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Fundamentalism: The Political Kiss of Death

James Peron | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
James Peron

Jonathan Rauch writes that Christian conservatives, in response to their defeat in the "culture wars," are likely to isolate themselves from the wider society. I think that is precisely what they will do. It's what they've done before.

Dust Off Those Poll Tax Laws, Dixie

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

As history has shown, radical Republicans won't be content with stealing the vote from the black guy down the street or that Latina woman at church or the college student next door or the senior citizen who relinquished his driver's license. They're coming for your right, too.

POLL: Christians Say Smoking Pot Not A Sin

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 04.25.2013 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) American views on marijuana are evolving much like their views on gay marriage, according ...

Nothing Like Those Kennedys: A Review of The Other Irish by Karen McCarthy

Court Stroud | Posted 01.20.2013 | Books
Court Stroud

Rare is the writer who can not only recite historical facts, but also make them vibrant and flesh-colored. Karen McCarthy is indeed one such gifted writer.

Marginalizing American Women to Second Class Status

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Rizwan A. Rahmani

To keep hearing the same political debates around our country regarding abortion, women's pay, and women's health is so surreal that sometimes I feel like a time-traveling protagonist in a sci-fi film, in which I missed a turn and went back a century.

Republicans Use Religion As A Political Tool

John W. McCarthy | Posted 11.07.2012 | Religion
John W. McCarthy

The Republican Right has taken a break from their busy schedule of cutting services to poor people to tackle another hard hitting issue: The Democratic Platform didn't originally mention God once.

Religious Right Turns 33: What Have We Learned?

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Merritt

Dr. Falwell said it was time to stand for what is right. I wanted to stand for what is right. But even then, my teenage mind wasn't sure that he had effectively navigated how faith should mingle with politics. I'm even less sure today.

How Are ALEC Laws Undermining Our Democracy?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Anti-democratic legislation written by ALEC is pushed onto conservative members of state legislatures who propose them for passage verbatim, sort of reminding one of a junkie who can't quite kick the habit.

Falwell's Legacy: Why Evangelicals Oppose Romney

Michael Sean Winters | Posted 03.20.2012 | Religion
Michael Sean Winters

The irony in the evangelical opposition to Romney is that it seems to have next to nothing to do with the fact that he is a Mormon. For this, Romney should be grateful to the legacy of the Rev. Jerry Falwell.

Evangelical Leaders Gloomy Over Losing Influence In America

Steve McSwain | Posted 10.01.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Evangelical leaders have used the political process in order to promote their religious and social agenda for as long as I can remember. And, in my own opinion, it is a gross error in judgment.

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.

What Would it Mean to Turn Back the Clock to 1960? A Tax Hike on the Super-Rich

Jay Michaelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Michaelson

If we were really interested in bringing back the days of Eisenhower, the people paying for the Tea Party's ad blitz would have to pay for roads and bridges instead.

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.

You've Got (Hate) Mail: 'When Tea Baggers Attack' Edition

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Waymon Hudson

To me, sending hate mail has always seemed like a lot of effort for little return. So I was surprised to receive over 30 nearly identical messages, all beginning, "Dear Mr. Hudson- You should shut up. You look like a queer."

Religious Fundamentalism Should Not Be Affecting Americans' Rights

Fred Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Fred Silberberg

What we don't realize is that we, as a nation, have allowed our own country to be ruled in part by our own domestic religious fundamentalism.

What if the Right was Right? A Reflection on the "Christian States of America." (Updated)

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

I am not saying that Jesus was a Stalinist or even a communist, just that it's very clear from his teachings that he believed that people were happier and healthier when they shared with each other.

Remembering My Battle Against Fundamentalists

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Our biggest accomplishment was standing up for those torn down by the TV evangelists.

Politics and Faith

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Beinhart

The Constitution, Article VI, Section 3, states "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."