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Jerry Falwell’s Endorsement of Trump Reveals Who He Worships—And It Ain’t Jesus

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If believing oneself to be the Only Begotten Son of God makes one a follower of Jesus, then maybe Trump qualifies. Either way, Jerry Falwell has a truth problem. On Tuesday, January 26, Jerry Falwell Jr., President of Liberty University, … Continue reading

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How the Bible Condones Terrorism

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Islamists aren’t the only ones with instructions for terrorism in their holy book. Last fall, Dutch pranksters put a cover from a Quran over a Bible and then asked passersby to read aloud homophobic, violent, or sexist passages that violate … Continue reading

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Churches Get Creepy Facial Recognition Software to Track Members

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If selling afterlife perks is your business, then getting people to believe, attend and give “voluntarily” is the whole game. Churches just got a new way to figure out who is sleeping in on Sunday morning: facial recognition software that … Continue reading

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Uncoupling: Why the Right Feels Threatened by Consent, Queers, Contraceptives, and Child Protection

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The conservative Christian obsession with sex and procreation can be traced back to a single Iron Age gender script. Stories of patriarchal Christian leaders groping, fondling, masturbating on or otherwise harassing or assaulting women—and having clandestine sex with men–seem to … Continue reading

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Children as Chattel–The Common Root of Religious Child Abuse and the Pro-Life Movement

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On the surface, valuing embryonic life and abusing children are at odds, but with a biblical view of childhood, these positions can go hand in hand. Why do the same people who fight against abortion argue that parents should have … Continue reading

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Christianity’s Painfully Mixed Track Record on Slavery

Taken as a package, the Bible sends mixed messages about slavery, which is why Christian leaders used the Good Book on both sides—including in the lead up to the American civil war. Should a person be able to own another … Continue reading

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Who, When, Why –10 Times the Bible Says Torture is OK

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When conservative Christians claim that the Bible God condones torture, they’re not making it up. A close look at the good book reveals why so many Christians past and present have adopted an Iron Age attitude toward brutality. The first … Continue reading

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