If the lives of Middle East Christians mattered so much to white evangelical leaders, they’d do everything in their power, which is a lot, to pressure Trump to reverse his terrible choice. They will not, however, for three reasons.
Religious conservatives have begun to employ heartbreaking stories of people who have detransitioned to bolster the same old misinterpreted statistics and discredited studies that have propped up the infrastructure of anti-trans advocacy for years.
For all that Bloom got wrong about theory and the state of the discipline, he was correct in his contention that the sometimes godlessness of the field was a critical detriment, and that 'A nation obsessed with religion rather desperately needs a religious criticism.'
There’s much to say about this week's arguments, including the question of whether the employers were arguing, in effect, that it is acceptable to discriminate against LGBTQ people so long as they discriminate against all LGBTQ people.
The recent publication of Bari Weiss' new book on anti-Semitism and "bedbug-gate" have emphasized the troubling place the Jewish community has found itself in, embodied by Jewish historian Arthur Hertzberg's proclamation that "The only thing more dangerous for Jews than anti-Semitism is no anti-Semitism."
Evangelical authoritarianism is a problem that the American mainstream as a rule fails to treat with the seriousness it demands, in part because it’s easy to laugh at the antics of a Robert Jeffress while assuming that more respectable conservative evangelicals are more moderate and more numerous.
The task of determining which web content students can access is outsourced to an Austin, Texas-based company called Lightspeed Systems, which had manually tagged The Satanic Temple’s website as “mature.”
Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg was recently castigated by evangelicals and other conservative Christians for saying that, according to his read of the Bible, life begins at first breath. But there was a time, not long ago, when that same belief was at the center of evangelical thought. How quickly the Bible can change.
Our indifference toward plants and animals is reaping a whirlwind of harm in the form of a climate crisis, but since plants are not sentient and don't suffer how do we make sense of what it means to offer confession to plants?