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Values Voter Summit

Poster Boy for Anti-Gay Campaign Against Military Religious Freedom Really Could Be Court-Martialed for This

Chris Rodda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Rodda

In the two years since the repeal of DADT, none of the dire predictions pushed by the anti-gay fundamentalist crowd that this would be the end of civilization as we know it have come true, so they're now having to invent problems in order to be able to say "we told you so."

Values Voter Summit: Has GOP Homophobia Been Shoved Into the Closet?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Since its inception in 2006, the Values Voter Summit, sponsored by the Family Research Council, has never failed to deliver when it comes to anti-LGBT bile hurled during prime-time events by Republican presidential contenders. But this year's conference seemed a bit different.

The Dangers of Sen. Rand Paul's Argument Against Terrorism

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Noah Fitzgerel

Sen. Paul despises religious persecution and terrorism. However, the arguments he cites to arrive at this position are demeaning and ultimately exclusionary.

Republicans Seek To Win Over Key Conservatives

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Evangelicals in search of a new political standard-bearer are looking for more than just opposition to gay marriage ...

Beck, Others Unite At Conservative Event

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics

The 2013 Values Voter Summit is taking place this weekend in Washington, D.C. Conservative politicians like Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Sen...

Christina Wilkie

Speaker At Conservative Conference Calls Matthew Shepard's Murder 'A Total Fraud' | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Radio host Sandy Rios on Friday said the characterization of Matthew Shepard's brutal 1998 murder as an anti-gay hate crime was "a total...

Santorum Still Thinking About 2016 Presidential Run

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

After an unsuccessful run at the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) is still considering another go-round. Sant...

Luke Johnson

Gohmert: McCain 'Supported Al Qaeda' | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) took tea party dislike for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) a step further Friday, charging that he "supported Al ...

Jon Ward

Dems Worry About The One Not Rallying Conservative Faithful | Jon Ward | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Inside yet another darkened hotel ballroom, three Republican presidential hopefuls appeared Friday before the culture warrior faithful a...

Conservative Makes Shocking Obamacare-'Slavery' Comparison

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson said Obamacare is the worst thing to happen to America "since slavery" while speaking at the 2013 Values Voter Summit in Washi...

Pity the Values Voter Summit

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

The themes and speakers at VVS2013 have the whiff of decayed ideas and diminished power. But the really horrible part of the event is the complete and utter lack of interest in the poor, the immigrants, and those on the margins -- you know, those people Jesus loved.

Luke Johnson

Cruz Speech Crashed By Hecklers | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) got a hero's welcome at the Values Voter Summit in Washington Friday for his push to defund Obamacare, but faced...

Religious Right Will Cheer Tea Party Extremism at Values Voter Summit

Peter Montgomery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Montgomery

The Values Voter Summit makes clear how completely the Religious Right's leaders are working to merge their activists' anti-abortion and anti-gay zeal with the anti-government extremism of the Tea Party. Actually, it goes beyond that.

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...

Religious Right Attacks Again

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 11.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

We all expected for participants of the Values Voter Summit to be intolerant and to have extreme views on reproductive justice, LGBTQ rights, and immigrant rights. What we didn't expect was for participants to be encouraged from the conference's main stage to be violent toward protestors.

Comedy Central Classic Targeted By Christian Conservative At Values Voter Summit

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.18.2012 | Religion

Where is the federal investigation into "South Park?" That was the question posed this weekend during the Values Voter Summit's panel on “Religious ...

WATCH: Rick Santorum: 'Smart People' Will Never Be On Our Side

Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum, the former presidential candidate, had a message for attendees of the Values Voter Summit on Saturday. "We will never have the media...

Elise Foley

Time To Move On From Todd Akin Controversy, Social Conservatives Say | Elise Foley | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It has been a little less than a month since Senate candidate and Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) was condemned by his party for saying women can...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Social Conservatives Embrace Romney For 'No Apologies' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Social conservatives on Friday wholeheartedly embraced Mitt Romney’s "no apologies" response to the attacks on U.S. diplomatic mission...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Bryan Fischer: 'If Barack Obama Wins This Election, The Republican Party As We Know It Is Finished' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bryan Fischer, of the American Family Association, a conservative Christian group, slammed Mitt Romney on Friday for running a “lacklu...

Romney to Women: Stop Worrying About Your Bodies and Just Trust Me!

Marge Baker | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Marge Baker

Yes, the economy and jobs are hugely important issues in this election. So is foreign policy, which one Romney advisor dismissed this week as a "shiny object." But so are the personal attacks that Romney and his allies are lobbing at women.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Bachmann: Embassy Attacks Have Exposed Obama's 'Supposedly Genius Foreign Policy' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) slammed President Barack Obama and his administration on Friday for pursuing a foreign policy of what she called “ap...

The GOP's New Fireable Offense: Talking About the Party's Platform

Michael Keegan | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

If Akin's example is any guide, straying from right-wing orthodoxy in today's Republican party is less of a crime than simply calling attention to it.

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.

Rewriting The U.S. Constitution To Honor The Founding Fathers

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.20.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Bryan Fischer spoke to thunderous applause at the recent Values Voter Summit. That he was so well received should frighten those of us who care about liberty and justice in America.