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The US NOT founded upon Christianity

Many Religious Right activists have attempted to rewrite history by asserting that the US government derived from Christian foundations.

Has too much religion, and not enough science, doomed the US as a civilized country?

Many Americans have rejected the idea that science is an objective endeavor pursued by well-educated people and subject to peer review.

Creationists Are Much More Likely to Be Racist, Homophobic and Supportive of Political Violence

According to a paper published recently, people who reject evolution are more likely to be racist, homophobic and and violent.

The abuses of evangelical ‘purity culture’ have gone under the radar for too long

While abstinence-only education is harmful, the evangelical world has twisted it in a way that has done even more harm.

A crisis of democracy in the US – what to watch for in 2022

The future is gloomy, with abortion rights threatened, rampant voter suppression and radical Republicans undermining democracy at every turn.

The Christian Dominionist War On Abortion

Many things have been and will be written about how Roe v. Wade came to be gutted or overturned by the Supreme Court.

Why Fundamentalist Christianity Hates Democracy

Fundamentalists, of course, hate the idea of the separation of Church and State, and insist that the US is a Christian nation.

Is American democracy on the brink of collapse?

Political violence, surging ethnonationalism, economic stagnation: the US today resembles the Soviet Union just before it fell.

Secular Surge

The long-foreseen Secular Age is arriving. Survey after survey finds snowballing increases of Americans who say their religion is "none".

‘Global Empire of the US Christian Right’: Dark Money Fuels Attacks on Abortion Rights Worldwide

The analysis shows that prominent anti-abortion groups have “been involved in recent efforts to limit reproductive rights in Europe and Latin America”.

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