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  • In Theory: Is Michigan's Religious Freedom Restoration Act necessary?

    Lawmakers in Michigan are considering passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a bill that would legally protect people from practicing “sincerely held religious beliefs,” according to the Detroit Free Press. Critics of the bill...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Op-Ed: Ending conversion therapy for LGBT youth

    Kirk Murphy was 5 years old when his mother took him to see a therapist. She was concerned because he liked to play with girl’s toys. The therapist assured his mother that he could help Kirk act more like a boy. After 10 months of treatment that...
  • Police Report

    The following were taken from reports filed with the Burbank Police Department. AREA 1 2200 block of North Buena Vista Street At 9:20 p.m. Sept. 25 at Quality Inn Motel on North Buena Vista Street, officers found a woman loitering in the parking lot....
  • In Theory: Celibacy and church scandal

    The Vatican has reaffirmed that the cause of sexual abuse by priests in the Catholic Church has nothing to do with celibacy. Others see celibacy (and according to one cardinal, homosexuality) as a reason priests abuse in the first place. Do you believe...
  • Three more officers fired

    DOWNTOWN — The Burbank Police Department has severed ties with three more police officers, bringing to 10 the total number of officers fired since the city initiated a probe into allegations of misconduct stemming from the 2007 Porto's Bakery...
  • Friendly competition

    OLIVE PARK—For months, players from the Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department Ponytail Softball league have been busy taking part in competition. With victories and division championships at stake, the athletes worked hard to...
  • Mailbag: Answers show ignorance of spiritual leaders

    I have been trying to find words to express my disgust for the hate-filled diatribe of Bryan Griem, who chose not to answer the simple question regarding repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" with a spiritual answer, but filled his space by conjuring...
  • Mailbag: Videographer was rightfully ejected

    I was at the town hall put on by Assemblyman Mike Gatto. We in the audience were furious that Peter Musurlian created such a scene ("Videographer booted from library," July 28). He yelled like a crazy man, and was incredibly rude to the library and...
  • Prop. 8 ruling cheered locally

    Burbank residents Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami — who with a lesbian couple are challenging Proposition 8 — could claim a victory Wednesday after a U.S. District judge ruled the voter-approved law was unconstitutional. U.S. District Chief...