This weekend provides an opportunity to visit two very different universes: the reality-based one most of us live in and a bizarre alternate one populated by the major figures of America’s Religious Right. Read more
San Antonio AU, in collaboration with Southwest Workers Union and Bihl Haus Arts, presents Prof. Gerald E. Poyo. Prof. Poyo is speaking on “Social Justice Catholics and the Cuban Revolution.”
Dr. Poyo is professor of history and department chair at St. Mary’s University. He is the author of three books on the Cuban exile experience of the 19th and 20th centuries and the editor of four books on U.S. Latino Catholicism and Mexican American history and literature. Read more
The Values Voters Summit is upon us again, which means we’re in for another round of lectures on the superiority of “traditional” marriage. Given the successes enjoyed by marriage equality advocates this year, you could be forgiven for thinking that Religious Right leaders would at least acknowledge that the tide is against them. Read more
It seems a Pennsylvania county has its heart set on enforcing a backdoor blasphemy law thanks to a persistent and misguided district attorney.
Earlier this month, a story made the rounds on social media concerning a 14-year-old boy in Everett, Pa., who posted on Facebook a photo of himself simulating a sex act with a statue of Jesus. Read more
A new VICE documentary reveals that publicly funded, religiously motivated crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) represent a growing national problem. Hosted by Fazeelat Aslam, Misconception tackles the misleading advertising tactics used by many, if not most, CPCs to disguise their true intentions: To dissuade women from accessing legal abortion, and to proselytize anyone who comes through the door. Read more
Ken Ham, president of the fundamentalist ministry Answers in Genesis, has sold Kentucky lawmakers on the idea that a religious theme park featuring a 510-foot replica of Noah’s Ark deserves taxpayer dollars because it will create jobs. Read more