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GOP abandons anti-abortion bill, angering religious conservatives on Roe anniversary

By David Gibson — January 22, 2015

(RNS) The sudden reversal stunned abortion foes who had expected to celebrate House passage of the bill as they gathered for their annual demonstration against the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling by the Supreme Court legalizing abortion.

Inconsistent evangelicals: An interview with Molly Worthen

By Jonathan Merritt — March 10, 2014

Historian Molly Worthen says evangelical Christians don’t have a single source of authority guiding them, no matter what those in the movement may say.

Dispelling the myth of a ‘Christian nation’

By Charles C. Haynes — August 8, 2013

The Framers of our Constitution knew the time had come to break from the precedents of history and bar any religious group from ever imposing itself on the nation.

The most oppressive Bible verse that never was

By Jonathan Merritt — April 15, 2013

Some conservative Christians live oppressed lives rooted in a verse that doesn’t even exist.

Partisanship, gay marriage, and the common good: An interview with Jim Wallis

By Jonathan Merritt — April 8, 2013

Jim Wallis has released a new book on the common good. Here he shares his ideas and why he’s changed his mind on gay marriage.

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