For many conservative American politicians and members of the fundamentalist right wing, the idea that our nation is God’s “chosen land” is a frequently invoked trope. But a new book by Steven K. Green, Inventing a Christian America: The Myth of the Religious Founding, suggests this is a misreading of history.
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.
Here’s a man who is saying that people who are carrying wanted, but unsustainable, pregnancies must be compelled by the state to carry their fetuses to term because they, and we, are sinners.
To a certain kind of religious conservative, this connection makes some—if not perfect—sense.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Popular conservative Christian pastor says “America is over” because shameless women who have sex and vote are running wild and screwing everything up.
“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.