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“Corrective” rape is on the rise in South Africa.  For those of you who are not familiar with the term (like me until today) “corrective” rape is when men gang rape lesbians in order for them to become straight.   […]

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’s nomination for HHS has largely focused on her abortion record thanks to a concerted effort by ultra conservatives such as the Catholic League’s Bill Donohue who said:  “Sebelius’ support for abortion is so far off-the-charts that she […]

Our friends over at Faith in Public Life compiled this detailed list of 15 of the members of President Obama’s Faith Based Advisory Council.   The representation break down goes like this:  3 represent secular organizations 1 religious lobbyist  4 women 1 out […]

Today is the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth–and this year is also the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s “On the Origin of the Species.”  Even though Darwin’s discoveries are over a century old, they are still revolutionary to […]

“I’m disappointed to see the casual, laissez faire, short sleeves, no shirt and tie, no jacket, kind of locker-room experience that seems to be taking place in this White House and the Oval Office,” Card told talk show host Michael […]

Just over three months ago the American people elected Barack Obama as our president because we believed he was uniquely equipped with the vision to lead in this time of economic and global crisis.  America –  let Obama lead.  Our government can and […]

One of the most intriguing aspects of the current debate on the economic recovery act is the strange way the terms “postpartisan” and “bipartisan” are being thrown around by both politicians and the media. President Obama campaigned as a postpartisan […]

Only a year ago, some Muslim Americans seriously wondered if they were considered a part of the American fabric.  Presidential candidates (mainly on the Republican side) regularly alluded to Islam and/or Muslims as an existential threat to America.  Muslims felt […]

At the core of the inauguration of the 44th president of the United States was the clear, real, and inspiring inaugural address given by President Barack Hussein Obama.    I was among the millions who were on the mall.  My […]

Those of you have been my friends and/or my students over many years have no doubt heard me say it countless times before: the meaning of the Exodus is that anything is possible, that there is no status quo that […]