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    Blog Post

    Another Loser From The Midterms: The Religious Right

    Religious Right groups did everything they could to help the Republican Party this year: They flooded churches with biased 'voter guides' that backed GOP candidates and pursued a 'data-driven strategy.' The Faith & Freedom Coalition, a group founded and run by former Christian Coalition operative Ralph Reed, boasted that it would spend $18 million to target 125 million 'social conservative voters' in 19 states.
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    Blog Post

    Trump-Pence Administration And Religious Right Groups Plow Over 4-H Program’s Inclusive LGBTQ Policy

    Even children learning about agriculture aren’t safe from the Trump-Pence administration’s pandering to the Religious Right and their agenda to use religion as the means to roll back social progress, especially for LGBTQ people. A new report exposes how USDA officials helped to scuttle a more inclusive LGBTQ policy proposed by 4-H.
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    Blog Post

    The Religious Right’s ‘Christmas Police’ Are Off To An Early Start

    We’ve yet to devour our Thanksgiving turkeys, but our friends in the Religious Right are already itching to gin up this year’s claims of a “war on Christmas." Liberty Counsel, a group of fundamentalist Christian attorneys, published its annual “Naughty and Nice Retail List” to punish retailers who fail to appropriately recognize Christmas.
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    Americans United Demands Transparency From DOJ’s Secretive Religious Liberty Task Force

    “The Religious Liberty Task Force is yet another example of how the Religious Right wields unprecedented authority within the Trump-Pence administration,” said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United. “To make matters worse, the DOJ is operating this task force behind closed doors without any oversight by the American people. That is unacceptable.”