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FIRST PERSON: ‘Seismic implications’ for religious liberty, church in SCOTUS ruling
Jun17

FIRST PERSON: ‘Seismic implications’ for religious liberty, church in SCOTUS ruling

WASHINGTON (BP)—The Supreme Court of the United States released its long-awaited decision in the case of Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga., over whether sexual orientation and gender identity are included in the definition of “sex” in Title VII of the federal non-discrimination laws. The Court ruled, in an opinion written by Justice Gorsuch, that “sex” does, in fact, include sexual orientation and gender identity,...

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Instagram, Twitter, and the longing for approval
Jun16

Instagram, Twitter, and the longing for approval

The Washington Post reports that Instagram is testing a prototype in Canada right now that would hide “likes” and views on pictures and videos in order “to rein in competitive tendencies and to make the experience a little ‘less pressurized.’” You could still check how many “likes” a post received, but you would have to click through to find such information. In the same report, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey acknowledged that his platform...

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10 things I wish everyone knew about Southern Baptists
Jun15

10 things I wish everyone knew about Southern Baptists

With the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week in Birmingham, I thought it would be helpful to share these 10 things I wish everyone knew about Southern Baptists. #1. Westboro Baptist Church isn’t one of us. Sometimes people assume when they see Westboro Baptist Church with its hateful signs, picketing, and protesting that this church is one of ours. It isn’t. As a matter...

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After Orlando, can we still weep together?
Jun20

After Orlando, can we still weep together?

We woke up on a Sunday morning to news of the worst mass shooting in American history, as a terrorist murdered and injured more than 100 people in a gay nightclub in Orlando. In the aftermath, we’ve seen some of the best aspects of America: people lining up, for example, to give blood for the victims. We’ve also seen some of the worst—as the aftermath turned into an excuse for social media wars over everything from gun control to...

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What the Transgender bathroom debate means For you
May23

What the Transgender bathroom debate means For you

(T)he Obama Administration has issued a decree directing every public school in the nation to allow bathroom access on the basis of self-identity, not biological sex. I’m quite aware of the White House’s place in our culture wars, and even I am surprised. If anyone had suggested in 2009 that the new President’s administration would seek to target children’s bathrooms for the sake of transgender ideology, the White House would have...

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