Posts Tagged ‘family research council’

Religious Right Research

Economic news, the possibility of health-care reform and even the death of “king of pop” Michael Jackson have dominated the headlines lately. But quietly, beneath the surface, the “culture wars” continue to percolate.

Leaders of the Religious Right aren’t real happy with the current situation. President Barack Obama remains popular. Same-sex marriage is now legal in six states, and others […] 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

Church Politicking, Family Research Council

The Family Research Council (FRC) has big plans for this election year – perhaps even legally questionable ones.

Kenyn Cureton, FRC’s vice president for church ministries, appeared April 22 on Religious Right activist Janet Folger’s “Faith2Action” radio program, discussing his organization’s plans for mobilizing pastors this year. He may have been a little too frank.

During the discussion, Folger […] Read More

Family Research Council, Religious Right Research, Tony Perkins

On Sunday, a disturbed young man in Colorado named Matthew Murray shot and killed two people at a missionary training center in Arvada. He then went on to Colorado Springs, where he killed two more people at New Life Church before being shot dead by a church security guard.

Murray was heavily armed, carrying an assault rifle, two handguns and […] Read More

Family Research Council, Religion in Public Life, Religious Right Research

For years, Religious Right groups like the Family Research Council (FRC) have complained that the Democrats are too secular. They’ve scored the party for failing to take faith seriously and criticized many of its leaders for being reluctant to talk about religion on the stump.

These days, many Democratic presidential candidates are talking more about religion. (Some would say they’re […] Read More