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Black Theodicy: If S..t Happens, Manage It.

Don Cosentino | Posted 09.28.2016 | Religion
Don Cosentino

What measure of responsibility can then be ascribed to Gede, or to any other supernatural force, for Haiti's unparalleled catastophes?

The Christian-Political Machine Is Undermining Democracy

Tim Rymel | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Tim Rymel

Certainly all people should have a voice in a democracy. Demonizing and oppressing other groups with whom we disagree to get what we want, however, is not godly; it's certainly not Christian. These groups have learned to manipulate their constituency, and to play on their fears to raise money and support

God's Great Banquet: Why Christians Need Trans and Intersex People

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 05.16.2016 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

Three years ago, I preached a sermon that radically transformed my life -- ending my career as a theologian, professor and ordained minister. That ser...

The Hidden Religion and Science Conflict

Michael S. Evans | Posted 03.16.2016 | Religion
Michael S. Evans

Americans see religion and science as being in conflict, not because elites are engaged in contentious interactions, but because these public representatives of science and religion appear to undermine good debate.

Pat Robertson Thinks Gays Won't Find 'Real Love'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.01.2016 | Queer Voices

According to Pat Robertson, gay people who want to find "real love" can only do so if they renounce the "homosexual lifestyle" first. The conservativ...

Pat Robertson's Advice For A Lesbian's Mom Has Us Shaking Our Heads

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This is some of the most un-sage parenting advice we've ever heard. On Thursday's installment of "The 700 Club," Pat Robertson told the mother of a 1...

Here Are 15 Of The Biggest Anti-LGBT Villains Of 2015

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

2015 was, without a doubt, a milestone year for mainstream lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. Still, social and political advances ...

Decades of GOP Anger Is Finally Directed Where It Belongs: At the GOP

David Paul | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics
David Paul

There may be implicit arguments involved about what policies might deliver the greatest good for the greatest number, but the core undertaking is about using the democratic process to achieve and maintain political power. And over the past half-century, the Republican Party has played the game well.

Befuddled Pat Robertson Declares Islam Is Not A Religion, Again

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 12.08.2015 | Media

Conservative Christian media personality Pat Robertson took the latest wave of Islamophobia to a higher level Tuesday by claiming, as he likes to do, ...

Pat Robertson Says God Will Hit U.S. With 'Financial Collapse' Because Of LGBT Rights

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As it turns out, no lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights milestone goes unnoticed by Pat Robertson. The conservative televangelist, o...

Halloween Isn't Harmless, It's Satan, Says Pat Robertson

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.29.2015 | Media

Your nephew may look adorable dressed up as Clark Kent, but he's no diminutive superhero -- he's actually celebrating Satan. This is the public servic...

Here's Why Pat Robertson Insists That Gay Marriage Is Still Illegal

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

It's already been four months since the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage, yet Pat Robertson just can't seem to move on. The conservat...

Why Is Jeb Bush Courting Pat Robertson?

Peter Montgomery | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics
Peter Montgomery

Jeb Bush, battling slumping poll numbers, will travel to Regent University this Friday for an interview with the school's founder, televangelist Pat Robertson. While Robertson's influence has diminished over the years, he has had a lasting (and damaging) impact on American culture and politics.

Pat Robertson Applauds Man Who Barred Grandson's Boyfriend From Thanksgiving Dinner

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Pat Robertson is gearing up for the holidays by expressing more anti-gay rhetoric. The conservative televangelist praised a "700 Club" viewer this we...

Pat Robertson Blames The Gays For The Stock Market Plunge

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Now that she's been taken into custody, Kim Davis can rest assured: she's got a friend in Pat Robertson. Robertson defended the Kentucky county clerk...

Pat Robertson Blames Market Crash On Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 08.24.2015 | Media

Never mind China’s stock market crash. Televangelist Pat Robertson proclaimed Monday that the massive Dow drop is actually divine retribution for th...

9 Arguments From the Bible Fundamentalists Should Have to Make

Derek Penwell | Posted 08.24.2016 | Religion
Derek Penwell

The real war on religion is being waged by those on the Right who read the Bible not as the story of God's saving interaction with the world through the unfolding of God's reign, but either as foundational for a conservative politics of self-interest or as a blueprint for a post-Enlightenment cult of individual piety.

Pat Robertson Has No Time For Christians Who Accept Gays

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The increasingly predictable Pat Robertson has no time for Christians who are accepting of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community...

Pat Robertson: Obama Should Listen To 'Fellow Africans' On Gay Rights

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

It's an unlikely proposition, but if Pat Robertson had his way, President Barack Obama would make a 180-degree shift in regard to lesbian, gay, bisexu...

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!

Pat Robertson Claims Gay Marriage Will Lead To 'Love Affairs Between Men And Animals'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

You didn't expect Pat Robertson to let the Supreme Court's June 26 ruling on same-sex marriage happen without one of his signature anti-gay declaratio...

I'm a Christian, Therefore I Support Same-Sex Marriage

Stan Duncan | Posted 07.02.2016 | Religion
Stan Duncan

When the chips are down and the going gets rough, and people are claiming that we need to protect ourselves from a dangerous wave of tolerance, and openness, and acceptance, I think I'm going with Jesus.

Beyond Sex: What Is Gay?

James Owens | Posted 06.26.2016 | Queer Voices
James Owens

Defining and embracing a true gay culture, which goes well beyond sexuality, is the next stage. We see organizations like gay softball leagues, gay choirs, and gay running clubs. They are institutions meant to build strength and support between one another because we do share so much in common and we understand what it took to become who we are more than anyone else.

Week to Week News Quiz for 6/12/15

John Zipperer | Posted 06.12.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

While you wait for Jeb Bush's big announcement on Monday, take our latest Week to Week news quiz and study up on the issues.

Why Do Three-Year-Old Babies Die Horrible Deaths? God's Surprising Role

Dr. Joel Hoffman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Religion
Dr. Joel Hoffman

Why did God allow my three-year-old baby to die a horrible death? a distraught mother recently asked, prompting Pat Robertson to suggest that God may have done so for a good reason, like to spare the child a more horrible fate later in life.