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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...

Why Stop at Abortion? Let's Demean and Humiliate Gays, Smokers and the Obese!

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Sarah O'Leary

Why not force gays and lesbians to watch heterosexual pornography before they get hitched in the handful of states where they can legally marry? Maybe by watching men and women having sex, gays and lesbians will realize the error of their sinful ways!

Seamus? Or Shame on Us?

Robert Walker | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are not running for dog catcher. The dogs of the world will little note nor long remember who wins the presidency of the United States, let alone the GOP nomination. I am more interested to know what this election means for... people.

Why Some Women Are Sexists

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.13.2012 | Home
Soraya Chemaly

Every day people, like me, are banging their heads on their desks, asking "What is wrong with that woman?" "Why is she doing that?" "Doesn't she realize she's being used by a system that denigrates her?" Women in these positions clearly don't see it that way.

Obsession Over Social Sexual Issues Is Destroying America

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

How's it possible that the more religious America becomes the more the institution of marriage crumbles? A huge part of the problem is that we are mired in religious distractions that take us away from focusing on core issues.

Why Social Issues Interrupted the Economy Election

Matthew Dowd | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

The economy is still by far the dominant issue with voters concerned about jobs, finances, and the federal deficit's impact on economic growth. So why, in the Republican presidential primary, are candidates talking more and more about social and cultural issues like contraception?

Rick Santorum and the Bully Pulpit

Zac Morgan | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Zac Morgan

Republicans have to ask themselves: do they want a president who will waste valuable political capital and credibility fighting a losing issue? A president who will take his eye off the economic ball for every marriage vote?

Goodbye to the Republican Party: Why I Left the GOP

Roger Stone | Posted 04.22.2012 | Miami
Roger Stone

Sadly, the difference between the two major parties has become rhetorical. Under the Democrats you're going to hell. Under the Republicans, you are still going to hell, but you are going more slowly.

Do Republicans Have a Death Wish?

James Peron | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
James Peron

The agenda of the Republican Party today is focusing heavily on issues that alienate critical Independent voters. This may be intentional, or just a collective stupidity on the part of Republican candidates.

They're Baaaaack

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — All of a sudden, abortion, contraception and gay marriage are at the center of American political discourse, with the struggling &n...

Mitt Romney Earns More by 6:00 a.m. Than Many Seniors Do in a Year

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

Social Security is not just another pension fund for the Bain Capitals of the world to raid. Social Security is how each day millions of retirees are able to pay their bills and put food on the table.

The Santorum Strain

Robert Walker | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

Santorum represents a strain in American politics that believes preventing unintended and unwanted pregnancies is both a moral wrong and a social ill: women who engage in sexual intercourse -- voluntarily or not -- should have children by chance, not by choice.

Romney Intensifies Rhetoric To Win Over Key Group

Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

By STEVE PEOPLES, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOVELAND, Colo. -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney set aside his focus on the economy in recen...

Evangelical Leaders Calls Callista Gingrich A 'Mistress For 8 Years'

Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

In making his case for Rick Santorum as the conservative consensus' alternative to Mitt Romney at a conference in Texas over the weekend, evangelical ...

Jon Ward

Social Conservatives Squabble Over Winner Of Texas Meeting Vote | Jon Ward | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Discord among social conservative leaders about which Republican presidential candidate to back reached a new low Monday, as opp...

Economic Woes Could Trump Social Issues In GOP Race

AP | By JULIE PACE and BRUCE SMITH | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics

PROSPERITY, S.C. -- Allen Koon had always picked his presidential candidates largely based on whether they shared his moral values and stances on issu...

Social Conservative Leader Calls For Movement To 'Coalesce Around Santorum'

Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire--A group of social conservative leaders are to meet in Texas this weekend to try to coalesce around a Republican preside...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Rick Santorum Gets Big Endorsement | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum received a boost to his presidential campaign Tuesday, picking up the endorsement of a leading...

Mitt Romney Avoids Social Conservative Forum

AP | By STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. -- For as long as he's been the Republican front-runner, Mitt Romney has avoided taking firm positions on high-stakes Washington sp...

6 Reasons Mississippians Said No to "Personhood" Amendment

Burns Strider | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Burns Strider

Why did those pushing "personhood" lose in arguably the most conservative state in the Union? Why did the opposing forces win a majority of the vote in Mississippi? Here are six reasons.

Social Justice: A Holy Struggle

Noah Baron | Posted 01.04.2012 | Religion
Noah Baron

This is a holy struggle, but it is not the one that the Pat Robertsons and Jerry Falwells would have you believe in. Our enemy is not the poor, but poverty; it is not homosexuality, but homophobia.

Conservative 'Ex-Gay' Candidate Admits Lesbian Affair

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

Linda Wall, a conservative independent Virginia candidate for the House of Delegates, admitted on Wednesday that she had an affair with a female stude...

Jon Ward

The Big Variable In Mitt Romney's Iowa Calculus: Rick Perry | Jon Ward | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney faces a key strategic decision over the next few weeks: whether or not to go for a quick knockout of Rick Perry in the prima...

Social Conservatives Giving Mitt Romney A Chance

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — This year, pocketbook issues seem to matter more than pulpit preaching among cultural conservatives and at least some are willing t...

What Part of 'Equality' Doesn't the Right Wing Understand?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 12.07.2011 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

Why do social conservatives have so much trouble seeing equality as equality, insisting every time a besieged minority finally gains equal treatment that they're getting an unfair privilege?