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For-profit faith

for-profit faith

Among sleazy occupations, is anything worse than big-money evangelists with their private jets, garish diamonds, piled-up hairdos and $5,000 suits? A recent book on such characters is PreachersNSneakers: Authenticity in an Age of For-Profit Faith and (Wannabe) Celebrities. It exposes TV pastors “who get rich off of preaching about Jesus.” It’s written by Ben Kirby, […]

75 years and counting: Vashti McCollum’s heroic lawsuit is endangered

Vashti McCollum

It’s fitting that the 75th anniversary of the landmark McCollum decision by the Supreme Court shares the same day as the annual celebration of International Women’s Day. Vashti McCollum, the heroine of this watershed case keeping religious instruction out of our public schools, was herself named for one of the only rebellious feminist heroines in […]