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Far Cry 5 Ever-So-Poignantly Focuses on a Violent Religious Cult in Montana

Ubisoft just dropped its first full-length trailer for Far Cry 5, which is, poignantly enough, set in rural Montana and focuses on a religious cult that's been "harvesting the souls" of the local populace.

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Once Again, Discriminatory Executive Order Is Why No One’s Sorry for Calling Trump Voters Bigots

We've heard a whole lot about trying to understand Trump voters and their concerns since the election, but the more time goes by, the more evidence we see that we either understood them or what they were voting for better than they did themselves. This week, that evidence comes in the form of a supposed "religious liberty" executive order that would allow for discrimination under the guise of one's religion.

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Muslim Teen Schools Internet on the Differences Between Religion, Culture, and Oppression

Feminism is ultimately about agency; about women being able to design their lives for themselves as freely as men do. And so, there's nothing a woman can wear that is inherently oppressive. What matters is whether or not she chose to wear it freely. It seems that some people don't understand this, and feel the need to correct women's behavior to "save them from themselves." Well, one teen girl isn't having it.

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Mayim Bialik Explains How Science and Religion Can Co-Exist, Basically Summing Up My Entire Belief System

As someone who loves science and also believes in a Higher Power, it is often difficult to be in conversations with people who lean more heavily in one direction or the other. I've spoken with scientifically-minded folks for whom the concept of "God" is unnecessary. I've spoken to religious folks for whom the question of "why?" is infinitely more important than the question of "how?" In this video, actress and scientist Mayim Bialik discusses how the two coexist for her.

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Feminism Around the World: Nicaraguan Woman Literally Demonized and Burned to “Cleanse” Her Soul

25-year-old mother of two, Vilma Trujillo Garcia, went to her church in her small town in Nicaragua to be healed, and was told by the priest that he had a vision where he needed to build a fire to cleans her of her "demonization." She was then stripped naked by her congregation, had her hands and feet tied, and was flung into the fire, suffering 2nd and 3rd degree burns on 80% of her body.

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Trump Supporters Are Now Going After the Pope With Biblesplaining Tweets

Because sure, why not?

Can you imagine what it would feel like to live with the kind of self-confidence it must take to "well, actually" the Pope on the talking points of Christian rhetoric?

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Things We Saw Today: Let’s Fall Asleep in this Star Wars Landspeeder Bed

Rooms To Go has a whole line of Star Wars furniture, including this landspeeder bed ($900), a Millennium Falcon bed, an X-Wing double bed ($1200), and a TIE Fighter desk ($400). They're pricey pieces of furniture, but where else are you going to find a bed that hovers in space? You could build it yourself, I suppose... send us pics, if you do.

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On Fox’s TV Adaptation of Lucifer, Free Will and Radical Consent

When Fox announced their plans for a TV adaptation of DC Comics' Lucifer, the American Family Association started a petition in an attempt to prevent the show from ever airing. Here's why I don't think Lucifer is a bad influence ... and even conservatives might agree with me on this one.

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Georgia Governor Vetoes ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill After Pressure from Businesses and Hollywood

You may have noticed a Georgia peach during the end credits of several of your favorite TV shows. Over the years the state has become a hot spot for shooting TV and film thanks to the tax breaks the state provides, pouring money into the state. So, when Hollywood companies threaten to take business out of Georgia if its state government passes an anti-LGBTQIA bill disguised as a "religious liberty" bill, it's not a threat that can be taken lightly.

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Universal Pictures Joins See-Saw Films in Developing a Mary Magdalene Biopic

Looks like one of the most talked-about, but rarely heard from, female figures from the Bible is finally getting her due. Universal Pictures has just joined forces with See-Saw Films (the indie film company behind such British films as The King's Speech, Macbeth, and Mr. Holmes) to develop a biopic on the life of Mary Magdalene.

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Creationist Sylvia Allen Appointed to Head of Arizona Senate Committee on Education Legislation

Ladies, Gentlemen, and non-binary people of Arizona, listen up! This is, Sylvia Allen, aka the woman who has just been appointed to lead the Arizona State Senate committee that oversees education legislation.

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Star Trek vs Star Wars: Why I Don’t See Eye to Eye With Bill Nye the Science Guy

Oh look, this ol' chestnut again.

Bill Nye stepped into dangerous nerd waters in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, "deciding" once and for all the answer to the age-old geek debate: What's better? Star Trek or Star Wars? Watch the video after the jump for Nye's response!

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Over a Thousand Mormons Quit Church Over Its Outrageous Ostracization of LGBTQ+ People

Over a thousand members of the Church of Latter Day Saints have quit the church in protest of its denouncement of LGBT people.

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Nashville Chick-Fil-A Donates to LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Conservative Chicken-Enjoyers Freak

Chick-Fil-A is once again the subject of political controversy, although hilariously, this time it's bigots who are outraged over the polarizing poultry.

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Vatican Says Pope’s Meeting with Kim Davis “Should Not Be Considered a Form of Support of Her Position”

Earlier this week we were both dismayed and unsurprised to read that the Vatican had confirmed Pope Francis' meeting with marriage equality opponent Kim Davis.

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No, Duke Freshmen. Boycotting Fun Home Is Not a Push for “Genuine Diversity.”

I empathize with Duke freshmen who are concerned they'll go to hell for doing their summer reading. But I empathize more with the people Fun Home was written about.

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5 Theist-Associated Themes That Make Doctor Who Successful

Doctor Who and its relationship with religion (or lack thereof) has been a topic of discussion since the British sci-fi series was revived in 2005. The modern series has had two self-proclaimed atheists (Russell T. Davies and current show-runner Steven Moffat) at the helm of the show and boasts plot lines which often dismiss religious dogma as flawed thinking and a way to opiate the masses.

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The Mary Sue Interview: Jennifer Mathieu’s New Book Devoted Tackles the Consequences of Growing up as a Lady in a Duggar-Esque Family

Jennifer Mathieu's The Truth About Alice stuck with readers because of its frank examination of bullying and slut-shaming - and with her new novel, Devoted, fans will be equally as impressed with her investigation into what life is like for one of the many daughters born into a hyper-religious Duggar-like family in the American south.

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Pope Francis Orders Unprecedented Pardons for Women Who Had Abortions, Doctors Who Perform the Procedure

Pope Francis is continuing his streak of relative Pope radness by sending out missionaries in honor of the Catholic Church's Holy Year of Mercy to pardon women who have had abortions and doctors who have performed them.

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Pixar Is Developing a Superhero Short About Hinduism and Being Indian American

Sanjay Patel is the son of Indian immigrants. He grew up reading comics and watching cartoons like any American kid, but was also involved with the Hindu rituals of his family. Now an artist for Pixar, he and his team are developing a story based off his experiences called Sanjay's Super Team.

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