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Some Brazilian Evangelicals Created a Sin-Free Facebook Where You Can Click 'Amen' Instead of 'Like'

Around 20 percent of Brazil's population is Evangelical, and Faceglória is a place for them to connect and talk about God without worrying about foul language or someone's bikini pics.
River Donaghey

Budgie-Smugglers and Bible-Bashers: Our Best Photos from London Pride

Objectively, one of the capital's best street parties.
Lily Rose Thomas

The Josh Duggar Scandal Is Part of a Much Larger Christian Abuse Problem

Josh Duggar's abuse and his family's cover-up of his crimes are part of a much larger set of issues about how the Christian Right handles sexual crimes.
Drew Millard

How Feminism Saved Me from Fundamentalism

Post-Evangelicals—mostly millennials like me, who grew up in the church in the 80s and 90s—are rejecting harsh doctrines in lieu of feminism, liberalism, and new ways of practicing religion.
Dianna E. Anderson

Infamous Quran-Burning Pastor Terry Jones Is Now Cooking French Fries in Florida

I caught up with him after the Charlie Hebdo attacks to see if he was worried about being targeted by al Qaeda.
​Jon Silman

A Look Back at 'Marjoe,' the 1972 Documentary About Evangelical Con Men

I spoke with the film's co-director Sarah Kernochan about why the Academy Award–winning doc was lost for three decades, and how it was found again.
Josiah M. Hesse

Satanism and Guilt-Free Murder in Iowa

On the evening of July 18, 2013, Kathy Barlas returned to her home in Mason City, Iowa, to find her adult son waiting in the garage in his underwear, dripping with blood. "Mom, I killed Satan," he told her.
Josiah M. Hesse

Hobby Lobby Is Trying to Bring the Bible to America One Court Battle at a Time

For the billionaire evangelical founders of Hobby Family, Monday's Supreme Court victory was just the beginning of a bigger fight.
Grace Wyler

Hobby Lobby: Can Corporations Be Religious?

Supreme Court justices seem ready to give corporations religious rights.
Grace Wyler

Why Young Pentecostals Are Worshipping Jesus with Snakes

It's been one month since Andrew Hamblin, a 22-year-old Pentecostal pastor who handles snakes for Jesus, watched his mentor die in his arms. On Friday, I called Andrew to try to understand why young men are risking their lives to pick up snakes in the...
Grace Wyler

Sexual Abuse Has Become a Huge Problem for America's Bible Colleges

At Bob Jones University, the mother ship of Christian fundamentalism, students who reported rapes were called liars and sinners and were told that disclosing their attackers would hurt Jesus. Now the school has restarted an investigation into its...
Grace Wyler

The Best Little Hell House in Texas

I volunteered at a Hell House in Texas, where being gay results in dying of AIDS and premarital sex can lead the homecoming queen down a slippery slope of prostitution.
Harmon Leon