Category Archives: civil rights

Oklahoma bill to discriminate

Marriage licenses, doing it wrong edition! The Oklahoma House has passed a bill that would require all marriage licenses to be signed by clergy. This is a direct attack on separation of church and state: it effectively requires people who … Continue reading

Posted in civil rights | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Invocation for spouse’s retirement

This is the invocation that I delivered at my dear husband’s retirement ceremony last week. As we work through the many Halfway Out of the Dark holidays at this time of year, I hope you and yours have wonderful celebrations … Continue reading

Posted in civil rights, religious freedom

SCOTUS Endorses Government Prayer (updated)

Why the Supreme Court decision on town government prayer is bad news for religious minorities. Continue reading

Posted in civil rights, politics, religious freedom | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Columbia and Justice for women’s choices

Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in cases that have to do with the Affordable Care Act’s requirement for insurance plans to cover contraception. I renew my prayers to Justice and to Columbia: Justice, be not blind, but … Continue reading

Posted in civil rights, feminism, politics, religious freedom | Tagged , , ,

Forbes taking the Maetreum seriously

One of my covenmates sent me a link to an item on the Forbes website about the recent victory of the Maetreum of Cybele in their court case to have their religious real estate ruled tax-exempt. Especially given some of … Continue reading

Posted in civil rights, religious freedom | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Voting is still a holy act

When I voted today, it was a holy action. That doesn’t mean it was a perfect one, or a sacred one, but it was still holy. It can be tempting to say that politics is just too messy, too ugly, … Continue reading

Posted in civil rights, magic, politics | Tagged , , , , ,

Cuccinelli v All Acts of Love And Pleasure

My religion encourages oral sex. Ken Cuccinelli, candidate for governor, wants to outlaw it. Why am I not the new face of the brave fight for religious liberty? Seriously, though: Ken Cuccinelli, the current attorney general of Virginia and Republican … Continue reading

Posted in civil rights, feminism, politics, religious freedom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments