Crystal Wilson-Linton

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Black cop from Brooklyn: Black lives don't matter to blacks

"Black Lives do not matter to most black people...Only the lives that are taken at the hands of cops or white people, matter."<p>So wrote Officer Jay …

Justice

Israel to EU: Voting to recognize Temple Mount as solely Muslim site akin to ignoring Jesus

“There is no Christianity without Judaism and there is no Jesus without a Jewish Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.”<p>><br>• ><p>Jerusalem's Old City and the …

Slavery at home and the British empire

The letter (10 March) relating to the Artist and Empire exhibition at the Tate and how arrogance, greed, slavery and racism made us rich, while accurate for one section of society, is not true of all and we would do well to remember the history of the working people of Britain. My forebears were …

British Empire

Sorry conservatives, new research from Harvard shows a profound amount of racism by police…not less of it

Don’t believe the right-wing spin about Harvard’s damning study that illustrates how cops target blacks<p>Philando Castile was killed by a Minneapolis-area police officer while giving him his identification. Like so many other black men, Levar Jones was also shot by a white police officer while fully …

Justice

Experts: Use of robot to kill suspect opens door for others

CHICAGO (AP) — Police in Dallas were the first in the nation to use a robot to deliver and detonate a bomb to kill a suspect, but other law enforcement agencies are willing and able to follow suit, including some that even have trained for the day when they'd have to do so.<p>The killing of Micah …

Law Enforcement

The Real Cost of NC's Discriminatory Anti-LGBTQ Law

<i>Post submitted by Allison Turner, HRC Communications Assistant</i><p>North Carolina’s HB2 is a disaster for LGBTQ North Carolinians, the state’s reputation …

Transgender Woman Arrested for Taking Pictures in Target Changing Room

A transgender Idaho Falls woman was arrested on one count of felony voyeurism for a report that she took pictures of another woman changing clothes …

Fact Checking

A brief history of the shocking videos that cast light on the dark side of policing

From the death of Eric Garner to this month’s killing of Philando Castile, cellphone, dashcam or CCTV footage has lifted the lid on police violence<p>Since the death of Eric Garner in New York almost two years ago, a series of disturbing videos documenting police violence have emerged around the …

Justice

Gay marriage vote: The couple hoping to marry in church

<b>As gay marriage ceremonies are expected to be approved by a denomination of the Christian church, Lee Battle and her partner are hoping to be among the first to have a church wedding in the UK.</b><p>After months of uncertainty 37-year-old Lee is hoping she will finally be able to send out her wedding …

LGBTQI

The Kentucky Ark – Is it Really Christian?

The Kentucky Ark – Is it Really Christian?<p>July 13, 2016 by Robert Hunt<p>In Northwestern Kentucky a new religion has appeared – with its temple a theme …

Mormonism

The Church Beloved: A Manifesto Of LGBTQ-Affirming Christians

• shares<p>A new Church is coming, or rather with each passing day it is becoming; person by person being renovated.<p>Heart by heart it is waking up.<p>For a …

Russia’s Church Opposes Giant Jesus Statue in St. Petersburg

Russia’s Orthodox Church appears to be backing protesters against the idea of installing a giant statue of Jesus Christ in the country’s old capital …

‘Together’ is a modern-day evangelical revival, complete with TED Talks, hip-hop and no politics

This week, thousands of evangelical Christians will gather near the Washington Monument for what organizers hope will be a historic religious revival the likes of which America hasn’t seen in decades. As a modern-day one, “Together” has heavy social media branding, major music from hip-hop to …

Faith

Religious Right Leader: Society’s Rejection of God Has Led to Racial Tensions

July 13, 2016 by Hemant Mehta<p>Last week, <b>Kelly Shackelford</b>, president of conservative legal group First Liberty Institute, explained that the increased …

Rare mosaic depicting Noah's Ark discovered in ancient synagogue

Experts have unearthed stunning mosaics depicting Noah’s Ark and the parting of the Red Sea during the excavation of an ancient synagogue in northern Israel.<p>The mosaics were found on the nave floor of the synagogue in Huqoq that dates back to the fifth century when the area was part of the Roman …

Why Does the Roman Catholic Church Accept the Books of the Old Testament Apocrypha as Holy Scripture?

There are a number of reasons as to why the Roman Catholic Church considers the books that Protestants call the "Old Testament Apocrypha" as Holy …

Theology

Two Malls Reject Atheist Group’s Ad Telling Australians to Answer Census Faith Question Honestly

July 13, 2016 by Hemant Mehta<p>The Australian Bureau of Statistics is preparing for the upcoming 2016 census and we’ve posted before about the …