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Burning Down the Church of Tolerance

0 Comments · Thursday, November 30, 2000
Measured financially, it's the largest civil-rights organization in the country, taking in over $44 million last year alone. Still, you might never have heard of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPL  

Runs for God's Game

0 Comments · Thursday, November 9, 2000
As surely as America is God's chosen country, football is God's chosen game. Tennis players don't fall to one knee and point to the heavens after winning a set. There are no public prayer huddles p  

Banning Banned Books Week

0 Comments · Thursday, October 12, 2000
Give us LibertyPerhaps you saw one of the displays for "Fish in the River of Knowledge," the theme for Banned Books Week 2000. One place you didn't see them was at the Public Library of Cincinnati   

Atheism Is Stuck in the Darkest Closet

0 Comments · Thursday, August 31, 2000
In the first hours of Aug. 10, I am standing in a bar in Paris, France, listening to an Englishman who won't give peace a chance. He is speaking about tolerance. He says he is an atheist and claims  

'The Power of Many' to 'In Us We Trust'

0 Comments · Thursday, June 1, 2000
The first person to send in the correct number of Procter & Gamble brands mentioned in the following e-mail message -- even in partial or extended forms -- will win my ACLU "Card carrying and PROUD"  

Mapplethorpe: Cowboy Hats, Canonization and Current Truths

0 Comments · Thursday, May 4, 2000
When I was growing up, the media made things pretty simple. Cowboy shows, those epitomatic morality tales, spelled it out visually: The good guys wore white (hats always, sometimes other clothing, o  

Someone Has to Stand up Against Arts Censorship; Will It Be You?

0 Comments · Thursday, March 23, 2000
Months before the Robert Mapplethorpe retrospective exhibition The Perfect Moment actually arrived in Cincinnati in the spring of 1990, it was headline news. Local law enforcement officials waved th  

Exclusion Zone Excluded; Child Endangerment Defined

0 Comments · Thursday, February 24, 2000
Demonstrating her ability to dig deeper than mimicking Dr. Seuss, U.S. District Court Judge Susan J. Dlott last month issued a significant ruling regarding the controversial creation of Cincinnati's  

A Snapshot of What Freedom Is and Isn't

0 Comments · Thursday, January 27, 2000
Like many parents, Cynthia Stewart is an ardent amateur photographer when it comes to recording the lives of her children. Unlike most, the Oberlin Schools bus driver faces up to 16 years in prison