MCNELLIS: Not a Christian nation

October 22, 2012 • 41
As a former Catholic turned atheist, I have come to reject many of the positions of the Catholic Church: its oppressive stance toward gay rights, its bizarre and unfounded opposition to contraception and of course, essentially all of its teachings about Jesus, God and the Bible. But one issue where I stand at least partially »

MCNELLIS: Judging religions fairly

February 27, 2012 • 50
In the past week, two startling stories about Islam have dominated the news. The New York Police Department’s paranoid monitoring of Muslims throughout the Northeast, including at Yale, has sparked a much-needed discussion about the persistent Islamophobia that infects our nation. Such an abuse of power — especially so far outside the proper jurisdiction — »