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A Comparison of the Gay and Christian Communities: A Case of the Truest Love

The gay community is the first place that I ever felt at home. They embraced me, a confused 19 year-old struggling to peek outside of the closet for the first time in my life, with arms wide open. They celebrated the parts of me that — in my pursuit to "be like everyone else" — I had been unsuccessfully trying to conceal and uproot for years. However, the change in my spiritual beliefs provoked a change in their supposed character as a community as well.

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  • The Golf Course is Obama's 'Faculty Lounge'

    obama, boehner

    His thoughts are higher than our thoughts and his ways are higher than our ways. No, I'm not talking about Jesus Christ, but President Obama's perception of himself. The problem with our president is he views restraint as an absolute virtue, and the golf course as his faculty lounge.

  • The Struggle for Human Rights: Remembering Camp Ashraf

    Ken Blackwell

    The worldwide struggle for freedom and democracy faces enormous challenges today. Despite the promise of the United States government to support that struggle wherever it can, the Obama administration is not standing tall on the world stage. The American Legacy, as a shining beacon for oppressed peoples everywhere in their time of darkness, is being abandoned.

  • Latest HHS Spin on the Abortion Pill Mandate is Still Unconstitutional

    Nate Kellum

    Late last week, on Friday afternoon, while most of us were checking out of work and focusing on the weekend, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a press release informing of yet another revision to its contraceptive/abortion pill mandate. As it turns out, we didn't miss much.

  • Ideological Tribalism: How Evangelicals Go About Social Ethics

    Anthony Bradley

    Evangelicals generally develop perspectives on justice down tribal ideological and political lines because they normatively do not source the Christian social thought tradition when constructing perspectives on justice. It turns out, that I was simply being critiqued by a card-carrying, bona fide political progressive who is be also Christian.

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  • Racism Will Not Disappear After Older Generation is Gone Without Change Now

    Austin Channing

    Just wait a few more generations. Soon all the old people will be gone. My children's generation is so much more diverse. They'll be better at this. The bigotry will end as the generations move further from history.

  • The Muslim Rape of Christian Nuns

    Raymond Ibrahim

    Despite how unsavory and barbaric Islamic groups and persons around the world have been acting—whether Nigeria's Boko Haram, Mesopotamia's Islamic State, Somalia's Shabaab—perhaps few things are as disgusting and cowardly as the Muslim rape of nuns: defenseless Christian women who sacrifice much of their lives to help sick and needy Muslims.


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