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The Curious Connection Between Lady Gaga And The Quran-Burning Pastor

Lamar Vest | Posted 06.21.2011 | Religion
Lamar Vest

The controversial actions of both Terry Jones and Lady Gaga have succeeded in generating attention. But have they achieved the results intended?

Failing to Distinguish What We Have a Right to Do -- From the Right Thing to Do

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

I am a staunch supporter of the First Amendment. But having the right to do something brings with it a certain responsibility for common sense and fairness.

Keeping Torture a Secret

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

The idea that the horror innocent persons have suffered should go unpunished on the basis that some information "may" be revealed that the government wishes to keep secret is a travesty.

An Imam, a Pastor and a Circus

Parvez Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Parvez Sharma

Feisal Rauf would not make much if any sense to most Muslims who live outside the "first world". Pastor Jones is a marginal figure within Christianity. Both of them hanker after fame with little regard to the consequences of their actions.

Mindfulness and Tolerance, Especially in Florida

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

In Gainesville, Florida people have rallied around a message of hatred. Wouldn't it be better to speak respectfully and mindfully? What we do now makes a difference, for better or for worse.

Worse Than Shouting "Fire" in a Crowded Theatre and Even Worse Than Janet Jackson's Bare Breasts

Richard Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Greene

Pastor Jones has the right to burn every Quran he can find in the state of Florida. And he can do it naked. But advertising the act took it to another level.

Anti-Muslim Propaganda Is Taking an Ugly Turn

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Worst to me is the airtime given to outright bigots like the pastor who intends to have the mass book burning of the Koran. Talk about finding a way to win the hearts and minds of the Muslim world!