Office Depot’s Refusal to Make Copies for Anti-Abortion Advocate is About More Than Religion

The First Amendment has been an increasingly hot topic over the past several years, particularly as it relates to politics and religion. From bakery wars to the delusional Kim Davis, debates have raged over whether services may be denied to people on the basis of social politics or faith. Odds are it’s not an issue that will be resolved anytime soon.

The most recent story in this arena stems from the actions of an Office Depot employee’s denial of service:



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Megan Barry, Candidate Accused of Being Atheist, Elected as Nashville Mayor

After a smear campaign was waged against Nashville mayoral candidate Megan Barry by her opponent David Fox, she still managed to sweep the votes and become the first female mayor of Nashville, Tennessee.



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Southern Baptist Pastor Admits the Kim Davis Controversy Has Nothing to Do with Christian Persecution

With all the conservative Christians jumping on the Kim Davis bandwagon, defending a government official who broke the law and prevented people from obtaining the marriage licenses they are entitled to have, you might wonder if anyone on that side of the fence understands why this isn’t about “religious freedom.”

Believe it or not, it’s a Southern Baptist leader who’s finally talking sense.

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A Christian Reveals Six Reasons He Might Lose His Faith

Matt Herndon is a pastor and seminary graduate who describes himself as a “Trinitarian theist who worships a resurrected God-man who is, in my opinion, quite a Guy.” He’s a Christian who takes faith very seriously.

But that doesn’t mean his faith doesn’t have some holes in it. In a post that you have to appreciate for its honesty, Herndon lists several reasons he might be persuaded to step away from his faith.



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Conservatives Need to Stop Whining About Gender-Neutral Pronouns

In the last couple of weeks, officials at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville made two big decisions relating to gender-neutral pronouns. First, they recommended the campus community embrace gender-neutral language at their leisure. Second, they retracted that suggestion at the demand of high-profile state conservatives.

Gender-neutral pronouns — like “they,” “ze,” and “hir” — are being used increasingly by transgender people who don’t feel like the categories “men” or “women” suit them. 

Michael Brown of Charisma News is terrified of this.



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