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Bill Nye the Enlightenment Guy: Why he should stop debating psuedoscientists

You may have heard that Bill Nye has taken to having televised debates with people who believe the earth is 4,000 years old. That sounds like a fun show to…

With ‘religious freedom,’ who gets to be most free?

Though it would be fallacious to ever describe the United States as a “Christian nation” in a legal sense, the fact remains that such a tradition often remains a social…

Pope Francis: Squaring “The Word” and his words

Pope Francis has been named "Man of the Year" by both Time Magazine and the LGBT-interest magazine The Advocate. President Obama has called him a "messenger of peace and justice,"…

Gay Marriage and free exercise of religion: Amendments in conflict

"Religious liberty" has become one of the most important shibboleths in discourse on controversial political topics. In June, for example, a federal court ruled that Hobby Lobby could not be…

The beginning of the ENDA: Catholics, Mormons and workplace discrimination

The Senate may have passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, but it faces an uphill battle in the House where religious influence weighs more heavily. On one hand, you have 5…

Atheists: Why don’t we leave?

A few weeks ago, one of George W. Bush's former press secretaries, Dana Perino, sparked something between "eye-rolling ire" and "mild outrage" on Fox News when she commented on a…

Iranian president Rouhani calls Holocaust ‘reprehensible’ crime

After dodging the same question from NBC last week, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told CNN on Monday that the Holocaust was a "reprehensible" crime committed against the Jews by the…

Iranian president wishes Jews ‘a blessed Rosh Hashanah’ via tweet

In a huge shift from his predecessor, Iran's new president took to Twitter to wish "all Jews, especially Iranian Jews, a blessed Rosh Hashanah." Say what?! …

Evangelicals and the liberal policies they support

The term "evangelical Christian" has been used and abused in political discourse for decades. Whenever I hear it, the first image that comes to mind is a superstar preacher like…

America: Maybe more religious than you think.

I can barely keep track of the number of times news outlets have written articles about America supposedly "losing its religion" in the past few months. Whether it's an NPR…

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