What the quenelle!? * Burned books * Utah’s unions: Religious Freedom Recap: Jan. 6-13

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Tensions escalate over French comedian Dieudonne’s reverse Nazi salute. Books and texts are burned or banned in Lebanon, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan and Applestan. Utah’s gay newlyweds navigate a new political minefield.

  • I know Martin Luther King Day is a legal holiday and all, but it may also be one of the greatest moments in American history for religious liberty. The civil rights movement was almost completely fueled by African American Churches.

    It’s a helluva story and I hope you plan on discussing it.

  • Larry

    As many Christians pat themselves on the back for the works of MLK, they tend to ignore (or deliberately blot out) the role white Christian churches (most notably the Southern Baptist Church) had in fighting the Civil Rights movement and upholding segregation.

    Conservative Christians these days constantly try to take credit for MLK’s works. This is despite the fact that they opposed him in life and did not consider him to be a “true Christian” like themselves. In about 1-2 generations from now they will do the same thing with marriage equality. They will take credit for the people they scorn now, including those liberal/progressive churches they call “Christian in name only”.

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