Sarah Posner

Sarah Posner is an investigative journalist, author, and an expert on the intersection of religion and politics. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Guardian, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, The Nation, Salon, The Washington Post, and Religion Dispatches. Read more at her website, http://sarahposner.com.

 

Recent Articles

Women and Children First

Two new books chronicle the damage done -- at home and abroad -- by the rise of religious fundamentalism in America.

Every once in a while, two simultaneously published books work in tandem to illuminate their subjects in ways that each book might not if read alone. Readers interested in the challenges of achieving sexual equality and in the dangers of religious fundamentalism -- subjects that arguably cannot be understood in isolation from each other -- will find such a convergence in new books written by two of our most important investigative journalists.

OBAMA FAITH-BASED ADVISER: GOD MANDATES ANTI-GAY AGENDA.

The Rev. Frank Page, past president of the Southern Baptist Convention and a member of Obama's advisory council to the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, tells the American Family Association's news service that he is "deeply concerned" that Rick Warren tried to backpedal away from his support for Proposition 8 during his appearance on Larry King Live last week.

The FundamentaList (No. 76)

The anti-gay-marriage argument unravels and Glenn Beck says it's the end of the world as we know it.

1. Keep an Eye Out for the Dude on the White Horse.

The FundamentaList (No. 75)

The culture wars aren't coming to a close, "common ground" isn't common at all, and "abortion reduction" is still misleading rhetoric.

1. Why Does Obama's Faith-Based Office Spurn Mainstream Values?

NEW APPOINTMENTS TO FAITH-BASED COUNCIL: CAN AN HRC REP BALANCE OUT THE HOMOPHOBIA?

After the flap last week over the White House's invitation to former NFL coach and gay marriage opponent Tony Dungy to join the Advisory Council to the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the White House has released a list of new additions to the Council, and Dungy isn't on it. According to David Brody, Dungy will not serve on the Council, but will be an adviser to the President on "responsible father initiatives."

Will those include gay dads, I wonder?

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