Tag Archives: Religion

Video: 13-year-old calls for marriage equality at his Bar Mitzvah

Tweet 13-year-old Duncan McAlpine Sennett used the bible to argue for marriage equality. It’s pretty simple: “The definition of traditional marriage has changed a lot since the days of the Torah, so why can’t it change just a little bit more so everybody can marry who they love?” Fabulous question.  Tweet
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Hard truths and no more lies: talking to boys about violence

Tweet This past weekend, I found out what a “THOT” is. I was invited to speak at Union Baptist Church in Trenton, N.J., for a conference they held to address black youth and violence. Trenton is a city no larger than eight square miles, with a population of around 80,000, and has had more than [...]
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Unchristian-like Christian university expels lesbian student and demands she pay back her financial aid

TweetIt’s a particular kind of petty vindictiveness to demand that the student you expelled pay back federal student aid for the crime of failing to complete the semester. In 2011, Grace University, a Christian university, expelled Danielle Powell, only months before graduating, after discovering that she was in a relationship with another woman. The university is now [...]
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Kansas Gov signs massive anti-choice law, writes “JESUS + Mary” in notes

TweetLast Friday, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed a sweeping anti-choice into law. Among other things, the bill requires doctors to lie and tell patients that abortion is linked to breast cancer, and defines life as beginning at conception in the state constitution. Before the signing ceremony, Gov. Brownback added a few hand-written notes to his [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet A tragic account of second-wave feminist infighting. “The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence.” Four burning questions for Dean Spade. Kendra James takes on Suzy Lee Weiss, Abigail Fischer, et al. at Racialicious. Appalachian State University wants to protect its brand; student- and professor-activists want to [...]
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