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Satanists seize Christian Right’s redefined religious freedom bills and run

Sunday, May 10, 2015
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It will be no small irony if Satanists turn out to be heroes of religious freedom in our time. [...]

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Christian Right leaders escalate anti‑LGBT threats

Friday, May 8, 2015
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As marriage equality has advanced around the country, and the U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule on the issue in June, threatening language is escalating on the Christian Right. [...]

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Not all the same: Christian Right’s Hobby Lobbyization of RFRAs hits the fan

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Indiana governor Mike Pence (seated) at a private ceremony to sign a religious freedom bill into law, Thursday, March 26, 2015.
It is revealing how important it was to conservatives that the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act not be seen as discriminatory – using false claims about the federal and other state level RFRAs as a cover. [...]

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The overlooked Indiana outcomes that could haunt the Christian Right

Sunday, April 12, 2015
Thousands of opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State House to rally against that legislation Saturday, March 28, 2015. Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill Thursday prohibiting state laws that "substantially burden" a person's ability to follow his or her religious beliefs.
There is something about recent events in Indiana that may not be immediately obvious. The national outcry in the wake of the signing of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) by Governor Mike Pence (R) was not only an important moment in the struggle against LGBTQ non-discrimination, but it [...]

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Will our prisons overflow with Christians?

Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Many leaders of the Christian Right, from megachurch pastors like Rick Warren to the top prelates in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, have repeatedly threatened civil disobedience (and worse) over marriage equality.  If they follow through on their claims, a summer of “martyrdom” may be at hand if the [...]

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How a sheltered housewife became the foremost in-your-face challenger of Christian homophobia

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Kathy Baldock
A modern day pro-LGBT Joan of Arc, Kathy Baldock’s advocacy is not from behind a computer screen, but face-to-face interaction with the most rabid anti-gay ministers in the U.S. evangelical movement. [...]

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Franklin Graham: Putin’s doing what’s right for Russia, gays can go to heaven if they repent

Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Despite major changes in public opinion in recent years, Rev. Franklin Graham, son of iconic American preacher Billy Graham, reiterates his strong opposition to same-sex marriage and gay adoption in an appearance Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” [...]

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Gay Christians? New book rattles, angers American evangelicals

Sunday, April 20, 2014
Matthew Vines
A new book that debuts in print this week is already causing outrage and discordant reactions from right-wing American Christian conservatives, who have labeled the book a sham, shameful, inaccurate, and a misinterpretation of the basic tenets of the Christian faith. [...]

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How the American Right came to embrace Russia’s anti-gay crackdown

Thursday, October 3, 2013
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American conservative groups haven’t just praised Russia’s crackdown on gays. Working through several channels, American anti-gay activists quietly provided intellectual backing and international support that directly and indirectly fueled the resurgent anti-gay movement in Russia and in other former Soviet states like Lithuania, Moldova and Ukraine. [...]

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Pastor: Homosexuality ‘has destroyed every civilization it has touched’

Saturday, May 11, 2013
Ken Hutcherson
Ken Hutcherson, pastor of the Antioch Bible Church in Kirkland, Wash., is very angry that a fellow Christian Post contributor, Dave Thompson, lauded Jason Collins for coming out and is lamenting that many church leaders “have denied the grace of Christ for gay couples.” [...]

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