religion

Picketing Equality: Non-religious Queer Storylines Still Rule the TV Roost

We need more sophisticated storylines pertaining to religion and tolerance.

Undivine Intervention: Do We Need Religious Faith to Defend Humanitarian Aid?

What religious-freedom claims mean for the legal future of progressive movements. Read more »

Contagion Is Not the Crisis: COVID-19 Is a Chance to Rethink Stereotypes About Immigrants

Nationalistic racism tells us that migrants infest, infect, and invade the homeland.  Read more »

Religious Exemption: Catholic Hospitals Are Barring Transgender Patients from Surgery

These policies and resulting statements, coupled with the reach and growth of Catholic healthcare systems, could make access to gender-confirmation surgery even more difficult. Read more »

In Bad Faith: Hallmark’s Jewish Stereotypes Meet America’s Rising Antisemitism

Hanukkah, as it exists to Hallmark, is just Christmas’s quirky ethnic sidekick.  Read more »

The Unbelievers: New Atheism and the Old Boys’ Club

So is new-style atheism the sausage party that media coverage would suggest? Read more »

This Woman’s Work: FKA twigs’s “MAGDALENE” Dissects Female Martyrdom

FKA twigs not only treats her album’s namesake as a source of spiritual strength, but considers how often women are stripped of their agency and their voice—even when they’re the heroine of their own stories. Read more »

Raising Hell: Satanic Feminism’s Eternal Legacy

Activist groups such as W.I.T.C.H. and others show how satanism can be used as a powerful unifying force for political engagement. Read more »

Very Online: Instagram Has a Conversion Therapy Problem

With help from Instagram, they’re able to expand their reach to those vulnerable to their violent teachings. Read more »

Twist of Faith: Q&A With “God Land” Author Lyz Lenz

“Cultural Christianity’s power as moral currency is something society still uses to define who’s good and who’s bad. For women, for people of color especially, how you look, how you dress, how you act shapes how we interpret who’s in and who’s out.” Read more »

What 17th Century Witch Burnings Teach Us About Evangelical Extremism

The descendants of those brought up amid the height of the witch-burning craze who became among the first to colonize settlements like Salem, Massachusetts, continuing the misogynistic and prejudiced witch trials in the United States. Read more »

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Hot Under the Bonnet: The Cooptation of Amish Culture in Mass-Market Fiction

Dubbed “Amish romance novels,” “Amish fiction,” or the more waggish “bonnet rippers,” these novels just one entry point into the varying images of Amish communities in U.S. popular culture. Read more »