challenging religious privilege in public life

Valerie Tarico

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.

Religion’s Dirty Dozen – 12 Really Bad Religious Ideas That Have Made the World Worse

To paraphrase Christopher Hitchens, these twelve dubious concepts belong in the dustbin of history just as soon as we can get them there.

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.

Does the Internet Spell Doom For Organized Religion?

The Vatican, and the Mormon Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and the Southern Baptist Convention should be very worried.

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.

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.

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.

If the Bible Were Law, Would You Qualify for the Death Penalty?

Working on the Sabbath: “Whosoever doeth any work in the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.” Exodus 31:15

The ‘war on women’ is not a war – it’s an assault

The ‘war on women’ is not a war; it’s a one-sided assault. It is conservative men, drunk on power, letting us know they own our…

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.

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