Category Archives: Christianity in the Public Square

Deportation of Bible-Loving Anti-Abortion Fanatic Triggers Christian Persecution Complex

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Nothing triggers cries of persecution faster than a Christian zealot thwarted. Troy Newman leads Operation Rescue, an extreme anti-abortion organization that has advocated the execution of doctors—likely inciting the murder of Dr. George Tiller—while ironically condemning women who end ill-conceived pregnancies … Continue reading

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“Pro-life” Group Touts Virtue of Suffering

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Catholic Pro-life organization wants you to just put up with suffering—and actually says so! The American Life League mobilizes devout Catholics against medical options that, to their way of thinking, violate God’s will. If you should drive past a Planned Parenthood … Continue reading

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A Biblical Guide to Marriage Licenses

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Goats? Zombies? A 13-year-old slave? Your uncle’s wife?  Test your knowledge of 20 Iron Age do’s and don’ts. Some folks believe that America should be subject to biblical law rather than constitutional law, that public servants— like Kentucky clerk Kim Davis—owe their … Continue reading

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Papal Decree on Abortion Shows How Religion Hooks People By Inducing then Absolving Guilt

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Jon Stewart famously said, “Religion. It’s given people hope in a world torn apart by religion.” The painful irony of Stewart’s words is obvious to us all. What may be less obvious is the underlying pattern: Offering solutions to problems … Continue reading

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42 Splices and Counting: Nine Facts You Should Know About the Planned Parenthood Smear Campaign

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Imagine that someone hated you (or your company) and wanted to make you look bad. So, he pretended to be a friend or colleague, went to your events, repeatedly asked you to meetings or lunch, gained your trust, and then … Continue reading

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Christians Point Fingers at Atheists to Cover Growing Corruption in Church

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When Bill O’Reilly recently tried to pin America’s spree of mass shootings on atheism rather than guns or mental illness, he hoped to tap a specific set of beliefs that are common among Bible believers— that morality derives from religion; … Continue reading

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Why Are Conservative White Males Forcing More Abortions and Births on Poor Brown Women? Six theories

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What do conservative politicians want even more than balanced budgets or an end to abortion? When Republicans in Colorado pulled the plug on America’s most successful teen pregnancy prevention program, they told the world something about themselves and their political … Continue reading

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