challenging religious privilege in public life

Valerie Tarico

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.

Alabama Conservatives are Right: Roy Moore’s Behavior is Perfectly Biblical

The Quran and the Bible largely agree on a God-given male-dominated gender hierarchy in which men can negotiate bodily rights to girls.

Psychological Harms of Bible-Believing Christianity

In Bible-believing Christianity, psychological mind-control mechanisms are coupled with beliefs from the Iron Age.

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.

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…

The big problem rotting at the core of the Evangelical movement

Religious beliefs and political beliefs have become, for many Evangelicals, indistinguishable objects of devotion, beyond question.

Christians Point Fingers at Atheists to Cover Growing Corruption in Church

Evangelicals are constantly bellowing about America's moral decay. They could stand to take a look in the mirror.

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…

Great Quotes from the Bible for Pro-Choice Demonstrators

It’s time to turn the Bible and Christianity’s highest values back on the Religious Right, with language they understand.

Why Is the Bible So Badly Written?

Christian fundamentalists believe that the Bible was given by God to men who acted essentially as human transcriptionists.