Archive for the ‘Lou Sheldon’ Category

Government-Sponsored Religion, Lou Sheldon, Religion in Public Life, Religious Right Research, Traditional Values Coalition

Today an imam delivered the opening prayer before the Virginia House of Delegates – and once again the Religious Right is having kittens.

Three Religious Right groups – the Traditional Values Coalition, the Virginia Anti-Shariah Task Force and Act for America — say the imam, Johari Abdul-Malik of the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, is […] Read More

Don Wildmon, James Dobson, Lou Sheldon, Religious Right Research, Tony Perkins

It is hardly a secret that the Religious Right helped elect President George W. Bush and exercised extraordinary influence with his administration. But if we need more evidence, it’s just been put on the table.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Government (CREW) has just released a report tallying visits to the Bush White House by major Religious Right […] Read More

American Family Association, Don Wildmon, Family Research Council, Freedom of Religion, Lou Sheldon, Marriage & Sexuality, Religious Right Research, Tony Perkins

Legislation that would target hate crimes is expected to start moving in Congress soon. The Religious Right is going bananas.

The legislation, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 (H.R. 1913), is intended to do a few key things: It would allow the U.S. Justice Department to offer assistance when a crime that results in death or […] Read More

Lou Sheldon, On the Hill, Religious Right Research, Traditional Values Coalition

I wrote previously about the Religious Right’s opposition to the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crime Prevention Act of 2007 (H.R. 1592), a measure to aid in the prosecution of violent crimes perpetrated because of the victim’s (perceived or actual) religion, race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

Religious Right leader and bill opponent Lou Sheldon […] Read More

Lou Sheldon, On the Hill, Traditional Values Coalition

The Religious Right is up in arms about a recently introduced hate-crimes bill by House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.)

The Rev. Lou Sheldon of the Traditional Values Coalition is swinging wildly as usual, dubbing the measure the “Pro-Homosexual/Drag Queen ‘Hate Crime’ Bill”.

In a March 28 alert, Sheldon blustered, “This so-called Hate Crimes Bill begins to lay the […] Read More