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June 24, 2016
The original rainbow flag included the colors pink, turquoise,, and indigo.

In the wake of the recent Orlando nightclub attack, many people, including Christians, have superimposed a rainbow flag over their social media profile pictures. In fact, this has become a common response to any perceived injustice against those who identify as LGBT. But should Christians promote this symbol, even as a response to tragic, unacceptable violence?

A symbolic victory

Before Christians associate themselves with any particular symbol, even to show...

June 13, 2016
Attendees at the June 4 "Reason Rally" in Washington, D.C.

On June 4, a few thousand atheists gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., for an event they dubbed the “Reason Rally.” Due to health reasons, Richard Dawkins could not be there in person to address the audience, but he did send a video message, the transcript of which has been passed around at...

May 27, 2016

Some people mistakenly think the King James Version of the Bible (KJV), with its eloquent thee’s and thou’s, is the original version.[1] But the Bible was not written in seventeenth-century Old English. More than 1,500 years earlier, the New Testament was written in ancient Greek; and long before that the Old Testament was written in ancient Hebrew, along with some Aramaic and Greek (the Old...

May 3, 2016
Douglas Booth & Hailee Steinfeld as the tragic teens in 2013's Romeo and Juliet

Last week former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert was sentenced to fifteen months in prison. Many people who pay attention to the news casually might think the sentence was related to his sexual abuse of teenagers several decades earlier when he...