The politicians who bang the drum of “personal freedom,” and in the same breath promote an increased divide between the rich and the poor, need to know that religious people will not stand by and applaud. Indeed, the fact that reproductive health-care clinics in Texas are being forced to close should concern us all.
A recent petition by William Peter Blatty—a Georgetown graduate who’s best known for writing The Exorcist—is aimed at forcing the university to conform to a strict and exclusionary vision of Catholic identity, and it’s been yellow-lighted by a Vatican representative.
Masculinity and femininity are social constructs. But in the church, the uncertainty that extends from such constructs has led to a boxed in vision of gender that helps no one.
Welcome to the world of the Blackstone Legal Fellowship, an annual program established in 2000 by the Alliance Defending Freedom, an Arizona-based nonprofit that is swiftly emerging as a major behind-the-scenes player in many of the nation’s most controversial legal cases involving reproductive rights, sexual justice, and a vast range of other moral and social disputes.
Most anti-choicers claim obedience to the divinely inspired word of God. This review of what the Bible has to say about abortion finds that it is ultimately very little, but nonetheless appears contradictory to the anti-choice stance. Clip taken from the March 28th edition of The Kyle Kulinski Show.
The Green family of Oklahoma, who own and operate Hobby Lobby, says they’re suing the Department of Health and Human Services over the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act because of religious freedom. But their other political activities show that their real agenda is forcing their religious beliefs on you, any way they can.
Although many local chapters of the Knights of Columbus, which is well over a century old, still devote themselves to aiding the indigent and disabled, a new report published by Catholics for Choice reveals how for the past two decades, the bulk of the organization’s fundraising and activism have gone to bolster anti-abortion and anti-marriage equality initiatives.
Society imposes gender identities on us from the beginning of our lives, and enforces them throughout our lifetimes. The Representation Project examines both the expectations society has for what it means to be a woman, and the expectations society has for what it means to be a man—and how both sets of expectations directly harm people upon whom the identities are imposed, and the relationships of these imposed gender identities to one another. [via UpWorthy]
A former Alabama mayoral candidate is caught on tape thundering at his small children about “killing babies,” beginning their lifelong lesson in fear and revulsion.