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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.

Glenn Beck and The 9/12 Marchers: Subversives From Within

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Today the right wing America haters actually are doing to America what no "illegal" immigrants ever do: work to overthrow our democracy and replace it with a theocracy.

The Religious Right is Swiftboating Same Sex Marriage in Maine

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Ocamb

Religious right professionals are using religion as an excuse to perpetrate lies and deception. That's what happened in California and that's what is now underway in Maine.

Exclusive Video: Conservatives Endorse My New Book, "Republican Gomorrah" (Sort Of)

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Max Blumenthal

Republican Gomorrah shows that many of the radical Right's leading figures have more in common than just the power they command within GOP ranks.

Of Bush's Iraq Delusion and Obama's Dilemma

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

The longer President Obama avoids confronting the perverse legacy of the war, the more distorted our decisions and strategy will be.

From Death Panel to Death Spiral

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The GOP is not the party of small government and lower taxes. They are the Party of borrow and spend, big government and sex scandals.

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.

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.

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.