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Interview with Bush Speechwriter Gerson on Tea Party, Religious Right, Bush Legacy

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Merritt

Michael Gerson is something of a political anomaly. On the one hand, Gerson is a conservative Christian who served as George W. Bush's chief speechwri...

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...

Jesus For Jews, Or Something Like That

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

There is no way to get on the inside of the who-is-chosen question without unpacking the quirky relationship Evangelicals have with Jews, both embracing them and condemning them to eternal damnation.

When Cowards Speak

Robert Mackey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Mackey

I sat last week at my favorite drinking spot in Washington, DC, and watched, with tears in my eyes, a young soldier receive his nation's highest honor...

With God on Our Side -- Christian Zionism Exposed

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

To the Christian Zionists "defending Israel" is just a handy pretext for indulging their obsession: egging on, even "helping" the fulfillment of "biblical prophecies" about the "return of Christ."

The Christian Right in Context, Part 1: The Long View

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

The Christian Right has claimed from its inception that others -- liberals, secularists and humanists -- were eroding the values of the nation that they sought to affirm and protect. In that claim we find the seeds of the current American crisis.

Religious Right Insists Animals Marry Before Having Sex

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

"This bill is long overdue," stated the Christian Animal Coalition. "Just as the sacred bond of a Christian marriage gives human sex meaning, so a wedding of God's animal creatures will do the same"

"Office Holders Are Desperate": 180 Years Before HuffPo, Anne Royall's Wicked Blogs Held DC Accountable

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Biggers

"Let no man sleep at his post. Remember, the office holders are desperate, wakeful and urgent."-Anne Royall, Paul Pry, 1836 She would have skewered t...

Why the Religious Right Will Dominate

Tony Campolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tony Campolo

There are reasons why Religious Right Evangelicals will continue to dominate religious discourse, not only in their own sector of the Christian commun...

The Stink of Right Wing Moral Failure Is About to Overcome America

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Make no mistake: the deep river of know-nothing sewage that flows just under the American surface is about to gush into view with the Far Right takeover of at least one part of our Congress.

Religious Right At A Crossroads?

Christian Science Monitor | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

While marveling at the iconoclastic wit of H.L. Mencken, what many forget about the Scopes Monkey Trial is that Clarence Darrow did not sway the judge...

Is the Religious Right Taking Over the Tea Party?

Tim Koelkebeck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Koelkebeck

A 17,000 person survey reveals a brewing identity crisis within the Tea Party. As religious conservatives join, libertarians and others are leaving.

The Separation Of Church And State In American Politics

Nomi M. Stolzenberg | Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion
Nomi M. Stolzenberg

While there is broad agreement that the prohibition on state "establishment" of religion implies some sort of separation between religion and politics, it has always been open to interpretation just what form of separation is required.

How Religion Is Killing Our Most Vulnerable Youth

Bishop Gene Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bishop Gene Robinson

It's time for "tolerant" religious people to acknowledge the straight line between the official anti-gay theologies of their denominations and the deaths of young people around the country.

The Success and the Failures of the Religious Right

Michael Gerson | Posted 05.26.2011 | Home
Michael Gerson

The religious right has made notable achievements, but could it have done things better, and is a different model of social engagement needed for the future? We believe the answer to both questions is yes.

The Tea Party Is the GOP's Problem

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

In backing challenges to GOP moderates, the Tea Party looks like a looking-glass version of the "netroots" progressives who backed Howard Dean in 2004 and Ned Lamont's primary challenge to Sen. Joe Lieberman.

The Psychology of Religion: Why Are Some of Us Attracted to It?

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

The psychology of religion is a much needed area of research and study. Why? And if we need it, why do some feel anxiously attached to it while others completely detach and avoid it?

Pulpit Politicking Returns for 2010 Election Cycle

Edgar Allan Poe | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Edgar Allan Poe

One troubling reality of the return of pulpit politicking is that all taxpaying Americans are now furnishing a few select partisan political actors with an IRS discount.

LGBT Americans: Act Now to Prevent Painful Tea Party Hangover

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Without a sustained push by every element of the broad progressive coalition, including LGBT Americans, this fall's elections could spell a catastrophic reversal of fortune for LGBT equality on the national scene.

Amanda Terkel

Religious Right Group Underwhelmed By 'Pledge To America' | 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...

Raceaholics Anonymous: A 12-Step Program Just for the Tea Party ?

Molly Secours | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Molly Secours

Experts say it often helps to let raceaholics string together a few convoluted sentences so they get to experience hearing the nonsensical assertions when speaking aloud about anything relevant to race.

Amanda Terkel

Christine O'Donnell Energizes Religious Right Crowd | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The most anticipated speaker at the 2010 Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. was newly chosen Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell, who...

Koran Burning and Mosque Building Through Muslim Eyes

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Park51 is not that big of a deal for the majority of Muslims living outside America. In fact, in a recent poll by Elaph, 58% of respondents said they are for moving the mosque to some other location.

God Interview II: Sarah Palin Gets Equal Time With God and Explains Tea Party

Molly Secours | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Molly Secours

After granting an exclusive interview with Katie Couric last week and then being accused of pandering to the liberal media, God accepted an invitation by Rupert Murdoch to give equal time to Fox News.