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Pamela Geller Has Free Speech All Wrong Media

Pamela Geller Has Free Speech All Wrong

By Susan E. Reed

Geller’s “Draw Muhammad” event was not about freedom of speech, but instead provoking violence. In this way, her intentions are similar to the jihadists she so vehemently opposes.

What’s The Matter With Indiana? Sadly, Religion Religion

What’s The Matter With Indiana? Sadly, Religion

By Rich Barlow

In Indiana’s law allowing businesses to turn away customers they find objectionable on religious grounds, religion is not a lovely fig leaf concealing ugly malice. It is the root, the cause of the prejudice behind the law.

Reclaiming A Heritage Of Debate Religion

Reclaiming A Heritage Of Debate

By Julie Wittes Schlack

An increasingly polarized American Jewish community must find ways to directly discuss and debate the conflicts in the Middle East — our identity depends on it.

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I'm Cool With Yule Religion

I'm Cool With Yule

By Barbara Mende

I’m Jewish, and…I adore this season. I have fun opening cards that say “Merry Christmas” and seeing public Christmas trees that don’t have Hanukkah menorahs next to them. I love Christmas parties and secret Santas and caroling.

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Making Peace With Christmas Religion

Making Peace With Christmas

By Miriam Stein

What really makes me feel like I don’t belong are the official ways that Christmas is celebrated in our supposedly secular country. December 25 is a legal holiday. Many public offices feature wreaths and Santa Claus, symbols of the season.

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Memo To The Vatican: Get Real Religion

Memo To The Vatican: Get Real

By Eileen McNamara

By what measure of rational thought is a draft document that asks about homosexuals — and only asks — whether the Catholic Church is “capable of welcoming these people” a cause for celebration?

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Why I Am Ashamed To Be Irish Life

Why I Am Ashamed To Be Irish

By Aine Greaney

The corpses of nearly 800 children may have been buried in a mass grave beside a former orphanage. Another shameful chapter in our country’s history.

In Awkward Defense Of Nuns Religion

In Awkward Defense Of Nuns

By Marianne Leone

For the women whose work with the poor and marginalized has brought criticism from the Vatican, parochial-school graduate Marianne Leone has one thing to say: Preach it, Sister.

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Chick-fil-A And The Value Of Values Family

Chick-fil-A And The Value Of Values

By Greg M. Epstein

In the wake of the recent Chick-fil-A controversy, Greg M. Epstein argues that the religious right has long held an unjustified monopoly on “family values.” But, he asks, what about the rest of us?

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