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Chris Sosa
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Chris Sosa is a journalist, progressive political commentator and advocate based in New York City. He's currently working a book about American Evangelicalism titled "Jesus Hates You."

Chris is the Lead Staff Writer for Care2. He previously served as an editorial lead for Inside.com and a national editor for EDGE Publications.

His research background includes policy reform efforts targeting stigma against disabled American workers. Chris endorses legislative proposals to strengthen bans on workplace discrimination, raise the minimum wage and prevent worker exploitation.

Chris vocally supports animal rights and believes all forms of oppression are innately connected. He opposes the use of animals for food, clothing, entertainment, property and research. He's been an ethical vegan for nearly a decade.

Have questions or want to get in touch? Tweet Chris at @ChrisSosa or contact him via LinkedIn.

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Entries by Chris Sosa

The Feds' RentBoy Raid Is an Attack on LGBTs and Sex Workers

(56) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 5:42 PM

On the afternoon of August 25, the feds stormed RentBoy.com's Union Square offices, shut down the site and arrested its executives. RentBoy is a New York-based global escort enterprise with over 10,500 workers, reportedly receiving 500,000 visitors per day around the world.

The site has operated within public view for...

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Spewing Hate: I Support My Ex-Pastor's First Amendment Rights

(61) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 12:56 AM

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"I will still preach the gospel when preaching becomes a hate crime. If we as pastors are arrested, then get my room ready." - Dr. Drew Landry, Spotswood Baptist Church, June 28, 2015

Yes, one...

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Fellow Liberals, Please Stop Claiming Jesus Accepts LGBT People

(1127) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 3:18 PM

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I'm going to keep this brief.

There's a troubling trend in liberal America: the desire to marginalize right-wing Christians by claiming they don't understand their own religion. While this is true in a number of respects, it doesn't change the fact that...

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Homeschooling: Setting the Record Straight

(46) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 1:14 PM

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During the late 1980s, my mother heard a radio report about an educational method called "homeschooling." At the time, it was framed as a predominantly religious response in the U.S. to the secularization of schooling. But what mom saw was an...

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Marilyn Manson Just Made an Unexpected Comeback

(1) Comments | Posted January 31, 2015 | 10:03 PM

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"Jesus loves you," Marilyn Manson deadpans to an audience member at New York City's Terminal 5. The Antichrist Superstar, legally named Brian Warner, is currently embarking on the "Hell Not Hallelujah" tour with the band carrying his stage namesake and seems...

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What This Gay Atheist Learned From Being an Evangelical Christian

(138) Comments | Posted December 13, 2014 | 3:31 PM

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I was raised as a devout Evangelical Christian. My readers know I discarded that identity as an adult and don't mince words whenever the subject of religion arises. But what many probably don't realize is that religion continues to impact my...

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Are Democrats the Real Racists?

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 9:25 PM

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Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen, recently elected speaker of the assembly's Republican caucus, stepped down this week. His resignation comes after he made some truly remarkable public comments about race. He claimed that the "relationship of Negroes and Democrats is truly a...

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Exclusive: Jodi Picoult on Elephants, Politics and the Paranormal

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 11:08 AM

"Like humans, elephants are one of the few species who have cross-species empathy. Most species will only save their own," Jodi Picoult explains to me with the ease of someone who's spent years studying zoology. Those familiar with her novels are well aware that the work involves healthy doses of...

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Historical Jesus? Not So Fast.

(1267) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 4:47 PM

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America has a curious fixation on the perspectives of Jesus Christ in the formation of public opinion, especially on prominent issues of social values. In recent days, protesters have taken to defending opposing moral positions by claiming Jesus held their viewpoint. Aside from...

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Are Burgers Really Destroying the Planet? Kip Andersen Thinks So

(28) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 4:01 PM

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What if environmentalists are ignoring the largest contributing factor to global climate change? It's a provocative question sure to offend the sensibilities of those who view themselves as staunch defenders of the planet. But Kip Andersen's Cowspiracy asks it plainly and offers a...

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Robin Williams Helped Fight My Childhood Demons

(9) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 3:10 PM

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I was working on my tablet when a co-worker messaged to say that Robin Williams had died. My immediate response, common when handed unexpectedly terrible news, was to reject the accuracy of the report. Minutes later, every news outlet was running Williams' death...

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Dolly Parton Talks Fame, Fans and Dance Music

(2) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 8:58 PM

Country music has but one queen, and she has no intention to abdicate the throne. Dolly Parton has entered a new phase of increasing cultural relevance. Her latest studio album Blue Smoke is the singer's first to debut in the top ten of the Billboard 200, while the CD/DVD set...

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Indiana May Elect Its First Openly Gay State Representative

(2) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 1:29 PM

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An openly gay 28-year-old Democrat is running to become Indiana's first openly gay state representative. With an affable yet determined demeanor, he makes the case that Indianans are perhaps less affronted by their LGBT neighbors than many might think and are ready for...

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Concerned about Public Health? Stop Fighting PrEP

(3) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 12:54 PM

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came out in support of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) therapy for individuals at high risk of contracting HIV. The FDA first approved the HIV antiviral drug Truvada for PrEP treatment in 2012. While the effectiveness rate for HIV prevention is considered

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Michael Jackson Xscape's Death Once Again

(1) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 4:37 PM

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After Michael Jackson's untimely passing, producers scrambled to put together a posthumous album, resulting in Michael. It was a tacky, cash-driven effort marred by controversy. Jackson's family questioned whether an impersonator was performing on the album. Critics gave it a lukewarm...

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Cher's Retiring, Right After She Finishes Another Farewell Tour

(5) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 3:04 PM

It's hard to really define a Cher show in the way one does a traditional pop concert. Sure, there's singing. Spectacle abounds. A great live band is present to bring decades of hits to life. But everything one sees is in tribute to something greater than the sum of these...

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Ethics of 'Noah': Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Aronofsky

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 5:00 PM

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If you march into a theater to see Noah and expect a pleasant Bible story for the whole family, you obviously don't realize how deadly serious Darren Aronofsky takes this fable. For all his flippancy about how the...

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Yes, Miley Cyrus Bawled Hysterically in Concert, Because She's a Human

(1) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 2:27 PM

The whole affair started out normally, at least by Miley Cyrus standards. She emerged from the mouth of a giant on-screen replica of her own head and reached the stage via a long, curling tongue slide. "SMS" played, a track more spoken than sung. It didn't become apparent something was...

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'God's Not Dead' Preys on Evangelical Fear

(50) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 2:31 PM

What does the weekend box office have in common with a Southern Poverty Law Center hate group? More than you might think. But we'll get to that in a minute.

Religion is making a comeback on the silver screen from mostly secular sources. 'Son of God' has had a respectable...

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Don't Call Me a Humanist

(25) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 1:15 PM

Growing up in the Evangelical Christian tradition, I was repeatedly warned of the threat posed by "secular Humanism." This movement was said to glorify the self and provide an empty view of the world. Despite the reflexive irony of the criticism when considering the source, I'm inclined to agree with...

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