Keith Olbermann’s Take on the (Close To) Ground Zero Mosque

Yet another opinion on Park51, this time from Keith Olbermann: “This is America, dammit, and in America, when somebody comes for your neighbor, or his Bible, or his Torah, or his Atheist Manifesto, or his Koran, you and I do what our fathers did and our grandmothers did and our Founders did. You and I [Read More...]

Will Phillips Speaks Out Against Anti-Gay-Marriage Rally

I’ve mentioned Will Phillips here before. He’s the 10-year-old boy who didn’t stand up for the Pledge of Allegiance last year because we live in a country where we don’t have “liberty and justice for all” — just ask all the gay couples who can’t get married. The other day, Will spoke at a rally [Read More...]

My First Column for the On Faith Blog

I wrote a column for the Washington Post On Faith blog about the Ground Zero community center with the mosque inside. It’s a mixture of some of the things I’ve written about it on this site and a reaction to many of your comments. If you like it (or hate it), please leave your comments [Read More...]

Responses to the Ground Zero Mosque

There have been several recent responses to the planned building of a Muslim community center and mosque (a.k.a. Park51) close to Ground Zero. I’m not opposed to it — more on that later — but I’ve been reading some interesting responses to the situation. President Obama supports the right for Muslims to build the mosque, [Read More...]

Madison Catholic Diocese Buys Cheaper Insurance But Will Fire Employees Who Use It for Birth Control

The Madison Catholic Diocese and St. Mary’s Hospital in the area have issued this (slightly paraphrased) statement to all of its employees: Our new insurance plan covers prescription contraceptives like birth-control. But if you ever take those pills, we’re so going to fire you. They have this insurance plan because Wisconsin law has mandated that [Read More...]