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The Martyr and the Megalomaniac: Judge Roy Moore & Gingrich

Monday, 19 December 2011, 2:33 pm | Bill Berkowitz

Judge Roy Moore is most famous for refusing to remove a massive Ten Commandments installation from an Alabama courthouse, a refusal that got him - as the Donald might say - fired. Newt Gingrich is renowned for breaking who knows how many of the Ten ... More >>

Will GOP Red Meat Soundbite Guru Hook up With Newt Gingrich?

Thursday, 1 December 2011, 2:32 pm | Bill Berkowitz

Over the years, Luntz, the Republican Party pollster and political strategist has had a longtime relationship with Newt Gingrich. As the campaign unwinds, will Luntz return to the side of the disgraced former Speaker? More >>

Threat of "Fetal Personhood" Law Despite Loss in Mississippi

Wednesday, 16 November 2011, 1:56 pm | Bill Berkowitz

Some in the pro-choice community are certainly breathing a deep sigh of relief as Mississippi's Personhood Amendment, which would have defined life as beginning at conception, was soundly defeated on Tuesday, November 8. More >>

Ruse of Religious Right’s Call for ‘Racial Reconciliation'

Thursday, 3 November 2011, 2:50 pm | Bill Berkowitz

Over the years, the use of the term 'racial reconciliation' by the Religious Right has never been meant to promote social justice, advance the cause of civil rights or strengthen America's tattered social safety net. More >>

ApostolicReformation Leader Calls For Critics to be Silenced

Thursday, 20 October 2011, 10:18 am | Bill Berkowitz

Last month I wrote a piece for this website called "The Not So Stealth Campaign to Silence Critics of Religious Extremism". The essence of the piece was to call attention to a column in USA Today by Mark I. Pinsky attacking researchers, writers, reporters ... More >>

Conservatives Continue Mean Anti-Affirmative Action Campaign

Thursday, 13 October 2011, 4:02 pm | Bill Berkowitz

Before this weekend' SB 185 veto by Gov. Jerry Brown, which would have opened the door for UC administrators to consider race, gender and other issues in the admissions process, Ward Connerly, the king of anti-affirmative action initiatives, showed up ... More >>

Meet The Kendrick Brothers: God’s Faithful Filmmakers

Monday, 10 October 2011, 5:37 pm | Bill Berkowitz

"It's been a good year for faith-based films,' writes film critic Roger Moore: Given the pre-opening weekend outreach to churches across the country, the Kendrick brothers' new movie, Courageous, had an extraordinary opening weekend. More >>

New Silicon Valley Group to Rock Conservative Christian Vote

Monday, 3 October 2011, 2:22 pm | Bill Berkowitz

"As the nation gears up for the 2012 presidential election," Ari Berman recently wrote in Rolling Stone magazine, "Republican officials have launched an unprecedented, centrally coordinated campaign to suppress the elements of the Democratic vote that ... More >>

Unstealthy Campaign Silencing Critics of Religious Extremism

Wednesday, 28 September 2011, 3:05 pm | Bill Berkowitz

The subtext of a recent article criticizing progressive researchers, writers and journalists for their work on Dominionism, Christian Reconstructionism, and the New Apostolic Reformation appears to be a not-so-subtle message to Jewish critics of ... More >>

The Lonesome Death of Compassionate Conservatism

Sunday, 25 September 2011, 12:36 pm | Bill Berkowitz

It didn't last very long and, to be honest, it never was quite as robust as its supporters claimed it was. There was no official obituary, no eulogies rendered, no elegies written, no Requiem Mass held, and no panegyric was delivered on television or to ... More >>

The Lonesome Death of Compassionate Conservatism

Friday, 23 September 2011, 5:29 pm | Bill Berkowitz

It didn't last very long and, to be honest, it never was quite as robust as its supporters claimed it was. There was no official obituary, no eulogies rendered, no elegies written, no Requiem Mass held, and no panegyric was delivered on television or to ... More >>

Mel Gibson’s Passion for Judah Maccabee

Monday, 19 September 2011, 1:07 pm | Bill Berkowitz

"Casting [Gibson] as a director or perhaps as the star of Judah Maccabee is like casting [Bernie] Madoff to be the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, or a white supremacist as trying to portray Martin Luther King Jr.," says Rabbi ... More >>

J Leininger-A Texas Multi-Millionaire Funding Rick Perry

Tuesday, 6 September 2011, 11:06 am | Bill Berkowitz

Perry is putting together a powerful team made up of wealthy conservative funders and conservative Christian evangelicals. According to the Texans For Public Justice, "Perry might never have been governor - nor now be a presidential candidate - but ... More >>

Right Wing Hate Talk and Blaming "Liberal Intelligentsia"

Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 1:23 pm | Bill Berkowitz

It was a little more than a month ago that the Norwegian Islamophobic Christian fundamentalist Anders Behring Breivik, wreaked havoc in Norway, killing 77 and injuring many more. After the initial flurry of reportage, analysis, commentary and punditry, for all ... More >>

Republicans Accuse White House of Planning October Surprise

Tuesday, 23 August 2011, 3:02 pm | Bill Berkowitz

Rep. Peter King, Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, thinking that Hollywood's elite will try and bail Obama out with an October 2012 release of a film about the assassination of Osama bin Laden, calls for an investigation. More >>

President Obama: To Quote B.B. King "The Thrill is Gone"

Monday, 22 August 2011, 5:27 pm | Bill Berkowitz

I'm not a devoted fan of Ed Shultz's MSNBC show, but when I tune in, I do appreciate his passion and willingness to fight for the working poor and the middle class. I can also share Schultz's frustration the night after Wisconsin Democrats failed in ... More >>

Billionaire Builds Christian Empire from Hobby Store Fortune

Friday, 12 August 2011, 5:14 pm | Bill Berkowitz

Over the past nearly forty years, David Green has turned Hobby Lobby, the privately held arts and crafts supply business he founded, from a small retail shop located in North Oklahoma City to more than 475 stores operating in 40 states that employ ... More >>

Republicans Pledge Allegiance to Grover Norquist

Monday, 8 August 2011, 4:56 pm | Bill Berkowitz

'It's a wonderful step in the right direction. It's much better than anything we've been doing for the last 20 years," says Norquist. In recent weeks, he's been called "the most visible mouthpiece and muse of the lower-taxes, less-government troops ... More >>

If the Tea Party Weren't Bad Enough, Here's Rev. Moon(ie)

Thursday, 4 August 2011, 12:31 pm | Bill Berkowitz

If you're planning to attend, or tune in and watch the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province, South Korea in 2018, be aware that one of the biggest financial beneficiaries of those games will be the Rev. Sun Myung Moon and his Unification ... More >>

Hagee Bashes Obama at Christian Zionist Summit

Friday, 29 July 2011, 12:29 pm | Bill Berkowitz

Christians United for Israel, which claims some 700,000 members, and whose executive director says "represents the soul of the Tea Party," recently concluded its sixth annual summit, which featured a satellite address by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin ... More >>

   

 

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