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Why we can’t get religious freedom right

Monday, January 12, 2015
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Baking a cake, arranging roses, running an inn, are all public acts -- not matters of private belief or worship -- and a person’s religious beliefs should not trump any laws otherwise governing such activities. [...]

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Waking the sleeping beast of religious liberty

Sunday, January 4, 2015
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Something remarkable happened in the run up to the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Hobby Lobby vs. Burwell. A movement was born. A potentially historic movement that does not yet know its name — but which may yet bring the light of hope to a [...]

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A gay dad’s requiem for Leelah Alcorn, the Matthew Shepard of our time

Friday, January 2, 2015
Hundreds gather in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday, Jan. 2, for a candlelight vigil for Leelah Alcorn.
Matthew Shepard's murder left and indelible impression that has become part of our collective culture to this day. This week, another tragedy, another life destroyed, left a similar impression — the death of Leelah Alcorn. [...]

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Uninformed religious leaders are guilty of causing Leelah Alcorn’s pain, desperation, rejection, and death

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Leelah Alcorn
I place culpability and thus, guilt, on Christian and conservative leaders who, over the past four decades, have constructed an extreme intensity of cultural and religious discrimination against the LGBT community. [...]

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My wish for the family with two dads who brought Christmas to a group of homeless LGBT youth

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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There is a bittersweet aspect to this story. As I tell it, I am not able to use the full names of the family members. I have not been able to tell you exactly where they are. There is a reason. They, as a family, are in hiding. [...]

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Seize the Day! 
(Well, what if we did?)

Sunday, December 21, 2014
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What if we seized this day to think dynamically about the religious freedoms we take for granted at our peril... freedom that is in danger of being redefined beyond recognition. [...]

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Religious freedom: Our conflict with a deeply held belief in equality

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Kirk Taylor (left) with his son Graeme.
My gay son now finds himself orphaned by his home state of Michigan, whose government is poised to pass legislation allowing others to discriminate against him based on their religious beliefs. [...]

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Hagel could have ended the military’s transgender exclusion

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s resignation under pressure is a setback to the effort to end the military exclusion of transgender service personnel. [...]

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Duggars make it easier to discriminate against LGBT people… will TLC react?

Friday, December 12, 2014
TLC
The Duggar family - made famous by TLC's popular reality television show - have helped repeal an ordinance protecting LGBT people from discrimination. [...]

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The Christian Right does not want you to know about this day…

Sunday, December 7, 2014
A statue of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, in Colonial Williamsburg, Va.
In the heat of our political moment, we sometimes don't see how our future connects deeply to our past. But the Christian Right does — and they do not like what they see. [...]

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