Buy Me Some Peanuts and Religious Privilege

Did you know that Little League Baseball has a pledge? It’s on their website, right here: I trust in God I love my country And will respect its laws I will play fair And strive to win But win or lose I will always do my best Little League is a tax-exempt American non-profit that [Read More...]

Jesus Saves…

…the Broncos. After he missed last season due to neck surgery, the Indianapolis Colts released quarterback Peyton Manning. The Denver Broncos promptly dumped Tim Tebow and snapped Peyton up. Wouldn’t it be nice if God always worked in ways this obvious? [Read more...]

Soccer Rules Board Overturns Hijab Ban

It really frustrates me when religious people choose to deny themselves an activity that they enjoy because society won’t accommodate their restrictions, which have zero basis in reality. (The fact that they then tend to get angry about everyone else being stubborn and inflexible is just the icing on the frustration-cake.) But when inclusiveness costs [Read More...]

Jewish School’s Team Chooses Sabbath Over Semifinals (UPDATE)

The Robert M. Beren Academy is an Orthodox Jewish school in Houston, TX. Its men’s basketball team, the Beren Academy Stars, qualified for the Division 2A state championship tournament – but, since the games fall during the Jewish Sabbath, the team has chosen to withdraw from the tournament on religious grounds. If Beren were a [Read More...]

Despite His Christianity, I Like Jeremy Lin

Tim Tebow drove everybody crazy. His conspicuous religiosity, and the adulation it won him from so many quarters, was a kind of slow torture of Christian privilege for anyone who thinks faith should be a private thing. Now there’s a new kid in town: Jeremy Lin, point guard for the New York Knicks. Lin, a [Read More...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X