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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Why The GOP's Coded Homophobia Is Surprisingly Cruel And Cowardly

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 10.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

On Medicare, Ryan thundered, "We need this debate." But on the social values that Republicans claim stand at the core of their being, they want no debate, just underhanded cues to appease the social conservatives in their fragile coalition.

Billionaire Dispatches from the Convention, Day 1

Clifford J. Tasner | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Clifford J. Tasner

Felonius Ax of the Billionaires here, reporting from Tampa: So they're postponing the opening of the Republican Convention due to extreme weather. All of us big bundlers are hunkering down at the Weston Tampa Harbor Island Hotel.

Romney's Southern Strategy Gambit

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Ryan will not only fatten the percentage of conservative voters for Romney, it will fatten their numbers as well. This is not speculation. He's already bumped up the Romney percentage in some polls by a notch. Romney had badly slipped in those polls before the Ryan pick.

Professors Admit Given The Same Skill Set, They'd Prefer Hiring A Liberal Over A Conservative

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 10.13.2012 | College

Numerous surveys have found that professors, especially those in some disciplines, are to the left of the general public. But those same -- and other ...

Chick-fa-Tigue

Domenick Scudera | Posted 10.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Chick-fil-A is becoming another chapter in the "Conservatives as victims" story line that is being crafted by Palin and other conservative politicians.

A Ceasefire in the Assault on Women and their Reproductive Health?

Robert Walker | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

Are the pundits right? Has the prospect of a gender backlash in the general election caused social conservatives to lose the courage of their convictions? Hardly.

Andrea Stone

Christian Conservatives Pray Away 'Secular, Socialist' Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

WINTER PARK, Fla. -- Hundreds of Christian conservatives convened here Friday for The Awakening, a two-day combination of strategy session, prayer mee...

Gay Marriage Foes May Share Psychological Quirk, Study Suggests

Posted 04.16.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/16/2012 10:10 AM EDT on LiveScience Opponents of same-sex marriage worry that exte...