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The Traditional Values Coalition (TVC) is a small but influential organization that appears to consist mostly of the Rev. Lou Sheldon and his daughter Andrea Sheldon Lafferty. Both are mainstays on the conservative circuit, though their reputation has been damaged by revelations that Lou Sheldon took money from disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff to help kill an anti-gambling bill that would have hurt one of Abramoff's clients. MORE >
Traditional Values Coalition Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Wednesday 08/19/2015, 1:20pm
On Monday, Andrea Lafferty of the Traditional Values Coalition called in to “Sandy Rios In The Morning” from Bentonville, Arkansas, where the school board was weighing adding protections for sexual orientation and gender identity to its employment nondiscrimination code. (The board ultimately voted against the measure.) Lafferty told Rios that she came to Bentonville to warn that such a move would “put psychologically unhealthy teachers in the classroom” and ultimately grant legal protections to LGBT students, which she described as a danger. After Lafferty claimed... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Monday 05/11/2015, 4:25pm
Andrea Lafferty of the Traditional Values Coalition stopped by “Sandy Rios in the Morning” today to discuss the Fairfax County, Virginia, school board’s recent decision to approve a gender identity nondiscrimination measure. Lafferty, who in her last appearance on the show called for schools to ban transgender teachers altogether, lamented the vote’s passage, decrying the “crazed board members” who backed the change. Rios, the director of governmental affairs at the American Family Association, told Lafferty that LGBT rights advocates have been “... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Monday 05/04/2015, 2:30pm
Andrea Lafferty of the Traditional Values Coalition spoke with the American Family Association’s Sandy Rios this morning about her group’s campaign to block a proposal in Fairfax County, Virginia, that would add gender identity to the county education system’s nondiscrimination policy. Lafferty told Rios that “confused” transgender students should only be allowed to use single-occupancy restrooms, while transgender teachers shouldn’t be allowed to teach altogether. “These individuals are psychologically unhealthy and they shouldn’t be teaching... MORE >
Five Years After Passage Of Hate Crimes Law, Religious Right's Dire Predictions Still Haven't Come True
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Wednesday 10/22/2014, 12:00pm
Here we go again. If Religious Right activists are to be believed, any day now the government will throw pastors in jail, have people “fined $500 a day” for reading the Bible and “start rolling out the boxcars to start hauling off Christians.” These are among the claims that were made this year by conservative politicians and movement leaders, who warn that America is now witnessing a “war on religion.” Similar dire warnings about the federal hate crimes law that was passed five years ago today have proven to be utterly false. The apocalyptic... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Friday 06/27/2014, 3:00pm
RWW’s Paranoia-Rama takes a look at five of the week’s most absurd conspiracy theories from the Right. In honor of LGBT Pride Month, we have dedicated this week’s edition to looking at five of the most bizarre anti-LGBT stories coming from the Right Wing just in the past week. 5. Rick Santorum Fears Gay ‘Reeducation Camps’ Religious Right activists continue to stoke fears about gay rights supporters organizing an anti-Christian holocaust, and Rick Santorum is happy to help. The former senator and presidential candidate, out with a new film about the... MORE >
Traditional Values Coalition Links Contraception Mandate To 'Islamic Shariah Law,' 'Population Control'
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Wednesday 03/26/2014, 2:10pm
Andrea Lafferty of the Traditional Values Coalition emailed members yesterday to inform them that Hobby Lobby’s challenge of the contraception coverage mandate is necessary to stop the Obama administration and Planned Parenthood’s supposed “agenda of population control” and attempts to diminish freedom in America. She added that the HHS mandate is part of a larger attack on freedom coming through the “IRS scandal” and “Islamic shariah law both at home and abroad.” We are just one breath away from freedom. Today the oral arguments for the... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 10/31/2013, 4:30pm
Liberty Counsel has "distributed over 4,500 copies of 'Silence is Not an Option' to pastors throughout Virginia." The Christian Medical and Dental Associations supports efforts to repeal "exemptions to child abuse and neglect laws, which currently do not place parents at fault if they refuse medical treatment for a child because of religious beliefs." Erik Rush finds the "perennial liberal claim of loving America akin to that of the domestic abuser who claims to love his wife, but beats the crap out of her on a daily basis." TVC opposes... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Wednesday 05/15/2013, 3:45pm
It looks like the American Family Association isn’t the only group pushing the patently false claim that Muslim-Americans are exempt from the new health care reform law. The Traditional Values Coalition is now telling members that “Islam got a free pass” under Obamacare, even though as FactCheck.org pointed out back in 2010, Muslims are not one of the groups granted a religious exemption. The health care law only exempts the same religious groups already exempt from government benefits like Social Security. In fact, the only religious sects that have exemptions are Christian... MORE >
GOP Candidates Really Don't Want To Talk About 'Kill The Gays' Conference
11/18/15 @ 2:50pm
Michael Savage Threatens To Leave America For Russia Because It's 'The Best Country Left On The Planet'
11/16/15 @ 2:25pm
Marco Rubio: 'Ignore' Gay Marriage Decision Because 'God's Rules Always Win'
11/25/15 @ 11:40am
David Vitter: Gays Have 'Shoved' Same-Sex Marriage 'Down The Throats' Of Christians
11/13/15 @ 1:00pm
Texas GOPer Wants Vote On Secession From U.S.
11/25/15 @ 11:15am