challenging religious privilege in public life

Valerie Tarico

Christianity’s own ‘War on Christmas’

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

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.

Why Conservative Christians Feel Threatened by Consent, Queers, Contraceptives, and Child Protection

Some people say that the best evidence against the Bible’s God is that his public relations team is so inept. I think they are stuck.

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…

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.