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No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and

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No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and pretend it’s about your ‘religious freedom.’ If you don’t like birth control, don’t use it. Religious freedom doesn’t mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs.


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Abortion as a Blessing, Grace, or Gift---Changing the Conversation about Reproductive Rights and Moral Values

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How can we reclaim the moral high ground in the debate about abortion as a part of thoughtful, wise loving and living? Most Americans think of childbearing as a deeply personal or even sacred decis...
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Is feminism a source of good in the church?

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Laura Ortberg Turner writes at Christianity Today that feminism is the Christian f-word. Turner argues that evangelicals have wrongly dismissed feminism as "anathema" to the body of Christ. She con...

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Women and Spirituality: Debunking Mormonism

Women and Spirituality: Debunking Mormonism | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

One stereotype is “Molly Mormon.” I think this is one we may have put on to ourselves. Molly Mormon is the perfect homemaker and stay-at-home mom. She wears modest, homemade clothing, and little to no make-up. She bakes bread; does all home-cooked meals; cans; quilts; sews; and serves others without breaking a sweat. She always looks camera ready, and is never heard yelling at her children.

 

Another stereotype that has been attached to Mormon women is that we are mealy-mouthed, subservient women who would gladly be sister wives in polygamist marriages. That is far from true. We each have our individual likes, dislikes and styles. We are a world-wide organization encompassing cultures from all around the globe. We are a force to be reckoned with both, individually and collectively.

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Pope Francis 'to appoint more women to key Vatican posts' - Telegraph

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Senior Catholic cardinals appointed by Pope Francis to shake up the Vatican's secretive bureaucracy have called for more key jobs at the Holy See to be handed to women and fewer jobs to be given to Europeans.

 

...In its bid to address women's issues, the Vatican's daily newspaper L'Osservatore Romano has launched a women's supplement.

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Why Are Religious Beliefs Off Limits?

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When a person's religious beliefs cause him to deny the evidence of science, or for whom public policy morphs into a battle with the devil, shouldn't that be a subject for discussion and debate?

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Mormon feminist excommunicated

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By Jessica Ravitz, CNN


(CNN) –
 Kate Kelly, a lifelong Mormon who’s spearheaded a fight for equal opportunities for women in her church, was convicted of apostasy Monday and excommunicated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


The verdict, decided by a panel of male judges who convened Sunday, came to her by way of an e-mail sent by her former LDS Church bishop in Virginia, Mark Harrison. Kelly described the verdict as “exceptionally painful.”



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Community Village's curator insight, June 24, 5:24 PM


Remember when Mormons would not allow Black people to become priests? 


This church has serious issues. 


malek's curator insight, June 25, 10:28 AM

"When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives."

M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, June 26, 4:48 PM

"LDS Ex's"?


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The Real Reason Evangelical Christians Are Trying to Thwart Women's Right to Birth Control

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By ROB SHRYOCK

When did politics enter the evangelical birth control debate?


"... a 1968 document produced at an evangelical conference co-sponsored by Christianity Today and the Christian Medical and Dental Association that said, “Whether the performance of an induced abortion is sinful we are not agreed, but about the necessity of it and permissibility for it under certain circumstances we are in accord. … When principles conflict, the preservation of fetal life ... may have to be abandoned to maintain full and secure family life."


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Women of the Wall denied access to Kotel

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Thousands of young seminary girls crowd women’s section, prompting police to prevent entry of prayer activists.

 

Several hundred members of the Women of the Wall feminist prayer group were blocked from entering the women’s section of the Western Wall on Monday morning, with police saying the move was due to thousands of young Orthodox girls who had taken over the site. It was the first time in the group’s 25-year history that it was denied access to the women’s section for its monthly prayer session, Haaretz reported.

 

Police said that between 5,000 and 7,000 seminary girls had thronged the women’s area, on orders from their religious leadership, in order to deny access to the Women of the Wall. In addition, police said, about 1,000 ultra-Orthodox male protesters were in the Western Wall plaza seeking to disrupt the controversial prayer service, which is held by the Women of the Wall at the start of each new month (Rosh Chodesh).

 

Women of the Wall have increased their public profile this year after a series of confrontations at the Wall and subsequent legal rulings in their favor. The group, according to its website, seeks “the right, as women, to wear prayer shawls, pray and read from the Torah collectively and out loud at the Western Wall,” an objective that is vehemently opposed by the ultra-Orthodox.

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Christian Pastor: Feminists Really Just Want a Man to Put Them in Their Place

Christian Pastor: Feminists Really Just Want a Man to Put Them in Their Place | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

When it comes to authority, there is no equality. You say, “How does your home run?” A dictatorship. Any questions? It’s a monarchy, okay? Mono. One boss. Okay? That’s how my home is run. That’s how every biblical home is run, by the way, okay? And you say, “Oh, your wife must hate you!” No, women love that. Because they were born to fill that role. Just like I was born to be the husband and the leader, my wife was born to be the wife and to be submissive and subject to me. And she’s gonna be most happier doing what God created her to do, just like I’m going to be most happy doing what God created me to do!

 

And, you know, you say, “Well, that’s not true, because I talk to all these women that are just, you know, they just want to be a feminist and stuff…” You know what? Here’s what I’ve found over the years: The women who are screaming the loudest that they want to be a feminist and that they don’t want a man telling them what to do, on the inside, are really screaming the loudest, please tell me what to do. Please put me in my place. And, you know what? If you don’t believe that? You’re just ignorant. It’s that simple.

 

And, yeah, I’m sure that there are some reprobate lesbians out there that have a different view. But let me tell you something: A normal woman, on the inside, wants to follow a leader. She wants to follow a husband. She wants a man there that she can look up to, not look down on…

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The GOP's Witch Hunt | RH Reality Check

The GOP's Witch Hunt | RH Reality Check | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
"Having a female body was the factor most likely to render one vulnerable to being called a witch...the truth about the majority of persons accused of [witchcraft]: old, unattractive, disliked, and FEMALE"

— Witchcraze: A New History of European Witch Hunts by Anne Llewellyn Barstow

 

The past few months the GOP has waged a war on women that places them firmly in bed with religious lobbyists, treating women like they are subhuman all in the name of patriarchal religion. N
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