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TEXAS FAITH: Is religion to blame for the conflicts around the world? - Dallas Morning News (blog)

TEXAS FAITH: Is religion to blame for the conflicts around the world? - Dallas Morning News (blog) | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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TEXAS FAITH: Is religion to blame for the conflicts around the world?
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The military crisis in Iraq is typically described in religious terms – a millennia-old conflict between Sunni and Shia.
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Bernie Sanders on People With Disabilities

Bernie Sanders on People With Disabilities | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Bernie Sanders is a strong advocate for civil rights for all Americans, including those with disabilities.
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Carly Fiorina, you Go**amned Lying Sack of Sh*t

Carly Fiorina, you Go**amned Lying Sack of Sh*t | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Why am I surprised today? I thought that Ben Carson, after meeting refugees face to face, would exhibit a bit of huma...
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Systemic media bias could destroy American politics - UT The Daily Texan

Systemic media bias could destroy American politics - UT The Daily Texan | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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Systemic media bias could destroy American politics
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It's become very obvious that the media has a dramatic effect on the outcome of politics, and specifically, the presidency.
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What The Pope Really Said About Kim Davis

What The Pope Really Said About Kim Davis | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
“In a world where various forms of modern tyranny seek to suppress religious freedom, or try to reduce it to a subculture without right to a voice in the public square, or to use religion as a pretext for hatred and brutality, it is imperative that the followers of the various religions join their voices in calling for peace, tolerance and respect for the dignity and rights of others,” he said.
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“In a world where various forms of modern tyranny seek to suppress religious freedom, or try to reduce it to a subculture without right to a voice in the public square, or to use religion as a pretext for hatred and brutality, it is imperative that the followers of the various religions join their voices in calling for peace, tolerance and respect for the dignity and rights of others,” he said."

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Obama Nominates Gay Army Secretary; Conservatives Freak Out

Obama Nominates Gay Army Secretary; Conservatives Freak Out | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Conservatives have long claimed that they oppose discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation — though they never support policies to protect people from such discrimination.
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Fighting Social Change, and Hiding Behind Religion | Ray Brescia

In 1810, Congress passed a federal law requiring postal clerks to circulate mail on the day it arrived, making no exception for Sundays.
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All Of The Ways Republicans In Congress Are Going After Your Reproductive Rights

All Of The Ways Republicans In Congress Are Going After Your Reproductive Rights | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Congressional Republicans have easily made reproductive rights the main adversary in this fall’s budget showdown.
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To All Nuns and Sisters: Pope Francis Says Thank You

To All Nuns and Sisters: Pope Francis Says Thank You | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Nuns celebrate mass on Monday, September 21 in Cuba (Tony Gentile / AP) As the pope makes his way toward the United States, it will be interesting to hear how he talks about the role of women in the Church—and in particular, nuns and women religious.
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Americans are leaving religion. Why are we still subsidizing it? - Washington Post

Americans are leaving religion. Why are we still subsidizing it? - Washington Post | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
In an increasingly secular America, tax exemptions for churches make less sense.
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Bernie Sanders Smacking Down Antigay Slurs In Congress 20 Years Ago Is Worth Revisiting

Bernie Sanders Smacking Down Antigay Slurs In Congress 20 Years Ago Is Worth Revisiting | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
In 1995, one year after the Clinton administration enacted Don't Ask, Don't Tell to address and reenforce the ban on openly gay military servicemen and women, then-representative Bernie Sanders of Vermont delivered the following smack-do...
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Feel the Bern! - Progressive.org

Feel the Bern! - Progressive.org | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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The size and enthusiasm of Sanders's crowds—waving “Feel the Bern” signs and hanging on the candidate's every word—shows how hungry people are for a true progressive politics.
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Bernie Sanders: Get Rid Of Budget Sequester, Tax Billionaires, Make College Free - RealClearPolitics

Bernie Sanders: Get Rid Of Budget Sequester, Tax Billionaires, Make College Free - RealClearPolitics | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Bernie Sanders speaks with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell about his plan to get rid of the budget sequester, raise taxes on billionaires and corporations, and make college tuition-free.
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Republicans don’t understand why they can’t have ‘religious freedom’ and then close down mosques

Republicans don’t understand why they can’t have ‘religious freedom’ and then close down mosques | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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Republican Legislation Will Use Religion to Defund Planned Parenthood and Obamacare

Republican Legislation Will Use Religion to Defund Planned Parenthood and Obamacare | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Tomorrow, House Republicans are slated to pass "filibuster-proof" legislation founded on religion to defund Planned Parenthood and Obamacare
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Republicans Finally Admit Planned Parenthood Did Nothing Wrong, Investigation Was A Sham

Republicans Finally Admit Planned Parenthood Did Nothing Wrong, Investigation Was A Sham | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
After months of hurling vile slander and gruesome accusations at Planned Parenthood, Rep. John Chaffetz (R-UT) announced that his investigation of the beleaguered healthcare provider has, predictab...
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Antony Hegarty: "Pope Francis was working behind the scenes to undermine gay rights in America" | NME.COM

Antony Hegarty: "Pope Francis was working behind the scenes to undermine gay rights in America" | NME.COM | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The Antony & the Johnsons frontwoman also calls The Pope "shameful and pathetic" for meeting with Kim Davis
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What did Pope Francis actually say to Kim Davis?  There is much to think about ... check this out: http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2015/09/28/3706264/pope-francis-kim-davis/

Was the Pope Swindled: http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a38440/pope-francis-swindled-kim-davis-meeting/

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Pope Francis Has Entirely Upended Traditional Divisions of Politics and Religion - Observer

Pope Francis Has Entirely Upended Traditional Divisions of Politics and Religion - Observer | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Liberals are suddenly citing religious doctrine while conservatives feel treaded upon by a man of faith
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How do religion, ethics, and climate change fit together? - Penn State News

How do religion, ethics, and climate change fit together? - Penn State News | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Climate change is a topic that includes many disciplines, including often overlooked disciplines such as religion and ethics. These other disciplines offer new insights to the scientific discussion.
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Why Pope Francis Sounds Like a Democrat

Why Pope Francis Sounds Like a Democrat | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Jonathan Ernst / Reuters As Pope Francis visits the U.S. this week, religion experts have been driven to distraction by the drumbeat of “liberal pope” articles.
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What the Pundits and Experts Fail to Understand about the Bernie Sanders Phenomenon | Secular Nirvana

What the Pundits and Experts Fail to Understand about the Bernie Sanders Phenomenon | Secular Nirvana | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
There is something very interesting happening in American politics today, something which has the potential to drastically shift the direction of the country
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Bernie Sanders On Cutting Deficit: "Every Major Defense Contractor Has Been ... - RealClearPolitics

Bernie Sanders On Cutting Deficit: "Every Major Defense Contractor Has Been ... - RealClearPolitics | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
In an interview with Bloomberg's "With All Due Respect," Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said he would look to the defense budget for spending cuts and try to "make it a much more efficient budget than it is." First, Sanders tackles unemployment...
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What Bernie Sanders Can Bring to Liberty University

What Bernie Sanders Can Bring to Liberty University | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The presidential hopeful will expose students to a party otherwise cloaked by the many Republican presidential candidates that have come before him—can his visit influence a conservative audience?
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Bernie Sanders is building a real campaign organization - CNNPolitics.com

Bernie Sanders is building a real campaign organization - CNNPolitics.com | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
With just a few days of summer Senate recess left, Bernie Sanders is spending some time campaigning in the Hawkeye State.
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Bernie Sanders - "People are Sick and Tired of Establishment Politics"

From the August rally in Seattle, Mr. Sanders discusses the growing desire for political action, and offers his solution.
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