What Would Jesus Eat? How a Sketchy 'Biblical' Diet Was Sold to MAGA America

Inside the rise and fall of a popular diet marketed as "Donald Trump’s Plan to Make America Thin Again".


When a Binding Contract With God Means Staying Silent on Sexual Abuse

Evangelical megachurches are leaning on a favorite tool of corporations to protect themselves from liability in the MeToo era.


Dating Teenage Girls Isn't Politically Toxic in the Bible Belt

Having grown up in heavily evangelical Arkansas, I'm not exactly shocked Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore is refusing to drop out of the race.


Evangelical Hell Houses Are Waking Nightmares

For an ex-vangelical, returning to the fire-and-brimstone attractions can open up old wounds and offer insight into the frightening political vision of the Christian movement.


The Women Fighting Back Against the Christian Cult that Forbids Birth Control

The "Quiverfull" movement's "pro-life rhetoric on steroids" puts its members at risk, according to these former believers.


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.


Pope Francis Says Evolution and the Big Bang Are OK by Him

But we shouldn't be surprised that he's embracing science.


Ephren Taylor’s Disastrous Megachurch Ponzi Scheme

How Ephren Taylor, the son of a small-town minister and self-proclaimed "social capitalist," conned thousands of churchgoers out of their life savings.


US Conservatives Are Already Planning New Ways to Take Down Gay Marriage

The religious right's fight against same-sex unions isn't going according to plan.


The Life and Times of a Theme Park Jesus

Michael Job isn't the Messiah, he just plays one for tourists.


Satanism and Guilt-Free Murder in Iowa

An insanity plea saved this devil-killer from jail.


NYC's Newest Megachurch Is More Popular Than Jesus

Drawn by pastor Carl Lentz's unorthodox brand of Christian cool, New York's newest megachurch is drawing thousands of young followers.