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Keep Religion out of Military

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

Sadly, powerful military leaders are behaving more like missionaries than soldiers entrusted with fulfilling military missions.

Catholic Extremists Swiftboat Sebelius

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

The Catholic Church may refer to pro-choice politicians as extremists but the majority of Catholic congregants agree with pro-choice politicians like Sebelius on reproductive issues.

Why Are the Republicans Such Anti-Obama Liars?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The religious right infection (of wanting failure to prove a moral/religious point) has become the Republican illness: root for failure so "we" win ideologically.

Unearthed: The News Without the Chaff

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle

Green companies do better during economic downturn, Santorum says the Qur'an was written in 'Islamic', Alan Keyes calls Obama "a radical communist," and more.

An Open Letter to President Obama About the Republicans (From a Former Republican)

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The Republican Party is controlled by two ideological groups -- the Religious Right and neoconservatives. Both groups share one thing in common: they are driven by fear and paranoia.

Courting the Jester: The Slippery Right's Love Affair With Limbaugh

Jane Devin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jane Devin

Limbaugh isn't just a barker, but a godhead with a loyal legion of followers hailing from the furthest backwoods shacks to the hallowed halls of Washington.

Better Fathers: Courtesy of the Sexual Revolution

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Little attention has been paid to the impact that women's liberation has had on men -- Gen X dads spend significantly more time with their children than baby-boomer fathers.

Obamerica's Digital Congregation

Aimee Liu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aimee Liu

Thanks to digital organizing, Obama now has a secular congregation as big as America. That congregation elected him. Now that same congregation is going to practice the values that he has preached.

Changing the Image of Religion: The New Faith Coalition

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Wallis

The day after the inauguration, I will be joining religious leaders at the National Prayer Service for our new president. I will pray that this new era can change the image of religion in our country.

Obama Asks Abstinence-Only AIDS Coodinator to Stay

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Global AIDS Coordinator Dybul is morally responsible for speaking out when taxpayer funding is being used to perpetuate ideology over evidence, and is leaving people at risk of new infections.

The Extremism of Bobby Jindal

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeff Schweitzer

In spite of evolution's unprecedented success in explaining the living world, creationism has crept into the mainstream of American thought and into public school curricula in several states.

Controversy, Controversy

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Fromson

Obama is a compromiser, a political figure committed to building bridges, even to those who will give him heartburn as well as their support.

Heathens Stealing Christmas?

Doon Baqi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Doon Baqi

Happy Holidays is a safe bet. It does not mean Christmas has been stolen. It just acknowledges that not everyone that hears it or reads the signs or sees the commercials is a Christian.

Waiting to Exhale: An Advocate Struggles with the Debate Over Warren

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Most of the public debate on Obama's selection of Rick Warren for the inauguration has centered on his vocal opposition to gay rights and to some exte...

Rick Warren Announcement Is Slap In The Face To GLBTQ Army

Scott Foval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Foval

Mr. Obama, by choosing Rick Warren, you have sent a shiver up the spine of every GLBTQ American who believed that you might actually be the voice and actor of real change.

The Rev. Rick Warren Controversy: A "Blessing" in Disguise?"

Gary Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Cohan

I have expressed my outrage at Rick Warren's elevation to the national stage. Yet, if the gay community has the courage to take a deep breath, there's another way of viewing this situation.

Abortion: Healing or New Culture War? The Choice is Obama's

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Pushing abortion regulations and laws into a more permissive place beyond even Roe v. Wade... is a mistake. It will only guarantee that this fight gets even more bitter.

Night of the Long Pointing Fingers

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

Republican politicians all seem to be trying their hand at historic re-creationism to transform both the history and future of the Republican party into their own image.

Separation of Church and Estate

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Churches are political organizations that routinely violate IRS statutes, undermining any claim they might have had to property tax exemptions.

Looking Deeper into Palin's Beliefs

Ralph White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ralph White

Sarah Palin's rise shows there is still an appetite in America for charismatic leadership devoid of political substance; for a pretty face, a down home manner, and a torrent of distorted attacks.

Changing the Failed Strategy of the Religious Right Into a Winning Formula That Helps Heal Our Country

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Religious conservatives should stop pretending that they are living in 13th century Rome, or 11th Century Byzantium, or 21st-century Saudi Arabia.

After Prop 8, James Dobson Asks Who Would Jesus Fire?

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Matthew Filipowicz

The truth is, spreading hate and intolerance is a business just like anything else. And in business, sometimes you're forced to make tough choices.

Sarah Palin Gets a TV Show!

Steven Shehori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

Simply put, Sarah Palin represents what we admire most in our politicians. Folksy and winking? Check. But even more impressive? She is, to coin a term, untakedownable.

Ann Coulter Still Yapping

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ben Cohen

Coulter's solution to Republican problems is for it to become even more extreme than it already is. It's a recipe for disaster (and hopefully one that the Republicans decide to try).

In Defense of the 2009 (and Beyond) Dream

Jane Devin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Devin

If we can dream it, it is possible. A battle to revitalize the human spirit requires no enemies, and a revolution of peace requires no violence.