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Former President Jimmy Carter Stands Strong for Equality

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A former president had to resign from his faith organization after decades of membership, over a disagreement on the group’s views of women. Wage inequality that persists between women and men in the American workforce, and other mistreatment of women … Continue reading

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Building a Ministry of Service

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The great people whom later generations admire and celebrate are never really superheroes with powers beyond mortal capabilities. Despite legends and stories that develop—making it seem as if celebrated people glow with a light of invincibility—the truth is that every … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of Extremism

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Amid the grief and outpouring of support for those murdered in Paris comes the wailing of tears from another continent, where they are also suffering unspeakable brutality from extremists armed with weapons of war and equipped with no regard for … Continue reading

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Proposition 8 and Religious Equality

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The march toward full legal recognition of same-sex couples has been building up momentum this week with a surprising jump in velocity, beginning with the repeal of Proposition 8. In a 2-1 vote, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals … Continue reading

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Sweden Recognizes "File-Sharing" Religion

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The Swedish government has officially recognized a new religion founded on the practice of file-sharing, called “Kopimism“. Kopimists subscribe to the tenet that information and knowledge are sacred; for them the act of copying and spreading information is a sacrament. … Continue reading

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Pat Robertson: Is Mac and Cheese "A Black Thing"?

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Right-wing fundamentalist Pat Robertson has been known to say some downright odious things on behalf of his faith. No doubt many of our own ministers ordained online are familiar. Recently he said that divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer’s disease is … Continue reading

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Universal Life Church Monastery Minister Conan O'Brien to Perform Gay Wedding

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Conan O’Brien, the late-night talk show host and comedian, has been officially ordained by the Universal Life Church Ministries. As of October 21st 2010 he joins the ranks of our many celebrity ministers. Conan O’Brien will be commemorating his one-year … Continue reading

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Morality and the Death Penalty

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This last week was a tough one for those who oppose the death penalty on moral grounds: i.e. thou shalt not kill. We saw two very different men put to death in two southern states. These men and their circumstances … Continue reading

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