challenging religious privilege in public life

Valerie Tarico

If “Nothing Fails Like Prayer,” Why Do People Keep at It?

Ask and ye shall receive? Not unless the implacable laws of physics and biology are already trending in your favour.

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.

11 kinds of Bible verses Christians love to ignore

Bible-believing Christians play fast and loose with their text. When it suits their purposes, they treat it like the literally perfect word of God.

When the American debate about abortion was sane – and why that changed

People blame the Roe v. Wade decision, but the broad cultural wars against women weren’t an inevitable result of what the Court decided in 1973.

Why Are Conservative White Males Forcing More Abortions and Births on Poor Brown Women? Six theories

Conservative Christians are hung up on sex and think that young people who break their sex rules should be punished with STIs and babies.

These 15 Bible texts reveal why the GOP is waging a menacing war on women

Fundamentalists are fighting desperately to hang on to certainties and privileges they once saw as an Abrahamic birthright.

8 Ways the Religious Right Wins Converts – To Atheism

If the Christian Right had the sole objective of decimating religious belief, they couldn’t be doing a better job of it.

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.

15 sexual hang-ups we can blame on the Catholic Church

One of the most fundamental ways conservative religion hooks people is by creating deep psychological hang-ups about sex.

Pray Those Abortions Away

5. Pray that God will “shut that whole thing down” in cases of rape and when women are pressured or forced into pregnancy.