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A Crash Course in Transgender Sensitivity
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On Thursday, April 23, 2015, the 14th episode of Crash Course Astronomy went live. It’s about our sister planet Venus,…
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Muslim Woman Discriminated by Florida Domino's Pizza
BARTOW, Fla. - The Council on American-Islamic Relations Florida (CAIR Florida) has announced they will pursue a lawsuit for public accommodation…
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Pepsi is ditching aspartame — based on no evidence whatsoever
On Friday, Pepsi announced that it would remove the artificial sweetener aspartame from all diet sodas sold in the US and replace it with sucralose.
The reason?…
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Mike Huckabee: U.S. moving toward 'criminalization of Christianity'
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The United States is moving toward “criminalization of Christianity” as a result of legalizing same-sex marriage, Mike…
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A tale of two conversations
L to R: Gabe Lyons, Debra Hirsch, Matthew Vines, Julie Rodgers, David Gushee, Dan Kimball Let’s be honest. Yesterday’s Q conference got off to a…
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Bruce Jenner Just Made History Breaking Down America's Myths About Gender - Mic
"We're going to make a difference in the world with what we're doing." — Bruce Jenner
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We Aren't Fighting Homelessness - Love Wins Ministries
Hugh is in Syracuse, New York this weekend facilitating a leadership retreat wih the Isaiah’s Table community . Here’s a post from the archives reminding…
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How Slavery Gave Capitalism Its Start
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Perhaps the most durable myth about slavery is that it was utterly incompatible with capitalism. Well before historians in the twentieth century…
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Transgender and Christian? - Queer Theology
by Fr. Shannon Kearns “Is it OK to be Christian and transgender?” and “What’s it like to be a transgender Christian?” are questions I get asked from time to…
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Pope ‘personally’ rejects France’s gay ambassador to the Vatican
The Pope 'personally' rejected France's proposed gay ambassador The Pope has personally met with France’s proposed ambassador to the Vatican – to tell him his…
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Oh, So That's What's the Matter With Kansas - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money
So you’ve wrecked your state with a disastrous experiment in crackpot supply-side economics. What are you going to do now? Why, target the poor, women, and…
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Trans In the Image of God
I remember hearing a gay Jewish man chant in prayer: I am a gay man and I am created in the image of God.
I was profoundly moved. I thought, “Of course. Who…
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Laverne Cox Gets Naked, Exposes Radical Feminist Exclusionism | Playboy
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When Laverne Cox decided to pose nude for Allure, she knew she was taking a risk. “Black women are not often told that we’re beautiful unless…
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Consider the Sponge
By ignoring sponges, we blind ourselves to a wondrous hidden biology and get a misleading view of evolution. In the final exams for our undergraduate zoology…
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25 Years Later, Hubble Sees Beyond Troubled Start
Against all odds, it’s 25 years in space and counting for the Hubble Space Telescope this month.
Few icons of science have had such a perilous existence,…
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President Obama & Bill Nye Talk Earth Day in the Everglades
As you know, President Obama celebrated Earth Day this week by visiting the Florida Everglades where he spoke about the threat that climate change poses to our…
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Detroit Red Wings' Luke Glendening will play in Game 5 against Tampa Bay | MLive.com
RT : Good news, Red Wings fans. Luke Glendening will play in Game 5 against Tampa Bay
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All Black Lives Matter
There has been a great deal of commentary about my article on Cornel West published in The New Republic’s May issue. I’d like to take a few lines to address the…
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This Isn't the Same 'New Republic'
The first New Republic I recall seeing erased me. I found it in my local public library during my junior year of high school; the edges were a little bit…
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Inerrancy, white evangelicals, ‘and the sin of racism’
Emma Green’s “ Southern Baptists and the Sin of Racism ,” for The Atlantic is a good overview of what has changed — and what hasn’t — in the SBC thanks to the…
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U.S. study finds teacher bias in discipline toward black students
(Reuters) - Teachers in the United States were more likely to feel troubled when a black student misbehaved for a second time than when a white student did,…
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World War O
President Barack Obama’s expression of remorse on Thursday for the death of two hostages in a U.S. drone strike underscored one of the great frustrations of his…
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How Will the Southern Baptists Reckon With the Sin of Racism?
“Racial reconciliation is not something that white people do for other people,” proclaimed Russell Moore in March. Moore, a white man from Mississippi, was…
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The FBI Faked an Entire Field of Forensic Science
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The Washington Post published a story so horrifying this weekend that it would stop your breath: “The Justice Department and…
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Obama burns Florida's climate deniers on their home turf
This story  is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. President Barack Obama just marked Earth Day with a speech on climate change, given…
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The Return of a Simplot Conspiracy
>> Jon: WELCOME BACK. YOU KNOWWHAT, IF YOU SPEND A LOT OF TIMELOOKING AT FOOD PACKAGING AND I DO, BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHENYOU'RE HIGH YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU'RE…
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Ancient Viruses, Once Foes, May Now Serve as Friends
Our genomes are riddled with the detritus of ancient viruses. They infected our hominid ancestors tens of millions of years ago, inserting their genes into the…
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The Type of Police Brutality No One Is Talking About
On Feb. 10, 2013, 31-year-old sheriff's deputy Cory Cooper pulled over a 19-year-old woman and her boyfriend in Omaha, Nebraska. After finding marijuana in the…
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"Just Because He Breathes" - Rob & Linda Robertson at Gay Christian Network 2014 conference
This moving true story of Christian parents and a gay son went viral when first published. Now hear Rob and Linda Robertson tell their story firsthand. Filmed…
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The Harry Potter Reread: The Order of the Phoenix, Chapters 3 and 4 | Tor.com
The Harry Potter Reread has typed “Harry” so many times that it’s starting to mess up from sheer repetition and accidentally type “Haryr” instead. Which just…
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Through My Eyes (complete film)
Too often, Christian conversations about homosexuality focus on issues or politics and overlook the impact on real people. "Through My Eyes" is a moving,…
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Meet the Most Dangerous Pit Bull on Earth
Pit bulls are perhaps the most misunderstood dog in America, and one pit bull and her owner are on a mission to change that. The public perception continues to…
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The Brewing Louisiana Religious Freedom Fight Could Be Biggest One Yet
WASHINGTON — A brewing fight in Louisiana over a controversial religious freedom bill has the potential to grow into an even bigger skirmish than fights over…
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Why Proof-Texting Is Not Like Other Sins | Zack Hunt
There’s a post you might have seen that has unfortunately been popping up in my Facebook newsfeed the past couple of days. It’s entitled “Why Homosexuality Is…
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Religious objection adoption bills head to Michigan Senate after testimony from gay, straight parents
adoption-faith.jpg Melissa Buck, who adopted four children with her husband from a faith-based agency, speaks to Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, after testifying…
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Here are 2 reasons why the drought in California won't open the door to Great Lakes water
This billboard was displayed along several major highways in Michigan in early the 2000s. The sponsors were hoping to raise awareness about water diversion,…
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Cornel West Responds (Indirectly) on Facebook to Michael Eric Dyson’s Critique
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What’s more important: Two academics debating each other’s relevancy or the plight of the black and poor in America?
Cornel West…
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9 Quick Facts About Homeless LGBT Youth - True Colors Fund's #40toNoneDay
LGBT youth homelessness is often referred to as an “invisible issue” because no one is talking about it. Here are 9 quick facts about LGBT youth experiencing…
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RT : "Hubble has taken many close-up shots, and each detail is its own masterpiece." A new image:
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Unforgettable Hubble Space Telescope Photos
“This is a really new birthplace of stars,” explained Jennifer Wiseman, Senior Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope about the new image, which shows…
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Why the Constitution Trumps Any State's Ban on Same-Sex Marriage
With the Supreme Court scheduled to hear oral argument next week in marriage equality cases, everyone is looking to the marriage cases the Court decided in 2013…
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Obama: 'I Take Full Responsibility' For All Counterterrorism Operations
President Obama on Thursday said that he takes responsibility for all U.S. counterterrorism attacks, including the operation in January that killed two…
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Illegal Whale Killing May Start Again Because Of Bogus 'Science' Excuse
This post was created by a member of the Dodo Community, where anyone can post fascinating stories, photos, videos and more.
In ancient Roman mythology, Janus…
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The Dodo: For the love of animals
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We've Seen The First Spectre Footage And Know What's Happened To Bond
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Sony unrolled a whole mess of movies at their annual CinemaCon presentation, but the real star wars Bond. James Bond. Their premiere of…
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'A God That Could Be Real' In The Scientific Universe
The star in the center, as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope, is known as V1331 Cyg and is located in the dark cloud LDN 981. Karl Stapelfe/ESA/Hubble, NASA…
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Ask Andrew W.K.: 'How Do I Show Religious Freaks That Science Wins?'
Photo by Frank Vierti Andrew W.K. [ Editor's note: Every week, New York City's own Andrew W.K. takes your life questions and sets you safely down the right path…
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Experimental Theology: Rethinking Heaven and Hell: On Preterism, N.T. Wright and the Churches of Christ
My faith tradition keeps surprising me. There's a lot that is quirky about the Churches of Christ. Our eschatology is an example. And yet, just when I think…
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discovering the futility of human existence at my high school reunion
A little over a year ago, I attended my thirty-fifth high school reunion. Pascack Valley High School class of ’78. Go Indians. Seeing people you grew up with…
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When Mimi and Joe Lemay’s baby was born in 2010, they heard the three words every parent waits to hear: “It’s a girl.” But by age two, their child was saying…
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Texas Sends Poor Teens To Adult Jail For Skipping School
The 11th-grader in the courtroom wore braces, loved Harry Potter movies, and posted Katy Perry lyrics on Facebook. She also had a bad habit of cutting school,…
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Bruce Jenner, Jacob Lemay and what it means to be transgender
I defy you to watch the NBC Nightly News interview with Mimi and Joe Lemay and not think they are the most amazing parents on the planet. Amazing because they…
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Allowing Transgender Youth To Transition Improves Their Mental Health, Study Finds
by Zack Ford Posted on March 10, 2015 at 11:22 am
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Transgender high school students Isaac and Jasen prepare to attend their prom in Kansas City,…
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Awesome nonprofit Wings of Rescue pilots donate flights to take euthanasia-bound dogs and cats to adopting homes
Awesome nonprofit Wings of Rescue: pilots donate flights to take euthanasia-bound dogs and cats to adopting homes http://ift.tt/1aTejj9
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Translating Iron Age Prophets into a Digital Age
Images of the prophet Huldah by Rabbi Me’ira Iliinsky and (photo) James Lewis A recent conversation between two leading public intellectuals has brought…
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