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GOP lawmaker falsely claims ‘Most Americans’ are Christian nationalists

Reading Time: 3 minutes During her appearance at the right-wing CPAC conference yesterday, conspiracy theorist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was asked about the phrase “Christian nationalist.” She insisted, falsely, that “most Americans” were Christian nationalists like her. First, let’s step back. She was specifically being asked about a meme claiming her defense of Christian nationalism was identical to what […]

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Congress to IRS: It’s time to decide what is a church, and what is not

Reading Time: < 1 minute Christian organizations like James Dobson’s Family Research Council (FRC) have recently taken action to reclassify themselves as churches—and the IRS has obliged. Now Congress would like to know why. Other non-church ministries granted “church” status include the Daystar network, even though they do not meet the clear IRS definition of a church, which is grounded […]

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UK children becoming embroiled in far-right extremism online

Reading Time: 2 minutes Younger children are increasingly being drawn into a “far-right ecosystem” that a Guardian investigation shows is becoming more pervasive online. Among the recent cases was a 13-year-old boy arrested for terrorism offenses in the UK. Though the real numbers are small, the figures are growing and showing an effect on an ever-younger audience: Teachers, police […]

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Democrats to IRS: Investigate groups that falsely claim to be ‘churches’

Reading Time: 6 minutes Congressional Democrats are calling on the IRS to investigate why it allows groups like the Family Research Council, a Christian hate-group that is most certainly not a church, to reclassify themselves as “churches,” presumably to avoid transparency. In FRC’s case, it’s technically an “association of churches,” but the distinction is meaningless in the eyes of […]

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Could Republicans call a Constitutional Convention? 

Reading Time: < 1 minute Conservatives worked for decades to overturn Roe, with their efforts culminating in the end of the right to abortion in the United States this summer. Now, there are reports that the right is pushing for even more radical change–to the Constitution itself. A constitutional convention would allow state legislatures to rewrite the constitution through new […]

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Thousands of Christians criticize Greene’s call for Christian nationalism 

Reading Time: < 1 minute Last week, Republican Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene made headlines for calling herself a Christian nationalist and promoting religion in government. Now, she is facing pushback from thousands of Christians.  Almost 15,000 Christians have signed an online petition which harshly criticizes Greene’s efforts to promote Christian nationalism in government. The group that launched the petition, […]

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Young progressives have every right to feel disaffected. They should vote anyway.

Reading Time: 4 minutes The party leaders are ancient. They’ve been in charge of the White House and Congress for almost two years but haven’t delivered. They bring butter knives to political fights with a rival party that wields AR-15s. So it seems from the vantage point of many young progressive citizens, and it’s more than understandable that they’re […]

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Should the US government enforce separation of church and state?

Reading Time: < 1 minute The overwhelming majority of Americans support the strict separation of church and state when asked. Ninety-eight percent of nonbelievers support or strongly support strict separation, the highest percentage of all religious affiliations. Baptists are the least likely to support separation at 56%. To have Baptist opinion leading the opposition to church-state separation is interestingly at […]