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Religious Right

Walking The (Catholic) Plank

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Sarah O'Leary

Why doesn't my Catholic Church get its own house in order first? Get the plank/log/boulder/semi truck/elephant out of its own eye before it tries to remove a speck from another's eye?

The Evangelical Left In History And Today

Craig S. Keener | Posted 06.19.2012 | Religion
Craig S. Keener

Given evangelicalism's diverse history and its undefined future, it is both inaccurate and unhelpful to stereotype all "evangelicals" as the religious right. Today, stereotyping evangelicalism as a whole only fortifies the influence of the political right.

Getting Their Mitts Around Romney: The True Test of GOP Voters' Moral Mettle

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
Sarah O'Leary

Heir apparent GOP nominee Mitt Romney wants to govern a country that he doesn't completely trust with his money, and he represents a religion many in ...

Do We Need Pluralistic Politics Deeply Informed By Faith?

Christopher Cocca | Posted 06.16.2012 | Religion
Christopher Cocca

Why is it that advocacy positions influenced by deeply held religious beliefs about poverty, hunger, disease, human dignity and related issues are seldom, if ever, critiqued from the left?

Speaking Out Is Complicated (And So Is Staying Silent)

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 06.14.2012 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

What do you do when you aren't comfortable being outspoken, aren't comfortable being silent and aren't comfortable being uncomfortably in between? For me, that's meant a foray into comic short fiction

Sex, Teens and Risk: Conservatives Have It Wrong

James Peron | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
James Peron

Abstinence-only programs don't exist "for the kids," or because of risks. They exist almost wholly because Republicans -- and Democrats in Tennessee -- are trying to placate a religious minority, even if it means exposing teens to greater harms.

The Equal Rights Amendment Finally Arrives

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

If America wishes to serve as an international example of liberty and just governance, we must ensure that all citizens are afforded the same rights and that institutionalized discrimination is made illegal.

Republicans, Democrats and the "Crazy Gap"

Chris Ladd | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Chris Ladd

Occupy Wall Street is little more than a footnote, having failed to wield any noticeable influence in democratic politics. The Tea Party, on the other hand, spread through the Republican biosphere like the zombie virus from The Walking Dead.

GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project Demands Honesty from the Religious Right

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.21.2012 | Media
Alvin McEwen

GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project is not about silencing anyone but having an honest debate. And you can't have an honest debate when one party is being deceptive in terms of their goals and their true feelings about the community they oppose.

A Wild Goose Second Chance for Refugees From Politicized Religion

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.21.2012 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Wild Goose has connected and re-connected me to people I'd written off. I'd presumed I knew all about "them." I did not.

The Great American Ovary Debate: 2012's Super Wedge Issue

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Sarah O'Leary

Conservative groups in particular found power and leverage with so-called wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage in the past. With contraception, however, they've awoken the sleeping giant voting majority who don't want their ovaries to be debated.

"Get Out!" Santorum, Perkins and the Religious Right's Vision of America

Peter Montgomery | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Peter Montgomery

Even if one feels charitably inclined toward Pastor Terry, it must be acknowledged that anyone hearing his remarks could quite fairly assume that he was equating Americanism with Christianity.

Sadly, It Seems Sandra Fluke Wasn't The First Woman Falsely Accused of Being a Prostitute by an Intimidated Man.

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.16.2012 | Women
Sarah O'Leary

It seems the Bible never referred to Mary Magdalene as a prostitute. A Catholic Pope did.

Conservatives Really Do Hate Markets

James Peron | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
James Peron

The religious right may talk about "markets," but in the end they get their way through regulations, controls and legislation. Whether they like to admit it or not, the religious right is really the regulating right. They do hate markets.

Belief Alone Is No Basis for Public Policy

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

Conservatives have spent generations accusing liberals of moral relativism and "anything goes" indulgence in their feelings or whims. But is a belief any less arbitrary of a foundation for the giving or taking away of people's rights?

Gingrich In Video Which Claims the Constitution Is Based On the Old Testament

Bruce Wilson | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

The reality is that the former Speaker of the House, who led the stealth Republican takeover of the House and Senate in the 1994 election, has been a strong partisan of the religious right for decades.

Republicans Push 'Religious Liberty' Attack on Obama

Peter Montgomery | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics
Peter Montgomery

House Republicans kept up their attacks on President Obama's supposed "hostility" to religious liberty with a Judiciary Committee hearing that lasted well into the evening on Tuesday.

The "Intellectual" Gurus of the Extreme Santorum/Romney Religious Right That the Media Has (mostly) Ignored

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 04.30.2012 | Media
Frank Schaeffer

Romney is a fake religious right "conservative." But the fact that he has to pretend to be to the right of the Pope on "social issues" tells us all we need to know about the intellectual climate inside today's Republican Party. How did the Republicans get to be this way?

Assault and Pepper

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

That Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and the intolerant far right Republican Party don't seem to care about what America actually is -- that the government must be blindly secular to allow religious freedom for all -- that's what so stupid.

The Catholicization of the American Right

Howard Schweber | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Howard Schweber

At the national level, Catholic politicians have emerged as leading figures in the GOP... and evangelical Protestants are flocking to follow their lead. Why?

The Decline of Women in America?

Nomiki Konst | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Nomiki Konst

We are mothers, sisters and daughters. We are multi-taskers, leaders and advocates. We are care-takers, Governors and executives. We are 51% of the population. Yet still, in 2012, women are seeing vicious attacks on basic rights. How did this happen?

Why the War on Birth Control Is a Political Disaster for the GOP

Robert Creamer | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

You have to wonder if the Republican presidential candidates have lost their minds. Their positions are so far outside the political mainstream that they might as well be on the former planet Pluto.

Do Republicans Have a Death Wish?

James Peron | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
James Peron

The agenda of the Republican Party today is focusing heavily on issues that alienate critical Independent voters. This may be intentional, or just a collective stupidity on the part of Republican candidates.

The 'New Evangelicals' And The Near-Silent Roar

Charles Redfern | Posted 04.16.2012 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Most evangelicals aren't even voting in this year's GOP primaries. 64 percent of all white evangelicals don't believe church officials should endorse political candidates.

Is the Religious Right Positioned to Play Moral Police?

Aaron Anson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Aaron Anson

Common ground will not be found in the opinions of judges. It will ultimately come from the hearts of humans, when we love and respect the rights of others to live in pursuit of their own happiness.