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Where was Religion at the RNC? In the Foreign Policy. No, Really.

Where was Religion at the RNC? In the Foreign Policy. No, Really.

The convention floor was the village of The Scarlet Letter, where the elect and aspirants must name their enemies, expelled into the wilderness, in order to preserve the core of their society.

Santorum’s Holy Sanctum

Amy Levin: I’m not sure God would be too happy with Santorum lately - I mean, it’s one thing to defend religious liberty in the name of a Christian nation, but it’s another to use petty language to reference divinely ordained scripture. Despite his claim that he was not criticizing the President’s Christianity, Santorum’s Ohio...

Single Mother Advantage

Rick Santorum to Family Research Council president Tony Perkins on the radio yesterday, about how single mothers are the government-dependent Democratic Party base:
Look at the political base of the Democratic Party: it is single mothers who run a household. Why? Because it’s so tough economically that they look to the government for help and...

The New Slavery

It may be altogether historically inaccurate, but the equation of abortion to slavery is a compelling argument for abortion foes.  Like presidential hopeful Rick Santorum.

Small-r Rebellion

Gary Younge, a feature writer for the Guardian, has written that the Tea Party is "not a new phenomenon. It's simply a new name for an old phenomenon – the American hard right."  A disparate, loose group of previously unnamed ideas and motivations, with a boat load of money and its own TV channel.
The...

Polygamy Parade

13 December 2005 “‘We’re coming. We are next. There’s no doubt about it.’” The Washington Times takes a page from Rick Santorum’s “man-on-dog” book, and then some. In a front-page Sunday story, the paper took on the pressing national issue of the “coming battle” over polygamists’ rights — diligently doing its part to move the...

The Religious-People-Are-Crazy Landmine and the Great Santorum

Jason Carter: “Strategizing a Christian Coup d’Etat” by The L.A. Times’ Jenny Jarvie sheds light on an ambitious movement undertaken by a group called Christian Exodus to gain enough seats in the South Carolina legislature to regain conservative ground on issues including abortion and prayer in schools. Jarvie gracefully side-steps the religious-people-are-crazy landmine by reporting...

13 July 2005 Daily Links

Don’t run, Hillary, don’t run: Amy Sullivan: “Jill Lawrence, one of USA Today‘s campaign correspondents in 2004, has observed that very few political reporters wrote about the way Kerry used religious language—even though, she noted, it occurred every week on the campaign trail—because they assumed that Democratic candidates weren’t deeply religious. ‘The stereotype of the...

24 May 2005 Daily Links

Prayer Muckraker: Terry Heaton inteviews evangelical leader Brian McLaren on postmodernism, post-colonialism, and what might be called muckraking prayer: “One of the things we’re going to do [in response to Darfur] is five Sundays of outdoor public worship in Washington, D.C. where I live, and the second week, we’re going to be in front of...

The Marriage Campaign

The Marriage Campaign 01 November 2004 Anti-gay marriage proposals may draw voters to the polls on Nov. 2, but the media storms that surround them drives democracy out of the story. By Jason Boog Christian American Family Association of Michigan I was furious when the Catholic Church tried to tell my hometown parish how to...