Abused nuns reveal stories of rape, forced abortions | PBS NewsHour

Another scandal is engulfing the Catholic Church. At a time when the Vatican has taken its most concrete steps to address a long ordeal with sex abuse and coverups, a growing chorus of nuns is speaking out about the suffering they have endured at the hands of the priesthood, including rape, forced abortion, emotional abuse …

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Tennessee Pastor Who Is Also a Detective Calls for L.G.B.T. People to Be Executed – The New York Times

The pastor said in a sermon that L.G.B.T. people were “freaks” and “worthy of death,” comments that have prompted prosecutors to review cases he has investigated. — Read on http://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/15/us/knoxville-pastor-grayson-fritts.html

Peter J. Williams Refutes the Fiery View of the Valley of Hinnom (Ge Henna)

If you repeat often enough that Gehenna was a refuse dump at the time of Jesus, even scholars may begin to assume there’s evidence for it.— Peter J. Williams (@DrPJWilliams) June 14, 2019 The words of a French commentator (Kimhi) from C12/13 are not much evidence for the edifice built thereon.— Peter J. Williams (@DrPJWilliams) …

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Christian fundamentalism is a capitalist construct: The secret history of American religion | Salon.com

The origins of modern evangelicalism can all be traced back to the founder of Quaker Oats. A historian explains — Read on http://www.salon.com/2015/05/13/christian_fundamentalism_is_a_capitalism_invention_the_secret_history_of_american_religion_partner/

A Brief History of Fundamentalist Christianity in the USA

When we talk about the history of Fundamentalism & rightwing Politics, we have to go all the way back to the mid-to-late 1800s, when both Darwin’s theory of evolution AND the field of archaeology’s discoveries led to a controversy over the reliability of the Bible to give Western societies a proper account of humanity’s origins. …

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Apocalypse Now : NPR

Evangelicals have played an important role in modern day American politics - from supporting President Trump to helping elect Jimmy Carter back in 1976. How and when did this religious group become so intertwined with today's political issues? In this episode, what it means to be an evangelical today and how it has changed over …

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