Al Mohler’s “erotic liberty” has nothing to do with the porn industry. It’s an offensive stand-in for “LGBT rights” that reduces a fight for equality to mere animalism.
Religion is fair game for satirists. In suggesting that faith be protected from public scrutiny just because some consider it sacred or sensitive, Pope Francis negates the very essence and definition of free speech.
“We need to kill them.” Fox News host Jeanine Pirro’s us vs. them call to arms against “radical Muslim terrorists” — and Muslims at large — is the most dangerous example of hate speech I’ve seen on American television.
The Lebanese-American adult actress, raised Christian, recently donned a hijab to get down and dirty. The stunt secured her porn star status while prompting a flood of threats and slut-shaming online. Now she’s responding to hatred with humor.
If you think #JeSuisCharlie means hating Muslims, gays, women and immigrants, you’re missing the point.
Fear, intimidation, even the ruthless slaughter of our colleagues must not stop satirists from scrutinizing, criticizing, challenging and mocking whatever they see fit. When fear forces censorship, fear wins.
Nazila Ghanea and Rose Richter argue that Iran must address its human rights violations — including the denial of freedom of expression, association, assembly, opinion, and religion or belief — to achieve lasting and meaningful progress.
Attacks in Sydney and Pakistan shocked the world this week. Amid these tragedies we witnessed unexpected solidarity and outpourings of support on social media, hatred being countered by hashtags and the hope of reconciliation.
The International Humanist and Ethical Union’s Bob Churchill says targeting atheists, seculars and liberals for their thoughts and beliefs risks widening the range of targets for hatred and exclusion.