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Bannon Attacks Pope Francis For Defending Immigrant Children

You know you’re losing the moral argument when you have to attack Pope Francis.

June 18, 2018
Founding Fathers

5 Founding Fathers Whose Religious Views Are Radical Today

To hear the Religious Right tell it, men like George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were 18th-century versions of Jerry Falwell in powdered wigs and stockings. Nothing could be further from the truth.

June 4, 2018
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Top NSC Staffer Recruited From Anti-Muslim Hate Group

Fred Fleitz, the new chief of staff for national security advisor John Bolton, comes from an anti-Muslim hate group and has fearmongered about Muslims during his numerous appearances on right-wing media outlets.

June 2, 2018
Trump economy fix

5 Worst Right-Wing Outrages Of The Week

Opponents of the president may literally be the devil, some Evangelicals believe.

May 27, 2018
Royal wedding minister

Royal Wedding Minister Leads Protesters To The White House

The Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop Michael Curry, went to the White House to protest ‘a dangerous crisis of moral and political leadership.’

May 26, 2018
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Bishop Who Wowed Royal Wedding To Protest At White House

The Episcopal Church is joining the resistance.

May 23, 2018
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Meet The Wildly Bigoted Pastor Trump Sent To Jerusalem To Open The New Embassy

His views are extremely Islamophobic, anti-Semitic, anti-LGBT and anti-Mormon.

May 15, 2018
Trump rabbit hole

Pence: More Americans Believe In God Because Trump Is President

Vice President Mike Pence delivered the commencement address to graduating students at a small, private, ultra-conservative Christian college in Michigan Saturday afternoon.

May 14, 2018
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks during a news conference in Washington, U.S., May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

GOP Blocks Investigation Of Chaplain’s Firing By Ryan

Ryan’s only vague reason for the move, which he offered after news of the forced resignation broke, is because, he says, some members felt their “pastoral needs” weren’t being met. But there is widespread feeling within Congress that Conroy, a Jesuit priest who leads the chamber in prayer, is being removed because he has emphasized equity in his work during the age of Trump.

April 28, 2018
Paul Ryan, Affordable Care Act

Ryan Dismissed House Chaplain Who Prayed For ‘Justice’

In what may be a first in the long history of the U.S. House of Representatives, Republican Speaker Paul Ryan recently forced the House chaplain to resign. The spiritual leader was reportedly told by a top Ryan aide that if he didn’t resign, he would be fired.

April 27, 2018
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Billion-Dollar Blessings: Falwell Jr’s Online Education Empire

It was the start of the 2017 Fall Family Weekend at Liberty University, the school founded by Jerry Falwell Sr. 47 years ago in Lynchburg, Virginia, and the lines were especially long to get into the basketball arena for the mandatory thrice-weekly student convocation. There was a festive feel in the air — as usual, a live band kicked things off with some Christian rock.

April 18, 2018

Conservatives Block Kentucky Bill To End ‘Legalized Rape Of Children’

As part of a disturbing Republican pattern of stances against protecting children, a Kentucky bill to outlaw child marriage has stalled due to opposition from an outside conservative group. The Family Foundation of Kentucky is against the legislation based on spurious worries about “parental consent.” And that has led Republicans in the state legislature to hold up the bill’s passage.

March 4, 2018
Scott Pruitt, EPA

Recordings Reveal The EPA Head’s Strange Christian Beliefs About God, Guns And Gay Rights

Pruitt made those staggering remarks and others in a series of interviews with an Oklahoma talk radio station in 2005, according to Politico, which obtained the tapes from an anonymous source. In the interviews, Pruitt condemns evolution as an unproven “theory” that is at the base of humanism.

March 4, 2018

False Christians Maintain ‘War on Christmas’ Myth

For years, then Fox News host Bill O’Reilly railed against the predations of liberal heathens who were supposedly out to destroy the religious significance of the Christmas season. He aimed his umbrage at stores where clerks allegedly refused to say “Merry Christmas” and public school districts that insisted on proclaiming a “winter holiday” rather than a Christmas vacation.

December 24, 2017
Trump Inauguration

Merry Christmas? Not In Nazareth, Mr. Trump

Nazareth, a Muslim-majority city in Israel where Christians believe Jesus was raised, has officially canceled its Christmas celebrations this year. Mayor Ali Salam cited U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as the reason for the cancellation.

December 16, 2017

No Virginia — There Is No ‘War On Christmas’!

The mythical war on Christmas probably ended last year, when bizarrely, Fox News sent its staff a Season’s Greetings holiday card, effectively abandoning its decade-long battle-cry of “Merry Christmas.” After a concession like that, what’s left to debate?

December 11, 2017
evangelicals

Theological Scholar Explains Shocking Reason Trump Supporters Celebrated Armageddon At Florida Rally

In a Pensacola, Florida rally Friday evening, Republican state Senator Doug Broxson suggested to supporters of Donald Trump that the president’s controversial decision to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may usher in the biblical end times.

December 11, 2017
10 Plagues Donald Trump

Activists Vow To Fight After Supreme Court Allows Enforcement Of Muslim Ban

Rama Issa-Ibrahim, the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY), was already in the midst of a crisis before the news broke Monday that the Supreme Court had announced a stay of the preliminary injunctions against Trump’s Muslim ban.

December 8, 2017
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Fascist Trolls And White Nationalists Defend Trump’s Anti-Muslim Video Retweets

On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump retweeted three anti-Muslim videos posted by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of the far-right, ultranationalist Britain First political organization who has previously been “found guilty of religiously aggravated harassment.”

November 30, 2017
Moore

Roy Moore, From The Gadsden Mall To The Ten Commandments Monument

The spectacle of 30-something Deputy District Attorney Roy Moore cruising the Gadsden, Alabama, mall hunting for high school girls to chat up, grope and “date” rivets our attention, and deservedly so. Not everyone’s attention, of course. As CNN’s Brian Stelter points out, Alabama’s own media have long overlooked his depredations.

November 19, 2017
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Roy Moore Proves The Moral Bankruptcy Of The Religious Right

He is a judge who was suspended from his position as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court for failing to uphold the Constitution of the United States. But that wasn’t enough to keep Roy Moore from winning the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

November 17, 2017
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Moore Scandal Highlights True GOP Values

Roy Moore, a former jurist and the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Alabama, has carefully crafted an image over the years as an ultraconservative religious zealot. He bashes gays and lesbians, denounces abortion and brings his hateful brand of religion into the courtroom, where it runs afoul of the U.S. Constitution.

November 13, 2017
o'Reilly

Yes, The Phony War On Christmas Just Flared Up Again

Bill O’Reilly, who paid $32 million to keep sexual harassment charges quiet, spent a significant amount of time pretending there is a war on Christmas. Over the course of several years, in the rare moments when he was not allegedly harassing women on his staff, O’Reilly was piously calling for more holiness in the holidays.

November 8, 2017
Moore

What America’s Founders Would Say To Alabama’s Fundamentalist Hustler Roy Moore

Judge Roy Moore, the “Ten Commandments Judge” in Alabama now running for the U.S. Senate, says the controversy he and Fox News have stirred up is about religion. “Reporters don’t understand religious liberty and where it comes from,” Moore told reporters in Washington DC this week. “It comes from God,” he said, “not from the Constitution.”

November 4, 2017
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Religious Right Using Hurricane Tragedies To Grab Public Funds For Churches

In between Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Trump took the time to plant a tweet bomb under the First Amendment. “Churches in Texas should be entitled to reimbursement from FEMA Relief Funds for helping victims of Hurricane Harvey (just like others),” he twittered.

October 16, 2017