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Path to resistance may travel through faith

There are countless ways to resist the current (and with any luck, temporary) occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Ever since the 2016 election and a year into Donald Trump’s presidency, people across the country have found ways to fight back. To resist. Almost immediately, grassroots organizing evolved into local Indivisible groups. The thousands of groups […]

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So you want to help a refugee family

With the Trump administration’s Muslim travel ban currently on hold, refugee families—and those organizations aiming to help them resettle in the United States—can return to planning the next steps for a new life. Many people are asking how they can help. Settling a refugee family into your community is not a task to be taken […]

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Faith communities band together to fight gun violence

Across the country, faith communities are joining gun safety groups December 14 through December 18 to call attention to the epidemic of gun violence. Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence is a coalition of more than 50 denominations and faith-based organizations “united by the call of our faiths to confront America’s gun violence epidemic and […]

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Kim Davis, Jesus, and the woman at the well: A marriage equality lesson

If Kim Davis really studied her Bible, she would come up with a different conclusion on sinning and issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Kim Davis is the infamous homophobic county clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky, who has become a conservative folk hero for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. She spent five nights in […]

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U.S. identity as a Christian nation is falling

This won’t come as a surprise to mainstream Protestant denominations that have seen dwindling numbers over several decades. But according to the Pew Research Center, a lower percentage of people in America are identifying themselves as Christian than in any time in the past. And more than a third of millennials don’t affiliate with any […]

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Crowdfunding anti-gay business: The GOP retirement plan

No doubt you’ve heard the proverb, “A fool and his money are soon parted.” Nowhere is this more true than in the case of people who send money to businesses that claim a “moral” stance against serving gays or anyone in the LGBT community. After Crystal O’Connor of Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Ind., harrumphed that […]

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No evidence Indiana needed anti-gay discrimination law

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has signed into law a bill that will let Hoosiers discriminate against anyone they want to in the name of “religious freedom.” The bill clearly was aimed at the LGBT community. Pence did not hold a public signing ceremony for the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act”; instead, the bill was signed behind […]

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Waterboarding = baptism? $arah Palin’s 15 minutes are up

Yes, that’s the name “Sarah” with a dollar sign for the “S.” Because apparently money is the only thing $arah Palin believes in anymore. $arah Palin recently gave a speech for the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association for which she no doubt was paid a hefty fee (her net worth is estimated at […]

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Who you callin’ a Christian?

The recent case before the U.S. Supreme Court about birth control coverage required by the Affordable Care Act brings up one of the biggest faults the U.S. media have when they cover religion — namely, “Christian” equals “religious right.” This observation isn’t new. This media habit probably started in the 1990s, during the rise of […]

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