challenging religious privilege in public life



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…

Psychological Harms of Bible-Believing Christianity

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

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.

If the Bible Were Law, Would You Qualify for the Death Penalty?

Working on the Sabbath: “Whosoever doeth any work in the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.” Exodus 31:15

Twenty Vile Quotes Against Women By Church Leaders from St. Augustine to Pat Robertson

Even the media’s most unabashed misogynists are tame compared to some of the biggest names in Christian history.

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.

8 Ugly Sins of the Catholic Church

Catholic bishops have direct access to the White House, where they regularly weigh in on issues ranging from military policy to bioethics.

Five Reasons to Suspect Jesus Never Existed

We now know that the four gospels were assigned the names of the apostles Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, not written by them.

Christian conservatives want to regulate sex – and deny it to the poor

Religious conservatives want an exclusive right to dole out the privilege of sexual pleasure and intimacy - and leave a lot of people out.