Thousands of extreme, conservatives will descend upon Washington DC on September 17th for the second Values Voter Summit hosted by the far right Family Research Council to discuss “the sanctity of life and marriage” and of course whether McCain and Palin are worthy enough for their support.
While support for Gov. Sarah Palin from the religious right has been huge, Palin has also suffered some criticism from members of the pro-family movement.
Religious right wing organizations have more empathy for Bristol Palin’s pregnancy than they know what to do with. But empathy is nowhere to be found in their judgmental policy agendas for the rest of American teens.
If Rick Warren were able to convey the diversity among evangelicals at the upcoming Saddleback Civil Forum, maybe we’ll actually get some honest conversation.
Rev. Rick Warren promises to engage Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama in a dialogue dedicated to “civil discourse and the common good of all” at the Saddleback Civil Forum on Saturday. Will those who advocate for sexual and reproductive justice be included in that “all?”
As the electorate focuses on economic downturn, high energy prices and war, evangelicals are promising to turn the election rhetoric to abortion and gay marriage.
Though John McCain struggles to excite the religious right, many of its leaders will make the trip to St. Paul to showcase the movement at the Republican National Convention.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s evangelicalism has become one of the planks in pundit-class conventional wisdom about his chances of winding up John McCain’s running mate. What has the governor said and done over the years on evangelicals’ pet issues?
Is the focus on gender-based violence at the Ecumenical Pre-Conference an encouraging sign that churches are moving past patriarchy and coming to term with a reality that affects an estimated 1 in 3 women worldwide?
From Plan B to proposed regulations redefining contraception as abortion, the Bush War on Contraception and Science is being waged until the bitter end.