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Best Buy Under Pressure After Acknowledgement Of Muslim Holiday In Flyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A recent Best Buy ad (hat tip to CrunchGear) promoting the store's Black Friday sales includes a nod to the Muslim holiday Eid Al-Adha, which is celeb...

Focus On The Family's James Dobson Leaving Radio Show

AP | ERIC GORSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — James Dobson, the voice of conservative Christian group Focus on the Family, will no longer host its flagship radio broadcast and is cu...

Embracing Teenage Sexuality: Let's Rethink the Age of Consent

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

Our draconian consent laws are largely the product of a conservative political culture that has transformed the fight against child molestation into a full-blown war on teenage sexuality.

Please Don't Tolerate Me, Reverend Senator Díaz

Johnathan Wilber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johnathan Wilber

I guess I need one of these evangelists to explain the "it's nothing personal" thing to me. Because frankly I can't imagine a single thing more personal than denying my family rights.

Haggard: People Who Showed Up For Prayer Meeting 'Believed In MY Resurrection'

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Former evangelical pastor Ted Haggard says a well-attended prayer meeting at his home wasn't the start of a new church...

Moses vs. Jesus: Who is America's Prophet?

Bruce Feiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Feiler

The themes of Moses' life -- social mobility, standing up to authority, balancing freedom and law, dreaming of a promised land -- would make any short list of America's defining traits.

Same-Sex Marriage: "A Basic Civil Right"

James Rotondi | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
James Rotondi

Is it is really acceptable to start putting human rights up for a vote, either on the Senate floor or the public voting booth?

Ted Haggard Opens Up To Colorado Springs Independent: "I'm Here To Be Faithful To Me"

The Colorado Springs Independent | Bill Forman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

...And if I said the things that the therapists have said to me, some people out there would read it as me giving an excuse, which I don't want to do....

America Needs A True Revolution Of Values

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

Who made Carrie Prejean and Mike Huckabee the experts on values? What can Sen. Jim DeMint, Bill O'Reilly or Rep. Michele Bachmann teach me on the subject?

Roots of Right-Wing Populist Rage -- Reds to Beds

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chip Berlet

There are tens of millions of conservative Christian evangelicals who read, watch, or hear crazy messages on a weekly basis. Stop laughing and start organizing.

Roots of Right Wing Populist Rage -- Realignment

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chip Berlet

It is neither accurate nor useful to see the current Right wing as one gigantic top-down, corporate run, astroturf, revolt of ignorant wingnuts.

Roots of Right-Wing Populist Rage -- the Christian Right

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chip Berlet

Many of the ideas in the Political Right ignore about 50 years of social science -- but not in their book. Or on the TV they watch. Or the radio they listen to. Or the magazines they read.

Teaching to the Choir on Marriage

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

Opposing sex is such a losing battle that some advocates are proposing, if not an actual retreat, at least an advance in a new direction.

Fox and MSNBC Reporters at Values Voters: Rude, Disruptive, Lazy

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chip Berlet

While liberals and leftists keep laughing at them, the Christian Right will be busy trying to craft a last laugh -- and their track record is nothing to sneer at.

Irving Kristol's Alliance With Anti-Semites

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Blumenthal

The story of one of Kristol's most momentous maneuvers, the brokering of a tactical alliance between Jewish neoconservatives and openly anti-Semitic evangelicals, has been omitted from his obituaries.

Health Care Reform Debate A Boon To Focus On The Family And The Christian Right

The Washington Post | Jacqueline L. Salmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Christian right, facing questions before the presidential election about its continuing potency as a force for cultural and political change, has ...

Palin v. McCain, Round Two

Nancy L. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy L. Cohen

Will the GOP continue as the zombie of American politics, returning to life after each purported death, more monstrous in each incarnation?

Influence Of Religious Right Fading, Recession Taking Toll

Center For American Progress | Lester Feder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The recession is taking its toll on the conservative movement, and religious right leaders' intellectual rigidity is helping to put a nail in the coff...

Watch Out What You Pray For

Adam Neiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Neiman

The Christian right prayed for the end of the world. Sure enough, they got the end of their world. They prayed for a savior -- and got one in spades.

Explaining The Nation's Non-Reaction To Gay Marriage

Dan Pashman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Pashman

As people start to see that New England hasn't turned into Sodom and Gomorrah, they're becoming more comfortable with the notion of same-sex marriage.

Barack Obama and the Fear of God

Ed Kilgore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Kilgore

In his Notre Dame speech, by insisting on the spiritual validity -- indeed, necessity -- of doubt, Obama is repudiating on religious grounds the very idea that appeals to Revelation should have presumptive value in political debates.

Surprises from Liberty University: What I Learned as an Undercover Evangelical

Kevin Roose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Roose

When I stepped on to the campus of Rev. Jerry Falwell's Liberty University for my first day as a new transfer student, I thought I knew what I was getting myself into.

Sam Stein

James Carville: If GOP Abandoned Christian Right, "Their Party Would Crumble" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic strategist James Carville warned on Monday that if the Republican Party were to abandon its decades-old alliance with the Christian Right, ...

Newsweek is Wrong: Christian America is as Strong as Ever

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Elated by Obama's election, we forgot that we have won a battle but not the war. The far Christian right pushes on, fighting to ban the teaching of evolution, stem cell research, and gay marriage.

Don't Mess With Me, David Barton

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Rather than just write about the lies evangelical David Barton told about me on his show, I decided to make a little video with iMovie.