Lying in the Name of the War Lord: Jane Roe’s Fake ‘Conversion’ is a Feature Not a Bug of the Extreme Christian Right | Religion Dispatches

Lying in the Name of the War Lord: Jane Roe’s Fake ‘Conversion’ is a Feature Not a Bug of the Extreme Christian Right | Religion Dispatches — Read on religiondispatches.org/lying-in-the-name-of-the-war-lord-jane-roes-fake-conversion-is-a-feature-not-a-bug-of-the-extreme-christian-right/

Rev. Barber: ‘Systemic racism is choking the life out of American democracy’

(RNS) — In a Pentecost Sunday address, he referred to the protests wracking the country as “the inevitable reflex of a people who cannot breathe because their life is being systematically snuffed out.” — Read on religionnews.com/2020/05/31/rev-barber-systemic-racism-is-choking-the-life-out-of-american-democracy-george-floyd-protest/

» Mother of a Movement The Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D.

There’s a certain romance in saying I will take your mother Jesus, I will honor and care for her and she will want for nothing. But Geneva and Dominika, Lezley, Lucy and, Judy are also all his mother. Their care is in our hands and what will comfort them is justice, and an end to …

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New Study of Christian Nationalism in Texas Should be a Warning for the Whole Country | Religion Dispatches

New Study of Christian Nationalism in Texas Should be a Warning for the Whole Country | Religion Dispatches — Read on religiondispatches.org/new-study-of-christian-nationalism-in-texas-should-be-a-warning-for-the-whole-country/

Opinion | The Religious Right’s Hostility to Science Is Crippling Our Coronavirus Response – The New York Times

Trump’s response to the pandemic has been haunted by the science denialism of his ultraconservative religious allies. — Read on http://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/opinion/coronavirus-trump-evangelicals.html

Highland woman alleges youth pastor at First Baptist Church of Hammond raped her in 1970s: ‘He knew exactly what he was doing’ – Chicago Tribune

Sitting in her apartment in Highland, Joy Ryder looks back on two years of alleged sexual abuse at the hands of her youth pastor and said it made her reevaluate her relationship with God and religion. — Read on http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-hyles-lawsuit-st-0329-20200327-qhcr4b7utbbatna2io7e2j7j5q-story.html