About Warren Blumenfeld

Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld is author of Warren’s Words: Smart Commentary on Social Justice (Purple Press); co-editor ofReadings for Diversity and Social Justice (Routledge) and Investigating Christian Privilege and Religious Oppression in the United States (Sense); editor of Homophobia: How We All Pay the Price (Beacon Press), and co-author of Looking at Gay and Lesbian Life (Beacon Press).

My Manifesto of Religious Freedom and Restoration

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Thou shalt not invoke the name of your god to oppress others

Time Has Come to Fix U.S.-Iran Policy

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When something is obviously broken, you fix it…Right?

Religious Justifications for Oppression: A Brief U.S. History

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Who has the power to define “the other,” and who has the power and control to define “the self”?

Mercy over Vengeance for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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When do we let the healing begin?

Religious Freedom in Practicing the Platinum Rule

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The Religious Freedom Restoration Act begs the question, do you treat others as you want to be treated or as they want?

Ted Cruise-Control as Prime Pastor of the Christian Theocracy of America

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What follows is the transcript of a (fictitious) speech delivered by Senator-Pastor Ted Cruise-Control at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, April 1, 2015.

Religious Freedom Restoration Acts Restore Bigotry & Repression

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One step backward for Indiana, one giant leap in reverse for the nation.

Dumping Sexist, Heterosexist, & Cissexist Language into Historical Archives

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Many words and phrases in the USA promote oppression based on sex, sexuality, and gender identity and expression.

Florida Proposes “Stand Outside My Loo” Law

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Why don’t we become gender inclusive and get with the times?

Tea Party & Likud East & West: A Symbiosis of Fear & Division

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Warlords don’t have use for peace because peace doesn’t have use for warlords.

What Causes Homosexuality? Who Cares?

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People have been claiming causes for hundreds of years. But does it really matter here, and now?

Patriotism & Nationalism Projected Through “Ida”

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“Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.”-Albert Eisenstein

Netanyahu’s Speeches a Travesty

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Hypermasculine bravado as political weapon

I Seem to Have Misplaced My Lawn

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Warren Blumenfeld has a winter mystery to solve. Maybe his furry friends can help.

We Are “Carefully Taught” to Hate

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Nobody is born with hate in their heart.

Negotiating for Cessation of Persecution of LGBT People in Iran

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It’s no secret, the LGBT community faces adversity world-wide. Not the least of which places, Iran.