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A Particularly Ugly Episode in the Christian Culture Wars.

It’s been a rather mind-blowing week over in Christian Bizarro-land. The anniversary of the landmark decision Roe v. Wade was coming up, and it happened to coincide with the start of a legislative session in Congress, so naturally there’s been quite a lot of grandstanding and showboating going on as Christianist politicians and religious leaders alike jockey to demonstrate who loves fetuses the most. Continue reading

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Persecution Complexity.

Hi! I hope your weekend’s going well so far. Today I want to talk about the Christian persecution complex. Over a year ago, we talked here about the demonstrably false idea that a lot of American Christians have that they … Continue reading

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SCOTUS and Collateral Damage.

(Content notice: Misogyny.) I hadn’t been planning to say much here about the Hobby Lobby SCOTUS ruling. Obviously you know I’m pissed about it; obviously you know I’m dismayed that five Catholic dudes who don’t seem to understand contraception have … Continue reading

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Forsaking Disbelief, or Not.

You don’t often see Christians talking about their terror of Hell in their out-loud voices. Usually they at least try to make Christianity sound like a voluntary decision they made out of sheer love for their Savior and Messiah, and … Continue reading

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What Pearl-Clutching Doesn’t “Just” Do.

It’s been a really bad week to be a moralistic, paternalistic, patriarchal, slut-shaming, ignorance-glorifying Christian. We’ll talk about Mary Sues tomorrow, but I wanted to mention this while it’s on my mind, these two news pieces that I recently saw: … Continue reading

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Scary, Scary Words.

Many years ago, I was in a Bible study with a bunch of older married women one rainy, dark weeknight. Or rather, I was running late to a Bible study. I still don’t know what possessed me to get into … Continue reading

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The Superiority Complex.

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. — Galatians 3:28, NIV Without blushing, Paul is simply stating that when it comes to leading … Continue reading

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Right-Wing Christians: The Biggest Threat To Traditional Marriage.

Quick little dash in to say hi and talk about the Christian concept of “traditional marriage.” I haven’t had my wakeyjuice yet, but if I’d had any in front of me, this piece here would have gotten coffee all over … Continue reading

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