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Social Conservatives

Seriously. Is the GOP Establishment Failing?

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 10.18.2015 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

There is a real divergence between establishment and insurgent wings of the party -- they come from different social backgrounds and have widely divergent needs, interests, and policy concerns.

Donald Trump: The Chickens Come Home to Roost

Bob Burnett | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
Bob Burnett

Trump will be around for a while. And it's clear that Donald Trump is the candidate Republicans deserve.

Educating for Democracy: David Brooks' 'Magical Thinking'

Joel Shatzky | Posted 07.03.2015 | Religion
Joel Shatzky

In a recent op ed in the New York Times, David Brooks made a plea to social conservatives; those who vowed to "fight on" against the Supreme Court decision sanctioning same sex marriages.

Does He Have a Prayer? Mike Huckabee Runs for President

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

It's legitimate to pose the question in just this way because it is clear that Huckabee wishes to make the case that his own candidacy best represents the way fundamentalist Christians read the Bible and see the world.

Igor Bobic

Ted Cruz Runs First Ad Of 2016 Presidential Cycle On Easter Weekend | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is airing the first television ad of the 2016 campaign cycle on Easter weekend, a spot that emphasizes his relig...

I Am Possessed by a Demon

Domenick Scudera | Posted 03.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

My bargain with the devil has plagued me for almost 40 years. But now I feel renewed. It is time that all homosexuals heed Gina Miller's words and 'fess up. Reveal your own "dark and perilous" truths!

Campaign 2014: What Do Women Want?

Bob Burnett | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The theme that is perhaps most central to the election -- the role of women in our democracy -- has gotten little press attention. Yet it's women who will decide the outcome on November 4. What do they want?

American Family Values? Think Immigrant Women Leaders

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

For many successful conservative talk show hosts "family values" acquired an anti-immigrant meaning associated with gaining social and political power.

In Bid To Win Senate, GOP Launches Campaign To Woo 'Biggest, Most Reliable Voting Bloc'

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

(RNS) The Republican National Committee on Friday (June 27) launched its first web-based effort to rally conservative believers behind the party, a si...

Social Conservatives Planning Huge Entrance In GOP Civil War

Politico | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

On a recent snowy day in the Washington suburb of Tyson’s Corner, Va., some of the religious right’s wealthiest backers and top operatives gathere...

Why Conservatives Should Learn to Love Gay Marriage

Scott Titshaw | Posted 02.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott Titshaw

By refusing marriage to same-sex couples, social conservatives are undermining traditional marriage more than lesbian brides and gay grooms ever could.

A Dawning Moment of Truth for the GOP

Shoham Geva | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Shoham Geva

Ironically, our generation could well be the GOP's chance for a triumphant return. As a generation that came of age during turbulent economic times, it should be easy for us to hammer home the need for economic conservatism.

Emergent Church Is Latest Target of "Values Voter" Movement, Along With Satan And Islam

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 08.28.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Christian conservatives who think Satan is using communism and Islam to bring down America can add a new “adversary” to the list: the Emerge...

Whatever Happened to the Women's Movement?

Bob Burnett | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

From the perspective of a straight white guy perched on the left coast, there seem to be three reasons why the women's movement hasn't produced gender equity.

A Four-party System for the U.S.

Alan Krinsky | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Alan Krinsky

What we ought to do is scrap this system and replace it with one consisting of four major parties. Even this will not cover all Americans, but it will certainly encompass more of us and within a more rational framework. For what might these four major parties stand?

Marriage Is Totally Gay

Jonathan Askin | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Askin

I am not married. I am not gay. I have no desire for society to sanction my relationships. I, however, do feel like a step-citizen, because I do not share in the social and economic benefits that society grants to those who obtain State-issued marriage licenses.

GOP Reaffirms: We Still Think Gay Marriage Is Wrong

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

RNC committee members gathered at their annual spring conference in Los Angeles voted unanimously on Friday to approve a number of resolutions, includ...

Top Social Conservative Urges Followers Not To Donate To GOP Over Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins ratcheted up the pressure on Republicans on Thursday, emailing supporters to encourage them to starve t...

Social Conservatives To GOP: Stay Anti-Gay Or Else ...

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

A group of social conservatives sent Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus to the RNC's annual spring meeting earlier this week with a...

Back In The Closet For World Peace

Domenick Scudera | Posted 03.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

To begin, I can help bring about world peace by dumping my partner of 17 years. You see, we are both men (we are gay!), and homosexuality makes many people angry and uncomfortable. If my partner and I are no longer a couple, then there is no chance of making anyone upset.

GOP, Please Ditch the Social Conservatives

Yitz Jordan | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Yitz Jordan

The social conservative agenda is a hard sell, and no one wants it. It's because we, the American public -- we're human. We have empathy.

Amanda Terkel

Paul Ryan To Social Conservatives: 'Religious Freedom' At Risk If Obama Is Reelected | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) used some of the precious remaining hours of the 2012 campaign to reach out to social conservative voters in a t...

Faith, Fear, and Family Planning

Robert Walker | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

Listen to the clamor this year from the religious right and you would think that most people of faith reject family planning. Hardly. Public opinion polls have consistently shown that support for the use of contraceptives knows no religious bounds.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Between Attack And Apology: Romney Struggles To Deal With Muslim Community | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Recently surfaced remarks from Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney declaring that Palestinians "have no interest whatsoever in e...

Elise Foley

Paul Ryan: Obama Treats Israel With 'Indifference Bordering On Contempt' | Elise Foley | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan accused the Obama administration Friday of treating Israel with "indifference bordering on conte...