Posts tagged "Christian Right"

Cooking the Books: A Review of “The Revisionaries”

By Nathan Schradle The Revisionaries, a documentary about the Texas State Board of Education, debuted at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

As Goes Iowa:
The Family Leader, Religious Politics and 2012

by Andy Kopsa America’s culture wars are at full throttle: defunding Planned Parenthood, chipping away at a woman’s right to an abortion – and if possible taking away that right altogether, preventing or ending gay marriage (because it could lead to Sharia law), enacting Religious Freedom Restoration Acts to “restore religious liberty” that was never...

Middle God

02 February 2006 The Washington Post’s Peter Slevin profiles John Danforth, Episcopal priest, former senator, and current naysayer to the Christian right. Danforth’s recent and vocal criticisms of his fellow Republicans for falling too much under the influence of conservative evangelicaldom has focused a lot on Republicans’ most obvious blunders: Terri Schiavo, stem-cell research, the shrillness of their...

Holy Land: Holy Land

04 January 2006 A coalition of U.S. evangelical groups, led by none other than Pat Robertson, is negotiating with the Israeli government to lease 125 acres of land in Galilee — possibly at no charge from Israel’s ministry of tourism — in order to build the Galilee World Heritage Park, a biblical theme park featuring gardens,...

Christian Right Celebrates Year of Fear

22 December 2005 The Christian Right: Looking back, looking forward. Concerned Women for America, a conservative outfit often represented in the media, by, uh, a man (named Robert Knight, no less), has emailed its supporters a list of 2005 “accomplishments.” Not too many surprises: creationism in Kansas, John Roberts, the profoundly unethical and dishonest —...

Daily Links 23 August 2005

Tonight At 11 Jeff Sharlet: I was so completely wrong about the mainstream media ignoring Pat Robertson’s Big Idea (assassinate Hugo Chavez) that CNN Headline News asked me to talk about said Idea on TV. Apparently, it was on at 7; but it’ll be on again at 11, followed by real live guests talking about Pat and...

This Is Not My Christian Nation, Daily Links 24 June 2005

Christianity Today, the flagship magazine of conservative American evangelicalism,editorializes “the obvious”: George W. Bush is not Lord, and “God Bless America” is not the Doxology. So far, so simple; but CT goes further, rebuking Christian Right oupost (their words) Family Research Council; Rod Parsley, the Ohio pastor who was instrumental in winning his state for Bush and...

Sex as a Weapon

22 June 2005 Decoding the Literature of the Christian Men’s Movement By Jeff Sharlet (Published in Nerve, April 25, 2005) A discussion of the Christian men’s movement — Iron John for fundamentalists, Promise Keepers to the tenth power — is best begun with some mean-spirited fun. Not because there is anything laughable about loving Jesus or thinking about...

Daily Links 02 November 2004

For Those About to Rock Billboard: GOP would rather you did not rock the vote, thank you very much. Bush/Cheney evidently prefer punk: Ohio GOP poll challengers slam the vote. Christian Right Packs It Up, Calls It A Day Liberals getting giddy — and delusional. Village Voice, two hours ago, “What If Kerry Wins”: “The Christian...

The Book of LaHaye

Buried in a Christian Science Monitor report on apocalyptic Christians and those who preach against their doctrine is this sociological curio: “…one 2002 poll found that more Americans experience the Christian faith through radio, television, or books than by attending church.” The Revealer would like to know what kind of questions the surveyers asked — we suspect that...

Biblical Christians (As Opposed to The Other Kind)

A gathering of conservative Episcopalians in Dallas ended yesterday with the church still intact and the majority of the conservatives dedicated to pushing Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire out for being out rather than splintering off to form their own gay-free gathering of God’s frozen people. Susan Hogan-Albach of the Dallas Morning News reports on the conference and the views...