religious right

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United States political faction that advocates social and political conservativism, school prayer, and federal aid for religious groups and schools

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Interestingly, Religious Right groups are increasingly adopting Tea Party-style rhetoric about budget deficits as they push a familiar social agenda.
Hynes is at his best discussing the demographics of the religious right and explaining its place in the Republican Party's base.
Reconstructionists believe the Lord will provide, and their view is laid out in America's Providential History, a religious right high school history textbook: "The secular or socialist has a limited resource mentality and views the world as a pie .
It's a caricature that's alive and flourishing even outside the usual liberal oped suspects: After all, it's not news when Anthony Lewis snipes at the Religious Right.
In an orchestrated campaign to sweep away gay rights, the religious Right is working to repeal all 130 lesbian and gay antidiscrimination laws in the United States.
These results, AU said, prove that the political prognosticators who pronounced the Religious Right a spent force after the 2008 elections spoke too soon.
population as divided into vertical denominational columns (Catholics, Methodists, Jews, Muslims, humanists and others) when reality dictates that the divisions or polarities should be viewed horizontally, with moderate to progressive Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Muslims, and others facing forward and religious right Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Muslims, and others pointing backward.
This reading of the Bible has often left the religious right open to charges that it is justifying the raping, plundering and stripping of the Earth's resources.
Of course to suggest I speak on behalf of all the religious right and evangelical clergy is presumptuous and inaccurate.
The May 15 death of Moral Majority founder Jerry Falwell marks a point of passage for the Religious Right, but it does not mean that politically active fundamentalist Christians are in decline or that their movement is fading.
Not only has McCain courted Log Cabin's support, but he's also succeeded in his quest for the presidency largely without the support of the religious right.
The war against the public school system by the religious right is being fought on several fronts.
Here pastors of the religious right are preaching the issues.
A Michigan school board has snubbed a Bible course created by a Religious Right organization.