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Christian Colleges Have a Sexual Assault Problem

Stories of mishandling and outright ignoring cases of sexual assault within religious institutions go back decades.

Stories of mishandling and outright ignoring cases of sexual assault within religious institutions go back decades.

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Purity Culture as Rape Culture: Why the Theological Is Political

Relationship guides and purity pledges are a cottage industry in evangelicalism, but the influence reaches far beyond just evangelicals.

By failing to equip women to understand their own agency and bodily autonomy, the evangelical purity movement creates an environment that is ripe for rape.

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Exodus International, and Studying Narrow-Mindedness Among Some Christians

Alan Manning Chambers gives his opening address at the 38th Annual Exodus Freedom Conference.

When “reparative therapy” organization Exodus International folded in mid-June, the group’s president, Alan Chambers, issued an apology to those the organization had hurt. His words seemed tailor-made to illustrate a recent report that likened many of today’s Christians to Pharisees.

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Fearing God at the End of the World

But I’ve come to recognize the value of apprehension – because fear which is not squelched or pacified by the mental hocus pocus of pious devotion can be a great motivation for necessary change. Without the thought-stopping effect of 365 biblical “fear-nots,” these days, when I am afraid, I have no other option than to actually figure out: What is so terrifying? Why am I scared? What should be done to prevent my fears from materializing in reality? What do I need to do differently?

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If They Called It the “March for Forced Motherhood and Female Enslavement,” Then Would You Protest?

Without a doubt, those marching against women’s rights this year will be as giddy with success as they are fanatical about their agenda. If they owned up to the program they are really pushing, that they are marching for “Forced Motherhood and Female Enslavement,” would that be enough to drive you out in the streets to protest? Stand up  for access to abortion and birth control at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC this Monday!

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Abortion, Let’s NOT Leave Religion Out of It!

Over and over and over again people tell me to leave religion out of the debate over abortion. “Many Christians believe in the right to abortion, at least in cases of rape or incest,” I am often told, “So, why alienate them by bringing up religion?”

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What to Do About Anti-Gay, Anti-Choice Messages on Public Transit

What do we do about advertising we find offensive, or even bigoted? 

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“Offensive” says NYU’s newspaper about anti-Tebow OpEd

Read the OpEd piece by Sunsara Taylor and alum Janai Garfinkel that Washington Square News editor called "offensive" and overturned the decision to publish last week. 

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Sunsara Taylor on Tim Tebow Superbowl Ad – Protest CBS Thurs Feb. 4 at noon

Sunsara Taylor exposes the Christian fascist lunacy behind Tim Tebow & Focus on the Family’s anti-abortion ad to air during the superbowl next week.

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Why Ugandans Embrace U.S. Christian Right’s Anti-Gay Agenda

American religious right-wingers are flocking to Africa and are having more success in passing new legislation criminalizing homosexuality there than they are having in the United States. The most vicious of those laws is in Uganda.

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