Category Archives: Christianity in the Public Square

Peeling Back the Polished Pro-Woman Surface of Prolife™ Rhetoric

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Prolife leaders trying to convince the world that they are actually pro-woman have failed to convince even their own followers. For years now, the professional class of abortion foes has been working to polish the Prolife brand, claiming that they … Continue reading

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Why Many Evangelicals Find Donald Trump Simply Irresistible

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Is it Trump’s god-complex or God’s Trump-complex?  Either way Trump and Jehovah have an awful lot in common. People have been scratching their heads about how so many “family values” American voters who claim to love Jesus can follow Donald Trump. What … Continue reading

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Religious Right Sex Rules are Plain Old Mean

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Religious conservatives want an exclusive right to dole out the privilege of sexual pleasure and intimacy on their own terms—and leave a lot of people out. Sexual intimacy and pleasure are some of humanity’s most cherished experiences. The so-called “best … Continue reading

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Texas Parents Go Mama-and-Papa-Bear on Behalf of Transgender Son

Religious Right politicians hoping to exploit transphobia may be up against one of the most powerful forces in the world: parental love. Jo and Jon Ivester have words for North Carolina Governor McCrory and religious right legislators who called an … Continue reading

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A Tidal Wave of Zika Brain Damage? It Doesn’t Have to Go That Way

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  Delaware’s healthcare upgrade offers a highly effective model for protecting American families. Picture your next child or grandchild, or your neighbor’s child, with a head size “minus five to six standard deviations below the norm.” Cringing? According to experts, … Continue reading

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Tow Truck Driver Abandons Disabled Woman – “I’m a Conservative Christian”

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South Carolina Christian re-enacts Good Samaritan story, plays role of Pharisee. South Carolina tow truck driver and self-proclaimed conservative Christian Ken Shupe followed the example of Jesus yesterday by providing roadside assistance to disabled Sanders supporter Cassandra McWade even though … Continue reading

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The Silly Sexist Conceit of Fetal Personhood

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The notion that life begins at conception is a variation on a very ancient cultural theme: penis worship. I’m slow sometimes, but after years of writing about abortion rights it finally occurred to me that “life begins at conception” is … Continue reading

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