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Religious Right

Changing the Failed Strategy of the Religious Right Into a Winning Formula That Helps Heal Our Country

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Religious conservatives should stop pretending that they are living in 13th century Rome, or 11th Century Byzantium, or 21st-century Saudi Arabia.

Looking Deeper into Palin's Beliefs

Ralph White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ralph White

Sarah Palin's rise shows there is still an appetite in America for charismatic leadership devoid of political substance; for a pretty face, a down home manner, and a torrent of distorted attacks.

After Prop 8, James Dobson Asks Who Would Jesus Fire?

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Matthew Filipowicz

The truth is, spreading hate and intolerance is a business just like anything else. And in business, sometimes you're forced to make tough choices.

Sarah Palin Gets a TV Show!

Steven Shehori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

Simply put, Sarah Palin represents what we admire most in our politicians. Folksy and winking? Check. But even more impressive? She is, to coin a term, untakedownable.

Ann Coulter Still Yapping

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ben Cohen

Coulter's solution to Republican problems is for it to become even more extreme than it already is. It's a recipe for disaster (and hopefully one that the Republicans decide to try).

In Defense of the 2009 (and Beyond) Dream

Jane Devin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Devin

If we can dream it, it is possible. A battle to revitalize the human spirit requires no enemies, and a revolution of peace requires no violence.

New Calif. Prop: The Elimination of Divorce Rights

Robert Hofler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Hofler

How could the proponents of traditional marriage not rally to support eliminating the rights of different-sex couples to obtain a divorce?

An Open Letter to President-Elect Obama About Abortion: From a Pro-Obama and Pro-Life Leader

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Yes, it's all about the economy. But no one should kid themselves: the culture wars have the potential to sap the energy from your best initiatives.

An Open Letter on Prop 8: Enough with the Anti-Black Outrage

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond Leon Roker

This letter is from Kathryn Kolbert --among other things, it called the accusatory rhetoric of gay activists towards African Americans, "deeply wrong and offensive."

Scapegoating and Proposition 8

Paul Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Katz

I acknowledge that I did little or next to nothing to help. The passage of Prop 8 has galvanized me, though, and I won't make the same mistake twice. I plan to participate now.

A New Faith Coalition

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Further polling results will help to answer the critical question of why religious voters cast their ballots the way they did. But three factors are likely key to understanding the religious shift.

The End of the Republican Majority: Three Things You Need to Watch

Martin Carnoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Carnoy

The historic 2008 presidential election is over and the main casualty is the Republican Party.

"Fagots -- Stay Out"

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gregory

In Barack Obama's silence, he voiced his opinion. Obama quietly let millions of his supporters vote for their political evolution while simultaneously selecting prejudice.

Two Stadiums Where Religion Made the World Worse Last Week

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

How quickly we turn brutish when we idolize the fears and angers of our ancestors or our own fear and anger, and thus give divine sanction to our darkest impulses.

Focus On the Family Foresees Unrestricted Porn with Obama Presidency

Theresa Darklady Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Theresa Darklady Reed

Focus on the Family's "Letter from 2012 in Obama's America," tries to whip up fear by insisting that a future under a president Obama "could" see an end to the world as they wish to know it.

Fear and Loathing In California (Proposition 8)

Paul Katz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Katz

The organizers behind Proposition 8 aren't worried about marriage, the definition of marriage or even the word marriage. It is homophobia in plain sight. Nothing else.

James Dobson's 'Letter From 2012 in Obama's America'

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

James Dobson, you owe America an apology. The fictional letter released through your Focus on the Family Action organization, crosses all lines of decent public discourse.

Armageddon in California

Sara Whitman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Whitman

I am a suburban lesbian mom. I live in Massachusetts. Last I checked, the end of the world has not occurred. No plagues, no locusts, no hell fire and damnation.

McCain, Palin Rely on 19th Century Ideals

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michele Swenson

The culture war waged by Republican revolutionaries is grounded in 19th century gender, race and class divisions, as well as nativism that perpetuated fear of immigrants and derided social justice movements.

Will God Stop Voting?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

There never will be, and never should be, a religious reason to pick one candidate over another. God hasn't personally voted in an American election, but he keeps voting by proxy.

Culture of Lies

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Will any brave and clear-sighted Republicans realize that rather than throwing McCain a lifeline in this election, far-right extremism has further isolated McCain, and the party, from mainstream Americans?

Evangelical Leaders Using God Like a Hired Gun

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

The evangelical Christian mullahs are declaring that Obamageddon is at hand. One warned that people who hate Christianity will take over the country if Obama is elected. "Life as we know it will end!"

The Fall of the Right

Holly Regan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Holly Regan

The moderates McCain once appealed to have been scared away by dirty politics and a vice presidential candidate who can't even hold her own against Katie Couric.

Politics and Faith

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Beinhart

The Constitution, Article VI, Section 3, states "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."

The Pro-God Parts of America

Steven Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Waldman

Conservatives who continue to push the idea that a vote for McCain is a vote for God, will only end up losing more and more religious voters who resent being told their faith is inauthentic.