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6 right-wing zealots and the crazy ideas behind the most outrageous Republican platform ever

The official 2012 Republican Party platform is a far-right fever dream, a compilation of pouting, posturing, and policies to meet just about every demand from the overlapping Religious Right, Tea Party, corporate, and neo-conservative wings of the GOP.  If moderates have any influence in today’s Republican Party, you wouldn’t know it by reading the platform.

Exploiting Tragedy: Family Research Council seeks to politicize office shooting

Last week, a young man named Floyd Lee Corkins walked into the offices of the Family Research Council (FRC) in Washington carrying a 9 mm pistol in his backpack. He was disarmed by building manager Leo Johnson, who was shot in the arm during the scuffle. Corkins reportedly expressed opposition to the FRC’s anti-gay views.

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‘Evil is here’: In bid to politicize religion, FRC demonizes its opponents

Political discourse in America is pretty mean already, and the Religious Right wants to make it worse.The Family Research Council sponsored a “Watchmen on the Wall” conference for North Carolina clergy, and the harsh rhetoric there tells you how they view the world.

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‘America for Jesus’: Is religious right rally about prayer or politics?

Religious Right activists are planning a big “America for Jesus” rally in Philadelphia this fall. The AFJ website said the Sept. 28-29 “solemn assembly” is intended “to summon together the whole body of Christ to pray for the church and our nation.”

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Despite his sins, Ralph Reed remains cozy with the religious right

Ralph Reed’s Faith & Freedom Coalition held its annual conference in Washington, D.C., this past weekend. That means Religious Right devotees have descended on the city to discuss “training and equipping” themselves to “advance conservative legislation” and prep for the 2012 election.

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Perkins’ Parade of Prevarication: FRC head lies about AU’s Lynn

esterday Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council (FRC), issued a rather hysterical email appeal for funds. No news there. Perkins does that all of the time.

This particular message, headlined “Help stop secular tyranny,” took a line that’s increasingly popular with the Religious Right these days: “Woe is me! We’re being persecuted.”

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Dennis Terry’s Vile Rant Introducing Rick Santorum Exposes the Religious Right’s True Face

Are you Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or a non-believer? If so, Louisiana preacher Dennis Terry has some advice for you: Accept that America is a “Christian nation” or leave the country. Now. You’re not wanted here.

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The Family Research Council has launched a multimillion dollar campaign to convince voters that same-sex marriage is “fake” and will destroy the fabric of American society.

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Family Research Council president Tony Perkins today appeared on the American Family Association’s Financial Issues with Dan Celia, where he said that President Obama’s eventual Republican opponent must try to “dial back the decay&rdq…

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To say that the Religious Right is apoplectic about the Obama administration’s contraception mandate would be a bit of an understatement.  It has seemingly been all that they have been capable of talking about for the last week and that trend cont…

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