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Pope Francis: Equal Opportunity Disturber

Source: The Associated Press The above video from the AP reminds me something I wrote in May 2014: The critique offered by Pope Francis challenges all of us. To make this a matter of left vs. right misses the point. He is not critiquing the other guy. He is critiquing all of us. If anything, […]

The Magdalene Laundries: An Extreme But Horrible Example of a Religious Free Pass

When LDS leaders talk about religious liberty, the examples they share almost exclusively deal with an institution’s liberty to discriminate against individuals, which is really the thing that irks me most. The tension between the church and LGBT groups is really a tension between religious liberty and civil liberty, which, frankly, when those two are at […]

Gay Marriage is the Mormon Birth Control

I once heard an NPR report about Pope John Paul II visiting a Central American nation. After a service at a huge soccer stadium, the reporter spoke with a number of people as they left the venue. One woman, a mother with teenagers, was ecstatic after being in the same stadium as her beloved pope. […]

Jubilee USA: Pope Francis; Pope of Peace, Justice and the Poor

On Wednesday, I shared a quote from newly appointed Pope Francis poverty and inequality. Also, on Wednesday, Jubilee USA Networks, an “alliance of more than 75 US organizations, 250 faith communities and 50 Jubilee global partners” released the following statement:: WASHINGTON, DC – Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA, a religious organization that works […]