In the world of protestors, there are the revolutionary type (Arab Spring) and the pacifist/sit-in type (Occupy Wall Street), and then you have the bat-shit crazy, inappropriate, and downright horrible type. The notorious Westboro Baptist Church falls under that last category. The hateful yet except ... More >>
Update: The Boy Scouts of America responded to our request for a comment with a written explanation on their stance on the issue from Deron Smith, public relations director for Boy Scouts of America: "We respect the deeply held religious beliefs of all of our members. We're finding that when peopl ... More >>
What She Does: Pebbles. Lampshades. Naps. Emily Sloan will pretty much work with anything. The sculptor and performance artist has left her mark on a number of fleeting but still lasting moments on Houston's cultural landscape in recent years (her Funeral Party for the Living at 14 Pews early last ... More >>
Taking nominations.Our willingness to keep up with the inner workings of the Southern Baptist Convention is easily taxed, so we're thankful Houston Chronicle religion writer Kate Shelnutt is there to pick up the banner. She points us to the Baptist News, whose subscription we really meant to ... More >>
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â€‹Planned Parenthood of Houston is moving into that office building on I-45near UH that looks like a cash register, and it looks like the protests will follow them.The Drudge Report is linking to a right-wing news service's story decrying the new building as an "abortion supercenter." Big protests ... More >>
The police raid on the Rainbow Lounge rocked the calm world of Fort Worth gays.
A legendary debate teacher has a lesson plan to knock off Congressman John Culberson
Houston minister Dr. K.A. Paul flies around the globe using Jesus to pull in worldwide donations -- unfortunately spending more money on jet fuel than orphans
Houston joins the revolución
The mayor was threatened -- or maybe he wasn't
What's the statute of limitations for rip-n-read violations?
Houston Jews and Christians favor peaceful coexistence
Southern Baptists go on a not-so-kosher search to convert Jews to Christ
After their hospital's merger with Memorial, Hermann employees are asked prying questions
In the early 1960s, Eldrewey Stearns was a powerful force for integration in a segregated society. Then he forgot his way, and history forgot him. Until, that is, he met writer Thomas R. Cole.
To one side, it's a question of power; to the other, it's a question of homophobia. For both it's a question of whether a community, once sundered, can ever be bound together again.