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Categories: Beliefs

Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Sarah Pulliam Bailey is a national correspondent for RNS, covering how faith intersects with politics, culture and other news. She previously served as online editor for Christianity Today where she remains an editor-at-large.


  1. Maria von Trapp died years ago. The Maria von Trapp who died this past week was the daughter of Captain von Trapp and his first wife. She was portrayed as Louisa in the movie.

    • Sarah Pulliam Bailey

      Sarah Pulliam Bailey

      Article author

      Thanks, Dave. In gathering all the links, I read too quickly. Appreciate your catch and will fix this now.

  2. It is NOT about pitting gay rights against religious rights. That would be like saying that the Jim Crow conflict was pitting Afro-American rights against religious rights (since the inferiority of blacks was preached from pulpits).

    The controversy is about civil rights and consumer rights. Businesses chartered by a secular state have no right to discriminate against any group.

    When you use a right wing framing of an issue, please make it clear that you are doing so.

  3. The article on Whole Foods is ridiculously overblown, using a few silly and not representative examples to make an overly braid point.

    And the science behind rejecting GMOs is sound. Surely Europe is not in the grip of religious fervor in banning GMOs.

    Perhaps the author has learned that the way to make big bucks as a journalist is to spout right wing memes (GMOs are good, liberals are silly). What proof do I have? None, just as they author offers no proof, just asserts.

    College essay grade : C+. The arguments are silly, the sentence stricture good, the pseudo-logic cleverly presented.