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Evangelical Leaders Calls Callista Gingrich A 'Mistress For 8 Years'

Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

In making his case for Rick Santorum as the conservative consensus' alternative to Mitt Romney at a conference in Texas over the weekend, evangelical ...

When Will Culture Warriors Find Their Rainbow Connection?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 02.13.2012 | Home
Cliff Schecter

Too-big-to-fail corporations and their hand maidens in Congress (and the conservative echo chamber) most certainly pose a far greater danger to our children than a green frog-like puppet.

The West Memphis Three: Damien Echols, Capital Punishment, And Christian Hypocrisy

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

Capital punishment is incompatible with the Christian faith for a number of biblical and theological reasons.

Tom's Shoes Founder Steps On Gay Toes

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 09.12.2011 | Religion
Dr. Cindi Love

Public scrutiny is tough business. My hope for Blake and for the rest of us, is that we turn our missteps into opportunities to inform and educate and advocate for justice and peace.

The Anointed Leaders Of The Religious Right

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 07.18.2011 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

American evangelicals, Fox News, and now the Republican Party take their intellectual cues from a roster of remarkably similar populists who head media empires.

The Gay Definition Of Marriage

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge | Posted 06.07.2011 | Religion
Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

During a recent radio show appearance, a conservative pastor told the audience that gays and lesbians are unfit for marriage because "it takes discipline."

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 ...

Focus On The Family Asserts Importance Of Social Issues, Embraces Softer Tone

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

When Focus on the Family's fiery founder, James Dobson, severed ties with the organization in 2010, many expected the conservative flagship to strike ...

Even Our Parenting Is Shifting Right

Sally Kohn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sally Kohn

Hanging ornaments on her grandparents' Christmas tree, my two-year-old beamed with pride for having hooked a snowman on a branch all by herself. A fe...

What Do Lewd Navy Videos and the National Day of Prayer Have in Common?

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Such a good Christian officer like Rear Admiral Rice couldn't possibly have known about and allowed Captain Honors to show his raunchy, demeaning videos on board a ship under his command, could he?

The Christian Right in Context: The Obama Years

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Richard T. Hughes

The "Christian America" vision pushed by the Christian Right stands in stark contrast with the biblical vision of the kingdom of God.

The Christian Right In Context: Politics Over Persuasion

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Richard T. Hughes

By the 1960s, the world was out of joint again, prompting the rise of the Christian Right.

GOP Tops List at Center for Missing & Exploited Political Parties

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

There is an extensive manhunt on today for traces of the real Republican Party. The Party of No has amazingly continued, and sightings of the Elephant...

Focus On The Family Upping Facebook Presence

The Denver Post | Electra Draper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The message is biblical and timeless, Focus on the Family officials say, but the medium is changing. The Colorado Springs-based media ministry said...

Focus on the Family channels George Rekers in fighting anti-bullying efforts

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

Focus on the Family is targeting anti-bullying efforts in schools, claiming that they actually push the so-called "gay agenda." According to The Denve...

James Dobson Announces Plan To Start A PAC

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Former Focus on the Family CEO James Dobson announced on his radio show Thurdsay his intention to form a new political action committee (PAC) to "stan...

Eleventh researcher complains that the religious right distorted his work

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

Yet another researcher is accusing religious right groups of misusing his work. John Horgan, a science journalist and Director of the Center for Sci...

Focus On The Family Finances

Colorado Springs Business Journal | John Hazlehurst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Battered by the recession, the departure of its founder and a suddenly smaller donor base, Focus on the Family suffered mightily in 2009 but appears t...


Boulder Daily Camera | Erica Meltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A Boulder officer used a stun gun to shock a man last weekend after he threw a frying pan at her, police said. Boulder police said the officer resp...

Actor Matthew Marsden Hides Right-Wing Political Views

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

If Matthew Marsden is really honored to hang out with anti-gay, religious-right hate mongers -- and that's who he flew halfway across the country to be with in private -- then he should do it in the light of day.

Weekly News Roundup: Muslims, Gays, Nazis and More!

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

After obsessing over Muslim background of suspected Times Square bomber, media becomes enlightened and religiously tolerant, and overlooks fact that the man who helped foil bomb plot was Muslim.

James Dobson's Co-Founder Takes Gay Prostitute to Europe

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

Another extremely influential anti-gay leader was caught with a male prostitute on their return from a 10 day European Vacation. George Alan Rekers, founded the Family Research Council (FRC) with James Dobson in 1993.

George Rekers, Anti-Gay Activist, Caught With Male Escort 'Rentboy'

Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Updated below... George Alan Rekers, a prominent anti-gay activist who co-founded the conservative Family Research Council, was caught returning fr...

Jim Daly, Focus On The Family President, Questions The Gains Made By Confrontational Evangelicals

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In an interview with AOL news, Focus on the Family President Jim Daly addressed chatter that the pro-life movement has recently started to reject the ...

In Colorado Springs, Abstinence-Only Education

Colorado Springs Independent | By Anthony Lane, J. Adrian Stanley and Pam Zubeck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The 2007 legislation may have been a victory for advocates of comprehensive sex education in Colorado. But in the larger war over what gets taught in ...