Archive for the ‘Tony Perkins’ Category

David Barton, Family Research Council, Government-Sponsored Religion, Religion and politics, Religion in Public Life, Religious Right Research, Tony Perkins, Wallbuilders

We are reminded on a regular basis of the strong influence the Religious Right carries in Louisiana – particularly over Gov. Bobby Jindal.

Here’s one more piece of evidence:  Jindal issued a proclamation declaring Sunday, June 27, a “Statewide Day of Prayer” seeking divine help in the oil spill crisis.

As my colleague Rob Boston said in a blog […] Read More

Family Research Council, Focus On The Family, Marriage & Sexuality, Religion in Public Schools, Religious Right Research, Tony Perkins

I endured my second Values Voter Summit over the weekend, and as my colleague Rob Boston shared with you yesterday, it was an interesting time.

Like Rob, I was subjected to some crazy Religious Right rants and raves. But it doesn’t upset me that much any more. After all, I’ve read or heard most of them before, and the […] Read More

American Family Association, Don Wildmon, Family Research Council, Focus On The Family, James Dobson, Religious Right Research, Tony Perkins

I’m back from the Religious Right Bizarro World that is the “Values Voter Summit.” As always, it was quite an experience.

I’ll have a full report on the event in the October Church & State, but I wanted to share some things I learned at the Summit with you today:

* Be As Partisan As You Want To Be: I’m […] 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 Center for Law and Justice, American Family Association, Don Wildmon, Family Research Council, Focus On The Family, James Dobson, Jay Sekulow, Jerry Falwell Sr, Religious Right Research, Tony Perkins

I don’t know what kind of Supreme Court justice Sonya Sotomayor will turn out to be.

My hope is that she’s much in the vein as the man she will probably replace – David H. Souter.

But although I’m uncertain about Sotomayor’s views on separation of church and state, there’s one thing I know for sure: She deserves a fair […] 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

American Center for Law and Justice, Christian Coalition, Defending The Courts, Family Research Council, Jay Sekulow, Jonathan Falwell, Judicial Nominations, Religion in Public Life, Tony Perkins

U.S. District Judge David Hamilton has been nominated by President Barack Obama to a seat on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and will face the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow. The Religious Right smear machine is operating on full power.

According to March 17 e-mail alert from Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, Hamilton is guilty of […] Read More

Family Research Council, Marriage & Sexuality, Religion and politics, Tony Perkins

Just when you think Religious Right groups can’t get any farther out on the edge of the flat Earth, they do.

Last week, the Family Research Council (FRC) was apoplectic that the Obama administration has decided to endorse a UN Declaration on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

The non-binding declaration, sponsored by France and Read More

Don Wildmon, Family Research Council, Religious Right Research, Tony Perkins

Few national politicians have been a better friend to the Religious Right than U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.). Over the years, I’ve attended several Religious Right meetings where Brownback spoke. He always received a hero’s welcome before adoring crowds.

Formerly an evangelical Protestant, Brownback has since converted and become a traditionalist Roman Catholic. He is known for his strong opposition […] Read More

Election '08, Family Research Council, Religious Right Research, Tony Perkins

I have to tip my hat to Tony Perkins and the gang at the Family Research Council: Within a week of the election, they issued what I am sure will be first of many fund-raising letters attacking Barack Obama. That’s fast turn around.

This mean-spirited missive arrived at my home on Monday. I was impressed. Many Americans were still celebrating […] Read More

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