Tag Archives: religious freedom

When will some churches stop treating transgender people as modern-day lepers?

By Robert Mann Theodore Parker, the 19th century Unitarian minister and abolitionist, was right: “The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.” History takes a circuitous route, but it inexorably gravitates toward acknowledging the dignity … Continue reading

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Kim Davis is playing the Christian right for suckers

Like gullible 15-year-old boys at a state fair, the Christian right is an easy mark for political carnival barkers like former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. “Step right up, folks. See the brave woman defend … Continue reading

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Bobby Jindal: How a one-time GOP star became another scheming religious charlatan

By Robert Mann Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who declared his candidacy for president last Wednesday, is passionate about what he calls “religious freedom.” In speech after speech over recent years, the Indian-American governor – a convert from Hinduism to Catholicism in … Continue reading

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Wrecking Louisiana with a ‘religious freedom’ bill. Is this Bobby Jindal’s grand finale?

By Robert Mann Is it not enough that Gov. Bobby Jindal will leave office next January with our state’s higher education system in tatters and its health care system shattered? Is it not sufficient that he is leaving our budget … Continue reading

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Profiles in Courage: Visit Baton Rouge takes a pass on “religious freedom” bill

By Robert Mann I’ve been asking Louisiana chambers of commerce and convention and visitors bureaus to comment on the proposed “religious freedom” bill by Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Bossier City, that would allow private businesses to refuse gay customers based on … Continue reading

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Bake for them two

This post by blogger Jessica Kantrowitz on how Christians might consider responding to the whole gay wedding cake kerfuffle is brilliant and inspired. I had to share it with you: Bake for them two By Jessica Kantrowitz In Jesus’ time, the … Continue reading

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New Orleans convention bureau CEO on proposed ‘religious freedom’ bill: ‘We have much at stake’

New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau President and CEO Stephen Perry Wednesday issued a strongly worded statement concerning “religious freedom” bills in Indiana and Arkansas, saying his organization will closely monitor similar proposed legislation in the upcoming Louisiana legislative session. Perry … Continue reading

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