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US Church Membership Falls Under 50 Percent

Juan Cole Informed Comment
Many Millennials who become unchurched cite discomfort with the prejudice and discrimination against LGBTQ persons in churches. Another factor is the Republican Party’s alliance with the evangelical movement.

What the Bronx ‘Bible Belt’ Election Results Tell Us

Ginia Bellafante New York Times
Will older, socially conservative voters care so much about culture-war issues in the midst of a pandemic? This Bronx election suggests political patterns might evolve more broadly among older voters in places like Florida and the Sun Belt.

Dolan Delivers Catholic Church to Trump and the GOP

National Catholic Reporter Editorial National Catholic Reporter
The capitulation is complete. Without a whimper from any of his fellow bishops, the cardinal archbishop of New York has inextricably linked the Catholic Church in the United States to the Republican Party and, particularly, President Donald Trump.

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The Texas Fracking Tycoon Funding Anti-abortion Extremism

Sue Sturgis Facing South
Farris Wilks, Texas fracking billionaire and funder of extreme anti-abortion candidates and causes, preaches in a church founded by his parents, teaching women should be silent during services and abortion is murder even in cases of rape or incest.

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The World Come of Age

Tyler Davis Reading Religion
This timely study, writes reviewer Davis, "recovers the theoretical integrity and conceptual complexity of a movement often reduced to the practical challenges it presented to establishment theologies."
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