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.

Evidence About Jesus is Weaker than You Might Think

As antiquities scholarship improves, it becomes increasingly clear that the origins of Christianity are convoluted, and not very coherent.

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.

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…

Christianity’s own ‘War on Christmas’

Guess who has been calling Christmas a pagan holiday for the last 500 years? Christians.

Peeling Back the Polished Pro-Woman Surface of Prolife™ Rhetoric

For years now, the professional class of abortion foes has been working to polish the Prolife brand, claiming they are protectors of women.

Psychological Harms of Bible-Believing Christianity

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

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.

Captive Virgins, Polygamy, Sex Slaves: What Marriage Would Look Like if We Actually Followed the Bible

Since many Christians haven’t read the whole Bible, most “Bible believers” are not, as they like to claim, actually Bible believers.

Abortion Is Part of the Animal Kingdom, Not Unique to Humanity

What do whales, caribou and humans have in common? Abortion as an adaptive response to resource scarcity.