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A Biblical Guide to Marriage Licenses

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Goats? Zombies? A 13-year-old slave? Your uncle’s wife?  Test your knowledge of 20 Iron Age do’s and don’ts. Some folks believe that America should be subject to biblical law rather than constitutional law, that public servants— like Kentucky clerk Kim Davis—owe their … Continue reading

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Missing Fred Phelps? Five More Religious Leaders Who Drive People From the Church

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For decades Fred Phelps held an unparalleled position in the spectrum of American Christianity. Arch conservative and biblical literalist, he was a hater among haters, a bigot among bigots. Any public disaster afforded an opportunity to revel in God’s wrath. … Continue reading

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Adults Echo Protesting Students: “Change the Church”

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In late December, while marriage equality became law in New Mexico and Utah, a Washington vice principal and coach at a Catholic school got fired for marrying his partner and a Philadelphia Methodist minister was defrocked because he performed a wedding ceremony … Continue reading

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Why I hope Conservative Christians Will Fight Gay Marriage Tooth and Nail

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With marriage equality battles in front of the voters in four states, the faithful are out in flocks to defend traditional matrimony.  I don’t know exactly what traditional means in this context. It certainly doesn’t mean biblical, or it would … Continue reading

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Two Stadiums Where Religion Made the World Worse

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November 9, 2008. Within a few days of each other last week, on opposite sides of the world, on opposite ends of the wealth and privilege spectrums, the faithful filled two stadiums. In  one, in Kismayo, Somalia, 1000 Muslim believers … Continue reading

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