Can progressives reclaim “religious freedom” from Trump and the evangelical right? | Salon.com

Rachel Laser of Americans United noted that all these efforts reflect how the religious right feels “very emboldened in the time of the Trump-Pence administration," and hopes "to change the Zeitgeist around religious freedom in this country and redefine it to mean the right to cause harm to someone based on your religious views.” Her …

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Historians & Researchers on What #FreedomOfReligionIs

Today’s the anniversary of 1786 Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom. My Senate Resolution 53 recognizes the day & honors importance of religious liberty for all – people of any faith & people with none. #ReligiousFreedomIs #mnleg https://t.co/nk6tZ1L1mz pic.twitter.com/AszFi5pnWV— Senator John Marty (@JohnMarty) January 16, 2019 "We need to reclaim the definition and broader meaning of …

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Margaret Sanger: Eugenicist & Population Control Bigot

As one will read in the below article, I have no respect for Margaret Sanger. I also despise Planned Parenthood as a scum-of-the-earth organization for their illegally selling human body parts, valuing money above humanity, dignity and decency. Yet, these sentiments do not mean I am against women’s rights to reproductive health. To be clear …

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Former independent fundamental Baptists share their stories (2) | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

They were terrorized, trapped and even sexually abused. Now, these former members of independent fundamental Baptist churches share how their experiences will affect the rest of their lives. — Read on http://www.star-telegram.com/living/religion/article222807340.html READ THE ENTIRE 4 PART SERIES and BACKSTORY HERE

Inside Star-Telegram fundamental Baptist abuse investigation | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram interviewed more than 200 members, ex-members and clergy and reviewed hundreds of documents during its eight-month investigation into sexual abuse at independent fundamental Baptist churches. — Read on amp.star-telegram.com/living/religion/article222576635.html READ THE ENTIRE 4 PART SERIES and BACKSTORY HERE

Former independent fundamental Baptists share their stories (1) | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Former members of independent fundamental Baptist churches describe a culture and teachings that impact the rest of their lives. The following quotes are taken from interviews. — Read on http://www.star-telegram.com/living/religion/article222576550.html READ THE ENTIRE 4 PART SERIES and BACKSTORY HERE

Church ties, pastors’ friendships allow abusers to escape | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

A pattern of cover-ups and the shuffling of suspected abusers among churches and universities that are part of the independent fundamental Baptist movement. — Read on http://www.star-telegram.com/living/religion/article222576430.html READ THE ENTIRE 4 PART SERIES and BACKSTORY HERE

Jerry Falwell Jr. And A Young Pool Attendant Launched A Business That Sparked A Bitter Dispute

"Blackmail likely brought Trump the Christian Right. There's now a connection between a Jerry Falwell Jr. lawsuit involving him staking a Miami pool boy w/millions & Cohen's assuredness that Falwell would endorse Trump no matter what, well ahead of 2016." ---@girlsreallyrule (https://twitter.com/girlsreallyrule/status/1071758452169588737?s=21) — Read on http://www.buzzfeednews.com/amphtml/aramroston/jerry-falwell-jr-michael-cohen-pool-attendant-lawsuit

Fundamental Baptist church pastors cover up sex abuse, rape | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

An investigation into US fundamental Baptist churches found more than 400 sexual misconduct allegations. More than 160 pastors, ministers and Christian leaders have been accused of committing crimes against children. — Read on http://www.star-telegram.com/living/religion/article222576310.html READ THE ENTIRE 4 PART SERIES and BACKSTORY HERE

John Chau Does NOT Meet the Measures for Christian Martyrdom

News reports of a young Christian's violent death at the hands of the Sentinelese people has captured the world's attention this week. Martyrdom is the endurance of bodily death in witness to the Christian religion. ---Dominic Prummer O.P. John Allen Chau is being hailed a martyr by some and an arrogant and reckless, renegade zealot …

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