Salon headlines

The entry below for December 30, 2015 was the last straw, moving me to “out” this information as a post.

For some months, I have made a good faith effort to note every headline my Yahoo! News feed captured from that touched on religion. holds itself forth as, in effect, the voice of progressivism.

The headlines themselves display a pronounced bias on the topic of religion. Not all, but almost all, are hostile.

Not skeptical. Not indifferent. Not equanimous.


I am struck that this posture cannot possibly be intellectually honest.

Monday 2016-02-08

This is the end of marriage, capitalism and God. Finally!
All about the supreme importance of, and urgency to be, trendy.

Monday  2016-01-18

This is how science lost God: Atheism, evolution and the long road to Richard Dawkins’ latest Twitter controversy

Sunday  2016-01-17

This is the religious right’s radical new plan: The very real efforts to create an American theocracy in plain sight

Monday 2016-01-11

It’s the Mormons and the Kochs: The secret roots of white, male Bundy rage

Wednesday 2015-12-30

Donald Trump is the bloated narcissist the Christian right has been searching for all along

Saturday  2015-12-26

Is Jesus’ birth worth celebrating? The dark subtext of the nativity scene

Wednesday 2015-12-23

Religion is the real problem: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and GOP demonize Muslims, but too afraid to take on the real truth

Monday 2015-12-14

Provoking discussion, not riots: Sandow Birk’s “American Qur’an” is quietly transgressive, eschewing the satirical depictions of the Prophet Muhammad that grab headlines

Saturday 2015-12-12

“We will not be silent”: American Jews hit the streets during Hanukkah to fight Islamophobia and racism

Thursday 2015-11-19

“Syria-ously hot!” The right responds to Paris with Bible-thumping, scientific illiteracy, frat boy antics

Monday 2015-10-26

My child is not in heaven: Your religion only makes my grief harder

Monday  2015-10-05

The pope’s billionaire entourage: How the 1 percent embarrassed themselves before the pontiff
A poorly edited personal attack on the piety of three men who happen to be rich.  I am surprised Bill Moyers allowed it to appear on his site.

Saturday  2015-09-26

The Christian right needs Jesus: Why its leaders are so indifferent to human suffering

America’s “religious liberty” fiasco: What Kim Davis, the GOP & Ahmed Mohamed reveal about our stunted priorities
A “photo montage” puts Ted Cruz together with Kim Davis

Wednesday  2015-09-23

George Will sneers at the Pope: How his condescending takedown of Pope Francis’ “fact-free flamboyance” misses the point
“The conservative pundit is running scared from Pope Francis’ growing influence on consumerism and climate change”

Monday  2015-09-21

The right hides behind a fictional Bible: Memo to Ted Cruz and Donald Trump — your favorite book is made up

Huckabee & Santorum flunk their own religion: Inside the biblical verses that contradict Kim Davis

Thursday  2015-09-03

This is what “religious liberty” looks like: Kim Davis and the truth about the right’s fight for discrimination
The words “the truth” make me uncomfortable.

Saturday 2015-08-15

Fox News has completely lost its mind: It’s August 14 and Elizabeth Hasselbeck is freaking out about the “War on Christmas”

Monday  2015-07-06

Why doesn’t everyone believe in God?: The skeptical brain may hold the answer

Monday  2016-06-29

God is not on our side: The religious right’s big lie about the founding of America

Thursday 2015-06-18

5 ways Christian fundamentalists completely misread the Bible – Sean McElwee

Wednesday  2015-06-17

5 completely insane things Christian fundamentalists are teaching their kids

Monday 2015-06-15

This is how I lost my faith: Science helped, yes — but finally I accepted the holy texts were written by man

Antonin Scalia is unfit to serve: A justice who rejects science and the law for religion is of unsound mind


Christian fundamentalism is a capitalist construct: The secret history of American religion


Mike Huckabee is a raging hypocrite: Inside the religious right’s incoherent faux-morality


Ted Cruz, our ayatollah: Fight back now, or welcome to the 2016 religious right hellstorm


“I just don’t believe this anymore”: Why I abandoned my faith


Mike Huckabee doesn’t speak Spanish, but he does “speak Jesus”: Inside the GOP’s hopeless religion gambit


America is not a Christian nation: The dark capitalist roots of our country’s most destructive myth


The central delusion of the Christian right: Americans aren’t really churchgoers after all
I don’t know whose “delusion” is in question. The fact alleged is no news at all to any committed religionist.


Why do we let New Atheists and religious zealots dominate the conversation about religion?


“Pagan statism”: The frightening corporate/Christian alliance that invented “In God We Trust” and “One Nation Under God”

Progressives can’t trust Hillary Clinton: What’s behind her bizarre alliance with the Christian right?


4 ways American lawmakers grovel before the Christian right


Louisiana Democrats to try to repeal law that allows creationism to be taught in public school science classes


The ugly fiction the religious project onto atheists


10 egregious myths the religious perpetuate about atheists, debunked

Michele Bachmann: Barack Obama is ushering in a baby called the Rapture


Marco Rubio’s deranged religion, Ted Cruz’s bizarre faith: Our would-be presidents are God-fearing clowns

Christian America is an invention: Big business, right-wing politics and the religious lie that still divides us


“The Daily Show” skewers hipster Christians in pitch-perfect correspondent segment


“You’re a 10-foot-tall crybaby”: Bill O’Reilly destroyed by another Fox host over “War on Christianity” claims


Bill Maher’s bigoted atheism: His arrogant shtick is just as ugly as religious intolerance


Bill Maher terrifies Bill O’Reilly: An atheist has the Fox News host running scared

Bill Clinton’s surprising faith: From childhood through Monica Lewinsky, the real story of the president’s belief in God


Gay marriage could lead to “civil war”: The Christian right’s latest bigoted theory

Ted Cruz: Gay community is waging a “jihad” against people of faith


Our coming theocratic hell: Look out, the right’s “religious freedom” push is just the beginning

Originally posted 2016-01-11.

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