At some point, a judge, politician, or political pundit must make very public statements identifying the opposition to same-sex marriage is founded in the Christian bible and not because of birth rates, state's rights, or Pocahontas marrying John Rolfe. They
The conservatives have been so blatant in their service to special interests that Americans have taken notice, and a new poll reveals the people have lost faith in, and are weary of, this conservative Court's rulings.
Jesus never instructed his disciples, and there is nothing in the Gospels, remotely resembling Jesus Christ instructing anyone to revere the rich or kiss the ground they walk on, but Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association thinks that is what Jesus wanted and counselled Americans receiving government services to "kiss the ground beneath the feet of the one percent."
This abomination masquerading as legislation is precisely what the religious right and career criminals have dreamt of throughout their pathetic lives.
Anyone paying attention to the rhetoric coming out of the Religious Right will be aware that the theocrats position themselves as the defenders of truth and tradition. Change, they say, is bad, and not only bad, but evil and that the people motivating this change, from Barack Obama on down, are moved by demons and even by Satan himself.
There is no ultimate choice between Christianity and the state. There is, however, a choice between state religion and freedom of religion.
In Missouri this week, Republicans moved forward another measure to nullify federal gun laws.
Republicans have no qualms using the government to come between a patient and their doctor if the religious right demands it, and that is what is happening in Texas since a week after Thanksgiving.
As the new year is getting underway, there is a renewed push to force prayer into South Carolina public schools.
Now that the charade of Phil Robertson's pretend suspension is over, homophobes nationwide can rest assured that their "right" to spread hate is preserved and the corporate sponsors of Duck Dynasty will profit handsomely.
It is the right to choose their reproductive health that women are most likely under attack from Republicans whose latest assault is restricting abortion coverage in private health care plans.
For Americans with half-a-brain, the conservative hypocrisy is as glaring as the subjects conservatives are certain their older, whiter, and religiously-inclined voters embrace.
What Huckabee and the religious right object to is losing what they consider religious freedom to impose their rules on the rest of the population.
Whether or not one is inclined towards intellectual masochism by watching A&E's "Duck Dynasty," the decision to suspend one of the show's stars is not a freedom of speech issue.
All this fuss about Phil Robertson comes down to the Religious Right's insistence that they have a right to say nobody else has rights
Right wing Christians define their right to practice religion as forcing compliance of their beliefs on the rest of the population, and the religious right is counting on the judiciary to achieve their goals.
For Boykin it was bromance at first sight and perhaps a wee bit of latent homosexuality as he waxed over Jesus' "big, bulging biceps...thin waist" and "strong shoulders."
It is astonishing, but one of their champions used the floor of the House to condemn President Obama for not utilizing Old Testament prophecy as a guiding force for Middle East policy,
John Christian Hillcox is a mail order Baptist minister who represents everything we have come to hate about the self-righteous hypocrisy of the Religious Right
"When someone says something their conscience tells them to say and everyone rises up against them, then we see that majority begin to bully the minority."