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The Religious Duty to Come Out

…ruth of my experience, and that of millions of other people, is that homosexuality exists as a trait, and it can be, like heterosexuality, a gateway to holiness, or its opposite. This is our shared testimony, and it has provoked uncertainty and reflection among many sincere believers in different faith traditions, because it seems to contradict what some of our traditions say about sexuality. This is not because believers are bigoted or ignorant,…

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Bangladesh’s Atheist Blogger Still Wants to Talk

…his famous ana ‘l-haqq, “I am the Truth” or “the Real.”  This notion, as explicated by the French scholar Louis Massignon, author of the four-volume The Passion of al-Hallaj, forms the heart of a complex theology of witness—wahdat al-shuhud, the oneness of witnessing—wherein the entire being of the believer becomes a witness to the reality of the divine: God witnessing to Himself in the heart of His votary. This union with God leads to a unificat…

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Our Last “Genius” Stephen Hawking is Gone… Cause for Worry Or Inspiration?

…ophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is a welcome figure, not just for his deft explanations of complex phenomena, but because as an African-American man he helps to expand the public’s perception of what genius looks like. A goal in the spirit of the physicist who passed today. Hawking’s sayings are making the rounds in the form of articles and internet memes, more evidence of his station in the cultural firmament. One of the simplest but most moving o…

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Is LGBT-Muslim Clash Aiding Rise of Right in Europe?

…gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people face in Chechnya, assiduously hid her sexual orientation. But somehow screenshots of her online conversations with her girlfriend and other friends ended up in the hands of her relatives, who became enraged. … “Before the story with gay men, we would interact on social media, but now everyone is lying low,” one Chechen lesbian told RFE/RL on condition of anonymity. Previously, she said, members of the L…

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Talking With the “Religious Terrorist” that Turkey Wants Trump to Extradite

…Turkey’s Cappadocia region we stayed in rock caves where early Christians hid from Roman persecution. Christianity seems to have endured despite it, not only in Turkey but throughout the world, and Gulen affirmed that his following might as well. When the Dalai Lama was forced to leave Tibet, many thought that his form of Tibetan Buddhism had been forever squashed. Yet in exile, the Dalai Lama has risen to a figure of global prominence, a spokesp…

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What My Christian High School Taught Me About Being a Black Girl

…ent looking for that old photograph of myself at fourteen in search of an explanation. I wanted to find a buxom, Jessica Rabbit-like woman because I wanted his nickname for me to make sense. Instead, all I saw was a young girl. Of course, even if I’d had the body of a “grown” woman it would have been wrong for him to harass me. I know this. But I still looked for the photograph. There’s a part of me that wants to know what my teacher saw that nigh…

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Lying in the Name of the War Lord: Jane Roe’s Fake ‘Conversion’ is a Feature Not a Bug of the Extreme Christian Right

…ion Save America (formerly called Operation Rescue) moved into an office next to the Dallas clinic where McCorvey was working. Eventually, after Benham led her conversion to evangelical Christianity, McCorvey left her job at the clinic and became a fixture of anti-abortion public life And this public life was not limited to the politics of abortion. Being on the Operation Save America payroll, meant participating in the wider war. To that end, Ben…

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The Myth of the ‘Lone Wolf’ Shooter Blinds Us to the Reality of White Supremacy

…the collective “wolf pack.” In 1993, when the blind sheik’s gang tried to explode a truck loaded with explosives in the basement of the World Trade Center, he was written off, like today’s “lone wolf,” as a single malicious individual. September 11 made Americans recognize that neither Mohamed Atta nor that goofy shoe-bomber was a “lone wolf,” but that both were members of larger, though loosely organized, social bodies. While our endemic xenophob…

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The Lady Vanishes: Trump’s Communications Team Tries to Topple a Monument

…ng the Statue of Liberty law of the land?’)” Acosta promptly tweeted the text of the poem, and Newsweek published it. “A mighty woman with a torch her name / Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand / Glows world-wide welcome.” More eloquent than a pre-dawn tweetstorm, more memorable than the Orwellian coinages of “alt-fact” and “post-truth,” the poem is unshakably associated with the statue on the public imagination. (If Miller were really interest…

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“Muslim Gospel” Revealing the “Christian Truth” Excites the Da Vinci Code Set

…spreading widely through social media and persisting for years? The Crucifixion of Judas Iscariot The controversial version of the crucifixion in chapters 215-219 of the Gospel of Barnabas follows the same structure as the four gospels known from the New Testament, though at each stage it introduces a twist. In the Barnabas, for instance, Judas’ betrayal of Jesus to the Romans prompts God to save Jesus by removing him to heaven and to condemn Juda…

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