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Baby Stealers

Buddha killer Kathryn Joyce presents a chilling story in this week’s Nation: “Shotgun Adoption,” an investigation of the use of anti-abortion “crisis pregnancy centers” to coerce unmarried pregnant women into…

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CNN’s Demonic Attack

Since I first wrote about Washington’s most exclusive religious club, The Family, and its prayer breakfast movement, I’ve often been scolded by political centrists who insist that the National Prayer…

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Bad for the Jews

“Bad for the Jews” is a Jewish thing. It’s what my great uncles and aunts would say when they read about a Jewish serial killer or a Jewish pornographer. “Bad…

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Cathedral Center Court

Earlier today, Roger Federer came back from being down two sets to one to punch his ticket to a fourth consecutive French Open final. He’s never won it all on…

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This Progamming Brought to You by the F.B.I.

There’s little question that the four men arrested for plotting a series of terror attacks north of New York City are creeps. One’s a purse snatcher who collects urine. Another…

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Bring Out Your Dead

“The Man giveth, and The Man taketh away.” So begins JoAnn Wypijewski’s sermonic report on a report, the AFL-CIO’s 18th annual “Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect.” Wypijewski…

Left to right: Bertrand, an unidentified friend, Sister Benen Kent and Britten in 1967.

Shattered Faith in Two Parts

Women victims are the latest to find a voice in the Catholic abuse scandal, but who will listen to their song?

ST. PAUL, MN - SEPTEMBER 01:  Delegates bow their heads on day one of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center September 1, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GOP will nominate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the Republican choice for U.S. President on the last day of the convention.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)   Original Filename: GYI0055603845.jpg

It’s the Theology, Stupid

Understanding the Republican disconnect, explained by one of the people who helped create it.

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The Mysteries of Torture

One doesn’t often look to Keith Olbermann for revelation of religion in the public sphere, but he inadvertently exposes the raw nerve at the heart of the “debate” over torture.…

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Also, the Crucifixion Was Really Just a Carpentry Mishap

Arguing against hate crimes legislation that would protect queer folks, Representative Virginia Foxx (R., NC) says that Matthew Shepard was simply the victim of a robbery gone wrong, and that…

Adam and Eve

Naked and Guilty

Young Christians encounter sex, violence, and the eros of evangelicalism in a Texas hell house.

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Blinded By Science

Remember Paul Shanley? He was said to be the worst of the pedophile priests, sentenced in 2005 to 12-15 years. But soon, he’ll get another day in court, as Massachusetts’…

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Happy 5 Years, Bartholomew!

One of the best Buddha killers on the web, Richard Bartholomew, is celebrating 5 years of blogging at Bartholomew’s Notes on Religion. We wish him the warmest congratulations! Little did…

myanmar

Marching the Buddha

If monks in Myanmar weren’t marching against the military junta this week, they would likely be taking part in a march of another kind. Late September is traditionally the time…

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We Kill the Goat, You Decide

This just in from Fox News: Nepal Airlines has sacrificed two goats as part of its efforts to keep an older 757 in the air. Silly flying Hindus! Don’t they…