Religious Right

Randall Balmer 12-06-2007

In what may be the defining moment of his campaign, Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and a Mormon, addressed the issue of faith and its bearing on his pursuit of the presidency. Pundits inevitably compared Romney's speech in College Station, Texas, with the speech that John F. Kennedy gave just down the road at the Rice Hotel, Houston, on September 12, 1960.

The parallels [...]

Diana Trepesowsky 12-01-2007

Sojourners magazine was recommended to me by my brother-in-law, so I sent away for a free trial issue.

Jim Wallis 11-08-2007

Pat Robertson's endorsement of Rudy Giuliani for president is simply astonishing. Robertson - the television preacher who founded the 700 Club and once ran for president himself - has made opposition to abortion and same sex marriage his political north star and has been a relentless champion of traditional marriage and family values.

Remember Robertson's merciless attacks on President Bill Clinton's lapses of sexual morality with Monica Lewinsky? Or his comments about how the 9/11 [...]

Ryan Rodrick Beiler 10-22-2007

No doubt there are critics who will dispute Jim's description of the Religious Right as having an overly narrow agenda. Case in point: Witness this dynamic observed by Faith in Public Life's (former Sojourner intern) Dan Nejfelt, live blogging from the FRC Summit on Friday:

Earlier [FRC head Tony] [...]

Randall Balmer 8-01-2007

In spring 1998, James Dobson, founder and head of Focus on the Family, was mad, and he traveled to Washington, D.C., to vent his fury.

Jim Wallis 8-01-2007

An eyewitness to massacre and genocide finds shame, hope, and possibility for a moral world.

Steve Thorngate 8-01-2006
Dobson's is a fringe position gussied up in mainstream garb.
Brian McLaren 8-01-2006

Chapter 11: The Former United States

Jim Wallis 6-01-2006

Australia is an absolutely beautiful country, and it wasn’t until I got back there (after more than a decade) that I realized how much I missed it.

Michael Lerner 4-01-2006
There is little that is "neutral" or "value-free."
Sandra Dufield 4-01-2005
Communicating across the red-blue divide.
Asra Q. Nomani 1-01-2005

A historic reform movement is taking shape in the Muslim world.

Jim Wallis 10-01-2004
God is not a Republican. Or a Democrat.
Jim Wallis 9-01-2004
The best contribution of religion is precisely not to be a loyal partisan.

Many people think the Religious Right has faded into obscurity and political powerlessness. In fact, it just might be stronger than ever.

S. J. Carr 11-01-1999

An inside look at the fall of the Religious Right

Jim Wallis 11-01-1999

An interview with Cal Thomas and Ed Dobson

Mark Cerbone 11-01-1995
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Michael Smith 11-01-1995
The blurring lines between Pat Robertson's money and politics.