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Anti-Abortion Talking Heads Claim Talk has no Power to Influence Real World Behavior

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Who incited Christian terrorism?  Not me.  Couldn’t be. In what could be the greatest head-spinner of the season, Christianist Republicans—from presidential candidates to congressmen to Fox News bimbos to sleazy video-splicers and wild-eyed sidewalk ranters-with-rosaries—are scrambling to deny that their … Continue reading

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Christianist Republicans Systematically Incited Colorado Clinic Assault

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After months of verbal assault against Planned Parenthood and against women more broadly, Republican Christianists have gotten what they were asking for—bloodshed. On November 27, a mass shooting left three dead and nine wounded at a Planned Parenthood clinic just … Continue reading

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Get Real. The “War on Women” is not a War, It’s an Assault

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Sexual assault and forced pregnancy have always been instruments of war; but the “war on women” is not a war. It’s just assault, straight up.     The so-called ‘war on women’ is not a war; it’s a one-sided assault. It is conservative … Continue reading

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In Defense of Cherry Picking the Bible

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People accuse each other of cherry picking sacred texts, as if the term was an insult. But for those seeking to honor the spiritual quest of our ancestors, including the Bible writers, that is precisely the right approach. No parent … Continue reading

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Unfettered Religious Freedom Really Does Mean the Freedom to Do Harm

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Freedom to discriminate with impunity?  It’s worse than that. Almost universally, the religious freedom claims pursued in the U.S. over the last two decades seek the freedom to do harm, most often the freedom to harm queers, women, children or religious … Continue reading

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Dementia Care? No Thanks!

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In a powerful article at the Atlantic, “Why I Hope to Die at 75,” Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel lined up facts and figures showing that much of the recent gain in human lifespan is  about stretching out the process of decline and death rather than living well for … Continue reading

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Five Reasons to Suspect Jesus Never Existed

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Most antiquities scholars think that the New Testament gospels are “mythologized history.”  In other words, based on the evidence available they think that around the start of the first century a controversial Jewish rabbi named Yeshua ben Yosef gathered a following … Continue reading

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