Archive: December 7, 2008 - December 13, 2008
In fact, it is actually a little dangerous to pretend that anything short of a massive military intervention will keep the Iranians from getting the nukes that the mullahs do deeply desire. Should we go to war over their getting nukes? I hope not.
By Brad Hirschfield | December 12, 2008; 2:21 PM ET | Comments (20)
Governor Blagojevich's profanity is jarring, but it is his alleged blatant attempt to sell a seat in the U.S. Senate that is truly shocking and deeply profane.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | December 11, 2008; 5:33 PM ET | Comments (7)
Faith-based arguments on behalf of gay marriage actually give aid and comfort to the sort of right-wing religious groups that threw volunteers and huge amounts of money into the California battle over Proposition 8, because they legitimize the idea that religious belief is a proper test for determining legal rights.
By Susan Jacoby | December 11, 2008; 2:02 PM ET | Comments (235)
When Jesus talked about marriage and quoted from Genesis 2:24 it is hard to conclude that he was talking about anything other than one man and one woman.
By Leith Anderson | December 11, 2008; 1:23 PM ET | Comments (84)
Everyone simply brings their religious views and their scriptural passages to prove, legitimate, and affirm their already held political and psychological positions. This is religion as apologetics and proof texting.
By Irwin Kula | December 11, 2008; 12:54 PM ET | Comments (32)
To link Sonal Shah to the activities of the Hindu nationalist right is offensive and inaccurate.
By Eboo Patel | December 11, 2008; 9:51 AM ET | Comments (133)
Nowhere in the Bible is homosexual activity praised or advocated. The only mentions of it condemn the practice. On the other hand, the Bible has plenty to say about the marriage of one man to one woman.
By Charles "Chuck" Colson | December 10, 2008; 11:00 PM ET | Comments (29)
Today's guest bloggers are Joshua Stanton and Mirah Curzer. Joshua is a first-year rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College. He is also founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue™ and a 2007 - 2008 Fellow of the Interfaith Youth...
By Eboo Patel | December 10, 2008; 12:29 PM ET | Comments (2)
Newsweek offers a revisionist argument for the acceptance of same-sex marriage. But it is not a thin extreme of fundamentalist Christians who stand opposed to same-sex marriage -- it is the vast majority of Christian churches and denominations worldwide.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | December 9, 2008; 2:13 PM ET | Comments (158)
The drama and pathos that has erupted over gay marriage is not because the Bible endorses heterosexual relationships as the norm. It has erupted because there has been a veil of "nastiness" attendant to sexuality, whether straight or gay.
By Susan K. Smith | December 9, 2008; 1:56 PM ET | Comments (38)
Can a religious case be made for gay marriage? Well--and here's the key thing--yes, if you judge by the fact that there are clergy very willing to marry gay couples.
By Gustav Niebuhr | December 9, 2008; 12:41 PM ET | Comments (7)
Those Episcopalians (and Anglicans) who still worship God and His Word are following Scripture when they come out from among them and separate themselves from heresy.
By Cal Thomas | December 9, 2008; 12:25 PM ET | Comments (0)
Let us debate about sex and marriage rather than war and violence. Let us concentrate on the bed-room rather than the war-room. Let us liberals get trapped--as always--on the right side of the wrong question. Does that distraction happen just by chance?
By John Dominic Crossan | December 9, 2008; 12:24 PM ET | Comments (28)
Gay unions should have equal rights, but these should not be confused with equal benefits or with equal dignity.
By Willis E. Elliott | December 9, 2008; 1:44 AM ET | Comments (9)
Eboo Patel | The terrorists of Mumbai stole many things - lives, property, tranquility. Add the Hajj and Eid to the list.
» Kamran Pasha: Hollywood Goes to Mecca
By Eboo Patel | December 8, 2008; 10:17 AM ET | Comments (235)
Unfortunately, the most important part of the battle against extremism -- fostering a culture that frowns on bigotry, intolerance, and narrow-mindedness -- is something President-elect Obama has little control over, except in our own country.
By Pamela K. Taylor | December 8, 2008; 6:33 AM ET | Comments (10)
The President-elect, along with his foreign policy advisers, needs to clearly understand that many of the world's conflicts are fueled by systematically flawed religious ideologies which are either obvious or subtle.
By John Bryson Chane | December 8, 2008; 5:41 AM ET | Comments (2)
As far as I can see, Obama doesn't do what some neoconservatives do: happily appropriate a darling of "liberal" Christians to their own, often militaristic, course.
By William Tully | December 8, 2008; 5:07 AM ET | Comments (3)
No country can fight against the religious fanaticism which undermines the rule of law in other nations, if it fails to so in its own.
By Brad Hirschfield | December 8, 2008; 4:30 AM ET | Comments (2)