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The Kids Aren’t Alright: The Next Generation of the Christian Right

Meg Butler On the small burgundy shag pulpit at the front of the Truth Tabernacle Church in Greensburg, Indiana, several toddlers stand in line, waiting for their turn to speak into the mike. Up next is a blonde little boy, “aw”-inducingly cute in his navy...

Evangeliculled

Evangelicals, especially the Word of Faith segment of the Religious Right, speak a different language.  If you have ever seen and chuckled over Tom Cruise’s acronym, Xenu-speak peppered video about Scientology, you have unwittingly seen and chuckled over many Evangelical’s thoughts and feelings about...

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Like Talking to a Brick Wall

In the very early days of my religious zealotry, I invited a Southern Baptist friend to visit one of the charismatic services at my Word of Faith church.  Like every baby Christian I was red hot for Jesus and out to save the world. ...

Does God Exist?

"I don't believe in God. I believe in something, just not in God". When questioned about their belief in God, a lot people seem to have a very narrow view of what God is supposed to be, inextricably linked to organized religion. When they cannot...

The Christian Reich

Christianity began as a truly benevolent and heartfelt religion based on charity, love, and acceptance.   Jesus himself, as portrayed in the Bible at least, was the epitome of all of these things.  He was almost enamored by the outcasts of society and shunned...

Generation X Becoming Less Christian, Less Republican

Members of Generation X – the 35 million Americans born between 1965 and 1972 – have become less Christian and less Republican over the course of their adult lives, a new study by Trinity College shows. Striking declines in the number of Catholics and...

The Grand Ole Lies

The Republican presidential contenders this year each ran on anti-gay platforms, believing this would help give them the votes they desire.  Out of all the hopefuls, Mitt Romney clinched the Republican nomination.  He has donated money to pro-reparative therapy group Massachusetts Family Institute, as...