A Gay Teenager Stands Up for His Suspended Teacher

You may have already heard the story about Graeme Taylor, but it deserves to be spread. In Ann Arbor, Michigan, Howell High teacher Jay McDowell had been suspended without pay “for two days for asking a student to remove her Confederate flag belt buckle and for ejecting two students from class after a heated exchange [Read More...]

A Christian Calls Out the Anti-Gay Chaplains

***Update***: Links have been fixed! … Josh Moon of the Montgomery Advertiser — a self-described Christian — has some beautifully harsh words for Christian chaplains who are calling to keep “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” intact so they won’t have to counsel gay soldiers: Jesus Christ seemed to be a big proponent of treating others the [Read More...]

An Effective Way to Protest the Pope

As Pope Benedict came through Barcelona, Spain today, about 200 protesters were ready for him… Good thing he was in the PopeMobile or else he would have caught The Gay. (via Joe. My. God.) [Read more...]

The 2010 Elections in a Nutshell

Somehow, during all the election craziness this week, I missed this story out of my own backyard: Congressman-elect Randy Hultgren, 44, from west suburban Winfield, is a state senator and evangelical Christian who said he “absolutely” believes that God directed his steps through the race. That faith would not have been shaken, even in defeat, [Read More...]

Is This the Best Way to Teach the First Amendment?

You’re a college professor and you want to teach your students about the First Amendment. Is this going too far? Putting fundamentalists in front of class is nothing new for Tim Boudreau, a Central Michigan University professor known for challenging his media law students each semester with an unpopular guest speaker designed to illustrate the [Read More...]