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Ruling: Religious Business Owners Exempt From Covering Contraception

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some businesses are allowed to refuse to provide contraception coverage as part of employee health insurance plans.

Posted on Jun 30, 2014 READ MORE



In Matters of Abortion, the Personal Is Political, Especially for Women of Color

Several years ago I accompanied a close friend who was visiting the U.S. to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Southern California.

Posted on May 1, 2014 READ MORE



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Mind Rape and the Christian Right

A former professional skier who sought help for alcoholism from a rehabilitation program became locked in a cultish life that destroyed her self-esteem and independence in the name of Jesus.

Posted on Jul 21, 2013 READ MORE


Ralph Reed: Back From the Dead

Ralph Reed, the disgraced conservative political operative and evangelical leader who took secret money from former super-lobbyist and convicted felon Jack Abramoff, returned from political purgatory during the Republican National Convention last week.

Posted on Sep 4, 2012 READ MORE



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Fundamentalism Kills

I worry more about the Anders Breiviks than the Mohammed Attas.

Posted on Jul 26, 2011 READ MORE


Perry Still Pondering 2012 Run

We don’t have the full picture yet on the lineup of candidates revving up to race for the White House in 2012, even from the GOP camp, which has already kicked into high campaigning gear. A certain governor of a big state ... (continued)

Posted on Jul 5, 2011 READ MORE


Dan Savage: ‘It Gets Better,’ but It’s Still Tough for GLBTs

Sex columnist Dan Savage, creator of the “It Gets Better” campaign to help gay youth through tough transitions, is pretty patient with CNN’s Kyra Phillips as he discusses the still very real threat of hate speech and hate crimes targeting ... (continued)

Posted on Nov 24, 2010 READ MORE



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Poll Finds Overlap Between Tea Party, Christian Right

Certain members and proponents of the tea-party movement may claim that diversity abounds among their ranks, but through the magic of polling, the Public Religion Research Institute has sketched out a shared belief system ... (continued)

Posted on Oct 5, 2010 READ MORE



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The Christian Fascists Are Growing Stronger

Tens of millions of Americans are creating a theocratic state based on “biblical law,” and shutting out all those they define as the enemy.

Posted on Jun 7, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Colbert Report’: Rent Boy Handles George Rekers’ Baggage

What could George Rekers, anti-gay Christian right activist and Baptist minister, have been thinking when he went a’fishin’ on Rentboy.com for someone to help him carry his baggage—or as Stephen Colbert puts it in this clip, “hoist his sack”—on a European vacation?

Posted on May 6, 2010 READ MORE


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The European Adventures of a Christian Right Leader and His ‘Rent Boy’

This is the story of George Rekers, a Baptist minister and prominent anti-gay activist who recently took a European sojourn with a young man who said, on his Rentboy.com profile, that he’s “up for anything.” Well, how about a trip to London and Madrid with a card-carrying member of the Christian right?

Posted on May 4, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Silhouette City’: Christian Nationalism on the Rise

Just how did we get the Christian right we have today? In his truly scary documentary “Silhouette City,” director Michael W. Wilson takes a close look at the key figures and ideologies that played some part in forming the apocalyptic mass movement that’s looking to influence American politics and culture.

Posted on Nov 3, 2008 READ MORE


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Fueling the Fire of Real Change

The coals of radical social change smolder among the poor, the homeless and the destitute. As the numbers of disenfranchised dramatically increase, our hope, our only hope, is to connect intimately with the daily injustices visited upon them. Out of this contact we can resurrect, from the ground up, a social ethic, a new movement.

Posted on Sep 28, 2008 READ MORE


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War of the Word

Would God ever damn America? Is there anything we have done or could do as a nation that might court such severe judgment from an almighty, or is there a peculiar American exemption from God’s wrath? The prediction of God’s damnation for bad behavior is made in both black and white churches.

Posted on Mar 25, 2008 READ MORE


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Maher on Falwell: ‘Death Isn’t Always Sad’

Bill Maher celebrates the passing of an intolerant icon: “Now I know you’re not supposed to speak ill of the dead, but I think we can make an exception, because speaking ill of the dead was kind of Jerry Falwell’s hobby.”

Posted on May 20, 2007 READ MORE


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Hitchens’ Fiery Send-Off for Falwell

Based on his comments to CNN’s Anderson Cooper on the day of the Rev. Jerry Falwell’s death, it looks like author and provocateur Christopher Hitchens (pictured) will have to wait a while to be invited back into President Bush’s inner circle.  Hitchens channeled his disdain for religion and for Falwell into one scathing send-off on Cooper’s show.

Posted on May 16, 2007 READ MORE


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Jesus ‘Love-Bombs’ You

The author of “American Fascists” reports on the cult-like recruiting tactics of the Christian right, including the manipulative and highly successful practice of “love bombing.”

Posted on Apr 23, 2007 READ MORE



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When They Came for the Homosexuals…

Gays are the first target of the Christian right’s campaign against human rights, but they won’t be the last.

Posted on Mar 11, 2007 READ MORE


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Pariah or Prophet?

Many have dismissed Ralph Nader’s recurring candidacy as an “ego trip,” but veteran journalist Chris Hedges argues that the activist and agitator has in fact taken a consistent and necessary stand against the consumer fraud of American politics.

Posted on Feb 26, 2007 READ MORE


Slim Pickings for Christian Right

The Rev. Jerry Falwell held a hush-hush summit earlier this month with other conservative Republicans from the Council for National Policy to discuss the 2008 presidential race.  The exclusive group is facing a status downgrade when the Bush years end and can’t find anyone in the lineup of candidates who clearly fits the council’s bill.

Posted on Feb 25, 2007 READ MORE


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China Censors Ang Lee’s Speech

Government television cut out Lee’s mention of gays and lesbians as well as his thank you to China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Homophobia is alive and well in Communist China. Maybe the Christian right should move there.

Posted on Mar 7, 2006 READ MORE


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