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Religious Right

How the Religious Right is Infiltrating the Democratic Party: Part 1

Bruce Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

Along a wide range of fronts, the American religious right has been infiltrating, influencing, befuddling, and neutralizing the Democratic Party and the American left for decades.

An Open Letter To The "Respectable" Evangelical/Republican Party Leadership

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The bubble of unreality and mythology "moderate" evangelicals have chosen to live in is now coming back to haunt you.

I Accept Rep. Randy Forbes's Challenge for Someone to Debate Him

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Let's debate your resolution clause by clause and see how well that very impressive looking list of footnotes you keep boasting about stands up to scrutiny.

Believer, Beware "Gets" The Funny (And Poignant) Side of Religion

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Frank Schaeffer

Believer Beware is laugh out loud funny, touching, irreverent and yet, in deeper ways, pays religion the ultimate compliment: it's worthy of scrutiny, debate, hate, and love.

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.

Influence Of Religious Right Fading, Recession Taking Toll

Center For American Progress | Lester Feder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The recession is taking its toll on the conservative movement, and religious right leaders' intellectual rigidity is helping to put a nail in the coff...

The Real Lesson Of Iran -- Beware America's Republican Mullahs

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The Religious Right has been awash in anti-democratic (even anti-American) religious ideologues for the better part of 40 years.

Jason Linkins

Pat Robertson: Abusive Coaches And Guidance Counselors May Be Making People Gay | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Parenting is tough. And for some parents, the discovery that their child is gay, can make it even tougher. It's a good time to pause and learn what y...

Dr. Tiller, Murder, Domestic Terrorism and the Republican Right

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The leaderless Republican Party -- or should I say the dwindling rabble of know-nothing reactionaries who still identify themselves as Republicans -- is not just politically leaderless, they are also morally leaderless.

Kill for Life

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

"You reap what you sow," apologists for the murderer of Dr. Tiller are saying. For their sakes, for all of our sakes, one hopes not.

Falwell's Legacy Haunts Liberty University

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Papantonio

You have to wonder why a group of teenage Democrats have been told that their kind are not welcome at Liberty, a campus that was built in part from the money of Sun Myung Moon.

How I (and Other "Pro-Life" Leaders) Contributed to Dr. Tiller's Murder

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The same hate machine I was part of is still attacking all abortionists as "murderers." And once again the "pro-life" leaders are busy ducking their personal responsibility for people acting on their words.

Sonia, Who? Way Outta Center-Left Field

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard M. Benjamin

President Obama has chosen one tough, intellectually dazzling, judicially seasoned woman as his Supreme Court pick.

Charlie Crist: Bad News for the GOP?

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

Is Charlie Crist the face of a new Republican Party, or a harbinger of the GOP's demise? He's handsome, personable and popular: a dream candidate for...

Marriage Equality and the New Faces of the Republican Party

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The collapse of the moderate opposition to gay marriage is both partially caused by the right wing of the Republican Party's increasing isolation on the fringes of American politics.

Green News Report - May 14, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

In Today's Audio Report: Zombie lies that just won't die; EPA bans pesticide in U.S.; Just whose side is God on in the climate legislation debate?

Bees, Baptism and Salvation

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Brauchli

Baptism in carnival-like surroundings was not the only type of surprise baptism engaged in by the Cornerstone Baptist church.

What Is So Outrageous About Paying Our Bills?

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

I always thought that taxes were the way we paid our bills. In a democracy we have elected representatives who spend money on our behalf on things like defense, security, wars, bridges, and health care benefits.-

My Favorite Hate Email From the Religious Right

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The Religious Right has seduced millions of Americans with titillating hatred and lies.

What An Ogress You Are, Congresswoman Foxx

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rowe

I'd like to imagine the feelings of Judy Shepard as the hate crimes bill named after her murdered son Matthew passed the house in the presence of the woman who attempted to besmirch his memory with ugly distortions.

Good Morning, GOP. This Is Your Wake-Up Call.

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rowe

The GOP has long prided itself on tarring the Democrats with "being out of touch with mainstream American values." Today, that tag seems more applicable to them.

Lenin Rules!

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

It was Lenin, after all, who almost 100 years ago stated what has become the mantra of the angry Right and the deluded media nearly a century later: A lie told often enough becomes the truth.

Ancient Sumerian Origins of the Easter Story

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

The Christian Bible culminates in a death and resurrection story. What is this story, and where did it come from?

Open Season on Christians?

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

Is it open season on Christians? Only if thoughtful believers stand by while fundamentalists speak for their God in the public square.

Times are Tough for Actors, But How Big a Whore Are You?

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lisa Derrick

These people expressing their ludicrous, poisonous, misguided views about equal marriage rights are actors reading lines.