Sadly, my knowledge of what is going on on the Hill is determined primarily by whatever the Religious Right is talking about on a given day.
Today, for instance, the Senate HELP committee is scheduled for a vote on Chai Feldblum’s nomination to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission … and the reason I know that is because a bunch of Religious Right groups have announced (again) their opposition.
The Family Research Council included an attack on her in its most recent “Washington Update,” Phyllis Schlafly included an attack in her most recent audio commentary, and Concerned Women for America issued a press release.
And then, for good measure, all of the professional anti-gay activists got together to sign on to a letter [PDF] put together by the Traditional Values Coalition:
Signers include Andrea Lafferty and Lou Sheldon of TVC, Tom Minnery of Focus on the Family, Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel, Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association, Robert Knight of Coral Ridge Ministries, Rick Scarborough of Vision America, Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Tom McClusky of the Family Research Council, Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America, Linda Harvey of Mission America, Rob Schenck of Faith and Action, Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, and dozens of others.