Cal Thomas used to be the Rev. Jerry’s Falwell’s PR man at the Moral Majority. He has written a number of books promoting far-right political views. He opposes legal abortion and is anti-gay.
It’s going to be a lovely fall weekend in Washington, D.C., -- and I’ll be spending most of it inside surrounded by thousands of Religious Right zealots.
Yes, it’s time for the Family Research Council’s “Values Voter Summit.” This annual gathering, which begins today, has become the nation’s premier Religious Right confab. I wouldn’t think of missing it! After all, how often do you get to hear Ed Meese speak these days? Read more
It’s not often AU can say this -- but the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is on to something.
The LDS church has made a point to remind its senior leaders to remain politically neutral in the upcoming elections.
“The Church’s mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, not to elect politicians,” church president Thomas S. Monson and his senior counselors said in a letter sent to top church leaders recently. The letter was also posted as a statement on the church’s website. Read more
I graduated not so long ago from an all-male private high school, properly considered parochial, I’d say, for more than just its Catholic affiliation. And so, some of my freshest memories there date from the 2008 election. Read more
More evidence has come to light that the Internal Revenue Service is cracking down on religious ministries that violate federal law by endorsing or opposing candidates for public office.
The St. Petersburg Times reports today that Bill Keller, who runs a TV and Internet ministry in that city, has been contacted by the IRS and asked to supply information about his political activities. Read more
The Religious Right is once again flexing its political muscle.
It's odd. Some media analysts say this movement is dead or dying – but the leadership of the Religious Right apparently hasn't gotten the word yet. Read more