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America Is Not a Christian Nation and Evangelicals Are Not Hard Right

Randall Balmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Randall Balmer

Nothing demonstrates the internal diversity of evangelicalism in America better than an important new book by Richard T. Hughes, "Christian America and the Kingdom of God."

Is Mike Huckabee Culpable?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Four police officers are dead because Huckabee (the not-so-covert Reconstructionist) takes every word of the Bible more seriously than the advice of prosecutors and victim rights groups.

Why The Right Is Wrong On Ft. Hood

Azam Nizamuddin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Azam Nizamuddin

In the Ft. Hood aftermath, we shouldn't allow right-wing hooliganism, wherever it stems from, to dictate how we view tragedies and interpret human beings with cultures and religions separate from our own.

It's Time To End (Deadly) "Religious Freedom"

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Why aren't parents who kill their children for God not serving life sentences? Because of our crazy ideas about religious freedom that on so many fronts trump not just common sense but the rule of law.

America's Pact With Satan

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Haiti is cursed, Pat? What about else? What else besides a punishment for a satanic pact could explain the fact that Sarah Palin almost got a heartbeat away from the American presidency?

Sam Elliott, Philip Pullman Says Religious Right Blocked Movie Adaptation In America

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The author, a star, and others are all asking the same question: when the movie adaptation of the book, "The Golden Compass" looks like it's going to ...

Jason Linkins

Rachel Maddow, Frank Schaeffer Discuss The Latest In Thinly-Veiled Evangelical Christian Obama Death Threats | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Apparently, the latest thing in "Debasing The Institutions You Pretend To Hold Dear In Order To Suggest That President Barack Obama Should Be Murdered...

The Missing Story in Democracy Corps' Analysis of the Conservative Right

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

The study is certainly worth reading in full, but I wanted to address Democracy Corps' dismissal of a "racial element" in this hard-core right wing opposition to Obama.

I Was A Teenage Anti-Abortionist

Carl Capotorto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Capotorto

The far right is daily being chased back into the margins, where it belongs. All that's left of their movement is a relative handful of confused, misguided know-nothings being manipulated and led by a cynical elite.

Palin, FOX and the Franchise of the Apocalypse

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Frank Schaeffer

Palin comes from that world of hysterical paranoid delusion.

Christian Leaders Scapegoat Gays on Marriage

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

In the new, anti-gay "Manhattan Declaration" scores of Christian signatories reveal the intellectual and moral bankruptcy of their obsessive persecution of gay people.

The New Gay Apartheid

Jim David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim David

Whatever church those people do go to, they are taught hate and fear, not the Christian love I grew up with. They both hate gays and fear them.

Susan Hutchison -- Washington State's Sarah Palin?

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

Next week, "nonpartisan" Susan Hutchison will be vying for the role of County Executive in King County, Washington. Is she a stealth right-winger and closest fundamentalist as some are saying?

A Prayer for the People of Haiti (and Pat Robertson)

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

On hearing the words of the Reverend Pat Robertson: A prayer for the people of Haiti.

Killing Uganda's Gays: The Long Reach of American "Reconstructionist" Fascism

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The ideological link between the members of the Family on C-Street to the Ugandan fascists wanting to kill gays can be best summed up by looking at several quotes from RJ Rushdoony.

Carrie Prejean Contest! Suggest Songs For Her Debut Album!

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Martin Lewis

I have issued an invitation to Carrie to let me produce an album with her. But what songs to record?That's where you -- the HuffPost readers -- come in. Please submit your suggestions.

Speaking Evangelese: Tips for Politicians

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

Advice for candidates from a former fundie. One thing I learned not long after finishing my Spanish degree was -- never volunteer to translate anythi...

Jon McNaughton Painting Shows Crippled Kids, Soldiers, With Jesus And Lefty Journalists, Professors With Satan

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This is a wild one. Artist Jon McNaughton of Utah has created a painting inspired by a vision he received during the 2008 elections. The painting...

Arianna: Pat Robertson Gives Religion A Bad Name With His Disaster Comments

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Huff TV

Arianna joined The Nation's Ari Melber and former evangelist Frank Schaeffer on The Joy Behar Show Thursday. The panel weighed in on evangelist Pat Ro...

Republicans Hijack Religion in Health Care Debate

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

"Herod care" anyone? The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, head of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference led last night's "prayercast" co-spons...

A New Thanksgiving Prayer

Alexis C. Jolly | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alexis C. Jolly

I decided to prepare a prayer this year for my family -- one that eschewed dogmatic, patriarchal language. Please modify it to fit your own religious, spiritual, skeptical, or atheistic beliefs.

Rebiblican Stealth Strategy Loses Big in Washington State, Wins Big on East Coast. Why?

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

When Rebiblicans (Republicans) pose as moderates and change agents, they have just exposed soft tissue.

Conservative Edit of Bible Follows Time Honored Precedents

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

When conservatives squawk about the Bible having been twisted along the way by political bias, our first response should be -- they're right.

When Freedom Is a Dirty Word

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The religious right, the gun-carrying paranoids all have one thing in common: they are taking a libertarian/religious view to an extreme that will unhinge this country.

Roots of Right-Wing Populist Rage -- the Christian Right

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chip Berlet

Many of the ideas in the Political Right ignore about 50 years of social science -- but not in their book. Or on the TV they watch. Or the radio they listen to. Or the magazines they read.