake up to the fact that the Ten Commandments were written in ancient times and as such reflect ancient values that are largely obsolete in the modern age. Beyond legal concerns about placing a religious monument on public grounds the Ten Commandments are simply outdated.

Marina Fang

Defiant Oklahoma Governor Says Ten Commandments Monument Will Stay On State Capitol Grounds | Marina Fang | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R), apparently defying a state Supreme Court ruling, has ordered that a monument to the Ten Commandments rema...

Friday Talking Points -- Always Twirling for Freedom!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When it comes down to the freakiest of the freaky in the whole Republican field, Donald Trump is very hard to top. Trump not only is running for president, he's apparently on a mission to singlehandedly destroy his own Trump brand, forevermore.

Nick Wing

Church And State Are Separate In The U.S., Except When They're Not | Nick Wing | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

Any decent, red-blooded American politician loves the Constitution. It seems fair, then, to expect these politicians to respect the very first right e...

Christianity a la Carte

Stampp Corbin | Posted 06.11.2015 | Religion
Stampp Corbin

Either you are a prix fixe Christian, taking everything on the bible menu, or you are a Christian who believes that passages cannot be taken literally, and often are not what they seem.

The 10 Commandments, Mom Style

Karen Blessing | Posted 05.30.2015 | Parents
Karen Blessing

I am your Mother. I went through hell to conceive you, used all the toilet paper in the land while carrying you and suffered a lengthy and excruciating ordeal to have you. You will accept me as your Mother or I will farm you out into bondage.

Judge Allows Ten Commandments To Remain At Oklahoma Capitol

Reuters | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics

By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY, March 10 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge dismissed a case on Tuesday filed by an atheist group that was seeki...

Introducing the Alert Silk System to Warn Businesses of the Gay Threat to Their Religious Liberties

Domenick Scudera | Posted 05.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

All gay people will wear an electronic transponder on their foreheads. As a homosexual enters through a business door, the transponder will be read by a receiving antenna. This will trigger a warning ("Gay! Gay! Gay! Danger! Gay! Gay! Gay!") alerting owners and workers that their religious liberties are about to be violated. A siren will wail and bright lights will flash.

Let Me Answer Your Questions, Justice Roy Moore

Domenick Scudera | Posted 04.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Maybe it is futile to try to explain this to Justice Moore. Would he ever be able to understand that someone who is bisexual is capable of monogamy? Or that gender identity is not linked to sexual orientation? Or that incest is not the same thing as homosexuality? Trying to explain these concepts to Roy Moore is like explaining string theory to a clam.

Following Jesus Isn't Primarily About Beliefs or Actions

Christian Piatt | Posted 04.25.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

I'm intrigued by the fact that, in spite of my explanation that this project is more about delving into who we are and what we do than about what we think or believe, many people are eager to distill the "Jesus journey" down to making a specific set of claims for beliefs, end of story.

What's More Important Than the Ten Commandments?

Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, Ph.D.

Our wise ancestors who wrote the Bible immediately followed the giving of the 10 Commandments with an even more powerful ethically demanding portion called, Mishpatim in Hebrew.

Alabama Judge's Grandstanding Over Same-Sex Marriage Is Pure Demagoguery

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

This morning, we filed an ethics complaint against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore over his public statements urging the governor and state judges to defy federal law and continue to enforce Alabama's ban on same-sex marriages.

Baptist Minister In Hot Water Over Comments On Ten Commandments

USA Today / Religion News Service | Ron Barnett | Posted 01.25.2015 | Religion

GREENVILLE, S.C. (RNS) A Baptist minister is in hot water after preaching a sermon that called the Ten Commandments sayings or promises rather than ma...

Obama Is a Modern Day Moses, Leading with the Paradoxical Commandments

BJ Gallagher | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

Being a change leader is a tall order. People love the soaring rhetoric with which he outlines his vision of a better life. We trust that he has the right stuff to do the job. We want to believe that he'll deliver on his promises. And above all, we want him to be all things to all people.

Why Christians Should Support the "Satanic" Statue in Oklahoma

Christian Piatt | Posted 03.08.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Oklahoma may seem an unlikely place for what has been called a satanic sculpture to be installed on government property. In fact, there may be no better place for it.