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Why Chris Christie and Jeb Bush Were Snubbed by Social Conservative Leaders
Originally Posted: 09/30/2014 - 10:20am | Type: Blog

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush were not invited to a major gathering of social conservatives in Washington last weekend in what was viewed as a serious snub of two men consider ...

Meriam Ibrahim, Finally Freed from Sudan, Meets with Pope Francis
Originally Posted: 07/28/2014 - 3:22pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis met Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian woman spared a death sentence for apostasy in Sudan, at the Vatican on Thursday after she was flown to Rome by the Italian government following a vigorous interna ...

LGBT Workers May Feel Impact of Hobby Lobby Ruling
Originally Posted: 07/02/2014 - 12:11pm | Type: Blog

What’s the next religious liberties faceoff? Some suggest it could be between LGBT workers and religious owners of private businesses. What’s the next religious liberties faceoff? ...

Justice Department Will Extend Benefits to Same-Sex Couples
Originally Posted: 02/10/2014 - 5:11pm | Type: Blog

In a major victory for same-sex marriage rights, the Justice Department will soon grant married gay and lesbian couples the same rights in legal matters as other married couples. ...

Conservatives Shift Tone on Gay Anti-discrimination Bill
Originally Posted: 11/06/2013 - 1:07pm | Type: Blog

As a law extending workplace protection to gay, bisexual, and transgender workers makes its way through the Senate this week, there’s a shift in the political air: Arguments that stand purely on religious grou ...

Conservatives Promote House Bill to Protect Opponents of Gay Marriage
Originally Posted: 09/25/2013 - 12:58pm | Type: Blog

Conservatives are rallying around a House bill designed to protect religious people who advocate for traditional marriage — a belief, they say, that is held in increasing contempt. ...

Newest ‘Values Voters’ Adversary to America: The Emergent Church
Originally Posted: 08/28/2013 - 5:31pm | Type: Blog

Christian conservatives who think Satan is using communism and Islam to bring down America can add a new “adversary” to the list: the Emergent Church movement. Christian conservat ...

The Truth About Religious Freedom in the Military
Originally Posted: 07/15/2013 - 5:33pm | Type: Blog

Serving in the armed forces is one of the most honorable professions one can choose in our society. And putting one’s life on the line in defense of freedom is a sacrifice the rest of us can never repay. ...

Conservatives Say Religious Freedom is 'Under Attack’ in Military
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 11:32am | Type: Blog

Republican lawmakers and conservative activists concerned that religious expression in the military is “under attack” are rallying behind a measure to provide greater protection for religious “actions and spee ...

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Prayer at Government Meetings
Originally Posted: 05/21/2013 - 9:20am | Type: Blog

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider whether prayers can be offered at government meetings — a practice that’s been common in Congress and throughout the states for more than two centuries. ...

Pentagon Refutes Reports of Anti-Christian Policies
Originally Posted: 05/03/2013 - 1:21pm | Type: Blog

Christian conservatives have grown increasingly alarmed in recent weeks over reports and rumors that the Pentagon is considering new policies aimed at discriminating against Christians and disciplining or even ...

Opponents of Gay Marriage Say They’re No Bigots
Originally Posted: 03/25/2013 - 5:01pm | Type: Blog

Leading opponents of gay marriage are trying to stop an increasingly popular movement as it approaches two dates with history this week at the Supreme Court.     WASHINGTON ...

Family Research Council Shooter Charged with Terrorism
Originally Posted: 10/26/2012 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

WASHINGTON -- A federal grand jury added terrorism to the list of charges faced by the Virginia man who was indicted in the shooting of a security guard at the conservative Family Research Council's Washi ...

Culture Wars: Blood on the Hands of All Sides
Originally Posted: 08/29/2012 - 8:39am | Type: Blog

Enough with pinning "hate group" on all conservative Christian organizations. Enough with likening abortion providers to Nazis and death merchants. Enough with campaign rhetoric such as Vice Presiden ...

In Defense of the Southern Poverty Law Center
Originally Posted: 08/20/2012 - 10:37am | Type: Blog

To my friends in the evangelical community, what happened at the headquarters of the Family Research Council was a despicable act of violence that deserves to be condemned without reservation, but please don’t ...

Family Research Council Accuses Southern Poverty Law Center of Sparking Shooter’s Hatred
Originally Posted: 08/17/2012 - 3:00pm | Type: Blog

The head of the Family Research Council on Thursday accused the Southern Poverty Law Center of sparking hatred that led accused gunman Floyd Lee Corkins II to shoot a security guard at the conservative Christi ...

Shooting at the Family Research Council Offices
Originally Posted: 08/15/2012 - 7:00pm | Type: Blog

Multiple outlets are reporting that the young man specifically intended to attack FRC staff because of their conservative advocacy. Another senseless act of violence today was t ...

Family Research Council Hires Controversial Former Army Officer, Jerry Boykin
Originally Posted: 07/18/2012 - 3:42pm | Type: Blog

The conservative Family Research Council has named a former top Delta Force commando and outspoken culture warrior, retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. "Jerry" Boykin, to run its day-to-day operations. Boykin’s appointment as executive vice pr ...

Tony Perkins Says Government "Crowding Out" Anti-Poverty Nonprofits
Originally Posted: 05/15/2012 - 11:11am | Type: Blog

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council says government is wrong way to handle poverty. In a heated discussion with  MSNBC 's  Martin Bashir , Tony Perkins of the ...

Limbaugh and the Family Research Council: We Love Him, We Love Him Not
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 2:16pm | Type: Blog

This was a pretty smart idea. Publicly condemn indefensible remarks to a broad audience in order to maintain public credibility and then go to your base and use the same controversy in order to raise money and ...

Friday Links Round Up: Wealth Gap. Tattoos. The Horn of Africa.
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week: Moving photos of the memorials in Norway. The racial wealth gap continues to grow wider. Would you eat it? ...

Family Research Council Attacks Evangelical and Catholic Leaders
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

In response to Sojourners' radio ads about the budget debates, the Family Research Council's political action committee has launched radio ads in Kentucky and Ohio arguing that deficit reduction shou ...

This Election Season, Let's Focus on Truth and Civility
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/truth-and-civility/" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Let's try it. For the next six weeks before the election, let's ...

The Family Research Council, Wolves, and Shepherds' Clothing
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>In a recent Family Research Council e-mail, in an article titled, "Rev. Wallis: Wolf in Shepard's [sic] Clothing?" Tony Perkins aligned himself with Fox News commentator <a href=&quo ...

Family Research Council: Homosexual Behavior Should Be Criminalized in America
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

What kind of place will gay people have in our society? The debate rages on--in the military as well as the church. What kind of place will gay people have in our society? The deb ...

Everybody Hates Washington
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Domestic/Washington-DC/9784402_5Kps2#663709242_ZioTU"></a>There's one thing these days that it seems you can get everyone to agree ...

Truth-telling and Responsibility in Health Care
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I have said that one <a href="../2009/07/02/three-moral-issues-of-healthcare/">important moral principle</a> for the health-care debate is truth-telling. I h ...