Olivia Taters started life as an oracle Twitter bot designed to deliver absurd truths. Now she’s an emotionally erratic, highly opinionated teenager with some wild thoughts on religion.
A video released by the Christian…no Jewish…no Christian group Jews for Jesus depicts Jesus as a Holocaust victim sent to the gas chambers. Holocaust fiction aside, where should we draw the line when one group’s beliefs conflict with and offend another’s?
“Hail Bacon, Full of grease, The Lard is with thee.” Secular advocate and United Church of Bacon prophet John Whiteside discusses the power of pork and puns over prayer.
On a recent trip to Myanmar, a Buddhist monk told me that his brethren can’t be terrorists “because of Buddha’s teachings.” Being religious doesn’t preclude you from doing terrible things.
If corporations have the same rights as humans, why stop at free speech and religious freedom? Hobby Lobby should have the right to bear arms and be forced to attend kindergarten.
SCOTUS decides whether Hobby Lobby’s favorite hobby (lobbying) paid off. Sudan’s Meriam Ibrahim is yanked around on death row for being Christian. And the Mormon Church excommunicates women’s ordination advocate Kate Kelly on apostasy charges. All this and much more in June’s RF recap.
On the same day news broke that Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim had been cleared of apostasy charges, the Mormon Church excommunicated Kate Kelly for the same offense. The church’s obsession with controlling its image amounts to short-sighted censorship.
Reports are emerging that Meriam Ibrahim, once on death row for apostasy and adultery, has been released. Hold the applause—her life could still be at risk.
The Southern Baptists are wrong. Gender identity is not determined by biological sex. It is determined by individuals and societies. It can be fluid. There are more than two options. Deal with it.