It must be the End Times for American Christians – at least that’s what a Religious Right “scholar” would have you believe.
For political junkies, the Super Tuesday results offered a sumptuous repast.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) continue to duel for the Democratic nomination, although Clinton appears to be pulling away. On the Republican side, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) remained alive with victories in Texas, Oklahoma and Alaska. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) looks to be on life support after winning only in Minnesota. Ohio Gov. John Kasich failed to carry a single state but has not dropped out. Ben Carson is an afterthought.
It’s no secret that some Religious Right leaders are unhappy about the rise of Donald Trump as a viable GOP presidential nominee.
The American Family Association (AFA) has quietly removed from its website a map that attempted to document organizations that supposedly persecuted Christians.
American Christianity has begun to shrink.
That’s what the headlines claim, at least, and data says they’re not entirely wrong. For years now, studies have indicated that millennials, usually defined as adults aged 18-34, aren’t filling Sunday morning pews. This trend puts them starkly at odds with previous generations, and it has spurred an unprecedented national discussion on the future of American religion.
A new poll reveals that the Religious Right was correct all along about the “war on Christmas.”
The far right invented the “war” years ago out of fears that the holiday was supposedly too secular or commercialized. And while larger numbers of Americans are celebrating Christmas without overt religious components, the vast majority still partake in some sort of sectarian activity as part of the holiday.
If you’re like me, you’ve been sitting around anxiously awaiting the release of the American Family Association’s “Naughty or Nice” list of retailers for the 2015 holiday season.
Just kidding. I haven’t been awaiting the release of this list – and I suspect you haven’t either – but the AFA sent it to me earlier this week, so let’s take a look at it, shall we?
I have a daughter named Claire who is 21 years old and working her first job in journalism since graduating from college. I’m awfully proud of her, but like all dads, I can’t help but fondly remember days gone by when she was a little girl.
For several years, Claire was enamored with a popular line of toys called American Girl dolls. For the uninitiated, these dolls, made by the Mattel company, feature girls from specific historical periods. Each girl comes with a backstory, as well as lots and lots of outfits and accoutrements.
Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon who is currently seeking the Republican nomination for president, apparently believes Americans should not elect a Muslim to the presidency because, he says, Islam is incompatible with the U.S. Constitution.
“I do not believe Sharia is consistent with the Constitution of this country,” Carson said, in an interview with The Hill in September. “Muslims feel that their religion is very much a part of your public life and what you do as a public official, and that’s inconsistent with our principles and our Constitution.”
My inbox this morning contained a press release from the American Family Association (AFA). The Tupelo, Miss.-based Religious Right group has exciting news: It has decided to launch a new tool to rate companies based on how they deal with “religious liberty.”