Reading Time: 5 minutes A private Christian university punishes employees for mentioning their preferred pronouns. It’s the latest cruel, futile attempt to hold back an incoming tide of cultural change.
Reading Time: 5 minutes May 17 was the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. It was also the day when Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed five new bills into law, under a so-called “Let Kids Be Kids” package that would better fit the title if certain childhood traumas, like lockdown drills, weren’t considered part of doing business in […]
Reading Time: 9 minutes On Thursday, April 27, Senate Republicans blocked a measure that would have allowed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to be added to the US Constitution as its 28th Amendment. The action reveals how far the US has shifted into a discourse shaped centrally by Christian nationalism. It did not have to be this way.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Morality isn’t a crumbling parchment that will fall to dust if we poke at it. It’s more like scientific knowledge, which actively benefits from constant testing and refinement.
Reading Time: 5 minutes One key facet of humanism is the importance of being informed. How can one pursue policy that improves human agency without a clear understanding of what limits us? But in at least three ways this past week, we’ve been presented with the challenges of staying informed in as useful a manner as possible: through footage […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s been twenty years since the Supreme Court struck down anti-gay laws in Lawrence v. Texas. Same-sex marriage has been the law of the land since the Obergefell decision in 2015, and the sky hasn’t fallen. In December, Congress passed the Respect for Marriage Act, codifying this decision into law, with a filibuster-proof bipartisan majority. […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes The Methodist church, like other Christian denominations, is schisming over the question of whether LGBTQ people deserve equal rights.
Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s called the “Millstone Act of 2023”, which should tell US citizens everything they need to know about the ongoing struggle with far right Christian extremism. Named after Luke 17:1-2, a passage in which Christ advocates that it’s better for a person to have a millstone tied around their neck and be drowned, than that […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes Two Christian schools that asked the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to censor the LGBTQ section of the museum when they visited for field trips have lost a lawsuit to keep their names out of the news. Between 2015 and 2017, the museum catered to the bigoted whims of faith-based schools. Tour guides, some of […]
Reading Time: 9 minutes The Respect for Marriage Act finally passed a its last vote. It’s now on its way to the president’s desk, where he’ll likely sign it into law on Tuesday. But it got there over the kicking and screaming of the Christian Right, a loose-knit assortment of hardline evangelical culture warriors and creepily-authoritarian hardline Catholics.