Southern Poverty Law Center Puts Muslim Reformer and Ex-Muslim Atheist in “Field Guide”

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In a misguided attempt to protect Muslims from bigotry and harm, the venerable Southern Poverty Law Center has gone off the rails—so say former Muslims and moderate Muslims working for reform within their own communities.  The SPLC has a long … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Love and Partnership for Two College-Age Daughters

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A mom, on her 25th anniversary, offers her daughters some scraps of advice. September 1, 2016: I’m sitting at the dining room table wrapped in a too-big fleece that was hanging on my hook in the hall, one that belongs … Continue reading

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Pray Those Abortions Away

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Just imagine if Christians prayed these prayers and God answered. Every fall and spring, anti-abortion activists step up protests during a time that they call 40 Days for Life and clinic staff call 40 Days of Harassment—or simply 40 Days … Continue reading

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Hey Young Women – Think Twice about Changing Your Name

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Imagine a female presidential candidate whose name reminds people of her independent existence rather than her marital status. Much of America appears to think that Bill Clinton is up for a third term—that Hillary in the Oval Office is really a … Continue reading

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Addicted to Christianity?  Former Christians Say Yes and No 

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Your results may vary. A generation ago, most people—even those who were not religious—thought of religion as mostly beneficial or at least harmless. But these days opinions are more mixed—with good reason. On the political stage, conservative Christians quote chapter … Continue reading

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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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How the Christian Right’s Sex Hang-Ups Turned Zika into a Bigger Crisis

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God may have created the Zika virus, but the Religious Right has turned it into a devastating epidemic of brain damage. Zika could have been an ordinary epidemic like the ever-changing influenza that emerges each winter and spreads across the Northern … Continue reading

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