Jesus welcomes you sign
July 11th, 2019

After a long and very public battle over a religiously-inspired roadside sign, city officials in Hawkins, Texas quietly took it down late last month. But the story behind this sign is worth a read. Continue reading

Chick-fil-A restaurant
May 22nd, 2019

Texas lawmakers are preparing to pass legislation in response to the San Antonio City Council’s controversial decision to ban Chick-fil-A from setting up shop at their airport’s food court earlier this year. Continue reading

Dr. Shahid Shafi
January 14th, 2019

Are Islam and conservatism inherently at odds? That the question a group of Republicans officials in one Texas county were forced to tackle last week. Continue reading

March 30th, 2018

Forced marriage is an antiquated and cruel tradition, but contrary to popular belief, its horrors are not restricted to backwards places on the other side of the world. Just ask Texas resident Maarib Al Hishmawi, who paid a harsh price for standing up to her parents. Continue reading

person receiving flu shot
February 9th, 2018

According to popular Texas televangelist Gloria Copeland, there’s not such thing as a flu season. Despite an overwhelming medical consensus from physicians, and a particularly nasty strain of the disease making the rounds this year, Copeland insists the flu season is a myth. Continue reading

Texas judge Jack Robison
January 22nd, 2018

A Texas judge is facing calls for resignation over his questionable conduct in the courtroom. Judge Jack Robison reportedly interrupted jury deliberations during a recent child sex trafficking case to insist that “God told him” the defendant was innocent. The … Continue reading

Teenage girl with pregnancy test
August 11th, 2017

Back in 2011, Texas lawmakers decided to cut millions of dollars in funding for family planning services like Planned Parenthood in favor of an abstinence-only approach. Then-governor Ricky Perry framed the policy as a necessary step to decrease abortions. He … Continue reading

mike huckabee
July 31st, 2015

Since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality, there has been pushback among conservatives. Some are claiming that the decision, which legally codifies that religious beliefs cannot be used to systematically oppress people, is oppressive. Fox News and … Continue reading

close up of Texas flag billowing in the wind
October 29th, 2012

How far should government go in keeping religion out of schools? Most people who become an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church believe that the explicit endorsement of religion through school curricula violates the U.S. Constitution, but what about … Continue reading

December 19th, 2011

Rick Perry’s “Strong” ad relies on terribly weak rationale to make an untruthful, hateful appeal to voters. Continue reading