Politics/Law

When the ‘Biblical View’ for Evangelicals Was That Life Begins at Birth

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Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg was recently castigated by evangelicals and other conservative Christians for saying that, according to his read of the Bible, life begins at first breath. But there was a time, not long ago, when that same belief was at the center of evangelical thought. How quickly the Bible can change.

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The Student Debt Crisis Is So Bad Even Clergy Are Packing Their Bags

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Millions of taxpayers, particularly those fortunate enough to not accrue education debt and those who diligently paid off their debts, reject the idea of taking on the debt of people who consciously entered college with this burden. But structural and moral crises like this one require a legislative approach that no household savings plan or practice offers.

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Almost-Blockbuster Netflix Series ‘The Family’ Exposes a Christian Network Whose God Is Power

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Homophobia, misogyny, and contempt for the poor are so very much taken for granted and accepted as “Christian” within The Family that its principals are able to say, with a perfectly straight face, that they have no political agenda when they support and subsidize authoritarian leaders around the world who exemplify and implement these hatreds.

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Beyond ‘Thoughts and Prayers’: How the Christian Right’s Politics of Providentialism Keeps America from Addressing Gun Violence

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In order for the GOP leadership to continue to do nothing on guns they need loyal foot soldiers to deliver messaging that appeals to their base. What this messaging, familiar to those of us who grew up in the Christian Right, tells us about the “soul” of the Republican Party is not pretty.

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