Social Contexts of Youth Bullying

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We need to stop thinking about bullying as a youth problem, and instead look at how bullying “trickles down” from adults to young people.

People Polished the Stone of the Irish Emerald Isle

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Same-sex marriage approved for the Republic of Ireland!

Hyper-Masculinity, Twin Peaks, & Gendered Violence

Law enforcement continue to investigate the motorcycle gang related shooting at the Twin Peaks restaurant, Monday, May 18, 2015, in Waco, Texas, where 9 were killed Sunday and over a dozen injured. Waco police on Monday announced the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission closed Twin Peaks for a week amid safety concerns.  (AP Photo, Jerry Larson)

No man or boy can attain hyper-masculinity. The quest literally kills.

Cartoons of Free Speech or Hate? Redux

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Warren Blumenfeld’s second in a series of commentaries on the American Freedom Defense Initiative and its “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest” held recently in Garland, Texas.

Cartoons of Free Speech or Hate?

In this Sept. 11, 2012 photo, anti-Islamic blogger Pamela Geller, speaks at a conference she organized entitled; ìStop Islamization of America,î in New York. An advertising campaign initiated by Gellerís group, ìThe American Freedom Defense Initiative,î will have its ads that equate foes of Israel with ìsavagesî appearing in 10 New York City subway stations after a federal judge ordered the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to put them up. (AP Photo/David Karp)

Pam Geller, Geert Wilders, and the caricature as an act of hate and bullying ––– Within two of the most prominent monotheistic religions in the world, Judaism and Islam, tradition dictates it blasphemous and highly insulting for any person to physically depict their G*d in Judaism, and the Prophet Muhammad in Islam, even positively or […]

Little Hope in Baltimore for the 2’s, 3’s, and 4’s

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When people see no hope for a better future the inevitable eruptions should can come as no surprise.

Marriage Equality Not Left to States or “Democratic” Popular Vote

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Families come in a variety of packages and marriage is a fluid concept

9 Ways of Raising Issues of Religious Pluralism in the Schools

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Can you recognize individuals’ and groups’ freedom of religion as well as freedom FROM religion?

13 Ways to Create Safe & Supportive Schools for LGBATQQI People

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Throughout the world, on university and grade school campuses, in communities and homes, and in the media, issues of sexual identity and gender identity and expression are increasingly “coming out of the closet.”

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.