Tag: Religion

Trump Is Getting Slammed After Calling Millions Of Jewish Democrats Ignorant And ‘Disloyal’

Getty Image Donald Trump’s beef with “the Squad” has been going on for a while now, and any time he takes a swing it tends to be legitimately troubling and upsetting. It’ll be hard for him to go lower than telling four non-white congresswomen, three of born in America,” to “go back” to their home […]

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Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar Were Headed for Palestine, Not Israel

The Israeli government has announced that it will ban the only two Muslim women in Congress, representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, from entering the country. But the two weren’t headed to Israel; their planned congressional trip was to Palestine. The decision took place after public encouragement from President Donald Trump. “It would show great […]

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For Women of Color, Family Shame Can Make Abortions Traumatic

When Rabia Nassar* was 17 years old, she took a five-pound dumbbell from her parents’ gym in the basement and proceeded to drop it on her stomach, over and over again. Unsure where it would be most effective at ending her pregnancy, she dropped it under her ribcage. She ended up with bruises all over […]

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A Bishop Wants to Solve Gang Violence by Spraying Holy Water from a Helicopter

Left Image: Photo by JOAQUIN SARMIENTO/AFP/Getty Images. Right Image: Photo by GUILLERMO MUNOZ/AFP/Getty Images. The weather report in Buenaventura, Colombia, calls for thunderstorms this Sunday. That is a bit unfortunate, since it may prove tricky to differentiate between precipitation and holy water falling from the sky. That afternoon, on the Lord’s day of rest, Monsignor Rubén […]

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If Climate Change Makes You Feel Hopeless, Maybe Religion Can Help

Reverend Jim Antal travels across the country delivering sermons on climate change. Wherever he goes, he meets people who are fearful about the future. “If you speak in California, you’ll meet people who know someone who was killed, or who survived one of the fires,” he said. “This is all over the country, whether it’s […]

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Holocaust Museum Slams Concentration Camp Comparisons

On Monday, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. issued a statement denouncing any comparisons between the Holocaust and “other events.” The statement came a week after comments made by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in which she described the detention centers holding children at the U.S. Mexico border as “concentration camps” after reports came out […]

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Neil Gorsuch Scorns the “Offended” Atheists

A broad majority of the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that an enormous Christian cross standing on public land, and funded by public money, does not violate the Constitution’s separation of church and state. In their written opinions, both for and against the ruling, most of the justices framed the dispute in relatively neutral terms. […]

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Alabama Quietly Passes Law Allowing Church With History of Racism and Homophobia to Form Its Own Police Force

Photo: iStock In 2017, when Briarwood Presbyterian Church asked the overwhelmingly Republican legislature of Alabama to grant it the authority to form its own police force, politicians let the bill die amid public outcry over the separation of church and state, the congregation’s history of racism and its public homophobia. Two years later, the Associated […]

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