Every religious person should object to having the Ten Commandments in schools because you are allowing other people -- people over whom you have no control -- the responsibility of interpreting said commandments.
Recently the Tony Blair Foundation ran an essay contest in which the young people were asked to write about their "Friend of a different faith or belief," what resulted were extraordinary essays from around the world.
Many of the governors that are turning down Medicaid claim that they are pro-life and what I say is that they are only pro-birth. If you are pro-life in the richest nation on earth then folks who should have access to health care.
I can see it on the streets of New York, and online on the social networks -- we are angry and want a response to Boston. The question we face now as individuals and as a nation is what to do with our anger.
Rick Warren's experience and words won't take away any of the heart break, but it will take away the shadow of stigma that mental illness and suicide still can hold in our society.
When the now familiar face of the Cardinal from Buenos Aires appeared I found myself shouting at the screen: "who is that?" And soon we knew: Pope Francis, potentially the most transformative pope the church has seen in 50 years.
What has changed is that the views of the right-wing Christians is now officially out of step with the growing majority of Americans -- including, apparently, Tim Tebow.
Catholics may be surprised at how closely non-Catholics follow these very public moments in their Church and how invested other Christians, and people of other faith and no faith are in the machinations of the Catholic Church.
As drag queens we have taken the position of being shamans and witch doctors and people who remind the culture not to take itself so seriously. It is what we are all doing: God masquerading in drag.
While the original choice to give the final 'good prayer' at your inauguration came under fire and withdrew that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of us to rise to this occasion in your time of need.
On the day when the National Cathedral has announced that gay people can be married in its sanctuary, it seems discordant to invite someone to pray who is on the record as condemning gay people to hell.
There is a lot of talk about gays and lesbians these days. But in every thing we say and do, particularly for Christians, love must come first. And not the love that condemns first, or judges first, or labels first. But the love that loves first. Because God is love.
You see, whether the anti-gay movement and the biblical literalists of our country like it or not, Westboro Baptist Church has become their most visible and vocal mouthpiece.
I turned to some religious leaders on Huffington Post and asked them to share their hopes for the coming year. May they inspire you as they have inspired me.
What are we to make of the morality tale of giving the homeless man a pair of shoes when the man is not homeless, has an undesirable past and has apparently discarded the shoes?
The web has only the ethics that people bring to it and provides the perfect vehicle for those who wish to spread misinformation, ridicule, provoke, or incite people of a different culture or belief.
Mr. Mourdock has shown himself to be a dangerous man who uses God language to inflict his belief on others. We have to reject this kind of politics, and reject this kind of religion.
We need to leave off the "savage" language and the mindset that is behind it. Instead Americans need to double down on the strength of our country which is our commitment to pluralism and respect of the other.
Violent reactions to any kind of art or thought, no matter how lame, are disgusting and unacceptable in decent society. Yet creating a film such as 'Innocence of Muslims' is akin to shouting fire in the movie theatre.
For a Christian like me, the question that the Pussy Riot action begs is where might Jesus stand in the controversy between the combined power of the Church and State vs. three girls who made a prayer for deliverance from it.