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The Tyranny of Extremism

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 eq ...

Category: Human Rights Islam Morality Politics Social Justice

10 Reasons Homophobia Makes No Sense (Part 2) - Universal Life Church

In a recent blog entry titled "10 Reasons Why Homophobia Makes No Sense (Part 1)", we attempted to refute five arguments used to justify homophobia and deny LGBT people equal rights. Here we will attempt to refute the re ...

Category: Equal Rights Human Rights Politics Social Equality Citizens Rights

Alabama Pastor Fears Gay Marriage

Why the ULC Ministries cannot stay silent on Pastor Richey's broken silence on gay marriage This is the third installment of the ULC Ministries's "Fear Blog" series where we highlight the ways in which fear is used in i ...

Category: Equal Rights Human Rights Morality Politics Social Equality

Homophobia in Comedy

It has been reported that comedian and actor Tracy Morgan went on a "homophobic rant" at a Nashville comedy club last night. His comments were not well-received by the crowd, and the backlash has been great. Comments abo ...

Category: Human Rights Social Equality

A Look at The Naming Project

Everyone knows how Lady Gaga feels about being gay. Repetitive and upbeat, she declares no matter "gay, straight or bi, lesbian or transgender life, you're on the right track baby. You were born to survive," in her new s ...

Category: Human Rights Social Equality

Youth: the Generation Choosing to Go to Church - Universal Life Church

Religion was one of the most time honored family, and even national, traditions. It was passed down from generation to generation as parents woke their children up on Sunday mornings to attend church, teaching them to do ...

Category: Freedom of Religion Human Rights Religion Spirituality

Freedom of Religion and Online Ordinations

Online ordination is a new hot button issue in religion today with some questioning its validity and bemoaning the secularization of a hallowed institution while others rejoice in the opportunity to have their most sacre ...

Category: Freedom of Religion Human Rights Religion Social Equality Social Justice

Homosexuality is Neither Sinful nor Immoral

By Rev. Thaddeus Ping I am writing a few words about homosexuality and why it is neither sinful nor immoral. For the record I am completely heterosexual. I was raised as a Catholic, and in my younger years was much les ...

Category: Equal Rights Guest Blogger Human Rights Social Equality Thaddeus Ping

Freedoms: Erosion of Human Rights in the US

The fundamental rights put forth in the Constitution of the United States of America have been under assault since the document was ratified on September 17th, 1787 in Philadelphia. The Constitution was almost impossible ...

Category: Freedom Freedom of Religion Human Rights