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All posts by Melissa Conroy

Black man playing with a magnifying glass

Unnatural Acts

On May 4, 2009 the BBC’s top stories included the headline “‘Gay man’ disinterred in Senegal.” The article told how a gay man died and was buried in a Muslim cemetery, only to be disinterred twice. In the first instance his body was left outside

Black man playing with a magnifying glass

Transgenderism and Religious Narratives

National Public Radio recently aired a series on children who suffer from what some psychologists call a gender identity disorder, also known as transgenderism. The children believe they have been born into the wrong biological body. It is not that the child wants to “become”