A Confederate statue being torn down
December 13th, 2017

This past summer brought a wave of reckoning that swept across the country, as scores of statues and monuments celebrating the Confederacy were removed from the public eye. In total, at least 30 cities oversaw the removal of one or more statues. Was it the right move? Continue reading

Pope Francis speaking in Myanmar
November 28th, 2017

Pope Francis has completed a visit to Myanmar, though not without severely damaging his image as a peacemaker. Interesting enough, it’s not what he said — but what he didn’t say — that has sparked backlash from humanitarian groups worldwide. Continue reading

A sign encouraging voters to "vote no" on same-sex marriage in Australia
November 22nd, 2017

In a nonbinding referendum last week, Australians voted in favor of allowing gay couples to legally marry. The final tally: 61 percent in favor, 39 percent against. And while supporters of same-sex marriage are no doubt still celebrating this resounding victory, the months-long campaign revealed just how vast the cultural divide is on this issue. Continue reading

November 9th, 2017

A former nurse who worked in the hospital at Duke University has filed a federal lawsuit alleging religious discrimination. The woman, Sara Pedro, claims that Duke violated anti-discrimination laws by refusing to accommodate her religious objections to aiding in abortions, … Continue reading

Katie Freeman wears brownface.
October 29th, 2017

A white nurse from the UK, Katie Freeman, has admitted that she has held stereotypical opinions on Muslims. Hoping to challenge Ms. Freeman and expose her to the harsh reality of Islamaphobia, Channel 4 darkened her skin, gave her a fake nose, and put her in a Burkha. Continue reading

A waitress wearing jeans tying apron
October 20th, 2017

Kaetoya Watkins was thrilled when she was got offered a waitress job at Georgia Blue, a Mississippi restaurant chain. However, it didn’t take long for things to go south. Continue reading

Ben Borgman owns the Seattle coffee shop
October 12th, 2017

Should a business be allowed to deny service to customers that have offensive beliefs? That’s the question being asked after a now-viral altercation between the owner of a Seattle coffee shop and members of an anti-abortion group. It all started … Continue reading

A sign that says "Whites Only"
September 30th, 2017

A Minnesota couple who refused to do videography work for gay weddings was dealt a serious blow last week when a judge threw out their lawsuit. Carl and Angel Larsen, the owners of Telescope Media Group, were seeking to overturn … Continue reading

A Bible with an American flag
August 10th, 2017

President Trump’s nominee for “Religious Freedom Ambassador” is causing extreme consternation among the LGBT community and its advocates. The president’s pick is Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, a man who critics say poses a distinct threat to LGBT rights. If confirmed, … Continue reading

bigotry in religion
July 10th, 2017

A new study conducted by researchers in Belgium sought to find out how open-minded atheists and agnostics were compared their religious counterparts – and the results were surprising. There exists a common stereotype that people who are highly religious are … Continue reading