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Posted inReproductive rights

Archbishop bars Pelosi from communion over abortion stance. This will backfire.

Reading Time: 3 minutes In what I can only assume is meant as a threat, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone just announced that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is ineligible for communion because she supports abortion rights. He explained in a letter that her actions (defending women’s right to control their own bodies) amounted to a “grave evil” and […]

Posted inPolitics

Michigan GOP candidate: I’d vote to ban birth control. ‘It should not be legal.’

Reading Time: 3 minutes Jacky Eubanks, a Michigan Republican running for State House, said in a recent interview that, given the option, she would vote to ban all birth control because it violates her Catholic faith. The Trump-endorsed conspiracy theorist made the comments during an interview conducted last week with Michael Voris of the aptly named site Church Militant. […]

Posted inReligious News

2022 Annual Report: Another bad year for the Southern Baptist Convention

Reading Time: 9 minutes Every summer, evangelical-watchers enter their equivalent of March Madness. Of the World Series. Of, dare I declare, the Super Bowl. That’s because every summer, the biggest evangelical denomination of ’em all, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), holds its Annual Meeting and releases its Annual Report. In every Annual Report, the denomination’s leaders share the SBC’s […]

Posted inRacial justice

Mental illness doesn’t cause mass shootings. Hate armed for war does

Reading Time: 6 minutes First Amendment-loving conservatives have long blamed isolated mental-health issues in very angry individuals but never the availability of guns as the proximate cause of America’s decades-long epidemic of horrific mass shootings in America. Or they claim mass shootings are hardly a problem at all and that, by the way, overall gun violence is supposedly down […]

Posted inLaw

WV school district finally settles case involving Bible indoctrination classes

Reading Time: 5 minutes A West Virginia school district has finally paid up for decades of Christian indoctrination, putting an end to a five-year legal battle waged by a courageous student who faced considerable harassment over her “Bible in the Schools” class. All of this occurred in the Mercer County Schools, which offered “elective” Bible courses at the elementary […]