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Christians as dangerous good Samaritans

Honest Christians must unapologetically assert that Jesus’s message is totally at odds with society’s dominant culture. by Gary Olson Lately, I’ve been musing about religion and politics. And more specifically, the thought that keeps recurring to…

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How QAnon uses satanic rhetoric to set up a narrative of ‘good vs. evil’

A QAnon supporter waiting to see Donald Trump at a rally in Pennsylvania. Rick Loomis/Getty Images by  Paul Thomas, Radford University Tuesday, October 20 In front of a TV audience on Oct. 15, President Donald Trump…

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Sacred violence is not yet ancient history – beating it will take human action, not divine intervention

Pope Urban II giving marching orders ahead of the First Crusade. Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images by  Michael A. Vargas, State University of New York at New Paltz Along with their swastikas borrowed from Nazi Germany,…

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Jerry Falwell Jr. will leave behind a very different legacy from his influential father

by   Richard Flory, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Jerry Falwell Jr., son and namesake of the founder of the evangelical Moral Majority movement, has resigned as president of…

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What makes Donald Trump and John Wayne heroes of the Christian Right?

by  Kristin Kobes Du Mez, Calvin University August 27, 2020 The Research Brief is a short take on interesting academic work. The big idea   White evangelical support for Donald Trump has long puzzled observers. To…

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Stop calling harmful bigotry ‘Religious Freedom’

Anyone intolerant enough to disown a child is far less fit to parent than a gay person whose only “sin” is living authentically. By Jill Richardson | February 26, 2020 The Supreme Court is considering a…

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