Religious Exemptions: How the World Would Look If Kim Davis Had Her Way

Imagine a future America where public officials can simply refuse to do their job because of a religious belief.


Down in Kentucky, county clerk Kim Davis has decided to take a stand against the laws she swore an oath to uphold by refusing to a few gay marriage licenses. Rather than resign—and honor both the oath that she swore and her deeply held religious convictions—she believes that society needs to bend to her own fluid opinions on who may enjoy the benefits of marriage. And so she currently is in jail, ...   More
Thursday, September 3, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Scoop: Naked Bible Fighting

BIBLE BASH: Christians and faux Christians are feuding in the ’burbs. It started when “Jake,” the increasingly beloved figure behind the satirical site, planned a protes   More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 WW Culture Staff

Hotseat: Julia Sweeney

The actress best known as SNL’s Pat on why atheists should still pray with their parents.

Q & A
Portland is officially the least religious city in the country, according to a recent study. So it’s fitting that the largest atheist organization in the country, the...   More
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 AARON SPENCER

Children Of A Higher God

The members of the Santo Daime church fought for the right to drink hallucinogenic tea. And they’re serving it to kids.

Cover Story
Three times a month, the 39 members of the Church of the Divine Rose gather in a Portland VFW Hall at Southeast 9th    More
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 NANCY ROMMELMANN, AARON MESH

BrakeBeat: Hallowed Be Thy Frame

This Sunday, Bike Temple asks: do you believe in bicycles? Behold, the Joy of Sects Ride, an odd but glorious procession that is part bike freak, part faith enthusiast, pedaling its way through Portland's wide range of devout religious organizations. Presented by nonprofit, pan-faith movement Bike Temple, whose mission is “to create a space for bicycle-related worship and ritual,” ...   More
Thursday, June 11, 2009 EMILY JENSEN

Tragedy Plus Time: The Proposal and Year One Reviewed

Two new movies opened today, neither screened for critics by WW press time. Better to flunk them tardily than let them pass... The Proposal Now there's a title for a romantic comedy. The premise is similarly grand: A Manhattan career woman (Sandra Bullock) blackmails her emasculated assistant (Ryan Reynolds) into a sham wedding engagement, to save herself from sudden deportation as a Canadian ...   More
Friday, June 19, 2009 AARON MESH

Reader's Digest Names Palau-Portland Partnership One of "10 Reasons to Love Our Country"

When the City of Portland accepted money and volunteer work from 500 churches, Commissioner Nick Fish said the partnership could mean "someday we'll be known as Jesus' favorite city." Jesus still hasn't commented. But Reader's Digest has. The grandma-friendly lifestyle monthly has named the Beaverton-based Luis Palau Association's Season of Service one of the "10 Reasons to Love Our Country" ...   More
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 AARON MESH


Web Design for magazines