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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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Abortion a Low Priority on Day One of Religious Right Gathering

Ralph Reed addresses his Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority conference, June 13, 2013.

The day after Rep. Trent Franks pulled a Todd Akin, senators speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference breathed barely a word about abortion—and not a peep about contraception.

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Disability, Prenatal Testing and the Case for a Moral, Compassionate Abortion

Having an abortion to prevent a child from being born with Down syndrome or another disability can be a positive moral choice. Okay, now let’s go on (assuming you’re not already plotting my demise).

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New Report: How the US Christian Right is Transforming Sexual Politics in Africa

Political Research Associates’ latest report documents efforts by the U.S Christian Right to push an ideology hostile to reproductive and LGBT rights on sub-Saharan African countries.

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Where’s Your Shame, Woman?! Fundamentalist Pastor Takes to YouTube to Fault Women for All Social Ills

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Popular conservative Christian pastor says “America is over” because shameless women who have sex and vote are running wild and screwing everything up.

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From Hate to Love: Why “40 Days of Prayer” is Under Attack by the Christian Right

“40 Days of Prayer,” an effort by the pro-choice religious organization, Faith Aloud, has become the target of a vitriolic campaign by the Christian right.  But Faith Aloud is determined to turn the hatred into love, through ongoing support of women in need of abortion care.

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Why the Iowa Caucus Is About Abortion

If you understand the role that hostility to women’s rights plays in Iowa, you understand why the Iowa caucus comes down to a contest of lying about abortion, and why it may not really matter that much for the eventual nomination.

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Women’s Bodies: Wholly Owned Subsidiaries of the Christian Right

Va. Del. Bob Marshall’s recent remarks echo the anti-choice theme for women: Do not forget that your reproductive and sexual capacities are wholly-owned and operated by the Christian right.

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Hate Crimes Laws: A Conspiracy to “Eradicate” the Christian Right?

That weak and long-suffering entity known as the Christian Right is claiming that efforts to outlaw targeted hate crimes against homosexual persons through legislation constitute “a guarded effort to ‘eradicate’ their beliefs.”

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The Stupak-Pitts Controversy is Based On–and Masks–A Deepset Fear of Women’s Agency

In all the fuss over Stupak-Pitts, the fact that both houses of Congress removed mandated coverage not only for contraception, but also STD counseling and pelvic exams went largely unnoticed.

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