Posts Tagged ‘richard land’

American Family Association, Charles Colson, Marriage & Sexuality, Pat Robertson, Religious Right Research

Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling against California’s Proposition 8 spurred the predictable round of incendiary rhetoric from the Religious Right. Chuck Colson said it could mean Armageddon for religious liberty, TV preacher Pat Robertson said gay people want to destroy the church and destroy marriage and the American Family Association’s Tim Wildmon demanded that the U.S. House impeach […] Read More

Religious Right Research

Earlier this month I criticized some offensive comments about health-care reform made by Richard Land, the top lobbyist for the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).

Land, speaking to the Christian Coalition of Florida during a Sept. 26 banquet, blasted President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats, remarking, “I want to put it to you bluntly. What they are attempting to do in […] Read More

Religious Right Research

I understand that people have different views on the issue of health-care reform.

My family and I rely on my health-care plan, and I want to make sure it’s there for us. At the same time, I can’t accept the fact that so many millions of my fellow citizens are without coverage. I don’t see those two concerns as irreconcilable. […] Read More

In the Courts, The U.S. Supreme Court

As you may have noticed, Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Senate confirmation hearings continue today.

We’ve heard a lot of griping about her “wise Latina” remark and her decision in the Ricci case, as well as witnessed outbursts from anti-abortionist protestors.

But to our knowledge, we have yet to hear anyone ask her about her views on church and state issues. […] Read More

Religious Right Research

It’s pretty easy these days to walk into mostly any public library in the country and check out J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye or John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. You can do that in a large part thanks to a woman named Judith Krug.

Judith, who ran the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom since 1967, […] Read More

James Dobson, Religious Right Research

The relentlessly grim James Dobson has a spring in his step today and a song in his heart. The hopelessly dour Richard Land is sipping eggnog and humming the Hallelujah Chorus. Chuck Colson is doing a little end-zone victory dance.

No, it’s not a sudden burst of the Christmas spirit infecting these hard-line Religious Right Scrooges. It’s the news that […] Read More

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Will President Bush be judged as one of America’s best presidents or one of the worst?

Polls show he’s deeply unpopular with the American people, but his partisan allies in the Religious Right are standing firm that he will go down in history as a favorite.

Southern Baptist lobbyist Richard Land claims Bush will be the “Harry Truman of […] Read More

Church Politicking, Election '08, Religious Right Research

Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) have launched a new campaign called the 40/40 Prayer Vigil for Spiritual Revival and National Renewal. On the surface, it sounds pretty harmless: register people to vote, pray and work to get people to the polls.

But this is the fundamentalist-dominated SBC we’re dealing with here, so things are not what they seem. […] Read More

Church Politicking, Religious Right Research

Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, recently appeared before a meeting of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention and declared, “I do not endorse candidates. I don’t. I won’t.”

According to an online report about the event, “Land said it is not the policy of the ERLC to pick a horse in […] Read More