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Go Dick Armey

This is quite a shock. Dick Armey, a former Congressman who was always on the side of the religious right, is now out of politics and telling the truth: In the interview, Armey responded pointedly when Sager asked why he thought Christian conservatives seemed more powerful now than in the 1990s. “To a large extent,…

Rod Parsley’s Holy War

Found this youtube video via Pam Spaulding. It’s about Rod Parsley’s Reformation Ohio and Center for Moral Clarity and their theocon agenda. The video is put out by Equality Ohio.

Contraception the Next Big Target?

The Chicago Tribune had an article this weekend by Judith Graham that indicates that the religious right is now broadening their focus on abortion to include opposition to contraception itself. Emboldened by the anti-abortion movement’s success in restricting access to abortion, an increasingly vocal group of Christian conservatives is arguing that it’s time to mount…

9/11: Remember the Scapegoating

Today is, of course, the 5th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Centers. While we are remembering how that day made us feel – and it’s a day etched in my memory in extraordinary detail – let us also keep in mind that some of the most influential religious right leaders immediately tried…

Pat Robertson’s Business Failures

Radar Online has an interesting article on some of Pat Robertson’s shady and mostly ill-advised business dealings. In the last few years, Robertson has embarked on a wide range of business ventures that have failed miserably, from his Kalo Vita “age-defying” shakes to diamond mines in Zaire to an oil refinery that was shut down…

Daubenmire’s Son and Child Porn

Thanks to Ahcuah for sending me this article. Some of you may remember Dave Daubenmire, the former high school football coach who was told by the courts that he could not proselytize his players and engage in religious exercises while doing his job. He then became an evangelist and formed Pass the Salt Ministries, crusading…

Producer Defends Darwin/Hitler Special

Like the Worldnutdaily, Agape Press has been frantically trying to defend D. James Kennedy’s absurd documentary claiming that Darwin led directly to Hitler. Their latest attempt has the producer of the documentary, Jerry Newcombe, trying to defend it. Predictably, he falls flat on his face in the attempt. The documentary’s producer, Jerry Newcombe, says it…

Randall Terry’s Family Values

Recognize these folks? It’s Randall Terry and his family. The picture is taken from the mailers he sends out in his campaign for the State Senate in Florida. But it’s missing two of his children, Jameil and Tila, both adopted. Why aren’t they in the picture? Well, Jamiel is gay. And Tila had a baby…

Paul Weyrich Expose`

Talk2Action has an interesting expose` on Paul Weyrich, the most important religious right leader you’ve likely never heard of. Weyrich has had an astonishingly busy and effective career in politics. He’s probably the single most important figure in the religious right, though nowhere near as well known as Dobson, Falwell, Robertson and others. He’s the…

Stem Cell Bill Vetoed

Everyone knows that by now. But you have to see this video of Sen. Sam Brownback, quite possibly the looniest man in the Senate (and with Santorum and Robert Byrd around, that’s saying a lot) and his special chart during the debate on the bill. It has a child’s drawing of embryos with sad faces…