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  1. vision 2020
    Trump Disrespects His Religious Followers, Former Aides SayConservative Evangelical leaders may cynically accept a transactional relationship with a heathenish president, but in the pews they still believe.
  2. supreme court
    Are Amy Coney Barrett’s Religious Views Fair Game for Tough Questions?Charismatic Catholicism may seem alien to many Americans. But Barrett’s critics really need to educate themselves before diving down rabbit holes.
  3. supreme court
    How a New Conservative Justice Could Affect the Supreme CourtA conservative Court would move to the right even more than arithmetic suggests on key issues like abortion as Roberts abandons his balancing role.
  4. vision 2020
    Trump Says Biden Is ‘Against the Bible’Our religiously illiterate president really needs to stop claiming the mantle of faith and denying it to others.
  5. supreme court
    Pence Goes After John Roberts As ‘Disappointment to Conservatives’In an interview with a Christian right journalist, the VP promises that Trump will consummate a judicial counterrevolution in his second term.
  6. supreme court
    Trump’s Next Supreme Court List Could Be Really ExtremeConservatives are again feeling betrayed on abortion and LGBTQ rights. Trump needs to convince them his future picks would be infallibly reactionary.
  7. vision 2020
    No Platform Fight for Democrats, No Platform at All for RepublicansParty platforms continue their journey toward the dustbin of history, with Dems working out their issues and the GOP recycling its 2016 platform.
  8. vision 2020
    Can Trump Make the Supreme Court a Campaign Issue Again?Trump-appointed justices didn’t give conservatives everything they hoped for. That only raises the stakes in November.
  9. 2020 elections
    Loeffler Attacks WNBA for Honoring Black Lives MatterThe endangered Georgia Republican senator triangulated against the league and the team she partly owns.
  10. power
    HUD Proposal Cuts Protections for Unhoused Trans PeopleIt would allow federally funded, same-sex homeless shelters to make admission determinations based on biological sex.
  11. supreme court
    Supreme Court Rejects Louisiana Abortion RestrictionsIn the end, Chief Justice Roberts couldn’t go along with a quick reversal of a recent precedent.
  12. protests
    Scenes From the Enduring Protests in New YorkPhotographer Mark Clennon’s arresting photos from the march on Trump Tower on Sunday.
  13. lgbtq rights
    Supreme Court: LGBTQ Workers Protected by Anti-Discrimination LawsThe 6-3 decision is a big win for equality, and a big loss for the Trump administration and the Christian right.
  14. vision 2020
    My Existential Dread of 2020The long-awaited reckoning with Trumpism is about to arrive.
  15. vision 2020
    Does Joe Biden’s Catholicism Matter?If elected, Biden would become just the second Catholic president. But his faith probably won’t greatly affect the odds he will win.
  16. vision 2020
    Tulsi Gabbard’s Eclectic BaseShe has a pocket of support on the left and another one among Trump fans. Nearly all her backers are male. What does that add up to?
  17. pride month
    It Looks Like Boston’s Straight Pride Is Actually HappeningThe event’s organizers have cleared their first logistical hurdle.
  18. lgbtq
    June 1, 2019, Will Henceforth Be Known As the Day Taylor Swift Criticized TrumpIn an open letter, she “personally rejects” his beliefs regarding the LGBTQ community.
  19. lgbtq rights
    Supreme Court Won’t Overturn School Policy Friendly to Transgender StudentsThe Court apparently did not agree that allowing transgender students access to bathrooms of their choice would violate others’ privacy rights.
  20. lgbtq rights
    Trump Continues Drive to Protect Religious-Based DiscriminationThe administration is fighting to repeal health-care protections and adoption rights for LGBTQ people, on behalf of his Christian right backers.
  21. lgbtq rights
    Texas Republicans Fighting to Protect Chick-fil-A’s Right to DiscriminateIn a mostly symbolic fight between equality and “religious liberty,” Republicans stand up for the Evangelical chicken purveyor.
  22. lgbtq rights
    House Passes LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Act, Which Will Die in the SenateThe Equality Act won’t become law so long as Republicans control the Senate and the White House. Every House Democrat voted for it.
  23. lgbtq rights
    Supreme Court to Decide Whether Anti-Discrimination Laws Cover LGBTQ EmployeesSCOTUS will clarify whether federal laws offer broad protections to LGBTQ employees. Kavanaugh’s presence on the Court creates grounds for pessimism.
  24. google
    Google Pulls Conversion-Therapy App After Human Rights Campaign DingThe Human Rights Campaign suspended Google from its annual ranking of LGBTQ-friendly workplaces.
  25. 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.
  26. centrism
    Democrats Aren’t Cultural ‘Extremists,’ They’ve Moved With the CountryRoss Douthat is wrong: Republicans are the ones who have abandoned “cultural centrism.”
  27. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Christian Right Leaders Want Senate to Ignore Assault Charges Against KavanaughConservative Evangelicals like Ralph Reed and Franklin Graham want their SCOTUS justice even if he hasn’t been cleared of attempted rape charges.
  28. civil rights
    Conservative Christian Baker Back in Court Over a Gender-Transition CakeJack Phillips is probably hoping to get a better answer from a Supreme Court where Brett Kavanaugh has replaced Anthony Kennedy.
  29. On the 150th Birthday of the 14th Amendment, Its Future Hangs in the BalanceTrump may not know the 14th Amendment from the 14th floor of one of his hotels, but his second SCOTUS pick could greatly affect its interpretation.
  30. Poor People’s Campaign Begins With Protests and ArrestsIn a revival of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy project that brought protestors to Washington in 1968, the protests will continue for 40 days.
  31. Nashville Statement Signers Condemn Christians Who Accept LGBTQ FolkThe distinguished conservative Evangelicals who signed the Nashville Statement deny fellowship to Christians who have no problems with LGBTQ folk.
  32. Trump Religious Liberty Order Mostly a Symbolic Sop to Christian RightUnlike the draft order of February, Trump’s order is rhetorical and doesn’t mention LGBTQ issues. He’s feeding the Christian right in other ways.
  33. Draft ‘Religious Liberty’ Order Would Offer Vast Protections for DiscriminationIt would let anyone dealing with the federal government violate anti-bias policies at will.
  34. Trump Could Still Undermine the Obama LGBTQ Order He Just ReaffirmedSome good news for progressives — but beware a “religious liberty” order.