The people of Alabama did America a favor last night by voting against Roy Moore for a seat in the U.S. Senate. Moore is just what we don’t need right now. His disdain for fundamental American values – from religious freedom to civil rights and equality to the rule of law – makes him a danger to our democracy.
Officials in the Indonesian state of Banda Aceh have banned residents from celebrating New Year’s Day, according to the Jakarta Post. Banda Aceh is majority Muslim, and its government enforces a conservative interpretation of Islamic law, or Shariah.
It is well known that the Religious Right has a habit of distorting reality.