| Jun 19, 2011
| 11:32 AM
Q. A study released June 9 by the Public Religion Research Institute: “Committed to Availability, Conflicted About Morality, What the Millennial Generation Tells Us about the Future of the Abortion Debate and the Culture Wars.”
| Jul 1, 2011
| 2:40 PM
Independence Day seems a fitting time to take stock of how we’re doing as a nation.
It’s hard not to wonder what would have happened if the cast of characters we have sent to Washington to lead us today had been present in Philadelphia in...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 3:33 PM
Things I simply just don’t get: So, the last Harry Potter movie just came out.
Spoiler Alert: J.K. Rowling is a gazillionaire.
And leading up to the release was a gauntlet of publicity about the middle-aged actors pretending to be 17-year-old...
| Oct 28, 2010
A recent poll by the Public Religion Research Institute asked 1,017 Americans their view on religion and homosexuality, between Oct. 14 and 17, in the wake of a highly publicized rash of suicides by gay people. The poll revealed that most Americans...
| Jul 14, 2012
I'm tired. So very tired.
You could say I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore. But I won't be beckoning you to your windows to curse the world. I don’t know what good that would do anyway.
Some months ago, I told myself I was going...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 12:17 PM
Opponents of same-sex marriage said Tuesday they planned to ask a federal appeals court to reconsider this month’s 2-1 ruling that struck down Proposition 8, California’s 2008 ballot measure that banned gay marriage.
| Feb 29, 2012
| 8:10 AM
A new poll shows a significant increase in support by California voters for gay marriage.
A new Field Poll found that 59% of respondents favored gay marriage while 34% opposed it. Three years ago, the poll found that 52.3% favored same-sex unions while...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 8:32 AM
The judge in the trial of a former Jet Propulsion Laboratory employee who claims he was fired for his belief that God had a hand in shaping the universe will determine what’s dogma and what isn’t, not a religious expert.
David Coppedge, a...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 7:25 PM
A Los Angeles judge rejected a request Wednesday afternoon by Jet Propulsion Laboratory attorneys to bar the media when employees testify in a workplace discrimination case.
The case is based on former JPL systems administrator David Coppedge’s...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 5:06 PM
Lawyers for Jet Propulsion Laboratory challenged former JPL employee David Coppedge on his track record at the NASA-affiliated research facility Tuesday, laying out a history of complaints about his work that had nothing to do with religion or politics....
| May 9, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Saying it was his "sincere hope that marriage equality will soon become the law of the land," Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) today applauded President Obama's announcement in an interview with ABC News that he supports the right of same-sex couples to...
| May 9, 2012
| 4:43 PM
Local gays and lesbians on Wednesday applauded President Obama’s public support of same-sex marriage, calling the announcement a pivotal moment in their fight for equality.
In explaining the “evolution” of his view on gay marriage...