Muslim women praying in a mosque
February 8th, 2019

America’s first all-Muslim, all-volunteer community police force is up and running in New York CIty, but some residents aren’t happy about the development. Are they right to be concerned? Continue reading

The famous Chick-fil-A Cows
April 20th, 2018

The New Yorker, a magazine sometimes criticized for having an elitist tone, has turned its attention to one of America’s most beloved fast food joints: Chick-fil-A. In a recent article, writer Dan Piepenbring crucifies the popular restaurant chain for its “pervasive Christian traditionalism,” and warns readers about “Chick-fil-A’s creepy infiltration of New York City.” Continue reading

ULC, wedding officiant, perform a wedding
February 19th, 2013

In one of the Universal Life Church Monastery’s more star-studded wedding celebrations, veteran comedian Joan Rivers performed a wedding ceremony this past Valentine’s Day for her two friends using her online ordination certificate. The happy couple was celebrity wedding planner … Continue reading

August 27th, 2012

When we think about soap operas, we tend to think about marriages rocked by scandalous extramarital affairs, not stable, long-lasting unions marked by mutual respect and understanding. Even those who love soaps love a happy marriage, though. For Roger Newcomb, … Continue reading