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Pussy Riot Trial: Russian Punk Rockers’ Trial Ends, Verdict Next Week

August 8, 2012 Three feminist punk rockers in Russia may face years in prison for barging into Moscow's main cathedral to sing a song against Vladimir Putin as he set out to reclaim the presidency. Wearing ski masks and miniskirts in garish colors, the Pussy Riot band members danced and high-kicked while belting out this refrain: Virgin Mary, Mother of God, put Putin away. Put Putin away, put Putin away. Th ...

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Wheaton College ‘Inadvertently’ Covered Emergency Contraception Before Birth Control Mandate

August 2, 2012 Wheaton College, an evangelical liberal arts school in Illinois, asked a Washington, D.C. federal court on Wednesday for an emergency injunction against the Obama administration's contraception coverage mandate because the rule forces the school to cover emergency contraception, which it believes causes abortions, or pay immediate fines. But Wheaton's health plan already covered emergency con ...

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14 Wacky “Facts” Kids Will Learn in Louisiana’s Voucher Schools

August 7, 2012 Thanks to a new law privatizing public education in Louisiana, Bible-based curriculum can now indoctrinate young, pliant minds with the good news of the Lord—all on the state taxpayers' dime. Under Gov. Bobby Jindal's voucher program, considered the most sweeping in the country, Louisiana is poised to spend tens of millions of dollars to help poor and middle-class students from the state's no ...

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Is the Republican party forcing their ‘version’ of Christianity on America?

February 16, 2012 With issues like abortion, same-sex marriage and contraception making their way back in the headlines, the issue of religion in government is a hot topic. Conservatives claim their religion is "underattack" and that the "liberals" in America want to take away their right of religious freedom. While conservatives try to defend their religious beliefs, they are discriminating against others ...

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Five Reasons Why the Two-State Solution Just Won’t Die

For Middle East peace, it's the only game in town. by Aaron David Miller, July 16, 2012 By all accounts it's time to say a kaddish -- the traditional Jewish prayer for the dead -- over the idea of a Palestinian state living side by side in peace and security with Israel.... Still, hope springs virtually eternal. Anyone truly worried about the demise of the two-state solution shouldn't be. It will live on bo ...

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In 1930s, blacks told Jews: ‘We shall overcome’

During World War II, many Jewish academics who fled Europe found safe haven in the ivory towers of the South's black colleges. By Judy Maltz Jul.16, 2012 The righteous gentiles who sheltered and saved Jews during the Holocaust were not just white Europeans. Thirty years before Jewish students were marching alongside blacks in the U.S. civil rights movement of the 1960s, black communities in the South provid ...

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Bad PR: Salvation Army Says Gays Should Die

Apparently it's in the Salvation Army's handbook... Salvation Army Official: Gays Deserve Death by ALEXANDER ABAD-SANTOS JUNE 25, 2012 Just in time to ruin Gay Pride month, a media relations director for the Salvation Army had no problem reminding us and the queer journalists he was talking to that gays should be put to death. Read the entire article here: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2012/06/salva ...

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S.C. church sign claims pro choice advocates are racists who target black babies

June 24, 2012 The battle over abortion rights in the United States is at an all time high and in one South Carolina town, the fight is front and center. In Columbia, S.C., the Macedonia Baptist Church has voiced their abortion opinion on their front lawn. According to KLTV.com, the church leaders were fueled by the women's health organization, Planned Parenthood. The head pastor of the Macedonia Baptist Chu ...

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Loch Ness Monster used to debunk evolution in state-funded school

You couldn't make this up. But these folks can. It sounds like a hoax, but it's apparently true: The Loch Ness Monster is on the science class syllabus for kids at Eternity Christian Academy in Westlake, Louisiana. As reported by the Herald Scotland (which must track all Loch Ness-related news), a school that will receive tax-payer dollars, will teach kids that the mythological sea creature is real in order ...

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