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June 25, 2014
Sexist Religion Still Isn’t a Democracy
In past eras when ignorance and prejudice were the norm, religious authorities could decree ignorant...
May 28, 2014
The Supreme Court’s Ignorance on Secularism
I'm coming late to the subject, but I wanted to circle back and talk about...
March 30, 2014
How Christian Hatemongers Hold the Needy Hostage
Last week, the giant Christian charity World Vision announced that they were changing their rules...
March 26, 2014
What Is #UpForDebate in the Secular Community?
As I mentioned in an earlier post, David Silverman of American Atheists incited a firestorm...
March 03, 2014
History Repeats Itself Yet Again
Last week, Arizona's governor Jan Brewer vetoed the revolting right-to-discriminate bill passed by her state's...
February 26, 2014
The New Untouchables
Last week in Kansas, one house of the state legislature passed the most savagely anti-gay...
January 22, 2014
You Wouldn’t Believe How Fast Americans Are Losing Their Religion — But the Fundamentalists Have a Plan
This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Sometime in 2012, the U.S.A. quietly passed a milestone...
January 15, 2014
The Mormons Repeat the Errors of History
Last month, a federal judge in Utah ruled that it violated the Constitution's guarantee of...
December 23, 2013
The Actual Victims of Discrimination
The dominoes keep falling in the U.S., as this month courts ruled in favor of...
December 16, 2013
No Segregation in the Marketplace of Ideas
Last month, Universities UK, an umbrella organization representing institutions of higher education in the United...
November 09, 2013
Weekend Coffee: November 9
• Following the resignation of the previous team, CFI has announced the new hosts of...
October 23, 2013
Congratulations, New Jersey!
As a born-and-raised New Yorker, I reserve the right to make fun of New Jersey...
September 24, 2013
New Pope, Same Old Dogmas
Earlier this summer, I wrote about some conciliatory (but ultimately meaningless) remarks from Pope Francis...
September 23, 2013
New on AlterNet: The Religious Right Loves Putin
My latest column is now up on AlterNet, Meet the American Religious Right Figures Thrilled...
August 26, 2013
American Fundamentalists Applaud Russian Eliminationism
I've been writing about Russia's brutally violent crackdown on LGBT people and whether the international...
August 05, 2013
Is It Worth Boycotting the Russian Olympics?
I've written about Russia's hostile and oppressive treatment of artists and the Russian Orthodox church's...
July 25, 2013
A Conscience Clause for Equal Protection
Earlier this month, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced she wouldn't defend the state in...
July 14, 2013
Ingersoll Sunday: Civil Rights
There was a great disgrace in this country today. Backed by the laws of the...
July 10, 2013
On the Morality of: Boycotting States
To celebrate the Supreme Court's DOMA decision, Dan Savage wrote a poignant column, "I Can...
June 26, 2013
A Constitutional Rollercoaster
I had another post written for today, but there's much too much going on! This...
June 19, 2013
Why Edward Snowden Should Be Pardoned
I've been assembling some thoughts on the NSA leaker Edward Snowden who revealed the existence...
June 10, 2013
The Harms of Same-Sex Marriage
The Massachusetts anti-gay group MassResistance isn't giving up. Even though same-sex marriage has been legal...
May 11, 2013
Weekend Coffee: Snap Responses to Current Events
In the Times this week, Israel's ultra-Orthodox rabbis are enforcing gender apartheid by sending their...
May 08, 2013
Building Walls Against the World
When I wrote last month about France enacting same-sex marriage, it wasn't even on my...
April 24, 2013
The Arc Is Bending, Continued
Last week, New Zealand legalized same-sex marriage, becoming the first country in the Asia-Pacific region...
March 27, 2013
The Arc Is Bending
While same-sex marriage is dramatically debated at the Supreme Court this week, it's worth keeping...
March 19, 2013
New on AlterNet: Exporting America’s Culture Wars
My latest column is now up on AlterNet, You Wouldn't Believe How Fast Americans Are...
March 16, 2013
Weekend Coffee: March 16
• As you all know, there's a new pope in town: Jorge Bergoglio, archbishop of...
March 06, 2013
Fifty Reasons to Boycott the Catholic Church
This article was originally published on AlterNet. Last year in Ireland, Savita Halappanavar died, and...
February 13, 2013
The Arab Spring in Danger
I first covered the Arab Spring just over two years ago, and since then, I've...
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