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How the Duggars’ Conservative Christianity Can Enable Abuse and Cover-Ups

It is doubly important that we carefully examine the sociopolitical and theological environment that allowed such abuses—and their apparent cover-up—in the first place. And we must think about the impact that this hyper-conservative Christian theology can have on survivors of this kind of abuse.

It is doubly important that we carefully examine the sociopolitical and theological environment that allowed such abuses—and their apparent cover-up—in the first place. And we must think about the impact that this hyper-conservative Christian theology can have on survivors of this kind of abuse.

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Josh Duggar Resigns From Family Research Council Amid Charges of Child Molestation

Josh Duggar resigned his position as executive director of the Family Research Council today after reports surfaced that as a young teen he had fondled the breasts and genitals of several girls, including his own sisters, over an unknown period of time beginning in at least 2002.

Josh Duggar resigned from his position as executive director of the Family Research Council on Thursday after reports surfaced that as a young teen he had fondled the breasts and genitals of several girls, including his own sisters, over an unknown period of time beginning in at least 2002.

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Anti-Choice Elected Officials Should Not Pretend to Represent God

When Rep. Matt Schaefer stands on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives and says things like, “We should value what God values, and that’s the life of the unborn,” I wonder how he knows what God values.

When Rep. Matt Schaefer stands on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives and says things like, “We should value what God values, and that’s the life of the unborn,” I wonder how he knows what God values.

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Fracking Titans Spend Millions Proselytizing School Children

Dennis Prager

Conservative radio host Dennis Prager’s eponymous website seeks to insert religious and political right-wing propaganda directly into schools, and he has the generous backing of two of the richest men in the United States—Dan and Farris Wilks.

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Pope Francis’ Call for Equal Pay for Equal Work: Toothless, But Promising

Sadly, the more Pope Francis speaks, the more things stay the same.

Sadly, the more Pope Francis speaks, the more things stay the same.

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An Anti-Choice Group’s Extreme Tactics Backfire in Jackson, Mississippi

Abolish Human Abortion has made it its business to disrupt—and many would say terrorize—Fondren, the Jackson neighborhood that has been home to the state's last abortion clinic for nearly 20 years.

Abolish Human Abortion has made it its business to disrupt—and many would say terrorize—Fondren, the Jackson neighborhood that has been home to the state’s last abortion clinic for nearly 20 years.

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Religious Lawyer Argues Marriage Equality Will Increase Abortions

To a certain kind of religious conservative, this connection makes some—if not perfect—sense.

To a certain kind of religious conservative, this connection makes some—if not perfect—sense.

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Glitter Bombs, and Phil Robertson’s Vile Speech

On this episode of Reality Cast, host Amanda Marcotte discusses a recent glitter bombing, and a speech from Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson in which he hypothesized about a violent rape and murder of an Atheist family. Also, Shivana Jorawar of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum talks about sex-selection abortion bans.

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Wearing a Hijab for Lent Is No Way to Demonstrate Solidarity

Too often, Muslim women find ourselves left out of conversations about our own bodies and lives.

Thousands of Muslim women who live in the United States wear the hijab and face discrimination because of it—yet non-Muslim women are praised and heralded for donning it for a single day or month.

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Would I Be Mourned in the Same Way as the Chapel Hill Shooting Victims?

Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, the victims of last month's shooting in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

There’s no doubt the Chapel Hill victims were admirable individuals. But the response to their tragic deaths reflects a narrative that Muslims in the West like myself have been taught from a young age: We must become role models in our community to have value as humans.

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