How Biblical ‘Chosenness’ Has Justified Violence, Misogyny, and Anti-Immigrant Sentiment – Rewire.News – Religion Dispatches

Bible scholar Michael Coogan’s new book examines the dangers associated with the biblical concept of chosenness, which has its fingerprints on everything from the genocidal treatment of indigenous peoples to the idea that women, when thought by believers to have been created as mere vessels for reproduction, may be treated in the manner of brood cattle.
— Read on rewire.news/religion-dispatches/2019/06/07/how-biblical-chosenness-has-justified-violence-misogyny-and-anti-immigrant-sentiment/

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Cosmetics Marketed Toward Teens Recalled After Testing Positive for Asbestos, Again | EWG

The Food and Drug Administration has once again found talc-based cosmetics marketed to teens contain asbestos.
— Read on www.ewg.org/release/cosmetics-marketed-toward-teens-recalled-after-testing-positive-asbestos-again

Trump Supporters Be Like…

Six antigay church leaders who have found themselves ensnared in sex scandals / Queerty

Jerry Falwell Jr. made national headlines when it was reported Michael Cohen allegedly helped stop the release of x-rated photos of the antigay activist…
— Read on www.queerty.com/jerry-falwell-jr-plus-6-church-leaders-ensnared-sex-scandals-20190518

After All the Handwringing We’re Now Seeing Exactly Why Conservative Christians Supported Trump – Rewire.News – Religion Dispatches

Many have argued that Trump is little more than a “scam artist” who has duped evangelicals into following him. But it’s the other way around: Trump didn’t use the religious right to win the presidency; the religious right used Trump to get what it wanted.
— Read on rewire.news/religion-dispatches/2019/05/23/after-all-the-handwringing-were-now-seeing-exactly-why-conservative-christians-supported-trump/

Abortion Is A Church-State Separation Issue. That’s Why We Need To Stop The Bans. | Americans United for Separation of Church and State

The aggressive abortion ban bills being considered in states across the country may not explicitly mention religion, but it’s clear that these bills and the restrictive policies they propose are religiously motivated.
— Read on www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/abortion-is-a-church-state-separation-issue-thats-why-we-need-to-stop-the

Abortion Bills Are Christianist Sharia Law | Crooks and Liars

The religious opinions of individual Americans do not govern US law. The Constitution and the Founders’ insistence on “Congress shall make no law establishing a religion” do.
— Read on crooksandliars.com/2019/05/abortion-bills-are-christianist-sharia-law

Christians in Texas continue to violate the Constitution: County defies atheist group’s demands, keeps crosses on courthouse — and then they’re lit up at night like Christmas – TheBlaze

In defiance of atheist activist group Freedom From Religion Foundation, officials from San Jacinto County in east Texas voted to keep four crosses on the county courthouse.
— Read on www.theblaze.com/news/county-defies-antheists-crosses-stay-up

Wall GoFundMe Guy Just Got Himself A $1 Million Yacht | Crooks and Liars

Brian Kolfage raised over $22 million from rabid Trump cultists, under the pretense of funding a wall on the southern border.
— Read on crooksandliars.com/2019/05/wall-gofundme-guy-just-1-million-yacht

Vicki Marble, a Republican senator from Colorado with a history of racist remarks, is against equal pay because it’s ‘against the white man’

Vicki Marble, a Republican senator from Colorado
— Read on www.alternet.org/2019/05/gop-state-senator-with-a-history-of-racist-remarks-is-against-equal-pay-because-its-against-the-white-man/

Jimmy Carter: U.S. Is “Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery”

According to the former president, Americans are now experiencing “a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors.”
— Read on theintercept.com/2015/07/30/jimmy-carter-u-s-oligarchy-unlimited-political-bribery/

Working Families Explain How Trump’s Tax Bill Screwed Them Royally

Working Families Explain How GOP Tax Bill Screwed Them Royally

President Trump has made more than 10,000 false or misleading claims – The Washington Post

In just seven months, President Trump doubled the number of claims he made in the first 20 months of his presidency
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/04/29/president-trump-has-made-more-than-false-or-misleading-claims/

Yes, A 15th Century Book on Witchcraft Can Help You Understand Trump’s Bizarre Baby Execution Story – Rewire.News – Religion Dispatches

When Trump claims that women and their doctors are wrapping, rocking and then cruelly executing babies, he is engaging in a complex narrative rhetoric designed to both titillate and mobilize those in power against those whom they hate.
— Read on rewire.news/religion-dispatches/2019/04/29/how-a-15th-century-book-on-witchcraft-helps-make-sense-of-trumps-bizarre-baby-execution-story/

Trump’s Federal Reserve pick says there’s no need for any equal pay laws – ThinkProgress

Stephen Moore doubled down on his opposition to fair pay laws since the economy is so great.
— Read on thinkprogress.org/trump-nominee-stephen-moore-sexist-no-equal-pay-laws-e7d80cb8af99/

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