opinion

Are There Limits to Denying Reality?: When Men Claim What Belongs to Women

Last week, the spokeswoman for a British doula association was forced to resign after reminding her social media followers that people who have wombs are… women. Commenting on a health awareness campaign that encouraged “everyone aged 25-64 with a cervix” to get screened for cancer, the longtime birth coach wrote, “I am not a ‘cervix owner ...’ I am a woman: an adult human female.”

Westboro and the Power of a Bad Idea: A False Understanding of God

Megan Phelps-Roper is the granddaughter of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps. She made news a few years ago when she escaped and renounced the cult of her childhood, an experience she describes in a new book. Her story, which I’ve followed since she first left the so-called church, is absolutely fascinating. And in her recent interview with popular atheist podcaster Sam Harris, Phelps-Roper offers a glimpse into the evil philosophy behind Westboro.

New York State Prevents Churches from Making Employment Decisions Based on Pro-Life Commitments: Answering God’s Call to Courage

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Senate Bill 660 recently. It specifies that an employer shall not “discriminate nor take any retaliatory personnel action” against employees with respect to their beliefs and choices regarding abortion. The bill makes no exceptions for religious organizations.