Designated haters

Politics | The Southern Poverty Law Center’s scattershot labeling of ‘hate groups’ leaves many unfairly tarnished
by Juliana Chan Erikson
Posted 11/18/17, 11:53 pm

In one corner sits Stedfast Baptist in Fort Worth, Texas, where Pastor Donnie Romero isn’t ashamed to use words this magazine won’t print to describe the homosexuals he’d rather not see. “I’m not gonna let any of these dirty [vulgarity] inside my church,” preaches Romero in a December 2014 sermon. “They are all pedophiles.”

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A culture for predators

Hollywood | The structure of the film industry gives cover to sexual misbehavior
by Emily Belz
Posted 10/25/17, 05:14 pm

Dozens of women—including 100-watt stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and Lupita Nyong’o—have now detailed disturbing encounters with once powerful producer Harvey Weinstein, and several police departments have opened inquiries into alleged sexual crimes, including rape (Weinstein has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex). Investigations from The New York Times and The New Yorker first exposed decades of alleged incidents of sexual harassment and assault by Weinstein.

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California embraces gender identity laws

Sexuality | Pro-family groups say four new laws threaten religious liberty
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/20/17, 01:29 pm

The California legislature was a battleground for gender identity issues this year. Four landmark gender bills passed the state Senate and Assembly by the time the session ended Sep. 15, and California Gov. Jerry Brown signed all four this month.

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