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A Progressive Christian Asks, 'How Do I Not Hate Most Christians?'

John Shore | Posted 12.31.2012 | Religion
John Shore

Well,I don't think the problem is that you want no part of the label "Christian." It's that you want no part of the label moron.

WATCH: Shocking Video Of Mitt Romney Spouting Bigoted Bile Against Gays

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In my last blog post I quoted Mitt Romney making shocking remarks that were highlighted in a Boston Globe story last week. Now video has surfaced of Romney making those bigoted claims about gay parents while pushing his heartless policy against their children.

A Question For the 73% of White Evangelicals Who Say They're Voting for Romney

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

According to polls 73 percent of WHITE evangelicals will be voting for Mitt Romney. If the polls are correct here's the question I'd like to ask evangelicals using their own style of language/concerns/theological thinking as applied to their choice.

The George McGovern I Remember

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Jim Wallis

1972 was the first year I was old enough to vote in an election, and McGovern was the first presidential candidate for whom I voted. To this day, I am more proud of that vote than most of the others I have cast since.

Romney: 'Some Gays Are Actually Having Children. It's Not Right on Paper. It's Not Right in Fact.'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

We've witnessed many Mitt Romneys, but the one unearthed yesterday is perhaps the most vicious and cruel: a zealot who, as governor, became hellbent on stigmatizing the children of gay and lesbian parents, labeling them outcasts and causing them to suffer hardship throughout their lives.

Behind The Billy Pulpit: Will The Real Billy Graham Please Stand Up?

Michael G. Long | Posted 12.25.2012 | Religion
Michael G. Long

If he were to return to his own comments about poverty, if he were to write his own statement and if he were to recall his own Bible-based lobbying for the War on Poverty, he could finally fulfill the role that has long eluded him: a truly biblical prophet.

The Choice Is Clear and It's Up to Us

Pearl Korn | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Romney would create a Supreme Court at the ready to overturn any number of other laws protecting the environment, women, workers and more that conservative special interests deem annoyances and infringements on their bottom line. Think about that when you go in the booth on Nov. 6.

Steps Ahead of Most on Capitol Hill

Craig DeRoche | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Craig DeRoche

Christians now want to vote for lawmakers who share their belief in mercy, second chances, and redemption, even for the worst among us. Prison is often necessary to keep us safe, but our high recidivism rates show that it is rarely rehabilitative.

Allie Compton

WATCH: Woman Lives 'Biblically' For A Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Allie Compton | Posted 10.24.2012 | Religion

When Rachel Held Evans's husband, Dan, woke up one Christmas morning, he found all of his presents addressed, "To Master, from Rachel." "I had to c...

Religitics

Eliza Wood | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Eliza Wood

It will be interesting to watch which way the faithful but independent trend in their voting in 2012, because one thing independents like less than joining forces with either major group is to hear sermons about politics in church or synagogue.

Faith, Fear, and Family Planning

Robert Walker | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

Listen to the clamor this year from the religious right and you would think that most people of faith reject family planning. Hardly. Public opinion polls have consistently shown that support for the use of contraceptives knows no religious bounds.

In Defense Of Dinesh D'Souza

Edward Falzon | Posted 12.20.2012 | Religion
Edward Falzon

This new fiancee-mistress "scandal" in which he has become embroiled is the embodiment of both the proverbial storm in a tea-cup and the abuse of religious power over even high-profile individuals.

Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson Takes Center Stage On Broadway

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 10.19.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK -- At the end of a long day, Kathie Lee Gifford offers a visitor a cup of coffee. Not wine, coffee. "Would you like a skinny latte that I'm ...

Pigs To The Lake: The Evangelical Exorcism

Morgan Guyton | Posted 12.18.2012 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

I don't know what theological changes are needed to save American evangelicals, but I really don't think that we're destined to howl in the graveyard forever. The pigs are headed for the lake, and I believe for the first time in my life that the evangelicals are going to make it.

Jaweed Kaleem

Dinesh D'Souza Resigns From Presidency Of King's College Amid Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.18.2012 | Religion

Prominent conservative author and Obama critic Dinesh D'Souza has resigned from the from the presidency of The King's College, an evangelical Christia...

Pretending To Be Gay Isn't The Answer: Why Timothy Kurek Was Wrong

Emily Timbol | Posted 12.16.2012 | Religion
Emily Timbol

I can't help wishing that what Timothy had done, instead of spending his time learning through pretending, was spend a year using his privilege to fight for the people around him.

Why We're Leaving Church: A Report From The Nones

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 12.16.2012 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

"People don't want to have to side with the church and against their friends who are Buddhist or Muslim or Jewish or agnostic."

Jaweed Kaleem

Changing Focus: Right-Wing Group Focus On The Family Aims To Broaden Goals

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.25.2012 | Religion

Focus on the Family, the former evangelical powerhouse of the Religious Right that was known for its vitriolic campaigns against gay rights, same-sex ...

'Nones' On The Rise: How Anti-Gay, Anti-Choice Churches Are Creating Their Own Demise

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

I've always felt we religiously unaffiliated "Nones" were a tiny minority. But here we are, surging in an America that's been steeped in religious dogma, where Republican politics has been overrun by zealots hellbent on controlling women's bodies and discriminating against gays.

Romney, Abortion, Evangelicals, Sex and Lies

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

That evangelicals are ready to follow Mitt Romney down the fairy tale narrative rabbit hole to his "family values" scorched earth of opportunistic individualism in the name of pro-life beliefs is one of the greatest political not to mention religious ironies imaginable.

Unapologetic: Evangelical Christian, Pro-Life and Democrat

Jo Kadlecek | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Jo Kadlecek

I wasn't always like this. I grew up in a Christmas and Easter Presbyterian suburban home to Republican parents. My dad campaigned for Barry Goldwater and my mom cried when Nixon resigned on national television because he'd been her hero.

Christians Show Love of Israel on Jerusalem Streets

Anav Silverman | Posted 12.08.2012 | World
Anav Silverman

There was love in the air of Jerusalem this past Thursday afternoon. Marching through the streets, approximately 6,000 Christian friends of Israel made their way with flags and smiles, which they readily shared with Israeli bystanders -- from secular to ultra-orthodox Jews of all ages and backgrounds.

Jesus Could Be Their Candidate and the Republicans Would Still Lose

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

When the Republicans bring back actual "doctors" and send the "faith healers" back to where they belong, we Americans just might trust them again. Meanwhile we'll reelect our sane president.

What the Bible Says - And Doesn't Say - About Women

David Lose | Posted 11.22.2012 | Religion
David Lose

This Sunday countless girls will be sitting in church listening to this passage. How many will hear it interpreted not as one more ideal they can't live up to but instead as a powerful voice that invites them to imagine that they have worth in and of themselves, that they can do anything they set their minds to.

The Deadly Cost of Worshiping the Bible Instead of God

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 11.18.2012 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Anything that leads to murder should raise doubts about its legitimacy when put in service of so-called spiritual truth. That killing was done "for God" and yet didn't lead to a complete re-think about the theological "approach" to a relationship with God is simply insane.