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  • In Theory: Should the U.N. recognize Yom Kippur?

    Although over the years the relationship between Israel and the United Nations has been somewhat rocky due to the Palestinian issue, 32 nations, including the United States, in late July sent a letter to a U.N. committee asking that the body recognize Judaism’s holiest day, Yom Kippur, as an official holiday. Presently the U.N. recognizes the Christian holidays Christmas and Good Friday and the Muslim holidays Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. It also sets aside the U.S. holidays New Year’s Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving.
  • Letter: Burbank High's Gay-Straight Alliance is positive force

    In a May 3 op-ed piece I wrote for the Leader about ending conversion therapy for LGBT youth, I may not have been clear about the connection made to the Gay-Straight Alliance at Burbank High School. The GSA at Burbank High does not practice conversion...

    In Theory: The high court rules in favor of prayer

    A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in the case of Town of Greece, New York v. Galloway et al., that it does not violate the Constitution to offer sectarian prayers during open local government meetings, even if the majority of the prayers offered...

    In Theory: On the legacy of Fred Phelps

    Fred Phelps, the founder the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. who was known for his fire-and-brimstone anti-gay public protests — as many as 53,000 of them since 1991, according to church officials — died March 19 at the age of 84. Q:...

    In Theory: Should the Boy Scouts salute inclusion?

    One of the topics up for discussion at the national meeting of the Presbyterian Church (USA) this year is the suggestion that the Boy Scouts institute polices that allow membership and leadership in the organization regardless of gender and sexual...