Culture War Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Friday 01/15/2010, 12:56pm
Supporters of the right-wing culture war manifesto, The Manhattan Declaration, seem really intent on getting one million signatures. Focus of the Family has a piece on its website yesterday, claiming that 375,000 have already signed and urging others to join them. And now Catholic Archbishops are doing their part to get people to sign on as well: Cardinal Rigali of Philadelphia, Archbishop Wuerl of Washington, DC, Archbishop Dolan of New York and Archbishop Kurtz of Louisville reached out to all of their brother Catholic bishops asking them to spread this document throughout their dioceses... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Monday 12/28/2009, 12:32pm
I have no idea what Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne has been doing for the last year, but whatever it was has apparently kept him in some sort of cave. How else do you explain this column? It is 2009's quiet story -- quiet because it's about what didn't happen, which can be as important as what did. In this highly partisan year, we did not see a sharpening of the battles over religion and culture. Yes, we continued to fight over gay marriage, and arguments about abortion were a feature of the health-care debate. But what's more striking is that other issues -- notably... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 12/16/2009, 10:57am
Earlier this year, GOProud, a new gay conservative group, appeared on the scene intent on finding ways to sell the conservative agenda to gays. Their approach has been to eschew the "traditional" gay issues like hate crimes protections or the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in favor arguing that healthcare reform would be bad for gays, that "the inheritance tax is really a gay tax," or claiming that the best way to stop hate crimes is to expand gun ownership. But GOProud does also support things like marriage equality and the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 12/02/2009, 2:34pm
I realize that the Religious Right activists who produced and signed onto the "Manhattan Declaration" culture war manifesto view themselves as courageous voices standing against American's descent into Nazi-like totalitarianism, vowing never to forsake their beliefs even if it means exile, prison, or death. Already they've compared themselves to Martin Luther and those who resisted the Nazis, and Chuck Colson even proclaimed that their press conference was like a gathering in Heaven and these sorts of over-the-top, self-aggrandizing comparisons, like this one from Jill Stanek,... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 12/01/2009, 11:56am
I don't know about you, but the gathering of right-wing leaders for the Manhattan Declaration press conference last month is not my exactly my idea of "heaven" ... but then again, I'm not Chuck Colson: There, in front of all those cameras and lights, Christian leaders lovingly, winsomely, and firmly took a stand. I will never forget the picture. I stood between Archbishop Wuerl of Washington and Cardinal Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia. I looked over at Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, Jim Daly of Focus on the Family, and Ron Sider, president of Evangelicals... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 11/24/2009, 11:56am
As I was going through my RSS reader today, I saw a headline from a OneNewsNow article on Will Phillips, the 10 year old boy in Arkansas who says he cannot pledge allegiance to the United States while it continues to deny equality to the LGBT community, and thought to myself "I'll bet that article quotes Matt Barber." And sure enough, it does: Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel believes the boy has been "utterly manipulated and exploited by adult moral relativists who are indirectly using him and other children as political pawns in the burgeoning culture war that is reaching... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Monday 11/23/2009, 6:35pm
Sarah Palin says she's qualified to be President because she has "common sense" and "American values." By that logic, isn't pretty much anyone qualified to be President? Lou Dobbs for President? Are you kidding me? Gov. Mark Sanford faces 37 charges of violating state ethics laws. I have to admit that the absurd editing in this Newsmax interview with Richard Land just cracked me up. Ralph Reed and Mike Huckabee: together at last. Joseph Farah warns that "America is being judged by God." Janet Jenkins has been granted custody of... MORE
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