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Donald Trump's Evangelical Advisers Revolt

Ari Rabin-Havt | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Ari Rabin-Havt

Donald J. Trump's presidential campaign hit a snag on Monday, after several prominent endorsers made statements suggesting his fitness to hold the highest office in our country would be undercut by his own personal behaviors and failings.

Donald Trump Is A Christian! Can You Believe It? Really. Can You?

Tim Rymel | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Tim Rymel

When I first read in my news feed that Donald Trump had become a Christian, I chuckled. With Jesus being Middle Eastern and all, I was certain Trump had built a wall around his heart a long time ago to keep him out.

Donald Trump Is Proving How Mortally Dangerous He Is To LGBT Equality

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Contrary to those in the media and elsewhere who claimed he was "far more accepting" on LGBT issues than other GOP candidates, Donald Trump is proving that he very much will be a force against LGBT equality if elected president.

Whose Side Is God on, Anyway?

Murray Forseter | Posted 04.08.2016 | Religion
Murray Forseter

It's quite common in sports for teams and players to invoke the help of God. It's a quaint custom, making God an interested observer to, nay a partici...

Little Lord Trump (Le Roi) and His MVP, Jesus

Michele Somerville | Posted 01.28.2016 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Well-conceived blasphemy can be positive and I believe there's a place for even very irreverent jocularity in faith, belief and even ritual, but when I hear Trump, a man who so flagrantly embodies all that the Jesus of the New Testament is not, call Communion a "cracker," now I am offended.

Terrorism: A Challenge for the Social Sciences

Paul Stoller | Posted 12.07.2015 | College
Paul Stoller

In today's world the stakes are high, the path is long and the challenge is great--time to dig in and continue the fight for science and reason.

The American Nationalism Problem

Keith Gaddie | Posted 12.06.2015 | Politics
Keith Gaddie

The story we tell ourselves is that the American identity is rooted not in place, but in the acceptance of a common set of ideals, irrespective of race, religion or ethnicity. The politics of the last decade, however, have strained the notion of e pluribus unum, revealing among whites three definitions of the American nation that are exclusive rather than inclusive.

America as a "Christian Nation" Doesn't Ring Historically True

Craig Considine | Posted 10.29.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

Let us be clear in dealing with Ben Carson and other people on the Christian Right. The founders did not intend for the nation to be Christian.

Gambling, Guns and Jesus: An American Paradox

Andy Watts | Posted 10.14.2015 | Religion
Andy Watts

Why are many Christians morally suspicious of gambling, but not of carrying a handgun?

The Christian Left -- Possibly the Most Interesting Group You've Never Heard Of

Michelle Tang | Posted 10.13.2015 | Religion
Michelle Tang

I see some hope for the Christian Left -- maybe it will even become an interesting movement that people have actually heard of! There is wide-spread interest in Pope Francis, even among non-Catholics and non-Christians, as he speaks to his Jesuit principals of serving the poor and the marginalized.

The Christian Case for Sexual Liberation

Christian Chiakulas | Posted 10.13.2015 | Religion
Christian Chiakulas

This is no exhortation to have as much casual sex as one can have, but rather a suasion for each of us as individuals to get in touch with our sexual identities and desires, and to seek fulfillment and expression in safe, positive ways, whatever they may be.

Christianity Needs a Progressive Revolution

Christian Chiakulas | Posted 10.05.2015 | Religion
Christian Chiakulas

Recently I wrote a blog about what millennials like myself are looking for in a church. The answer, which apparently wasn't quite clear enough, is that we are looking for socially and politically active congregations, churches that live the gospel, not just preach it.

There's a Woman in the United States Whose Religious Freedom Is Under Attack, But Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz are Silent

Brian Joyce | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics
Brian Joyce

It would be nice to see some real defenders of religious freedom on the Christian right. It would be nice to see the Christian right acknowledge, once and for all, that religious liberty applies to all Americans, not just Christian conservatives in the heartland like Kim Davis.

We Should Treat All Americans Fairly -- Even Kim Davis

Benjamin Evans III | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Benjamin Evans III

Kim Davis has every right to believe as she does. That's America; people of all colors, creeds and sexual orientations being able to express their different beliefs through the freedom of speech. But what she does not have the right to do is impede on the rights of any other American based on her personal convictions.

Planned Parenthood, Fetal Tissue and the Meaning of Compassion

Steven Conn | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics
Steven Conn

As this story has unfolded I have been thinking about the Reagans, Ron and Nancy. It was President Ronald Reagan who first turned an important scientific pursuit into a political issue (masquerading as a moral crusade).

Air Force Leaders Hammer Helpless Subordinates With Evangelical 'Gospel Explosion'

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 07.30.2016 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

This latest anti-Constitutional outrage comes to us from Cannon Air Force Base (AFB), host to the USAF's 27th Special Operations Wing (SOW).

Is It Okay to Out Someone?

James Owens | Posted 07.22.2016 | Queer Voices
James Owens

Over the course of my life I have come across a number of closet cases, each with their own range of reasons for hiding their true self; every excuse becoming more and more absurd with every step toward equality. Come on people, it's 2015!

Investigative Journalist With a Cross Tattooed on the Right Arm

Nuri Kino | Posted 06.28.2016 | Media
Nuri Kino

It is gratifying that Christian media have taken more and more space in the media flow but I would like to see more, those who work in the so-called mainstream media or the public service, to come out of the closet and "admit" that they are Christians.

It's a Boy!

Jonathan Richards | Posted 06.11.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Why This Rabbi Loves Christian Writer Rachel Held Evans

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 01.17.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

In a recent article for the website of the Union for Reform Judaism, I generated some controversy by quoting two books by Christian authors. A few comments and even personal phone calls wondered why a rabbi would quote Christian sources when they are so many good Jewish ones.

James Dobson: Beat Your Dog, Spank Your Kid, Go to Heaven

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 12.08.2014 | Books
Barbara Falconer Newhall

It was a childrearing book. It sat on a bookshelf in our house for months until I couldn't stand the sight of it any more. Finally I got rid of it.

ISIS Beheadings and the American Separation of Church and State

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Richard T. Hughes

Americans who view a Christian establishment as a meaningful antidote to Islamic terror have already conceded the fight to the people they oppose since they would strip the United States of one of the most important pillars of American freedom.

Back-to-School Not Welcoming to All LGBTQ-Students in Massachusetts

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

It's back-to-school season for most and stepping back into the scene isn't easy for a lot of students -- especially LGBTQ students.

The Right-Wing, the Bible and the November Elections

Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 11.02.2014 | Religion
Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D.

I am convinced that most rank-and-file right-wing Christians are sincere and not cynical in the politics they embrace. Yet they have been so egregiously misled that even though they might be sincere, they are sincerely wrong according to the most fundamental moral and ethical imperatives of the Bible.

They Are Our Children Now

Fred Lundgren | Posted 09.13.2014 | Religion
Fred Lundgren

The question must be asked. Where is the empathy or Christian charity among those who protest children? Did these children choose their fate? Did they maliciously and knowingly choose to be born into poverty and strife? The idea is as absurd as protesting their presence.