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Religious Right

Dear Evangelical Establishment, I know you don't trust or like me and I don't blame you! But instead of just writing me off as wicked, for once you'd better listen up...

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 07.16.2014 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

(A 1984 satirical magazine cover depicting "Franky" Schaeffer as a "kid" throwing mud at Christianity Today Magazine and Billy Graham for not be...

Booklet on Anti-Gay Propaganda a Useful Resource in 'Culture War'

Alvin McEwen | Posted 07.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

As LGBTs exist in the midst of all this drama regarding the so-called culture war, I thought I would talk about something near and dear to my heart.

Fundamentalism: The Political Kiss of Death

James Peron | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
James Peron

Jonathan Rauch writes that Christian conservatives, in response to their defeat in the "culture wars," are likely to isolate themselves from the wider society. I think that is precisely what they will do. It's what they've done before.

In 2014, Still Not Independence Day for Women

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Irene Monroe

America's need to showcase her indomitable spirit of heroism this July 4th celebration arrives mired by the two recent Supreme Court -- both highlighting a "war against women."

Samuel Alito: A Movement Man Makes Good on Right-Wing Investments

Peter Montgomery | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics
Peter Montgomery

Alito's one-two punch was another extraordinary milestone for the strategists who have been working for the past 40 years to put business firmly in the driver's seat of American politics.

Bobby Jindal Gunning For Religious Right Backing

Buzzfeed | McKay Coppins | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

“The groups that are more and more picked on in society are evangelical Christians,” Louisiana’s governor tells BuzzFeed. Is the future of socia...

What I Discovered Is Stunning: The Evangelical World Is Crumbling From Within

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 06.19.2014 | Books
Frank Schaeffer

I was expecting a backlash from the sort of people I'd worked with. I was only half joking when I told my wife Genie, "Pat Robertson will have me killed." Instead I got (literally thousands) of emails thanking me for "telling my story" as many people put it.

Former Evangelical Leader Is A Self-Declared Atheist Who Believes In God

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 06.13.2014 | Religion

(RNS) According to the title of his new book, Frank Schaeffer is an atheist. But he prays every day. And he goes to church every weekend. Catch him...

A Visit With Brent Bourgeois

Mark Joseph | Posted 06.03.2014 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

"As little as five to 10 years ago, it would have been unthinkable to have made this album the way I did. Emotionally and artistically, I think I had to become hungry again -- I had been a professional musician since I was 14 years old and needed some time away from the business."

The Real Origins Of The Religious Right

Politico Magazine | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

On June 30, 1971, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued its ruling in the case, now Green v. Connally (John Connally ha...

Dear Christians With Guns

Anastasia Basil | Posted 05.28.2014 | Religion
Anastasia Basil

Another shooting, this time in Santa Barbara, with legally purchased guns. You probably think it's partially my fault. Why? Because I am a Godless American.

'To Light a Candle': A Testimony on Severe Condition of Baha'is in Iran

Omid Memarian | Posted 07.14.2014 | World
Omid Memarian

'To Light a Candle' unveils decades of repression, persecution and intimidation against a peaceful community of Iranians whose lives have been dramatically undermined by religious intolerance by the Iranian ruling class.

The Gay Community Is Fighting Godzilla With a Slinky Toy

Alvin McEwen | Posted 07.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

A good army doesn't fight each other. They zero in on the enemy who is keeping them outside the gate. And right now, the lgbt community isn't acting like the good army we need to be.

Marriage Equality, the Ex-Marine and Ayn Rand

James Peron | Posted 07.05.2014 | Gay Voices
James Peron

This is why the religious right lost the battle on gay marriage. They erroneously believed that the common American value system was their religious beliefs. It wasn't. Our nation's value system is a belief -- often inconsistently held, but one held nonetheless -- that individual rights and individual liberty matter.

Being Gay Is a Religious Right

James Brandon | Posted 06.20.2014 | Gay Voices
James Brandon

Living from a place of fully loving every part of yourself, especially when confronted head-on with the haters, is not only the path to a deep spiritual awakening; it is exactly what Jesus faced on His own prophesied path.

What Every Woman Should Know About Arizona's Latest Abortion Politics

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

Women face many challenges in our lives that are uniquely related to our reproductive systems, something callous lawmakers exploit for political purposes that have nothing to do with real concern for women.

The Religious Exemption: A Clear and Present Danger to LGBTQ Rights

Rev. Mel White | Posted 06.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Mel White

Supreme Court watchers are already predicting that the Greens and their religious and political allies on the right will win. I'm not so sure. I still have hope that once again Justice Roberts will show his courage and support the rights and protections of all Americans.

Claiming My Religious Right

Stephanie Mott | Posted 05.18.2014 | Religion
Stephanie Mott

It is my right to believe in unconditional love. Why is it that we are so eager to put conditions on God's unconditional love? You have to be straight. You can't be transgender. You have to be Christian. You have to believe. No! Not! None of these things! You just have to be.

Straight Out of the Cold War

András Simonyi | Posted 05.07.2014 | Gay Voices
András Simonyi

It has, of course, suddenly become more difficult to deal with LGBT rights in Russia, and the community and their friends understand that. But it has also become even more difficult to be an LGBT person in that country.

Secularizing Public Crosses With Two Cuts

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

Defending lawsuits challenging public displays of Christian crosses, in addition to taking these law-violating monuments down or finding a private institution for them, all seems a considerable waste of time and money for local communities. So I have a recommendation to make.

I'm With Stupid: Refusing the Religious Right's Right to Refuse

Todd Hartley | Posted 04.30.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Because if you happened to be the sort of prick who would say to someone, "I won't serve you because you're gay," you'd now have to deal with possible repercussions, such as someone saying to you, "I won't serve you because you're an asshole."

ReThink Review: Son of God -- What Would Jesus Watch?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

With The Passion of the Christ being the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time, are audiences interested in a less bloody take on Jesus' life? And does Son of God attempt to tell us anything about Jesus' life that Christians and non-Christians don't already know?

What's the Matter with Kansas? Not a Damn Thing

Heather Cronk | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Heather Cronk

Without investment in progressive infrastructure and resources to help support populist tendencies, states like Kansas have been left on their own -- and, as a result, they're becoming the political playgrounds of right-wing extremists.

Russia and the Olympics -- It's Not a Game!

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Where are the outraged voices of faith? The silence is deafening.

Evangelical Theology Is Used Like Sunscreen -- Not to Encourage Discussion but to Protect Against Exposure

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 04.13.2014 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

The movers and shakers in the evangelical world know they're living in and perpetrating a fantasy land.