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Catholic Controversy Sparked by WikiLeaks Will Continue Long After 2016 Election

To hear the many howls of protest from conservatives, you’d think that a handful of emails demonstrates that Hillary Clinton’s campaign is a nest of anti-Catholics.

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Posted on Jul 24, 2016 ENLARGE



Room for Comparison Between Sharia and Mike Pence’s Evangelical Beliefs

Donald Trump’s running mate supports faith-based restrictions that pose a danger to secular and liberal traditions in the United States.

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United States Recognizes Islamic State Atrocities as Genocide

Following a unanimous vote in the House, Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a statement in which he officially used the term “genocide” to describe Islamic State crimes against religious minorities. But how will this affect foreign policy?

Posted on Mar 18, 2016 READ MORE



Farewell, Ben Carson—We’ll Always Have ‘Hummus’

The good doctor’s foreign policy gaffes made for some great political satire, but his ignorance on the Middle East made him a frightening presidential candidate.

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Christmas and Christians in the Middle East (Video)

Whether Christmas, which in Eastern tradition is celebrated after Dec. 25, is joyous, sad or nerve-wracking for Christians in the Middle East this year depends very much on the country in which they live.

Posted on Dec 28, 2015 READ MORE


Jesus of the People

Jesus: The Man, the Myth

Every year around this time, we’re told to think about Jesus, if only for a minute, while we wait in line at the mall; but how much do we really know about the man? Truthdig turned to a religious scholar, the Rev. Madison Shockley, to find out.

Posted on Dec 25, 2015 READ MORE



Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God? (Video)

Wheaton College suspended a tenured professor of political science for quoting Pope Francis in saying that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. So, do they?

Posted on Dec 20, 2015 READ MORE


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Posted on Nov 18, 2015 ENLARGE



No, Muslims Are Not More Violent Than People of Other Religions. Here Are the Facts to Prove It.

Terrorism is a tactic of extremists within each religion, and within secular religions of Marxism or nationalism. No religion, including Islam, preaches indiscriminate violence against innocents.

Posted on Nov 15, 2015 READ MORE



Syria’s Christian Militia Comes to the Rescue as Thousands of Christians Flee Islamic State Approach

A Christian militia has been tapped by the regime of President Bashar Assad to reinforce the Syrian army’s attempt to keep Sadad from falling to the phony caliphate.

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Netanyahu’s Blood Libel Against Palestinians

In saying a mufti put Hitler up to the Holocaust, the Israeli prime minister is attempting to paint Palestinians as congenital Jew-haters—justifying robbing them of their remaining land, their livelihoods and their lives. Netanyahu is wrong on the history.

Posted on Oct 23, 2015 READ MORE



Roseburg Shooter Mercer Killed One-Third the Annual Gun Death Toll of England and Wales

The U.S. is downright weird compared with many other countries: We continue to be peculiar in handing out powerful magazine-fed firearms to almost anyone who wants them. 

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Jon Stewart: When Gays Want Equality, It’s Militancy; When Christians Deny Service, It’s Freedom

The “Daily Show” host dedicated two segments Monday night to discussing Indiana’s heinous Religious Freedom Restoration Act, including a witty bit on “pizza hate.”

Posted on Apr 7, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Avenging Its Christians, Egypt Bombs Libya in First Formal Campaign Since 1991

The murder by Islamic State (Daesh) thugs in Sirte, Libya, of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians this weekend has provoked the first formal Egyptian military incursion into another state’s territory since the 1991 Gulf War.

Posted on Feb 16, 2015 READ MORE


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How an Undercover Cop at a Protest Proved Why We Need to Protest Police Violence

An undercover agent encouraged protesters at a demonstration in Oakland, Calif., against recent police killings to commit crimes, then pulled his gun out on them; a group of net neutrality activists interrupted an FCC meeting to demand commissioners “Reclassify Now!”; meanwhile, a Bible-themed amusement park in Kentucky lost its tax exemptions due to religious discrimination. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Pope Francis in Jordan Reaches Out to Forgotten Syrian Refugees, Christians and Muslims

Syrian refugees, and Christian refugees in particular, are hoping that the visit of Pope Francis to Jordan on Saturday will raise the profile of their plight.

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Russell Brand: ‘Socialism Is Christianity Politicized’

Comedian-actor-writer Russell Brand took on a range of topics including spirituality, materialism, politics and revolution during an interview at Cambridge University’s student union in England last week.

Posted on Jan 21, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


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Did Progress Leave Christians Behind?

Christians opposed to same-sex marriage are being persecuted for their homophobia and bigotry, preacher and radio host Matt Slick told “The Daily Show” on Monday. Todd Clayton (pictured above), a gay Christian and student at Union Theological Seminary in New York and a leader on the upcoming Truthdig Trek, says, “That’s insane.”

Posted on Jun 18, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



Our Modern Day Addiction to Technology and Propaganda

Thanks to the urge to be constantly wired, extremist propaganda is becoming easier and easier to feed to the masses; the industrial food system has a single aim—make CEOs and shareholders rich; meanwhile, legalizing gay marriage may make it more difficult for LGBT activists to effectively fight other types of discrimination. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Outrage Over Whites-Only Christian Conference in Alabama

The Rev. William C. Collier cordially invites you to his three-day Christian conference in Alabama—but only if you’re white. Fliers advertising the event titled “Annual Pastors Conference All White Christians Invited,” were reportedly put up during the middle of the night in the western Alabama town of Winfield on Monday.

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 READ MORE



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Atheists Know More About Religion Than the Pious

Well, this is awkward. The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life undertook a study in which nonbelievers correctly answered more religious knowledge questions than the devout. Mormons and Jews also scored well and, like atheists, know more about Christianity than Christians.

Posted on Sep 28, 2010 READ MORE



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Preacher Cancels Quran Burning Over ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Claims

The leader of a Florida church says he called off his planned bonfire of Islamic holy books because the imam of the community center to be built near Ground Zero “has agreed to move the location.” However, one of the developers of that project has reported: “We don’t know anything about it.”

Posted on Sep 9, 2010 READ MORE



Florida Church Determined to Burn Qurans Despite Warnings

An extremist Florida church says it will go ahead with plans to mark the ninth anniversary of 9/11 by setting copies of the Quran on fire, even though authorities have warned that such actions would endanger Americans fighting, serving and traveling abroad. (continued)

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The Evangelical Rebellion

Mike Huckabee represents a new and potent force in American politics, and the neocons and corporate elite, who once viewed the yahoos of the Christian right as the useful idiots, are now confronted with the fact that they themselves are the ones who have been taken for a ride.

Posted on Dec 23, 2007 READ MORE


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Jesus, Then the Dinosaurs, Then the Greeks ...

Here’s an easy question: What’s worse, someone who doesn’t know anything about the world or someone who tries to spread his or her ignorance to others on national television? “The View’s” Sherri Shepard, who once admitted she didn’t know if the world was flat, insists that “Jesus came first before [the Greeks and Romans]” and “I don’t think anything predated Christians.” Really? What about Pangea?

Posted on Dec 5, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Dobson Says No No No to Giuliani

In case you think conservative Christians are just bluffing with their threats to split from the Republicans, take a gander at this clip of Sean Hannity begging James Dobson to support Rudy Giuliani. Dobson refuses, standing on principle and the promise of a more frenzied and loyal base under a Clinton presidency.

Posted on Oct 9, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Texas Governor Ignores the Zealots

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has issued an executive order mandating the use of the HPV vaccine, which can help prevent cervical cancer. The conservative Christian’s decree trumps opposition in the Legislature and elsewhere from opponents who feel the treatment encourages premarital sex. Texas will be the first state to require that schoolgirls receive the vaccine.

Posted on Feb 2, 2007 READ MORE


Poll: Evangelicals Less Popular Than Jewish Presidential Candidates

Among voters quizzed in an L.A. Times / Bloomberg poll, “21% said they would not vote for an evangelical Christian,” whereas only “15% said no to a Jewish presidential candidate.”

Posted on Jul 4, 2006 READ MORE


James Dobson
AP / Patti Longmire

Conservative Christians Warn Republicans Against Inaction

Evangelical Christians, the president’s base, are warning that they may withhold their support in the midterm elections unless Congress does more to oppose same-sex marriage, obscenity and abortion.
If you want to see where ideas like these take hold, check out Truthdig’s coverage of the Christian fundamentalist BattleCry concerts (part 1 and 2.)

Posted on May 14, 2006 READ MORE


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‘South Park,’ Censored Over Mohammed, Hits Jesus

The creators of “South Park,” censored by Comedy Central when they attempted to show an image of the prophet Mohammed, aired instead an image of Jesus Christ defecating on President Bush and the American flag.

Posted on Apr 14, 2006 READ MORE


Bill Maher Takes on Christian Paranoia

Maher tells Christians, “If you’re going to be that paranoid all the time, just get high.” (video)

Posted on Apr 2, 2006 READ MORE


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