Tag Archives: biblical literalism

After Noah: Five Potential Blockbusters from the Book of Genesis

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Hollywood’s quest for sex, violence and disaster (or, better yet, the intersection of all three) is as voracious as British Petroleum’s quest for oil.  Now, with the dollars rolling in from the latest biblical blockbuster, Noah,— $160M globally and counting—the … Continue reading

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Why Bible Believers Have a Hard Time Getting Child Protection Right

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Far too often, the news cycle includes a tragic story about a child dying because his or her parents applied religious teachings with too much vigor. The most recent victim, Hana Williams, was adopted from Ethiopia by Evangelical parents who believed that … Continue reading

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What the Bible Says About Rape and Rape Babies

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In the lead-up to the 2012 election, Christians of many stripes scrambled to distance themselves, their religion, or their God from offensive Republican comments about rape.  The comments swelled to fill a four column  “Rape Advisory Chart.” Some of the most … Continue reading

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Why I hope Conservative Christians Will Fight Gay Marriage Tooth and Nail

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With marriage equality battles in front of the voters in four states, the faithful are out in flocks to defend traditional matrimony.  I don’t know exactly what traditional means in this context. It certainly doesn’t mean biblical, or it would … Continue reading

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Evangelical Homophobia-Planting in Uganda: A Tough Seed with Poisonous Fruit

Christian extremists in Uganda’s parliament are hoping that hunger and high gas prices will provide the cover they need to finally subject gay men to punishment of biblical proportions. They have introduced a bill, up for vote on May 11, that … Continue reading

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