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A Faith, Broken: When Inclusion Evokes Christian Ire
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 12:03pm | Type: Blog

For those of us who see the dissolution of imperialist Christianity as both a matter of justice and an opportunity for Christianity’s empire-shaking, subversive potential to be more fully realized, this is, in ...

Kansas, Arizona Bills Reflect National Fight Over Gay Rights vs. Religious Liberty
Originally Posted: 02/24/2014 - 12:10pm | Type: Blog

Gay rights are colliding with religious rights in states like Arizona and Kansas as the national debate over gay marriage morphs into a fight over the dividing line between religious liberty and anti-gay discr ...

COMMENTARY: Rallying the Troops with Self-Righteous Fury
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 1:04pm | Type: Blog

If you wonder what a right-wing political agenda laden with phony morality would look like, here are two signs. If you wonder what a right-wing political agenda laden with phony m ...

Shariah 101: What Is It and Why Do States Want to Ban It?
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 5:13pm | Type: Blog

North Carolina lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill to prohibit judges from considering “foreign laws” in their decisions, but nearly everyone agrees that “foreign laws” really means Shariah, or Islamic law. ...

Fred Phelps’ Son Condemns Westboro’s Plan to Picket Newtown Funerals
Originally Posted: 12/17/2012 - 5:32pm | Type: Blog

The estranged son of a Kansas pastor famous for protesting the funerals of soldiers and AIDS victims has condemned his family’s plans to picket the funerals of the 26 people — including 20 children — who were ...

Kansas Lawmakers Forget the Greatest Commandment
Originally Posted: 06/01/2012 - 11:30am | Type: Blog

The Kansas legislature has irrationally concluded that Sharia law somehow threatens the state’s well-being and decisive action was needed. Recently, the Kansas’ legislature and go ...

Kansas Becomes 4th State to Ban Shariah Law
Originally Posted: 05/29/2012 - 5:09pm | Type: Blog

Muslim civil rights groups are calling a new Kansas law that bans Shariah in state courtrooms an expression of Islamophobia that is vulnerable to a legal challenge. Muslim civil ...