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All posts by Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld

Young Man With Smoke Grenade

Religion As a Literal Battlefield

I am in the middle of grading student papers on our unit on Religious Oppression and Christian Hegemony. Below in the initial quotation is how one student began her essay with my response: “I feel very fortunate to have not been raised as a member

Franklin Graham and Billy Graham

So God Condemns Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage?

Appearing on Piers Morgan’s program on CNN, Thursday, March 28, 2013, Evangelical Christian minister, Franklin Graham, son of renowned minister Billy Graham, explained the reason behind his resolute opposition to marriage for same-sex couples: “It’s what God says, Piers. God is the one who defined

St. Peter’s Square, Vatican, Rome

Popes Out-of-Step with Their Times

Poll after poll has found that the Catholic papacy is out-of-step with its increasingly shrinking U.S. flock. On the topic of abortion, 55% of U.S. Catholics do not want the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade decision overturned, 67% favor pre-marital sex, 71% approve of divorce,

United States Supreme Court

Supreme Court Marriage Equality Ruling Needed

Marriage equality for same-sex couples gained momentum recently as a federal district court ruled unconstitutional the anti-equality California Proposition 8 passed by voters in 2008, and the electorate in the states of Maine, Washington, and Maryland passed ballot measures legalizing marriage for same-sex couples. A

Adult boy in building

Child Abuse in the Name of God

You’ve got to be taught To hate and fear, You’ve got to be taught From year to year, It’s got to be drummed In your dear little ear You’ve got to be carefully taught. You’ve got to be taught to be afraid Of people whose

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