The weaponization of religious liberty

The weaponization of religious liberty

For the second year in a row, more than 100 pieces of anti-LGBT legislation were introduced in state legislatures during the first few months of the year, many of them promoted as measures to protect religious liberty. How did something as fundamentally American as...
Muslim attitudes about LGBT complex

Muslim attitudes about LGBT complex

As one of a tiny number of openly gay imams in the world, Daayiee Abdullah has felt the sting of rebuke from fellow Muslims. No good Muslim can be gay, they say. And traditional schools of Islamic law consider homo-sexuality a grave sin. But Abdullah, a Washington,...
Why refugee “talk” makes us whisper

Why refugee “talk” makes us whisper

One of my least favorite social situations is when someone brings up a topic that I know nothing about … awkward. For example, when youth in the church start talking about Snapchat: We whisper when we feel uncertain, mainly because uncertainty isn’t exactly bragging...
Coke and biscuits

Coke and biscuits

The drive from Greensboro, N.C., to our office in Birmingham, Ala., took seven hours, so Dale Tadlock and I had plenty of time for stories from PASSPORT missions. Dale coordinates a summer team along with finding and vetting the thousands of volunteer hours our...