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Religion

  1. politics
    What Does This False Euthanasia Story Tell Us About the Christian Right?Viral falsehoods about Noa Pothoven’s death show us what happens when bad reporting collides with the culture war.
  2. vision 2020
    Why Can’t the Irreligious Have Their Own Presidential Candidate?It’s an opening that someone in a huge Democratic presidential field — maybe de Blasio? — might consider exploiting.
  3. religion
    Trump Is Not a Defender of Religious Liberty but a Threat to ItTrump’s combination of hate-mongering and loud identification with Christianity is the antithesis of the American tradition of religious pluralism.
  4. religion
    Ramy Can Teach You How to WuduThe Hulu comedy’s stunning first episode, “Between the Toes,” tackles the Muslim politics of cleansing for prayer.
  5. pete buttigieg
    Buttigieg Says God Not a Partisan, But Not Republican, EitherMayor Pete needs to be careful to avoid the slippery slope that leads to a self-righteous Christian left.
  6. religion
    Mayor Pete Is Putting a Spotlight on the Prejudices of the Christian RightButtigieg’s challenge to Pence exposes the atavistic prejudices underlying a homophobia rooted in religious dogma.
  7. religion
    Evangelical Pundit Erick Erickson Denies That Pete Buttigieg Can Be a ChristianAs is typical of many Christian right figures, Erickson presumes to judge Mayor Pete’s faith and arrogantly finds it lacking.
  8. religion
    Same-Sex Marriage Isn’t Apostasy, LDS Church DecidesThe church lost members after handing down a draconian, anti-LGBT revelation in 2015.
  9. capital punishment
    Texas Bans Clergy in Execution Room Instead of Extending Program to All FaithsBrett Kavanaugh wrote that Texas must allow advisers of all faiths to be in the chamber for execution, or none at all. Texas chose the second option.
  10. the cut on tuesdays
    How Did You First Figure Out Sex?On this week’s podcast: what women told us.
  11. religion
    Openly Gay, Openly Christian Buttigieg Challenges the Religious RightA churchgoing, married vet who happens to be gay will likely confound a religious right that embraces homophobia and President Trump.
  12. religion
    ‘Where Would I Go? This Is My Home’: Queer United Methodists’ Uncertain FutureAfter a vote against LGBT clergy and same-sex marriage, the church faces a possible split and queer members are agonizing over whether to stay or go.
  13. talking to
    What Happened When We Started a Feminism Club at Our Catholic Boys School“We had a whole meeting about Kavanaugh. One day a student from Regis could be a Supreme Court nominee.”
  14. pop culture
    Why Is TV So Obsessed With the Afterlife Right Now?From The Good Place to Miracle Workers, Forever to Russian Doll, a wealth of new shows are exploring what happens to us after we die.
  15. crime
    Over 300 Southern Baptist Leaders Accused of Decades of Sexual AbuseOf the over 700 victims, some were adults, many were adolescents, several were as young as 3.
  16. catholic church
    Gay Priests and the Lives They No Longer Want to HideThousands of priests are closeted, and the Vatican’s failure to reckon with their sexuality has created a crisis for Catholicism.
  17. holier than thou
    Is Kanye West Starting a Church?Pray for Ye.
  18. media
    Krista Tippet Is a ReligionThe ‘On Being’ host has become the guru to “spiritual but not religious” seekerdom — and made NPR the center of a new New Age.
  19. religion
    The Political World Is Finally Starting to Reflect America’s Religious DiversityRepublican politicians are still nearly all Christians, but Democrats in Congress and in the 2020 field hold a wide range of beliefs.
  20. religion
    Illinois Dioceses Withheld the Names of 500 Priests Accused of AbuseThe Illinois attorney general said dioceses only identified a fraction of priests accused of abuse.
  21. interesting times
    Theresa May Might Be the Most Important Person in the World Right NowUnder ridiculous conditions, she’s trying to find a way to keep the U.K. — and perhaps all of Europe — from spinning off into populist chaos.
  22. religion
    Upload Your Prayers to the Virgin of GuadalupeIn Mexico, the Basilica of Guadalupe offers a digital pilgrimage. It’s not the only holy site to do so.
  23. scientology
    Jada Pinkett Smith and Leah Remini Get to the Bottom of Their Scientology FeudRemini stopped by Pinkett Smith’s Facebook show Red Table Talk for some denominational reconciliation.
  24. what would jesus do
    4 Ex-Evangelical Women on Their Memories of Hell HousesHalloween, but make it Christian.
  25. just asking questions
    Elaine Pagels on How Devastating Loss Influenced Her Groundbreaking ScholarshipWhy Religion? is her new memoir about personal calamities, revolutionary scholarship, and her own, sort-of faith.
  26. politics
    Trump’s Alliance With Evangelicals Is at the Heart of His Anti-Transgender PushTrump must prove himself to his evangelical base, so he’s advancing their belief that gender is fixed by God and traditional roles must be protected.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. books
    From Chaste Virgin to Accommodating Tigress in BedLinda Kay Klein’s memoir about the devastating effects of purity culture is a revelation.
  30. catholic church
    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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. religion!
    Pope Francis Graced With Katy Perry’s PresenceAnd now for something completely different.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.”
  36. media
    13 Actual Jewish RebellionsIn response to the Washington Post’s controversial “I’m tired of being a Jewish man’s rebellion” essay.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. hotshot
    You’ll Never Guess What Selena Gomez’s Favorite New Accessory IsHint: It’s a “good” book.
  41. 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.
  42. honest mistakes
    Cardinal Who Tweeted ‘Nighty-Night, Baby’ Was Just Trying to Message His SisterOr so a Church spokesperson says.
  43. 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.
  44. holidays
    Just a Reminder That Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday Are on the Same DayIt’s all happening!
  45. #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.
  46. 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.”
  47. Evangelical Leaders Give Trump a Pass for Alleged Porn-Star AffairFranklin Graham and Tony Perkins say Trump is a changed man.
  48. marriage
    The Pope Threw a Surprise Wedding on a PlaneHe married two flight attendants mid-air.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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