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Don’t Leave Sex Out of Saddleback

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?”

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Evangelicals Push for More Palaver on Abortion

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.

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Religious Right’s Old Guard to Make Strong Showing at the RNC

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.

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Gov. Pawlenty and the Evangelicals: Where He Stands on Hot-Button Issues

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?

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Church Groups Focus on Gender-Based Violence at IAC

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?

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War on Contraception and Science Going Strong

From Plan B to proposed regulations redefining contraception as abortion, the Bush War on Contraception and Science is being waged until the bitter end.

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“Family Rights” Frame Disguises Right Wing Propaganda

The religious right’s misleading use of the human rights and evidence-based frameworks were on full display at the UN High-Level Meeting on AIDS.

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Roundup: G8 Makes Big Promises on AIDS, Religious Right and Your Orgasms

G8 promises $60 billion to fight disease in Africa, A book review on the Religious Right and sex, Obama needs women, UK’s Family Planning Association proposes new comprehensive sex ed plan.

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Christian Conservatives Seek to “Restore” Women

A leading figure in the Christian right anti-trafficking establishment, Linda Smith embodies the tensions between feminists and religious right activists working on this issue.

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Abortion? It’s All About the Economy for Many Iowa Voters

In nearly any other election in recent memory, the accusation that a Republican candidate in Iowa not only supported abortion but had participated in one would have been big news — if not a political kiss of death. Not this year.

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