George Takei: What if Muslims Owned Hobby Lobby and Tried Imposing Sharia Law on Employees?

I’ve often said that these conservatives wading into the tricky waters of claiming “religious freedom” to justify breaking (or passing) laws should really be careful what they wish for.  It’s advice I’d give to all of those conservatives who are celebrating the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling. And based on his brilliant response to that ruling, […]

Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: Dem Westboro Bones, From Russia with Franklin Graham’s Love

Pastor Pillow here! Dem bones, dem bones, dem gay bones / Dem bones, dem bones, dem straight bones Please turn in your hymnals to No. 319. Fred Phelps, he of the Westboro Baptist Hate Community, is dead. It is the most celebrated death in the world of religion since Pope John Paul II left our […]

Rising above Hate: Learning from Fred Phelps

It was announced early Thursday morning that Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist “Church,” had died. According to a post on Facebook by his estranged son Nate this past weekend, the elder Phelps had been in very poor health for some time. Rumors circulated, and were later confirmed, that Fred Phelps had been excommunicated […]

How George Takei Inspired a Straight Guy to Finally Stand Up for Gay Rights

Most people who follow my writing know that I’m an avid supporter of gay rights and of the LGBT community.  But I’ll be honest – that wasn’t always the case.  It wasn’t that I was against equal rights for homosexuals, or thought negatively of homosexuals, I just wasn’t someone who you’d find often speaking out […]