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 .
Beyond his descriptive discussion of Religious Right organizations, leaders, and agendas, Wilcox also explores the Religious Right's potential for growth and increased political influence.
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.
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.
As Perucca noted in the Star article, "Freeman has continually said that they are completely disassociated with the radical religious right [but] there is an absolute direct connection between the Freeman campaign and the Christian Coalition .
But no one should assume that this natural ebb and flow means that the Religious Right is on the verge of extinction.
He is preaching tolerance and reaching out to the middle of the electorate while keeping the religious right on the fringes.
The war against the public school system by the religious right is being fought on several fronts.
Jerry Falwell and other religious right activists have launched a campaign to remove religious harassment from the guidelines on the grounds that the EEOC might interfere with the free exercise of religion.