challenging religious privilege in public life



What America Needs Now Is a Secular President, Like George Washington

This is not an idle concern. Extreme caution seems advisable about one who claims that theology informs his policy positions.

Fundamentalism turns 100, a landmark for the Christian Right

Since the 1980s, the movement has become increasingly sophisticated. Christian Right organizations push for laws that reflect their fundamentalist views.

Advancing Its War on Science, Trump Admin Blocks Fetal Tissue From Being Used in Federal Research

In a move celebrated by anti-choicers, the Trump-Pence administration has announced that it is barring government researchers from using fetal tissue.

Mike Pence is abusing his office to funnel foreign aid money to Christian groups

Mike Pence is abusing his office to push the government away from the rule of law and toward his own personal obsessions.

How Christian media is shaping American politics

Religious broadcasting grew hugely in the 1990s and 2000s. Christian media increasingly commented on current events.

Trump prophecy and other Christian movements: 3 essential reads

A Trump prophecy movement believes Trump’s election was part of God’s plans, and those who condemn him are servants of Satan.

Religious Freedom is the Best Disinfectant Against Dominionism (and they know it)

The theocratic movement we call Dominionism has been rising in plain sight, and now is a close ally of the president of the United States.

Revisiting the legacy of Jerry Falwell Sr. in Trump’s America

Falwell Sr. reached to groups that were in agreement with the conservative, pro-family, racial agenda of the Moral Majority.

Pastor who thinks mothers don’t belong in public office leads Bible study for Trump’s cabinet

Ralph Drollinger is a pastor known for inflammatory statements on everything from climate change to women’s right to work.

When Religion and American Politics Became One

The Republican presidential platform was built on a specific brand of Christianity. Where did it come from and how did it happen?