Posted inReligious News

Antisemitism for me, but not for thee

Reading Time: 14 minutes Antisemitic events have been on the rise in the US in recent years, stemming primarily from Christian nationalist and other far right movements. But only recently have we seen right wing media and politicians express consistent concern about anti-Jewish messaging.

What changed, for a part of the US political spectrum that has tolerated antisemitism in its rank-and-file for decades? Only the source.

Posted inFree Expression

How do we make protests work for climate change reform?

Reading Time: 10 minutes One frightfully “woke” day in April 1970, some 20 million US citizens across 2,000 colleges and 10,000 grade schools participated in a “teach-in” about environmental crisis and stewardship. Some took part in active demonstrations, cleaning up facets of their communities or marching in the streets. Others engaged in lectures and sit-ins to improve awareness of […]

Posted inFree Expression

College activists aren’t ‘snowflakes,’ they’re warriors against bigotry

Reading Time: 7 minutes There’s been a lot of talk in the last few years about how college campuses are overrun with lefty “snowflakes”—students and professors (and even administrators)—who try to shut down free speech because they can’t handle opinions that contradict their existing beliefs. I believe the naysayers are usually mistaken (yet, not always, unfortunately). But, in my […]

Posted inLGBTQ

In defense of drag

Reading Time: 15 minutes A Night at the Panto I’m sitting in the Dress Circle at the London Palladium, a historic theatre in London’s theatre district the West End. The building, now more than 100 years old, has a stately façade of white arches and columns topped with golden capitals. Inside, more than 2000 people are crammed into three […]

Posted inPolitics

It’s not bigoted to criticize Kate Forbes. Sometimes, in politics, religion is fair game

Reading Time: 7 minutes On 20th February, Kate Forbes, a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Scottish National Party (the governing party in Scotland, and the third largest party in British politics), joined the race to become their new Leader and thus the Frist Minister of Scotland. Later that day, in an interview with The Scotsman newspaper, […]

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