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I write the monthly “Beliefs” column for The New York Times and also report for The Atlantic, The Nation, This American Life, and elsewhere. I have four daughters and two dogs.

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The boys and girls in the (Christian) band

in case any of you missed today’s Times column, featuring Patrick Henry College and a closeted bisexual alumna who takes her pseudonym from Batwoman in DC Comics...