Archive for November, 2004

Religion in Public Life, Religious Right Research

Religious Right activists leave no stone unturned in their hunt for hidden homosexual messages in pop culture. Ever since Jerry Falwell outed the purple Teletubby, lesser Religious Right minions have been eager to uncover the next nefarious plot out of Hollywood to corrupt America’s children.

Thankfully, the American Family Association is on the case. Recently the Tupelo, Miss.-based group […] Read More

Religion in Public Life

Claims that Religious Right-style “values voters” swung the presidential election to George W. Bush have been all the rage since Nov. 2. But now, more in-depth analyses of exit polling data have debunked that assertion.

A spate of news stories began circulating the day after the election that “values voters” had won the day for Bush. These stories hinged on […] Read More

Church Politicking, Religious Right Research

Was Thomas Jefferson a card-carrying communist? Tony Perkins seems to think so.

On the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, recycled an old line from the early days of the Religious Right. Praising President Ronald Reagan as the “architect” of the fall of the Soviet Union and the Berlin Wall, Perkins […] Read More

November 10th, 2004
By Sam Felder
Marriage & Sexuality, Religion in Public Schools

The latest fight over science in America’s classrooms is taking place in Cobb County, Ga. Teachers in this Religious Right stronghold used to simply tear out pages in biology textbooks that referred to natural selection, but now they are employing an approach that might be called more evolved.

By order of the school board, the inside cover of each biology […] Read More