Religious Right Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 04/15/2009, 2:59pm
I feel like I have said this before, but one of the things that never fails to amaze me about the Religious Right is their willingness to take some seemingly unrelated issue currently in the news and tie it into their agenda, usually as it relates to reproductive choice. Case in point is yesterday’s Washington Update from the Family Research Council regarding the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates over the weekend. After grudgingly giving President Obama credit for “doing the right thing,” Tony Perkins held the episode up as evidence that America... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 04/15/2009, 1:43pm
I have to admit that after I first read the Department of Homeland Security’s report “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment” [PDF] on Monday, I immediately forgot about it because it was of no use to me. While I am always on the look-out for things demonstrating the extremism of the Religious Right, this report focused solely on violent racist and anti-government groups and since we tend not to cover such groups here, the report had little to offer. Or so I thought. As it... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 04/15/2009, 9:33am
James Dobson appeared on “Hannity” last night to refute the notion that he had conceded defeat in the culture war, declaring that he had done nothing of the sort and that the “war is not lost.”Dobson asserted that, while he had stepped down as Chairman of the Board at Focus on the Family, he has not retired and that he is working as hard as ever to press his agenda. He blasted the media for writing his movement off and for misrepresenting his original statement in order to marginalize them before vowing to keep up the fight:The left wing media is itching for members... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 04/14/2009, 5:08pm
Gov. Rick Perry wants Rush Limbaugh to move to Texas.Not content with getting its own ad audition footage yanked from YouTube, the National Organization for Marriage has now gotten a Rachel Maddow clip making fun of the footage yanked as well.Richard Land declares Iowa to be the "poster child" for the need for a federal marriage amendment.Of all the groups out there qualified to teach about "true tolerance," I'd say Focus on the Family ranks near the bottom.The Religious Right continues to go after Harry Knox, one of the appointees to the White House's faith-based advisory... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 04/14/2009, 11:13am
When it was announced back in February that James Dobson was giving up some of his responsibilities and control at Focus on the Family, there was lots of speculation that this signaled an end to his role as central figure in the Religious Right's political establishment and a sign that the movement itself was in decline.As we noted repeatedly, it was no such thing, but that idea was only reinforced last week when it started getting reported that, in addressing Focus on the Family staff after announcing the decision, Dobson had conceded defeat in the culture wars. As we pointed out then... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Monday 04/13/2009, 11:14am
As I noted last week, Rick Warren had been on something of a media rehabilitation tour over the last few days, giving interviews to a variety of outlets, that was set to culminate with an appearance on ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos that never materialized: Pastor Rick Warren abruptly canceled an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” in which he would have had the opportunity to clarify his denial last week that he had ever endorsed California’s anti-gay-marriage ballot measure, when in fact he had done so on videotape. A Warren aide e-... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Friday 04/10/2009, 3:23pm
I have already written a few posts this week trying to beat back the notion that the Religious Right is on the verge of collapse, pointing that that such declarations are made every few years and noting that right-wing leaders have repeatedly declared that they have no intention of giving up the fight.So imagine my surprise when I saw this article in The Telegraph entitled "US religious Right concedes defeat":Leading evangelicals have admitted that their association with George W. Bush has not only hurt the cause of social conservatives but contributed to the failure of... 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
Alex Jones Has Net Neutrality Meltdown: This Is What The Nazis Did!
11/13/14 @ 5:00pm
Ben Carson Will Crack Down On Non-Citizens Committing Voter Fraud By Revoking Their Citizenship
11/12/14 @ 10:55am
Kobach Wonders If Hispanic Majority Would Conduct 'Ethnic Cleansing' In U.S.
11/20/14 @ 12:53pm