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Theology class

My religion teaches me that I have a responsibility to work to create a better world for humanity and for all living beings in the world that God created.
Letters to the  Phoenix editor, July 2, 2010
By PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 02, 2010
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Holy war

And so it came to pass, Roman Catholics, Mormons, and evangelical Protestants have banded together to battle, well, the rest of us — the heathens, the godless liberals, the Hitchens-reading progressives.
How an unholy alliance of Catholics, Mormons, and evangelicals seeks to control our lives
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 25, 2010

Sin tax

Among other things, your editorial calling for the Catholic Church to be punitively taxed for its anti-abortion lobbying suffers from a breathtaking lack of inconsistency.
Letters to the Boston editor, December 11, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 11, 2009
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Amazing Grace

Few of us bother to go to church, so Mainers must find ways to reuse our houses of worship, just as we do our riverside mills in this post-industrial age. While several restaurants have put mothballed mill buildings to use, Grace Restaurant's repurposin
Sweet tastes, beautiful building, heavenly reward
By BRIAN DUFF  |  September 04, 2009
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Not so elementary

On June 14, 1995, around two in the afternoon, I lowered my guard. I opened myself up just barely to the notion that there might be a God who cares about me in the same way that Jesus cared about, say, his friend Mary.
Barbara Bradley Hagerty goes looking for God
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 04, 2009


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Review: Fifty Dead Men Walking

In the 1980s in Northern Ireland, a petty hustler named Martin McGartland (Jim Sturgess) went from street-corner obscurity to playing a major role in the war in Belfast between Catholics and Protestants, as he swore allegiance to the militant branch of
Fast-paced but uninvolving
By GERALD PEARY  |  August 21, 2009
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It's time to party!

Doug Kimmel and Ron Schwiser were married 40 years ago by a Presbyterian minister. They've lived in Hancock — where they pay taxes, attend church, and volunteer in the community — for more than 20 years. Yet, they are virtual strangers in the eyes of t
Get your friends together and marshal support for marriage
By SHENNA BELLOWS  |  August 07, 2009
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Time to Dance? Dance. Dance!

Although Island Moving Co. has moved their summer dance concerts inside, after 20 years of battling the elements at outdoor venues around Newport, they have chosen an unusual and historic site — the 1699 Great Friends Meeting House, the oldest surviving
Island Moving Co. Takes It Inside
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  July 24, 2009

Jim Bob Duggar

A conservative Baptist, former Arkansas state legislator, and star of TLC mini-series stinkers such as “14 Kids and Pregnant Again” and “17 Kids and Counting,” Jim Bob Duggar is a cultural carpetbagger with little regard for his wife's vagina. His 20 puk
THE SPERMINATOR
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009
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The problem with liberals' dislike of Rick Warren

The need to be consistent in the defense of the rights of all in our country — even those whose views we may find abhorrent.
Uncivil Liberties
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  December 23, 2008


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The alt-candidates

A revolutionary, Ralph Nader, a Baptist minister, and two former congressmen from Georgia are all running for president in Rhode Island.
On the Rhode Island ballot: a revolutionary, conservatives — and Ralph Nader, of course
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  October 29, 2008
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Aspiring fornicator

I have spent my entire life in the evangelical culture, so I have no idea how to function in the real world.
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  July 23, 2008
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Passion-less

If the St. John Passion is Bach’s equivalent of lesser Shakespeare, the St. Matthew Passion is Bach’s King Lear.
Bernard Haitink and the BSO; Dominique Labelle with the Handel and Haydn Society
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  April 02, 2008
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Great gifts

Knussen’s interludes, barely seven minutes, are a complex but attractive mix of the seductively creepy and the intricately lively.
Julian Kuerti leads the BSO and Leon Fleisher, Stockhausen’s Mantra at Harvard, Emmanuel’s St. John Passion
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  March 12, 2008
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Who said Freddy’s dead?

The Republican race is coming into focus. Well, sort of.
If the Republican convention deadlocks, a modern-day Warren G. Harding could emerge as a surprise neutral nominee
By STEVEN STARK  |  January 23, 2008


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Going on sale: January 4, 2008

Evangelicals, Pissed Jeans, Mirah, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  December 31, 2007
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The passion of the candidate

Pity Mitt Romney, the object of religious persecution, forced to make a public speech confronting the antagonistic forces that have kept his candidacy down by attacking his faith.
Romney’s religion speech was aimed at Christian conservatives, but his model wasn’t JFK — it was Mel Gibson
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 12, 2007
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Protagonist

A gay former evangelist, a kung fu expert, a German terrorist, and a bank robber walk into a documentary.
Modern tragidocumentary
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 05, 2007
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The unnamable

If Bob Dylan were a real movie director, I’m Not There is probably the movie he’d make about his own life
Todd Haynes’s not-Dylan movie
By JON GARELICK  |  November 20, 2007
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Comics for Christ

Young Laurel Templeton spends her summer vacation “kidnapped by five cyborg flies and shrunk down to insect size so [she can] travel back in time with them to save the world from an evil spider.” You know, typical stuff.
Evangelicals are speaking in bubbles — and fighting God’s war on pop culture
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 10, 2007


Tales by the Sea

When Island Moving Co. decides on a collaborative project to celebrate their 25th anniversary, they go for broke.
Island Moving Co.’s Newport Stories
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 18, 2007
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Our town?

“Evelyn was an insomniac so when they say she died in her sleep, you have to question that.”
Garrison Keillor on his new novel of Lake Wobegon
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 12, 2007
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Taking tolerance overseas

Hate violence between Catholics and Protestants plagued Northern Ireland for decades.
Stemming hate violence
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 15, 2007
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Holy War!

There’s no doubt about it: right now, God is on the side of the atheists.
A new army of atheists is taking no prisoners in its battle with God and his self-appointed faith dealers
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 06, 2007
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Not that there’s anything wrong with that

Want to make the mainstream press squirm? Suggest that a major public figure is gay.
Big media’s big gay baggage
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 21, 2006


Can Bush be beaten?

This article originally appeared in the November 15, 1991 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
It won’t be easy, but here’s one scenario for a Democratic victory
By JOHN KELLER  |  November 14, 2006
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Out of Ireland

You hardly know whether to exude an exculpatory tear or a banshee scream this week.
A Night in November ; By the Bog of Cats
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 18, 2006
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Thou shalt pop corn

Okay, okay, I confess. I thought the whole Little Lad’s thing was a little strange, especially when I heard whisperings of the founders being religious.
Little Lad's has a big draw
By JESSICA PORTER  |  August 09, 2006
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Queering the Code

With close to 60 million copies in print worldwide and a film version starring Tom Hanks opening on May 18, The Da Vinci Code is a galloping success.
Leonardo da Vinci’s work is coded, all right — as gay
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  May 17, 2006