Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Sick Biblical Literalism That Puts Children at Risk of Abuse and Even Death

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In 2008, Hana Williams was adopted from an orphanage in Ethiopia and brought to the United States where she died at the hands of her Bible-believing American parents. Their notion of Christian discipline required breaking her will, a remarkably common … Continue reading

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The Male Pill–Are We Ready?

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I want to be able to take matters into my own hands and make sure I cannot father a kid until I choose. –Brian, California t As a young sexually active male in a committed relationship, I would like to … Continue reading

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Better Birth Control for Men: 8 Promising Possibilities

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My teenage nephew came to visit last summer, and I asked him if there was anything he needed from the drug store. “Uh, condoms?” he said. It was easier to ask liberal Aunt Val than Grandma, who is raising him. … Continue reading

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How Male Birth Control Could Change Our Lives

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Safe, effective birth control for men is long overdue. Consider a tale of two siblings: When Mary hit middle school, she began having such painful periods that her father once called the paramedics, thinking she had a ruptured appendix. But … Continue reading

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Holy Freeloading! Ten Ways Religious Groups Suck the Public Teat

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Have you ever thought about starting a new religion or perhaps a hometown franchise of an old one? Perhaps you’re just looking for a career ladder in a religious enterprise that already exists. No? Maybe you should. Religion is big … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons I Love My Electric Leaf

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How do you like the Leaf? I get the question at odd times—like yesterday, when my husband and I were renting a vanilla sedan to negotiate L.A. freeways. “What kind of car do you usually drive?” the white-blonde boob-jobbed salesgirl asked … Continue reading

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Former Fundamentalist and Father of Eleven Now an Evangelist for Evolutionary Biology

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An interview with former fundamentalist, Ed Suominen. Ed Suominen was raised in a small sect of Lutheran Christianity called Laestadianism. Of the 32,000+ denominations into which Christianity has fractured, his is one of the more conservative. Members believe in the … Continue reading

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