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I Spy With My Little “i”… The Not-So-Subtle Misogyny of THE FAMiLY LEADER’s Marriage Vow

There’s one “little” detail in THE FAMiLY LEADER’s “Marriage Vow” that critics have overlooked – small, subtle, and yet glaringly obvious once you see it: Simply stated, women who are unwilling to subordinate and sacrifice themselves to populate America’s economic and political war machine are selfish with a capital “I” – s.e.l.f.I.s.h.

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Why We Need to Keep Countering Extremists’ Lies with Facts

When accumulated in one place, the number of lies the religious right tells about human sexuality and gender roles is dizzying.  But countering their lies with facts, while important, is more complex than simply insisting on the facts. 

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Pro-Lifers Stand Up for… Murder?

Is murder a right-to-life issue?

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5 Myths About the Catholic Vote And How to Counter Them

Think you know how Catholic voters feel about the issues and how they’ll vote in the elections? Think again.

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POLL: Half of Tea Party Followers Also Aligned with Religious Right

A new poll confirms that “tea-partiers” align heavily with the religious right.  One part of me says, Duh. The other is glad for the evidence.

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Guns and Genitals: Sex-Ed Montana Style

Many of the same states that resist comprehensive sex ed also have loose laws for gun ownership.  Gun-rights advocates maintain that straight-forward education is the best way to keep kids safe. So why do we treat sex ed differently?

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Weekly Pulse: The Religious Right vs. Birth Control

HHS has 18 months to decide whether to require insurers to provide oral contraceptives, IUDs, and other prescription birth control with no co-pay.  The far right is already organizing against this.

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Hypocrisy Watch: Yet Another Legislator of Morality to Resign Over Affair with Staffer (UPDATED)

Yet another in a lengthening line of legislative moralizers will resign today as a result of his own hypocrisy.  Today’s example is Congressman Mark Souder. 

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(SLIDE SHOW) Focus on the Family Emerges From Dobson’s Shadow

James Dobson has officially stepped down as chair of Focus on the Family. However, Dobson won’t be out of the public eye nor will the global evangelical media empire’s chief, Jim Daly.

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Chris Smith Prays for Obama. I Am Praying for Smith.

Chris Smith is obsessed with abortion, and with thwarting women’s rights. Smith, whose top campaign contributor is Right to Life’s PAC, has made it his mission to make both contraception and safe abortion inaccessible here and abroad.

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