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At Meeting, School Board Member Rants Against Gay Marriage and Says Racism is Over in America

The Chino Valley Unified School District (in California), as we've noted on this site before, is a place where Board of Education meetings resemble church services. That's not an exaggeration. Three of the five members belong to the same Christian megachurch. Show More Summary

Christian Pharmacists Lose Emergency Contraceptive Appeal

Court rules that dispensing Plan B, ella, does not violate religious freedom. A federal appeals court in Washington State has ruled that Christian pharmacists there must dispense FDA-approved emergency contraceptives, despite the pharmacists'...Show More Summary

Christian Pastor Compares Sex Education to Letting Kids Play with Rattlesnakes

Pastor Danny Banks, a pastor at Myrtle Beach Christian Church in South Carolina, explained in a sermon over the weekend how comprehensive sex education was like letting your kids play with rattlesnakes:

Billionaire Brothers Donate $15 Million to Ted Cruz Super PAC to Further Their Religious Agenda

Make no mistake about it: Religion and politics are closely intertwined. And in the Republican party, they're practically synonyms.Yesterday, we learned that billionaire brothers Farris and Dan Wilks were donating $15 million to TedShow More Summary

Vicar on the Run After Stealing More Than £24,000 from Church

If any of you have seen Simon Reynolds (below), please let the police know. The Church of England vicar who conducted several weddings and funerals, made a lot of money in the process, and pocketed the cash instead of handing it over to the Church is now on the run:

Unhappy Pursuit of Happiness

Our culture is obsessed with happiness, but it is not as good as it thinks it is at producing happiness.  This was the suggestion I heard made by Fr. Robert Spitzer, who was the guest on “Catholic Answers Live” today.  He pointed out that we have countless books and programs on how to attain happiness, […]

Interview: Lillete Dubey of "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"

[caption id="attachment_35638" align="alignleft" width="300"] Copyright DNA 2015[/caption] Lillete Dubey stars with Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, and Richard Gere in The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, available now on DVD, Blu-Ray, and streaming video. Show More Summary

Trailer: Before We Go

Yes, a bit "Before Sunrise," but there's nothing wrong with that.  And I love Chris Evans and Alice Eve.  And love stories. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNzaiGzPoUg

(Video) The Reconciliation Between Self-Condemnation and Excuse

Guy Finley reveals that we never suspect that the part within that wants to condemn us is the same as that which excuses what we did. Observe these two sides together and a powerful third force is awakened. This awareness holds the opposites. Then there is a reconciliation that is not you, but that lives within you. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LO_10FoCIU[/youtube]

Trailer: Joy with Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN4MLMHET7w "Joy" reunites Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, and writer/director David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook," "American Hustle") in a multi-generational story, opening in December 2015.

Be The Change!

Vision, compassion, truth, honor, justice and freedom.  These are important qualities and values which lead to transformation and empowerment. Today’s challenges give us the opportunity to tap into these qualities.  Gandhi's vision and...Show More Summary

Wednesday Link List

Okay. I left the name of the church off to save them embarrassment years from now when they’ve had time to second guess their tag line, but this memorial to it is still here. I get the picture. We know church isn’t perfect. We know you want to be a “church for people who aren’t […]

How to find happiness and feel real love

[caption id="attachment_1098" align="alignleft" width="300"] Happiness comes from within[/caption]In my coaching work, the number one question I get is: How can I be happy?  Inevitably, the second question is: How can I find true love? A...Show More Summary

[VIDEO] Brit Hume Says Planned Parenthood Scandal Exposes the Nasty Details of Abortion

Sickening. The shameless exploitation of unborn children by Planned Parenthood just got even worse. New undercover video released this morning features yet another Planned Parenthood official negotiating prices for the sale of “specimens” or bodies of children killed by abortion. Show More Summary

Documentary says child sex abuse is "An Open Secret" in Hollywood

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbNknirhUeA Exposing the dark side of Hollywood. An Open Secret is an eye-opening documentary and a cautionary tale for parents considering allowing their children to pursue the allure of movie and TV stardom. Show More Summary

U.S. says to “sí” to Cuban embassy

WASHINGTON (CNS) – For the first time since Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, the Cuban flag today flew over its embassy in the capital of the United States. In 1961, the United States and the island nation severed diplomatic relations and embassies in each country closed. Relations had been on the decline since the 1959 […]

“Between the Lines”: Changing the Conversation on Israel in Day School

(Simone Zimmerman, in a still from Between the Lines) When I started working for Hillel in 2002, there was a lot I didn’t understand about the landscape of Jewish education. It may be relevant to mention that I went to Jewish day school for one year, in third grade. Show More Summary

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