Keep George Carlin Way!

I can understand why the pastor of Corpus Christi Church in Manhattan has a problem with the City of New York designating his block of 121st Street “George Carlin Way.” But there are ways to get over it.

Does Hobby Lobby mean you can discriminate against gays?

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision (and its granting of injunctive relief to Wheaton College), various faith-based organizations (FBOs) are stepping up to ask to be exempted from President Obama’s impending executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against gays and lesbians. I don’t think they’ll get it.

Presbyterian divestment vote a Pyrrhic victory

It’s understandable that the organized Jewish community would be angry and dismayed at last Friday’s narrow vote by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) to divest from three U.S. companies that allegedly aid in the repression of Palestinians. But the resolution is actually a blow to anti-Israel advocates.

This map is wrong

The other day the Washington Post posted an amazing map showing the second most populous religious tradition in each of the 50 states. Imagine, after Christianity it’s Baha’is in South Carolina, Hindus in Arizona and Delaware, Muslims in Florida and Illinois. The only trouble is that none of the above is true.