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By Sarah Posner

…fore the Republican Party’s crusade to defund Planned Parenthood) and Santorum is running for reelection for his Senate seat. At about 33 seconds in, Santorum says he has supported Title X, which funds family planning services for low-income women and is now targeted by his party’s crusade to “defund Planned Parenthood.” He says that he’s supported Title X because contraception is “not the taking of a human life.” (I’m guessing that if pressed on…

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By Joanna Brooks

…Because then every candidate, from hardcore social conservatives Rick Santorum and MIchele Bachmann to slippery middle Jon Huntsman, would have to look Garon in the face and tell him that he and his husband do not deserve equality under the law. It’s true that Romney brought his trademark brand of existential discomfort to the interaction. But in the face of Garon’s no-nonsense plainspokenness, every candidate in the field would have looked ridicu…

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By Jessica Valenti

…at-great-grandmother’s wedding ring as a purity ring and is taught about “fruitfulness.” A family friend reads from a prepared speech, telling her, “If and when God brings that Godly man into your life and opens your womb, becoming a mother will be one of the most profound and significant things you ever do.” “Biblical fruitfulness is the opposite of what today’s culture promotes. Our culture actually celebrates barrenness.” Even to the women who…

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By Candace Chellew-Hodge

…it to end the policy was brought by the Log Cabin Republicans and Phillips ruling came after a two week trial last July. The US Department of Justice has 60 days to appeal the ruling—and could do so since President Obama has been clear that he wants Congress to repeal the ban instead of having it done through the courts. That’s the same argument made by the religious right—who fear that ending DADT will, among other things, strip chaplains of thei…

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By Louis A. Ruprecht

…ntimacy of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It’s also very hard to read. A marvelous photographic exhibit depicting similarly uninterpretable male intimacy was in San Francisco a few years ago. It was entitled Dear Friends, and a video essay by Richard Rodriguez walks the viewer brilliantly through the impossibility of knowing now how men one hundred and fifty years ago imagined themselves so touched by their closest friends. They lived be…

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By Sarah Posner

…officials to promote dialogue, understanding and civility in the public forum. The whole video is here. Notably, it also includes West’s views on the two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict: “we cannot create another state, a quote, unquote Palestinian state, that would be nothing but another terrorist state.” West, who went on to extol American exceptionalism in the interview, was fined by the U.S. military in 2003 for his involvemen…

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By Spencer Dew

…d of male socialization that mirrors, in private, more public forms in Woodstock. There is also a literary angle, reading and discussion of various texts and ideas, from Guy de Maupassant to life after death. Most notably, the men discuss the work of French philosopher George Bataille, the man who sought mystical experience in sex and pain, who theorized the limits of consciousness in extreme states of the body, who dwelt on inner experience while…

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By Elizabeth Drescher

…people’s lives day-to-day. Transgender folks, as they walk down the street today, in major cities, in America, are at risk for significant violence. The Episcopal Church has an opportunity to help lift that burden.” If past experience is any indicator, Bishop Gray-Reeves is almost certainly right that the delegates to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church will likely put the brakes on any decisive changes to the Church’s rules for partici…

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By Peter Montgomery

…omotion. We believe these amendments make explicit what the Constitution already implies. [NEAB Vice President Scott Stirm] also reported that the new Trump administration in Washington has committed to appoint a pro-family values US ambassador to Belize. That is what our recent petition, signed by almost 200 pastors, had requested. We needed such an ambassador in place of the pro-LGBT ambassador who had just stepped down. Spain: Conservative Cath…

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By Sarah Posner

Hot off the press: the latest religion Bloggingheads, with yours truly and the American Conservative’s Michael Brendan Dougherty. We discussed Peter King’s Muslim “radicalization” hearings, the shari’ah conspiracy theory industry, and then digressed on to Newt Gingrich’s patriotic infidelity and how that squares (or not) with his new-found Catholicism. And last — but not least — we chatted about Rob Bell’s possible heresy, a favorite topic here a…

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