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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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Wary Christians Flee Nevada Church After Yoga “Miracle”

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If yoga helps a Christian man to walk for the first time in thirty-three years, does his newfound strength come from God or the Devil? That is the question tearing apart an Evangelical church in Las Vegas. In the New … Continue reading

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Moderate Christians Condemn Hate Mail and Threats against Military Religious Freedom Foundation

Shocked by hate mail to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, Christians apologize, pray, say ‘not in our name—or the name of Jesus.’ After years of receiving graphic hate mail and threats laced through with Bible verses—including wishes that her children … Continue reading

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How Iron Age Literacy Spawned Modern Violent Extremism

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Why aren’t Muslim and Christian extremists extremely peaceful? The answer lies in the Iron Age setting of the Bible and Quran—when literate cultures replaced the Golden Calf with the Sacred Text. Diplomats, religious leaders, and peacemakers of many stripes keep … Continue reading

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Religion’s Dirty Dozen—12 Really Bad Religious Ideas That Have Made the World Worse

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Some of humanity’s technological innovations are things we would have been better off without: the medieval rack, the atomic bomb and powdered lead potions come to mind. Religions tend to develop ideas or concepts rather than technologies, but like every other … Continue reading

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Psychological Harms of Bible-Believing Christianity

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By Marlene Winell and Valerie Tarico “I am 30 years old and I am struggling to find sanity. Between the Christian schools, homeschooling, the Christian group home (indoctrinating work camp) and different churches in different cities, I am a psychological, emotional … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson, the First Amendment, and Why We Can’t Stop Fighting About Religous Freedom

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In 1878, the Supreme Court of the United States wrestled with a religious freedom case focused on Mormons and polygamy. In the written decision, Chief Justice Morrison Waite explained the court’s attempt to discern the intent of the First Amendment. … Continue reading

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