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To Be Straight, Thin, and “Healthy”

Seeking the Straight and Narrow: Weight Loss and Sexual Reorientation in Evangelical AmericaBy Lynne GerberUniversity of Chicago Press, 2011 Last month, California Governor Jerry Brown signed …

By Amy Frykholm

Essay

Why Mormon Men Love “Church Ball” and Are Scared of Homosexuality

Mormon men play a lot of basketball. Every Saturday morning across the country, Mormon men gather for a strange liturgy of “Church Ball” in the …

By Kristine Haglund

Interview

The Lost Art of Political Compromise: An Interview with Al Simpson

Alan K. Simpson is one of America’s favorite political pugilists. A lawyer, legislator, and devout Episcopalian, during his four decades in national politics, Simpson has learned …

By Max Perry Mueller

Interview

See Me Naked: An Interview with Amy Frykholm

See Me Naked: Stories of Sexual Exile in American ChristianityBy Amy FrykholmBeacon Press, 2011 In her latest book, See Me Naked: Stories of Sexual Exile …

By Amy Benjamin

Essay

American Sisters Haven’t Strayed. The Vatican Has.

In April, the Vatican censured the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCRW), a body that represents more than 80 percent of American sisters. After a …

By Amy Koehlinger

Review

What Psychology Teaches Us About Moral and Political Divides

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and ReligionBy Jonathan HaidtPantheon, 2012  Right after John Kerry’s devastating loss to George W. Bush …

By Jesse Singal

States of the Union

Writers tell us stories about where they discovered religion and politics in their states.

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An Atheist Finds (Some) Reasons to Believe in Her Old Church.

By Sarah Stankorb

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