Posts Tagged ‘American Family Association’

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

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

Religion in Public Life, Religious Right Research

I just got back from an exciting field trip: I walked a few blocks from Americans United’s office to check out the Capitol Visitors Center, a new state-of-art facility that opened last month for people visiting the U.S. Capitol Building.

No, I wasn’t goofing off; the visit was worked related. I am writing a story about Religious Right attacks on […] Read More

Religion in Public Life, Religious Right Research

My 10-year-old son and I spent last night at a Halloween pumpkin carving contest. We had about half an hour to come up with a design, and despite our less-than-stellar knife skills, managed to win a ribbon for “Most Unusual Nose.” (Based on the number of ribbons I saw, I suspect this was one of those contests where everyone got […] Read More

Religious Right Research

I admit to having a weakness for McDonald’s french fries. There’s just something about those thin slivers of golden-fried potatoes, seasoned with just the right amount of salt. I know too much of them isn’t good for me but figure it’s OK to indulge every now and then.

McDonald’s fries might not help my cholesterol count, but eating them does […] Read More

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