The Contraception Debate: Is Misogyny on the Rise?

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on March, 8 2012

Here is some of the evidence.

In Virginia, the State Legislature was poised to pass and Republican Governor Bob McDonnell to sign a bill requiring a vaginally-invasive medical procedure …

The Roman Catholic Bishops: Are They Killing Their Church?

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on February, 23 2012

I never thought I would live long enough to see birth control become a major political issue.  Nor did I think I would ever hear the desire to provide …

An Open Letter to a Political Leader Newt Gingrich and to a Religious Leader Pat Robertson

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on December, 29 2011

A note to my readers:  This column ran first in the fall of 2010 or about 15 months ago in this exact form.  It was not regarded as controversial.  The …

Troy Davis and the Debate over Capital Punishment

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on September, 29 2011

Wednesday, September 21, was a consciousness-raising day in the United States.  It is always a conscious-raising occasion when a high profile public execution is about to take place.  The people …