Tag Archives: Religious Right

Crazy for God : Frank Schaeffer on the Rachel Maddow Show

[There was a remarkable segment on last night’s Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC (Nov. 17, 2009). Former evangelical leader Frank Schaeffer described for Maddow and her audience some genuinely frightening activity that is occurring on the fringes of the religious … finish reading Crazy for God : Frank Schaeffer on the Rachel Maddow Show

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Fascist America : Are We There Yet?

Fascism in five easy steps …mature democracies turn fascist by a recognizable process, a set of five stages that may be the most important family resemblance that links all the whole motley collection of 20th Century fascisms together. By Sara … finish reading Fascist America : Are We There Yet?

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Texas ‘Experts’ : Axe Cesar Chavez and Thurgood Marshall from Textbooks

‘Experts’ hired by Texas State Board of Education:Chavez and Marshall don’t belong in school books Evangelical minister Peter Marshall said, ‘To have Cesar Chavez listed next to Ben Franklin is ludicrous.’ [Chavez] is not a role model who ‘ought to … finish reading Texas ‘Experts’ : Axe Cesar Chavez and Thurgood Marshall from Textbooks

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Revising History in Texas : Christ in the Classroom

Cartoon from San Francisco Sentinel. Last week, Stephen Colbert tipped his ironic hat to the Texas State Board of Education. The board had already allowed creationism to be considered in Texas biology classes, the comedian said approvingly, and now it … finish reading Revising History in Texas : Christ in the Classroom

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The Foundation of the US: God and Guns?

I didn’t exactly come away from my studies of early American history believing that God and guns were founding principles. It’s a fair perversion of those principles that this fellow exhibits. And I’d bet he has thousands (or millions?) who … finish reading The Foundation of the US: God and Guns?

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Religious Right Concedes Defeat!

‘Armageddon for the Religious Right.’ Art by Matthew Bors / Orlando Weekly. America’s religious Right has conceded that the election of US President Barack Obama has sealed its defeat in the cultural war with permissiveness and secularism. By Alex Spillius … finish reading Religious Right Concedes Defeat!

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Porno and Politics : Mapping America

Graphic from Gallop Poll. Three of the five red Republican states top the list of states with the highest number of people who subscribe to online pornography sites. By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / March 8, 2009 Political … finish reading Porno and Politics : Mapping America

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Obama’s Consensus Building : Rick Warren and, Say, Bull Conner?

Birmingham Police Commissioner Eugene (Bull) Conner called out the dogs on civil rights demonstrators in 1963. Surely he wouldn’t have been included under President-elect Barack Obama’s umbrella.‘Using an evangelical mega-church fence-straddling homophobe and anti-abortion champion to offer an inaugurating prayer … finish reading Obama’s Consensus Building : Rick Warren and, Say, Bull Conner?

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Obama Invocation a Split Ticket : Civil Rights Legend; Raging Homophobe

Rev. Rick Warren with President-elect Obama. Warren’s reactionary views on gays, abortion and other social issues have made his pick highly controversial. Photo by Buck / EPA. Rev. Joseph Lowery of Atlanta, a long time civil rights leader, shown here … finish reading Obama Invocation a Split Ticket : Civil Rights Legend; Raging Homophobe

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Signs of a Sick Society, Episode XLIX: A Vote for Obama Was "Material Cooperation with Intrinsic Evil"

Reverend Jay Scott Newman.Priest Blasts Catholic Obama VotersBy Meg Kinnard / November 14, 2008 COLUMBIA, S.C. – A South Carolina Roman Catholic priest has told his parishioners that they should refrain from receiving Holy Communion if they voted for Barack … finish reading Signs of a Sick Society, Episode XLIX: A Vote for Obama Was "Material Cooperation with Intrinsic Evil"

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James Dobson’s Mass Mailing : ‘Focus on Stupidity’

Apocalyptic fearmonger James Dobson.‘Letter from 2012 in Obama’s America,’: ‘Toxic Cornpone.’by Robert Weitzel / November 3, 2008 You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I’ll tell you what his ’pinions is. Mark Twain Mark Twain once … finish reading James Dobson’s Mass Mailing : ‘Focus on Stupidity’

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Islamophobia in Texas : Fear-Mongering in Race for Education Board

Republican Bradley: Opponent soft on Islam.By Lisa Falkenberg Watch out, parents. Democratic State Board of Education candidate Laura Ewing wants to convert your children to Islam. At least, that’s the implication of a campaign ad from her opponent, Republican David … finish reading Islamophobia in Texas : Fear-Mongering in Race for Education Board

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