Science Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Tuesday 09/20/2011, 10:11am
Only a few years ago Religious Right groups and Republicans were running as far as possible away from the Personhood Colorado campaign, the effort to pass an extreme anti-choice measure that was twice handily defeated by Colorado voters. Last year, the National Right to Life Committee, Americans United for Life, Colorado Citizens for Life all refused to back the Colorado personhood amendment, and the Colorado Eagle Forum called the personhood campaign a “disaster.” But now, the Personhood Mississippi campaign –which is nearly identical to the Colorado effort – has... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Wednesday 09/07/2011, 11:53am
David Barton joined televangelist Kenneth Copeland last year for a video series called “Choose Life and The Blessing” where the two discussed how voters earn either God’s blessing or wrath depending on who they support. Barton and Copeland agreed that voting for candidates who support LGBT equality are asking for punishment from God, and also insisted that gay people simply do not exist because homosexuality is not innate. Copeland grouped gays and lesbians with murderers and thieves, saying that God would never create people to be gay in the same way God would never create... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 08/23/2011, 3:35pm
Thanks to the presidential campaigns of Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann, there has been a lot of attention focused lately on dominion theology and its role within the Religious Right political movement. This, in turn, has led to a number of pieces asserting that there is no such thing as "dominionism" and claiming that it is nothing more than a conspiracy-theory/scare-tactic dreamed up by the Left. Our colleague Peter Montgomery addressed this effort to downplay dominionism in an excellent piece he wrote for Religion Dispatches yesterday, but Religious Right activists continue to... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 08/18/2011, 4:48pm
Tim Murphy @ Mother Jones: Michele Bachmann Is Not a Doctor. Warren Throckmorton: Bachmann staffer: Perry is Saul and Bachmann is David. Rachel Tabachnick @ Talk To Action: What is it About Uganda? Bachmann Campaign Faith-Based Organizer Arrested There in 2006. Bartholomew’s Notes on Religion: Fresh Interest in Peter Waldron, Now Working as Michele Bachmann Staffer. Mark Joyella @ Mediaite: Christine O’Donnell Walks Out On Piers Morgan Interview After Gay Marriage Query. Kevin Drum: Presidential Vacation Watch. Steve Benen: Perry tackles... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Wednesday 08/17/2011, 4:50pm
The mainstream scientific community rejects the Religious Right’s assertion that gays and lesbians can change their sexual orientation to become heterosexual: the American Medical Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Association of Social Workers and the American Psychiatric Association all deny the effectiveness, safety and ethics of ‘ex-gay’ reparative therapy. But that doesn’t stop right-wing activists from citing and exaggerating the claims of small, fringe organizations in order to bolster their... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Wednesday 08/17/2011, 2:40pm
As researchers continue to challenge and discredit right-wing claims that gays and lesbians can be transformed by reparative therapy and are harmful to children, anti-gay activists simply deny the validity of the science. For example, when the journal Pediatrics found that children with same-sex parents “were psychologically well-adjusted and had fewer behavioral problems than their peers,” then-president of Concerned Women for America Wendy Wright said that the study must be wrong simply because their finding “just defies common sense and reality.” Today on Faith... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Wednesday 08/10/2011, 3:53pm
David Barton dedicated today’s program of WallBuilders Live to discuss a case in Texas where a woman was convicted of causing injury to a child. “It was her daughter's grandmother who noticed red marks on the child’s rear end, and took her to Driscoll Children's Hospital to be checked out,” reports the local NBC affiliate KZTV, saying the mother “plead guilty to the charge after reaching an agreement with prosecutors.” The office of the state’s Attorney General explains that “corporal punishment can be extremely damaging and dangerous, and this... MORE
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11/13/14 @ 2:42pm
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11/13/14 @ 5:00pm
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11/20/14 @ 12:53pm