challenging religious privilege in public life

Valerie Tarico

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9 Ways to Beat the Patriarchal Christian Right on Abortion

Unless pro-choice advocates reclaim the moral high ground, there is every reason to fear that abortion will become inaccessible in the U.S.

When Religious Teachings Become Immoral

Here are a few of the moral mandates from the Abrahamic religions that some people still practice on religious grounds.

Conservative Christianity’s salvation scam: Only we can save you from your sinful self

Offering solutions to problems that religion itself has created is one of the key means by which religion propagates.

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.

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.

The big problem rotting at the core of the Evangelical movement

Religious beliefs and political beliefs have become, for many Evangelicals, indistinguishable objects of devotion, beyond question.

Alabama Conservatives are Right: Roy Moore’s Behavior is Perfectly Biblical

The Quran and the Bible largely agree on a God-given male-dominated gender hierarchy in which men can negotiate bodily rights to girls.

What the Bible says about prayer versus reality

Faced with poor research outcomes, many religious leaders and theologians now argue that prayer is inherently exempt from evaluation.

Here’s why right-wing Christians think they are America’s most persecuted

Long before the Catholic Church made saints out of martyrs, a myriad of texts encouraged believers to embrace suffering or persecution.

6 Ways Religion Does More Bad Than Good

Harming society may actually be part of religion’s survival strategy. When people feel prosperous and secure, the hold of religion weakens.

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