Tennessee’s Stars and Bars

Archer Lawrence Law

The Universal Life Church Monastery is in a long battle to bring down the walls of Jericho, injustice, and unfair play. Our protracted war for justice has culminated in many legal victories. The Monastery has fought a legal battle against the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, sued by Edir Macedo, the controversial Bishop of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God. With …

Tennessee’s Shame: Discrimination, Guns, and the Legacy of the Confederacy

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In a disgraceful display of bigotry and discrimination, the Tennessee House has passed House Bill 878, authored by Rep. Monty Fritts (R-TN), which allows people to deny solemnizing marriages based on their “conscience” or “religious beliefs.” This thinly veiled attempt at legalizing homophobia and racism is a direct attack on the progress we’ve made as a nation in the fight …

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Overpopulation and the Climate Crisis

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On November 15, 2022, the world “officially” hit 8 billion people. It’s a milestone in human history, without question, but also merely a mile marker on our path to upwards of 11 billion total humans by the end of this century. Considering the countless atrocities of the 20th century and the decades-long Cold War that many rational people feared could …

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Why Gerrymandering Mattered in the 2022 Midterms

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It’s an obvious idea. A no-brainer, even. One person, one vote. Every voice given equal weight. It’s the simplest, most common-sense form of democracy out there. If you were to ask the average person on the street, they’d agree, one person, one vote is a fair system. They might even believe that America’s elections work that way. They’d be very, …

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We Have to End Gerrymandering Now

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Gerrymandering is the act of favoring one political group over another through the manipulation of redistricting maps. Each state is broken into districts for the House of Representatives, which is proportioned based on state populations (unlike the Senate, for which each state gets two Senators). By ensuring one political party’s voting bloc is more effectively concentrated in specific districts, the …