… in which President Obama and LGBT People Oppress Kenya

President Obama visited Kenya this week, and gave what Vox is calling one of his most important speeches while in office: “While Obama’s address in Kenya was ostensibly about that country’s path to prosperity and the barriers it must overcome to achieve its full potential, it actually offered something much more powerful. In the 43-minute … Continue reading … in which President Obama and LGBT People Oppress Kenya

Persecution

The far right has been intertwining the concepts of religious freedom and religious persecution, weaving a duality in which any limit on the former begets the latter.  In this paradigm, even separation between church and state becomes religious persecution.  There is no middle ground. There is a profound story on the website Homeschoolers Anonymous, where … Continue reading Persecution

Values-focused certification process for religious leaders? Canadian Senate says yes! Sort of.

A Senate committee is calling for a certification process for imams, as a way of fighting terrorism in Canada: “In a report issued Wednesday, the Senate security and defence committee said some foreign-trained imams have been spreading extremist religious ideology and messages that are not in keeping with Canadian values, contributing to radicalization. It calls … Continue reading Values-focused certification process for religious leaders? Canadian Senate says yes! Sort of.

The New Oppression Olympics

Today in religious persecution, hardware store owner and Baptist minister Jeff Amyx has been getting some attention for putting a sign in his store window which reads, “No Gays Allowed.” “They gladly stand for what they believe in, why can’t I? They believe their way is right, I believe it’s wrong. But yet I’m going … Continue reading The New Oppression Olympics