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  • In Theory: Can secularism stem 'dangerous' ties between politics and religion?

    In an interview with the Huffington Post, Rabbi David Rosen, the international director of interreligious affairs at the American Jewish Committee, said the greatest threat to religion in the world is when it is closely tied to politics. “The most...
  • 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 sex-ed in schools tell the whole story?

    The documentary “deepsouth” chronicles four people in the American South and how they are trying to find a solution to the region’s HIV epidemic. In the film, there is a scene where a health teacher in Mississippi uses candies in cups to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Start the Presses: A modest proposition

    Start the Presses: A modest proposition
    Like a great many people, I am profoundly glad that this latest election season has passed. During each cycle, we at the paper try to inform people about issues coming before them and do our best to convince readers of the importance of taking part....
  • Police report

    The following were taken from reports filed with the Burbank Police Department Area 1 1000 block of Victory Place At 1:35 p.m. on Nov. 3, Terrence Taylor, 24, of Inglewood, was arrested after allegedly stealing wooden pallets and attempting to run...
  • Mailbag: Community stepped up for 'Night Out'

    The Burbank Police Department would like to extend its appreciation to all of the city's residents, employees and volunteers for making this year's National Night Out one of the most successful the city of Burbank has sponsored ("A neighborly effort to...
  • In Theory: Corporal punishment in schools

    It's the 21st century. Gone are the days of teachers wielding rulers and wooden paddles in order to discipline misbehaving students. Or are they? A man in Dallas is pushing the local school district to bring back corporal punishment. A former tutor in the...
  • Mailbag: Prop. 8 judge an activist judge?

    Gay relationships "are consistent with the core of the history, tradition and practice of marriage in the United States." There is no "historical purpose for excluding same-sex couples from marriage." "Gender no longer forms an essential part of marriage....