Posts tagged "religious right"
Daily Links: Lions and Tigers and Taliban Pirates Edition

Daily Links: Lions and Tigers and Taliban Pirates Edition

How can President Obama expect to “reach out” to someone who has no idea how far away he’s standing?!

No time for games

Thanks to our friendly fellow blogger The Sensuous Curmudgeon for drawing our attention this story: a story about the quest for truth. A story about history and modernity. A story about one of the greatest stories ever told – with a children’s board game. And a story about the people who hate that game. In a...

Communication Regulation, the Religious Right, and the Battle over Net Neutrality

This week the Obama Administration scrapped the Fairness Doctrine and 83 other media regulations.  Kathryn Montalbano examines the ongoing struggle over radio, TV, and now, Internet access and content. by Kathryn Montalbano In June Ralph Reed, conservative American political activist and, during the 1990s, executive director of the Christian Coalition, hosted the Faith and Freedom...

Perry’s Cross-Section of the Body of Christ

by Abby Ohlheiser Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, hugged the praise musicians one by one as he took the stage for a second time at The Response two weekends ago, a day-long prayer and fasting rally in Houston, funded by the American Family Association (AFA).  He had amassed a crowd of over 30,000 who were happy,...

Attacking Tolerance: Who’s Bullying Anti-Bullying Educators?

The organization People for the American Way (PFAW) has a new report out on how religious groups are working to end tolerance and anti-bullying education in schools because they believe it normalizes non-traditional gender and sexual behavior.  The arguments to end such education, as summarized by PFAW, are that 1) anti-bullying training indoctrinates children...

Republicans Have Found Their Culprit

Trent Franks (R-AZ) made a fantastic assignation of blame today when speaking with Candy Crowley on CNN.  The "culture of death" killed six people in Arizona, in the form of a lunatic young man:
But sometimes you can see central elements, and that central element is this unhinged lunatic that had no respect for human...

Showing Them to the Dining Room

The Obama administration has failed to regulate discrimination by federally-funded faith-based organizations By Andy Kopsa I have been investigating and reporting on an anti-gay Christian political organization, the Iowa Family Policy Center (IFPC), for over a year now.  The IFPC, a state affiliate of the Family Research Council*, a premier national anti-gay rights organization, has received over...

Stories the Religious Left Must Tell Itself

Changing the Script: An Authentically Faithful and Authentically Progressive Political Theology for the 21st Century, by Daniel Schultz. Ig Publishing (2010) $15.95 Reviewed by Brent  A. R. Hege For as long as there has been a religious right barging its way into Americans’ lives, bedrooms, pocketbooks and polling places, there have been religious progressives wondering how...

Kathryn Joyce on Mormons and the Religious Right’s “Common Ground”

"Glenn Beck’s efforts to transform himself from Fox News demagogue into a religious leader for Tea Party America has a lot of commentators discussing the feasibility of a Mormon convert leading a wary evangelical and Catholic right in a faith-driven cause. While there are significant roadblocks hindering Beck’s quest for leadership in the Christian Right,...

New McCarthy Era?

Despite disastrous ratings declines, Glenn Beck continues to be hard to ignore.  Lately he's taken to "red-baiting" the president, as Media Matters and others report.  Since the rise of the Tea Party and Beck's history professorship -- but since the election really -- commentators have been asking what's behind the Right's demonization...

Evangelical Women Need Role Models Too

Newsweek's religion editor, Lisa Miller, contributes to the recent conversation about Sarah Palin's "feminism," but instead of parsing definitions (see also here and here for that), Miller tells us why evangelical women see Palin as a saint:  they hunger for a contemporary role model.  Miller opens the article with a recount of...

Abortion as “Black Genocide”

Read former Revealer managing editor Kathryn Joyce's new article on efforts by the Religious Right to gain new black members by pushing the (old) idea that "family planning is a racist plan to wipe out populations of color."