A battle between the state of Alabama and the federal judicial system on same-sex marriage ensued this past week as Alabama’s anti-marriage amendment was deemed unconstitutional and a federal judge ordered Alabama to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Is Justice Roy Moore’s rebellion a sign of backlash, or last gasp, for culture warriors opposing marriage equality? And earlier this month, President Obama’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast on the history of religious violence garnered criticism and condemnation from many pundits for allegedly failing to label terrorists as Islamic. Rabbi Jay Michaelson, a writer and activist, will discuss both marriage equality in Alabama and the President’s remarks.

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