Author - Jonathan Merritt

Jonathan Merritt is senior columnist for Religion News Service and a contributing writer for The Atlantic. He has published more than 2500 articles in outlets like USA Today, The Week, Buzzfeed and National Journal. Jonathan is author of "Jesus is Better Than You Imagined" and "A Faith of Our Own: Following Jesus Beyond the Culture Wars." He resides in Brooklyn, NY.

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‘Double persecution’: The untold plight of Christian women worldwide

Every day, six Christian women are reportedly raped, sexually harassed or forced to marry under threat of execution due to their faith.

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Sexuality, race, and gender: 3 explosive insights about America’s 100 largest ch …

Last October, evangelicalism was rocked by the launch of ChurchClarity.org, an organization that reports churches’ LGBTQ+ policies and rates...

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Against Clarity: A progressive Christian opposes rating churches on LGBT acceptance

(RNS) — 'Human sexuality is not,' writes Barbara G. Wheeler, 'the decisive issue that determines whether a church body is acceptable or not.' (COMMENTARY)

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Why pastor Robert Jeffress’ interview with Sean Hannity was so maddening to so m …

(RNS) — Who knew that a simple meeting between a preacher and a pundit would be so controversial? But it starts to make sense when you consider the preacher...

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Church Clarity pressures pastors and churches to disclose views on homosexuality

(RNS) — Prominent pastors are finding themselves on the hot seat thanks to a new group's efforts to call out leaders who lack clear stances, writes Jonathan...

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