Yesterday, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries ruled that a bakery in Gresham, Oregon must pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple for refusing to make them a wedding cake. You can read the ruling for yourself right here. Some salient facts: Gresham, Oregon is a
As Bill O’Reilly Denies White Privilege, Frank Demands Evidence of Racial Discrimination. Here it is.
On the national stage, Fox commentator Bill O’Reilly has taken to the airwaves to assert that white privilege does not exist in the United States. Black people in America are not being discriminated against, O’Reilly says; they just aren’t finding success because they don’t want
According to the 2014 Pew Religious Landscape Survey, the share of Americans who identify themselves as “atheist,” “agnostic,” or “nothing in particular” has jumped from 16.1% to 22.8% in the last seven years. The increasing share of religious “Nones” matters because lack of religion is
Gay rights aren’t special rights. They’re just the same rights that are afforded to every other human being in the United States.
Does Science Prove the Catholic Church is Right? Part IV: Homosexuality and Discrimination against the Disabled
Jim Schroeder, writing for the pro-Catholic Foundation for Evangelization through the Media, has baldly declared that “Science Is Proving the Church Is Right and the Culture’s Wrong:” “Modern science – which so many assume is the antithesis or even enemy of Catholic teaching – actually bears out
The Stop Mass Incarceration Network has called for a come-one-come-all meeting tomorrow in New York City. The cause: to bring an end to the systematic practices that lead to the discriminatory treatment of Black Americans at the hands of the criminal justice system. Their call
An organization that calls itself the Women Speak Out PAC is throwing around a lot of money this year to try to manipulate several U.S. Senate elections… but in what sense does this group actually consist of women speaking out? Some of the Women Speak
Senator Mike Enzi Writes Bill To Give Religious Groups Special Power To Deny Social Services To Children
This week, when U.S. Senator Mike Enzi introduced S. 2706, his Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act, he declared it to be, “A bill to ensure that organizations with religious or moral convictions are allowed to continue to provide services for children”. Look at the actual
As you’re probably aware, the Supreme Court has ruled that some American corporations are free to deny insurance coverage of contraceptive costs to their employees on religious grounds. Think about your opinion regarding this issue. As you might also be aware, the Supreme Court has
Will Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black continue to use his governmentally-established religious power to promote the political agenda of those who push for a reactionary, Bible-based subjugation of women?
Parents have written messages to the school district and to the Germantown Baptist Church complaining about the preacher’s conduct, but there is little hope of preventing similar incidents in the future. After all, the Supreme Court has ruled that such coercive denigration of non-Christians at events held by local governments is a valuable American “tradition”.