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Praying for the First Amendment?

For some Supreme Court watchers, it seemed like a no-brainer that the court would decide that public town meetings could not be opened with Christian prayers.  You know, the First Amendment’s call for separation of church and state an all that? Sadly, if you’re not Christian you might be feeling a little left out after […]

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Town Meeting Prayers: Rigged in Favor of Jesus?

The tiny town of Greece, New York is in the news these days because the citizens of Greece like to pray when they start their monthly town meetings. Prayer in one’s daily life rarely makes headlines, but in this case, Greece’s prayers have made it all the way to the top of the American judicial […]

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Is Same-Sex Marriage Good for the Economy?

Gay rights groups and allies, along with the backing of two of Indiana’s largest employers, are taking a preemptive strike against the constitutional amendment calling for a same-sex marriage ban expected in the 2014 Indiana Legislature. Indiana-based Eli Lilly and Cummins Engine took bold steps for equality on August  21, with financial backing of a […]

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Do I at Least Get to Decorate My Handbasket?

My husband and I were on our way home via Metro North last weekend when we overheard a conversation about that afternoon’s Gay Pride Parade in New York City. The conversation, not especially favorable, concluded with, “We’re going to hell in a hand basket.” I suppose the great irony of the situation was that although […]

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