challenging religious privilege in public life

Valerie Tarico

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.

Who Aborts the Most Fertilized Eggs? Families Like the Duggars

A woman who values fertilized eggs or who believes her deity does should use the most highly effective contraceptive available.

Bible vs Quran – test your knowledge of who deserves death in which religion

How well do you know your Torah, Bible, or Quran and Hadith? Can you tell which is which? Give it a try and then check…

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.

The connection between conservative ‘fetal personhood’ beliefs and pagan penis worship

Conservative Christians' insistence that life begins at conception appears to be aimed at elevating the status of fetus over woman.

The Bible Story and Ancient Sexual Script Behind the Handmaid’s Tale

Atwood's The Handmaid’s Tale is grounded in gender scripts that pervade Abrahamic scriptures. One biblical story brings the pieces together.

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.

Why I am Pro-Abortion, not Just Pro-Choice

I believe that abortion is a positive social good. And I suspect that a lot of other people secretly believe the same thing. It’s time…

Why does the Judeo-Christian God have such a bad temper?

You might think that if someone is omnipotent, then anger would be unnecessary. The force that created the universe has no need of it.

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