challenging religious privilege in public life

Valerie Tarico

Why some women still vote Republican and what can be done about it

The Grand Old Party isn’t much of a party for women; it’s more like a frat party - a power-drunk letch-fest. The Grand Old Boys…

What we know about abuse by clergy – for starters, gay priests are not the problem

Catholic leaders have variously blamed homosexuals, a modern culture of excessive sexual liberty, or even the child victims themselves.

Why Many Evangelicals Find Donald Trump Simply Irresistible

When you look a little closer at the stories in the Bible, it turns out that God is an awful lot like Trump.

Here are Evangelical Christianity’s 10 biggest gaslighting tactics

To Evangelicals, the Old Testament is the timeless Word of God, except when the vile atrocities described there become inconvenient.

Here’s why Christians believe in miracles

Christians are not alone in their miracle belief. Nearly 8 in 10 Americans say they believe in miracles, including almost 20 percent of nonbelievers.

The ‘Ethics’ of the Catholic Bishops? Freud Had a Name for That

Freud's analysis is particularly relevant when it comes to making sense of the inside-out, upside-down "ethical" priorities of the Catholic bishops.

Women v. Religion: The Case Against Faith

Hundreds of millions of people believe that God put powerful men at the top and gave them the right to own others, literally or figuratively.

9 Ways to Beat the Patriarchal Christian Right on Abortion

Unless pro-choice advocates reclaim the moral high ground, there is every reason to fear that abortion will become inaccessible in the U.S.

When Religious Teachings Become Immoral

Here are a few of the moral mandates from the Abrahamic religions that some people still practice on religious grounds.

Conservative Christianity’s salvation scam: Only we can save you from your sinful self

Offering solutions to problems that religion itself has created is one of the key means by which religion propagates.