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Religious Bigotry

My Life of Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

David Adrian Thomas, Esq., M.C.I.H.T. | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
David Adrian Thomas, Esq., M.C.I.H.T.

I recently watched a Mind Valley replay of the video of Arianna Huffington's speech to the Wisdom 2.0 Conference and loved it. Things she said resonat...

Bigotry or Belief? A Test

Mark Osler | Posted 05.31.2014 | Religion
Mark Osler

An important question that should precede such accusations too often goes unanswered: When does religious belief become bigotry or unfair bias?

The Biggest Issue Facing LGBTQ Community Today

Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D.

As Mr. Gay World 2013 says, "When we can all be free then we can rest, but until then we must pay our dues as those who paid their dues for our current liberties." Right you are, Chris!

Loving the Enemy From This Side of the Rainbow: A Prayer for Unity in 2014

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 02.28.2014 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

To live as ourselves, to celebrate God's creativity and love in making us as we are, is NOT sin but FAITH. To call the creative and loving work of God "evil" is sin. To deny its full expression in Godly covenant within the community of the faithful (marriage equality) is sin.

Dear Phil Robertson, You Can't Group Homosexuality With Terrorism and Bestiality and Then Use the Bible as Your Defense

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The Bible's one verse on homosexuality is no excuse for horrendously defaming an entire group of people publicly and expecting your employer, with whom you've signed a contract, to "respect" that as your religious belief.

"The World Would Be a Better Place Without Religion" -- A Sentiment Common on College Campuses

Nick Sexton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Nick Sexton

It's important to remember that even though someone might identify as part of a certain religion, it does not mean that he or she has to accept everything that the religion's figurehead espouses.

Haters of Hate Crime Laws

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 11.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

What's up with people who oppose hate crime laws? How can you be against laws that protect people from being targeted because of their race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, disabilities, sexual orientation or gender identity? Well, here's how.

Getting to the Bottom of Bigotry

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

What exactly is it about a human being's sexual orientation that triggers such hate? What's it to them -- the haters of gay, lesbian and bisexual people -- whom other people are sexually attracted to and love? Why are transgender people so hated, so marginalized?

The Golden Rule And Anti-Gay Discrimination

Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D. | Posted 06.03.2013 | Religion
Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D.

The Texas A&M University Student Senate voted on April 3 to discriminate openly against their fellow LGBT students under the guise of "religious freedom." The only religiously appropriate response this ordained Baptist minister is able to muster at this sad news is "Jesus wept."

Is It Right to Call A Bigot A Bigot?

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

It really comes down to this: If, based on your religious beliefs, you demonize people because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and you deny people the right to have sex and marry, then you are against freedom and equality for those people. You are practicing bigotry.

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.

Chicken With a Side of Bigotry: Chick-fil-A's Ungodly Business Plan

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 09.17.2012 | Home
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Chick-fil-A makes a chicken sandwich so good that footballer Cassanova McKinzy chose a college based on the proximity of said sandwich. So good that some people drive miles to imbibe. So good that God said only straight people can eat them. Wait... what?

Corporations Pulling Ads From All-American Muslim Are Engaged In Jim Crow-Style Discrimination

Abdulrahman El-Sayed | Posted 02.11.2012 | Media
Abdulrahman El-Sayed

By pulling its advertisements from a television show meant to normalize the Muslim experience, Lowe's and other corporations have tapped into that murky history of institutional discrimination.

A New Lowe For Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Kari Ansari | Posted 02.11.2012 | Religion
Kari Ansari

Sadly, a small group of anti-Islam bigots were able to hoodwink a major American retailer into thinking an innocuous show is some sort of stealth jihad on America.

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.

Open Letter To President Obama From A Muslim Family

Kari Ansari | Posted 07.19.2011 | Religion
Kari Ansari

While I appreciate your encouraging statements to the people of the Muslim world, I couldn't help feeling that many Americans are not setting the example of which you spoke when it comes to our own Muslim citizens.

Addressing Religion-Based Bigotry

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Wayne Besen

This month, Faith in America released a comprehensive report, "Addressing Religious Arguments to Achieve LGBT Equality." The strategy memorandum boldly confronts religious arguments head on and offers solutions.

Burris, Race, Religion, And The Senate

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"I am now the junior senator from the state of Illinois. . . . Friends, we're going to have to have some powerful prayer. . . . They can't deny what t...