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Religion

  1. global politics
    A Win for Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro Would Be a Win for the Global Christian RightThe presidential candidate — known for racist, misogynistic, and anti-LGBT rhetoric — leads in October’s run-off, thanks partly to religious voters.
  2. politics
    Pastor Andrew Brunson’s Release Reveals Trump’s Religious Freedom PrioritiesFreeing the American pastor imprisoned in Turkey became a cause among the Christian right, and another way for Trump to prove himself to Evangelicals.
  3. books
    From Chaste Virgin to Accommodating Tigress in BedLinda Kay Klein’s memoir about the devastating effects of purity culture is a revelation.
  4. Archbishop Claims Pope Francis Was Complicit in Cardinal’s AbusesA controversial archbishop has alleged that Pope Francis and other Vatican officials covered up and enabled a cardinal’s sexual misconduct.
  5. megachurches
    Bill Clinton’s Former Spiritual Adviser Was Accused of Sexual Harassment AgainBill Hybels, an Evangelical pastor, already announced an early retirement after previous accusations.
  6. Americans With No Religion Greatly Outnumber Those Powerful White EvangelicalsWhile conservative evangelicals were busy boasting about their numbers and power, they started shrinking like other U.S. faith communities.
  7. religion!
    Pope Francis Graced With Katy Perry’s PresenceAnd now for something completely different.
  8. Paul Ryan Allegedly Ousted House Chaplain for Disrespecting His Tax CutsReverend Patrick Conroy doesn’t know why he was asked to resign, but Ryan complained about his prayer for a tax law that’s fair to the poor.
  9. apologies
    Writer of Controversial ‘Jewish Rebellion’ Essay Issues ‘Heartfelt Apology’“It was never my intention to disrespect the Jewish faith or anyone who engages in Jewish customs, traditions or religious beliefs.”
  10. media
    13 Actual Jewish RebellionsIn response to the Washington Post’s controversial “I’m tired of being a Jewish man’s rebellion” essay.
  11. personal essays
    14 Hilarious Reactions to the ‘Jewish Rebellion’ EssayA Washington Post essay titled “I am tired of being a Jewish man’s rebellion” has ignited a tidal wave of controversy.
  12. Did Pope Francis Abolish Hell?The Vatican is equivocating about what Francis did and didn’t say, but it’s certainly reviving some very old debates about the afterlife.
  13. niche drama
    So What’s Going on With This Pope Francis Hell Controversy?It all started when His Holiness reportedly said that Hell doesn’t exist.
  14. hotshot
    You’ll Never Guess What Selena Gomez’s Favorite New Accessory IsHint: It’s a “good” book.
  15. The Post-Millennials Should Scare the Hell Out of the GOPIf you think millennials are a bad demographic group for the old white man’s party, get a load of their successors.
  16. honest mistakes
    Cardinal Who Tweeted ‘Nighty-Night, Baby’ Was Just Trying to Message His SisterOr so a Church spokesperson says.
  17. Billy Graham Lived at the Crossroads of Faith and PowerAfter getting too close to Richard Nixon, Billy Graham stayed away from partisan politics. But his son Franklin Graham is up to his ears in it.
  18. holidays
    Just a Reminder That Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday Are on the Same DayIt’s all happening!
  19. #metoo
    I’ve Been a Mormon for 75 Years. Here’s What I Know About the Church and AssaultWomen are trained to be submissive and to obey. Rob Porter’s ex-wives are breaking the mold.
  20. evangelicalism
    What It’s Like To Experience Gay Conversion Therapy“The pastor was inches away from my face, screaming for the demon to get out.”
  21. Evangelical Leaders Give Trump a Pass for Alleged Porn Star AffairFranklin Graham and Tony Perkins say Trump is a changed man.
  22. marriage
    The Pope Threw a Surprise Wedding on a PlaneHe married two flight attendants mid-air.
  23. William Barber II and the MLK Legacy of Church-Based ActivismThe North Carolina–based founder of Moral Mondays is a prophetic voice for progressive politics in the MLK mold.
  24. it's complicated
    What Happened When I Got All of My Dating Advice From My Evangelical ChurchI thought God was intervening to save my love life.
  25. tiny things
    Even the Pope Is Getting in on the Miniatures CrazeWith a microscopic Nativity scene.
  26. Samantha Bee Meets the Only Pastor to Leave Trump’s Evangelical Advisory […]Back in August, Seth Meyers did a fascinating segment on Donald Trump’s longtime “spiritual advisor” Paula White, a televangelist who believes […]
  27. hot shot
    The Pope Celebrated His Birthday With a Giant PizzaHe blew out a single candle in the middle.
  28. hot shot
    Here’s Pope Francis Blessing a LamborghiniHoly, holy, holy.
  29. religion
    Pope Francis Tells Everyone to Chill Out With the Cell-Phone Pics During MassHe even called out priests and bishops.
  30. The Unshakable Yvette Nicole BrownIn the age of Trump, one of Hollywood’s nicest actors is eager for battle.
  31. 500 Years After the Reformation Began, Christians Still DividedThe big dividing line among Christians today isn’t between Catholics and Protestants, but between liberals and conservatives in all faith traditions.
  32. religion
    Pope Francis Is Planning to Weigh in on Fake NewsIl Papa wants to “promote professional journalism, which always seeks the truth.”
  33. exegesis
    Unpacking the Religious Metaphors of Mother!There were more than a few.
  34. let's talk about religion
    Leah Remini Claims Jada Pinkett Smith Is a Devoted, Long-Time Scientologist“I know Jada’s in.”
  35. religion
    Elisabeth Moss Defends Scientology From Comparison to Handmaid’s Tale’s Gilead“Religious freedom and tolerance and understanding the truth and equal rights for every race, religion and creed are extremely important to me.”
  36. Everyone’s Suspicious of Atheists — Even Other AtheistsA new study found that nonbelievers face prejudice across the world, even in places where religious belief is fading.
  37. Trump’s Spiritual Adviser Authorizes Him to Smite North KoreaAt a time when the president could use some calm, pacific advice in dealing with North Korea, one leading spiritual counselor is egging him on to war.
  38. Seth Meyers Introduces Trump’s “Spiritual Advisor” Paula WhiteHere’s a clip from last night’s Late Night, where Seth Meyers checks in on Donald Trump’s evolving views on God and religion and how, despite […]
  39. amen
    There Are No Gluten-Free Options at Holy CommunionRude!
  40. The Mormon Church Just Changed Its Dress Code for WomenThey can wear “pantsuits or dress slacks,” specifically.
  41. How Can They Say Nabra Hassanen’s Murder Wasn’t a Hate Crime?There’s never been a more dangerous time to be a visibly Muslim woman in America.
  42. right click
    Watch Aziz Ansari Tell the Story Behind Master of None’s Religion EpisodeIt has to do with bacon.
  43. Do Coastal Liberals Hate Middle America?Sometimes it is concern for, not indifference to, the values and needs of “the Heartland” that makes liberals fight its political representatives.
  44. Here’s a New Way for Researchers to Find Stealth AtheistsWhen you can’t ask a question directly because it carries social stigma, it’s time to take a more subtle, clever approach.
  45. Bella Hadid Says She’s Proud to Be MuslimThe model opened up about her faith in a new interview.
  46. New Survey Says Muslim Children Are Most Likely to Be Bullied in SchoolThey’re bullied because of their faith.
  47. saved
    Which Hipster Megachurch Is Right for You?There are many skinny-jeaned ways to the Lord.
  48. Religious Belief and Analytical Thinking Don’t Necessarily Cancel Each Other OutNew research questions a widely touted previous finding.
  49. renewals
    Leah Remini’s Scientology Docuseries Will Return to A&E for a Second Season“The way the organization has responded without taking responsibility for what they do to people, I need to continue.”
  50. Religion Spreads Through Actions More Than WordsIt’s all about “credibility-enhancing displays.”
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