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Religious Right

The Relationship Between Corporations and God

Eric Maisel, Ph.D. | Posted 01.02.2012 | Home
Eric Maisel, Ph.D.

Why do impoverished working class members of the religious right love a corporate America that scorns them and exploits them? The following parable may help explain a state of affairs that is otherwise inexplicable.

Will the GOP Field Ignore Another Pastor Who Says God Sent Hitler to 'Hunt' Jews?

Michael Keegan | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Whatever our differences we should all be able to agree that Hitler was not sent by God to convert Jews to Christianity; that Catholicism, Mormonism and Islam, like all religions, are protected by the Constitution; and that Oprah Winfrey is not the Antichrist.

The Two Men Kissing Gut-Check (a New Movie)

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 01.03.2012 | Home
Frank Schaeffer

Are there any people with attractive, balanced and grownup attitudes about sexuality left in America to guide us all to a better place? Yes there are. Meet the Leffews, a gay married couple.

Personhood Amendment? Kid's Stuff! We Need a Motherhood Amendment!

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 01.02.2012 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

The Xian Right has finally tired of trotting out "defense of marriage" ballot measures. Now, they've got a shiny new lure to bring the base to the surface on election day: the personhood amendment.

Does the Religious Right Really Care about Children?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 12.28.2011 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

In anointing themselves the champions of "family values" and protectors of vulnerable children, religious conservatives have had little to say when confronted with the undeniable existence of actual gay families -- particularly kids with LGBT parents.

Romney, Dawkins, and the 6th Article of the Constitution

José Fernando López | Posted 12.27.2011 | Latino Voices
José Fernando López

In an era where movements like the Tea Party, whose religious fundamentalism is well known, religious inclinations such as Romney's are not the most convenient to reach the presidency of the nation, and this is worrisome.

Putting A Halt To The Religious Right's Anti-Gay Rhetoric

Joseph Ward III | Posted 12.21.2011 | Religion
Joseph Ward III

America's values are clear. Why then does the religious right continue to dominate the national conversation? It is time for us to put this nonsense to rest.

The Grand New Alliance

Rob Stein | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Rob Stein

A profoundly significant new political alignment within the right flank of the Republican Party is becoming entrenched in American politics and should be a wake-up call that the foundations of democracy are always fragile and the promises of America must never be taken for granted.

Hate: The Tie That Binds the Religious Right

James Peron | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
James Peron

Since fundamentalists make up the bulk of the Religious Right today, and they loathe their Mormon and Catholic allies, what keeps this coalition together? Only finding a perceived enemy, whom they all hate more than each other, allows them to work together.

Values Voter Summit 2011 & America in 2013

Peter Montgomery | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Peter Montgomery

Two days of speeches from presidential candidates, congressional leaders, and Religious Right activists painted a clear picture of where they'll try to take the country if they are successful in their 2012 electoral goals.

Attention Mainstream Christians: Be Fruitful And Amplify

Wayne Besen | Posted 12.07.2011 | Religion
Wayne Besen

Clearly, the loving and inclusive rhetoric of some mainstream Christians is fruitful. The million-dollar question is how do we get such voices to multiply and amplify?

GOP Candidate Could Benefit From Cultural Conservative Split

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — They know they're not crazy about Mitt Romney. But if the cultural conservatives gathered at a Values Voters Summit this weekend sp...

Can the Religious Right Handle the Truth?

Sylvia Rhue, Ph.D. | Posted 12.04.2011 | Gay Voices
Sylvia Rhue, Ph.D.

What the religious right fights against is people realizing that the state of being LGBT is a normal, morally neutral variation of human development. This is a truth that the anti-gay religio-political complex has found does not serve them.

Exit Stage Right: Why Religious Conservatives Fear the Future

Brenda Peterson | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
Brenda Peterson

This week, the New York Times ran an op-ed "Why the Anti-Christ Matters in Politics?" Is the venerable "gray lady," at last waking up to the very real...

Why Young Adults Are Walking Away From Church

Christian Piatt | Posted 11.26.2011 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Call it cynical, iconoclastic or even destructive to the fabric of society, but placing humanity above ideals seems the only hope we have for living out Christ's call to love one another as ourselves.

Mainstream Christians Must Stand Up To The Religious Right

Wayne Besen | Posted 11.22.2011 | Religion
Wayne Besen

What truly bothers me, however, was the lack of mainstream Christians standing up and speaking out against such fanatical behavior.

Leaving God at the Door -- Why Michele Bachmann Needs to Reaffirm Kennedy's Promise

Ami Fields-Meyer | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Ami Fields-Meyer

Michelle Bachmann -- in the company of other right-wing presidential contenders like Gov. Rick Perry of Texas -- has created an illusion: Some of the necessary drawbacks of government, she presumes, can be solved by the infusion of religion.

Should Religion Impact Your Vote?

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 11.07.2011 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

In a society as religiously diverse as ours, faith labels may not be particularly informative. Yet, as a practical concern, shouldn't we explore foundational issues related to the faith of candidates?

The Politics Of Jesus In 2012

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 10.30.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

My hope is that more and more progressive Christians will become engaged in the public square. But we should not replicate our efforts out of what the religious right has done.

Paul Blumenthal

Meet Rick Perry's Religious Right Patron

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry is expected to rally Christian conservative leaders in Texas this weekend to discuss strategies for his bid for th...

Oceans of Faith

Peter Neill | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green
Peter Neill

We hear analysis of the political influence of the so-called religious right; we hear religious principles applied to arguments for or against proposed laws, regulations, and even appointments of individuals.

How To Combat The Neo-Christian Movement

Dylan Brody | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home
Dylan Brody

The neo-Christian agenda seeks to take this country in a horrific direction. Casually throwing around the expression "Christian Nation" feels to them like an affirmation of their commitment to the Constitution.

God Is Not a Republican

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Apparently God loves Republicans. Which is fine. God loves everyone so why not Republicans? But the Republicans He loves also seem convinced that He agrees with most of their talking points. That got me to questioning Divine Intervention neutrality.

Rick Perry: Uniting the Really Far Right and the Really, Really Far Right

Michael Keegan | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

If Rick Perry does become the Republican "unity candidate," that will be further evidence that the GOP has abandoned any credible claim to representing the economic interests or constitutional values embraced by most Americans.

Perry: I'm Against It

Robert Walker | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics
Robert Walker

Fortunately for all those who crave political consistency above all else, Gov. Perry's latest about face brings him solidly in line with the religious right on any issue relating to reproductive health and rights. Aren't you glad that's clear?