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Pope, Christian Conservatives Team Up to Promote Patriarchy

religiondispatches.org — The Vatican held an interfaith conference this week on the promotion of the "traditional"-that is, non-LGBT or single-headed-family organized around the concept of "complementarity." Complementarity is one of those obscure theological concepts that nevertheless casts a long shadow over modern conservative religious thinking.
Nov 21, 2014

“Despite the halo of Pope Francis’ presence, which seems to have a Jedi-mind-trick-like effect on the media...” bit.ly/11lQ0G1

Do White People Think Black People Are Magic?

religiondispatches.org — Last week, media reported on a psychological study suggesting that white people are predisposed to ascribe superhuman and magical qualities to black people. Spike Lee famously described the trope of the "Magical Negro," found in films like The Green Mile, but this study is the first attempt to analyze "superhumanization bias" empirically.