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What a Series of Cosmic Evangelical Thrillers Tells Us About Money in America

The sixteen-novel Left Behind series of evangelical thrillers is at least as influential a text in the annals of latter-day prophecy belief as the Book of Revelation. Which, of course, happens to furnish source material for the series’ intensively literalist accounting of the rapture, the tribulation, and the final…

Two Dozen Religious Universities Are Legally Allowed to Discriminate Against LGBT Students

Over 24 religious colleges and universities have obtained exemptions from Title IX federal civil rights protections since last year, according to reports. These waivers allow the universities to discriminate against students, employees, and faculty on the basis of their gender, sexual orientation, and whether or not a…

Meet the Shock-Jock Theologian Offering Grace to a Small Town's Abusers, Forgiveness to the Abused

Doug Wilson is trying to save civilization. The pastor at Christ Church Moscow, a college town on Idaho’s border with Washington, doesn’t think things are going very well in America these days. He wouldn’t mind a return to Old Testament law, as he wrote in his book Fidelity: How to Be a One-Woman Man: “[W]hen we are…

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Quiverfull of Shit: a Guide to the Duggars' Scary Brand of Christianity

Before this week, when reality star and conservative political activist Joshua Duggar admitted to molesting several underage girls, including his own sisters, what most people knew about the Duggar family could be counted on two fingers: They have 19—19!—kids, and they’re extremely religious Christians.