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Weekly Audit: Republicans' Budget Declares War on Medicare

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The Republicans are poised to unveil a model budget on Tuesday that would effectively end Medicare by ...

Obama Reverses Bush Birth Control Rules

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- (AP) The government has replaced a Bush-era rule that became a flash point in the debate over abortions, clarifying that doctors and nur...

On Gay Rights, Should Conservative Christians Keep Fighting Or Adapt?

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

It appears increasingly obvious that social acceptance of gay men and lesbians and insistence on their equal rights are inexorable. A decision point is at hand for socially conservative Christians.

The Religious Right's Boycott Of CPAC Is A Game Changer, If Dems Don't Ignore It

Eric Sapp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eric Sapp

This CPAC split could very well mark one of the most significant political events this decade. Let's not make it easier for them by staying on the sidelines.

Republicans Are in Schism!

Burns Strider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Burns Strider

For a generation, fiscal conservatives have relied on the Religious Right's votes to keep the GOP in power. Yet this week at CPAC, the conservative faithful have boycotted, in large part because of the attendance of a gay conservative group.

My Thoughts on MLK Day: When Will News Media Stop Enabling Anti-Gay Activists?

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Deggans

CNN doesn't bring on a member of the Ku Klux Klan for expert commentary when talking about the status of Black people in America. So when will the media take similar action with anti-gay activists?

Focus On The Family May Boycott Conservative Conference Over Gay Cosponsor

AP | MARK BARNA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado-based Focus on the Family is considering ending its sponsorship of a national conservative political action r...

A Gay Tempest in the Tea Party Cup

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

The GOP's coalition relies on the support of those who prioritize suspicion, fear, and the politics of exclusion. The fight over CPAC's guest list shows just how unstable that sort of coalition can be.

From Creationism To Anti-Environmentalism: The Religious Right's Attack On Science Expands

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

It can no longer be a surprise to anyone that a very vocal and well-funded minority of Christian extremists continue to attack evolutionary theory in the name of their narrow brand of religion.

Conservatives Stage Backlash Against Gay Republicans

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two large social conservative groups have added their names to a growing boycott of next year's Conservative Political Action Conference over the orga...

Opponents of Repealing DADT Echo Old Fears About Black Soldiers

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" has set off waves of condemnation among anti-gay opponents. They'd do well to recall another decision that put an end to an unjust policy steeped in prejudice -- rather than fact.

Washington Post Gives Religious Right Venue to Campaign Against Southern Poverty Law Center

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

In attempting to be objective, the Post became the victim of a campaign of misinformation that did not only a disservice to itself and its readers, but also to the concept of journalism itself.

Religious Right Leader Admits to Using Bad Research Against the Gay Community

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

At any rate, the usage of Cameron's work certainly does put a monkeywrench into religious rights claims that they are being "targeted" by the SPLC because of their "Judeo-Christian" beliefs.

Irony Alert -- Family Research Council Accuses SPLC of 'Cherry-Picking' Science

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council is still smarting over the Southern Poverty Law Center designating his organization as an anti-gay hate group.

The Dangers of Anti-Gay Propaganda: A Personal Story

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

These statements, talking points, and "studies" about the lgbt community put out by groups like the Family Research Council are lies and nothing more.

Tony Perkins Defends Family Research Council, Sort of

Mark Potok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Potok

I went up against Perkins, the head of the Family Research Council, on Hardball this week. Perkins was there to defend his organization after the SPLC listed it as a hate group. The whole experience was like trying to nail Jell-O to a wall.

Anti-Gay Hate Groups Waiting In The Wings

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Wayne Besen

The Southern Poverty Law Center report is a sober reminder that we must remain vigilant in combating extremism. There are well-organized and wealthy hate machines waiting in the wings, poised to cause tremendous harm to LGBT people.

Bryan Fischer, Tony Perkins, and the Hate Agenda

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Fischer's extreme view on gay people is disturbing, but it's not unique: The Family Research Council's Tony Perkins has repeatedly insulted servicemembers in his quest to keep gays and lesbians from serving in the military.

Family Research Council, American Family Association Named as Anti-Gay Hate Groups

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

Yesterday, the Southern Poverty Law Center added five more organizations to its list of anti-gay hate groups, including some names that are long overd...

Arguments against repealing DADT rooted in fear and homophobia

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

In the fight to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the argument of the lgbt community has been consistent. Sexual orientation should not be used a criteri...

Battle Over Judge Retention In Iowa

TylerKingkade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
TylerKingkade

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Conservative activist Bob Vander Plaats is hoping Iowans will vote today to sack three Iowa Supreme Court judges who took part in ...

Family Research Council President: Gay Teens Resort To Suicide Because They Know They're 'Abnormal'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins recently gave an unsympathetic diagnosis for the recent surge in teen suicides caused anti-gay bullying...

NOM-Led Iowa Campaign Threatens Judicial Independence Everywhere

Joe Solmonese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Solmonese

Anti-gay groups like NOM are getting a notch in their belt by attacking judges who are too principled to fight back.

FRC's Tony Perkins plays the victim but won't addressing the errors in his anti-gay column

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

The Family Research Council's Tony Perkins received a lot of criticism for a piece he wrote last week on National Coming Out Day. In the piece, Perk...

Amanda Terkel

Religious Right Group Underwhelmed By 'Pledge To America'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The religious right offered a hesitant embrace of the Republican Party's new "Pledge to America," with several groups saying they are happy the GOP in...