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  • Small Wonders: Circling back to Christianity

    Small Wonders: Circling back to Christianity
    This is the first in a three-part series. In August, I voiced my thoughts on same-sex marriage and Anne Rice's much-publicized renunciation of organized Christianity. The feedback I received was, to say the least, energetic. Were I the extremist...
  • In Theory: Is America Islamophobic?

    Last week's Time magazine cover story by Bobby Ghosh reported that "hate speech against Muslims and Islam is growing both more widespread and more heated," with protests against a mosque in lower Manhattan and the building of other mosques elsewhere not...
  • Small Wonders: Why I'm still a Christian

    Small Wonders: Why I'm still a Christian
    As a columnist, I'm given some latitude in expressing how I feel while reporting the facts. I do so in hopes that my thoughts will resonate with readers and, agree or not, generate productive dialogue. With this in mind, let me tell you how I feel about...
  • In Theory: Reactions to Prop. 8 ruling

    A California federal judge struck down Proposition 8, the state's law that prohibits same-sex marriage, last week. What are your thoughts on this ruling?   Judge Walker needs to address our concern that his own sexual orientation clouded his judgment....
  • In Theory: The church and gay lifestyles

    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...
  • Small Wonders: The search for commonality

    Small Wonders: The search for commonality
    This is the last in a three-part series: Marguerite doesn't pray for snow anymore. "Let's just say for the past 25 years, the only time I pray is when I'm taking off or hit turbulence in an airplane." It took years for Marguerite to reconcile the...
  • Tropico Perspective: Exercise more care when voting

    Bigotry is like pornography; everyone’s seen it, no one admits to taking part, and it’s never a victimless crime. Both appear to be popular these days — must be the Internet. Racism is a process, not just a condition. We categorize...
  • In Theory: Free speech or abuse?

    In the wake of the Jan. 8 shootings in Tucson, the Arizona state legislature has passed emergency legislation to prevent the Westboro Baptist Church from picketing victims' funerals, including that of 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green. The church's...
  • In Theory: Looking back, looking forward

    Q. As you look back on 2010, what most affected you spiritually and challenged your belief system? And how will that impact you as you confront 2011?   At this time of year, we often are inspired to make New Year's resolutions. And, in this age when...
  • Is secularism a threat to religious freedom?

    Q. A Mormon leader recently made a speech, in which he claimed religious freedom in America is under assault from secularization and a growing gay rights movement. In his speech, Elder Dallin H. Oaks warned of “an alarming trajectory of events...
  • The Crosby Chronicles: Politicians don't make good teachers

    The Crosby Chronicles: Politicians don't make good teachers
    Gov. Brown signed a bill last Thursday that requires California schools to use history textbooks and lessons that mention positive contributions from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. No other state has such a requirement. While I...
  • In Theory

    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.” Fifty-six...