culture wars Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Wednesday 12/29/2010, 2:25pm
When the North Carolina Council of Churches, a coalition composed of mainline Protestant and Catholic churches, selected an openly gay man as the body’s new president, right-wing activists jumped on the story in their efforts to foster divisions and anti-gay sentiment among church groups. Seventeen denominations, including Episcopal, Lutheran, AME, Roman Catholic, Baptist, Reformed, and Methodist churches, are members of the North Carolina Council of Churches, and President-Elect Stan Kimer promised to make outreach, environmental stewardship, and social justice key parts of his agenda... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 10/06/2010, 4:49pm
Dan Gilgoff @ CNN: Christian group pulls support for event challenging homosexuality. Sarah Posner @ Religion Dispatches: The Tea Party Religion. Stephanie Mencimer @ Mother Jones: Tea Party Courts GOP's Evangelical Wing. Lisa Keen @ Bay Windows: GOP seeks to intervene in Mass. DOMA cases. Alex Pareene @ Salon: Todd Palin's angry e-mail to Joe Miller. Chris In Paris @ Americablog: Gingrich promotes 'no food stamps for the poor' in campaign. Andy Birkey @ Minnesota Independent: Bradlee Dean: LGBT advocates use anti-gay bullying... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Friday 10/01/2010, 1:06pm
Christianity Today has a long profile of Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, that focuses largely on theological battles within the denomination, but also contains some interesting information ... like the fact that at the age of 15, he was taken under the wing of D. James Kennedy: At age 15, R. Albert Mohler Jr. had a crisis of faith. Two years earlier, his family had moved from the conservative idyll of Lakeland, Florida, to the other end of the world: Pompano Beach, 200 miles south ... In Pompano Beach, torn from everything he knew, Mohler found... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 09/21/2010, 4:30pm
FRC rejoices over the defeat of the effort to repeal Don't ask Don't Tell. Over the weekend, Sharron Angle spoke at Utah’s Freedom Conference, an event co-sponsored by the John Birch Society. Tim Scott tells CBN's David Brody that there is no racism in the Tea Party movement. Gov. Bob McDonnell, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will all speak at Virginia's first annual Tea Party Convention next month. You can now add Rep. Paul Ryan to the list of conservatives saying there might be a need to call a "truce" in the culture... MORE
Barbour: Religious Right is "Using Up Valuable Time and Resources" On Issues Voters Don't Care About
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 09/08/2010, 9:37am
Earlier this year, Gov. Mitch Daniels came in for all sorts of criticism from the Religious Right for suggesting that truce might be needed in the culture wars so that the nation can focus on addressing economic and security issues. If there is one thing the Religious Right hates, it is being told that their issues should be placed on a back burner or that they don't motivate voter turn out. In fact, just yesterday we noted that the Religious Right was warning House Republicans not to ignore social issues as they lay out their issues and agenda, warning that it would be an "... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Friday 08/20/2010, 4:27pm
Joseph Farah continues his feud with Ann Coulter. Peter LaBarbera is now very upset with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Stephen Prothero wonders why Mormons like Mitt Romney haven't been speaking out on behalf of Muslims regarding Park 51. Newt Gingrich will apparently not be participating in the 9/11 rally against Park 51. Alan Keyes really doesn't like Glenn Beck. I just might have to pick up the book "Jesus and Gin: Evangelicalism, the Roaring Twenties and Today's Culture Wars" because it sounds pretty interesting. MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Monday 08/09/2010, 9:06am
As I noted last week, it appears as if the Religious Right's primary plan for upholding Proposition 8 and preventing marriage equality is not so much to argue why stopping gay marriage is necessary and constitutional, but rather to simply warn that there will be hell to pay if they are not. That certainly seems to be what Bruce Hausknecht of Focus on the Family's Citizenlink is saying: "I will say that the Supreme Court, even the liberals on the court, ought to be thinking at least twice about the culture wars they will ignite -- just like they did with Roe v. Wade -- if they were... MORE
Five Conservatives Who Don't Understand Net Neutrality…But Are Definitely Against It!
11/14/14 @ 10:57am
Beck: 'Revolutionaries Will Come And They Will Pull You Out Of Your Car And Shoot You'
11/13/14 @ 2:42pm
Texas Approves Textbooks With Moses As Honorary Founding Father
11/21/14 @ 3:35pm
Kobach Wonders If Hispanic Majority Would Conduct 'Ethnic Cleansing' In U.S.
11/20/14 @ 12:53pm
Alex Jones Has Net Neutrality Meltdown: This Is What The Nazis Did!
11/13/14 @ 5:00pm