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Billy Graham’s Granddaughter Calls Out Right-Wing Evangelicals For Excusing Trump

Jerushah Armfield, granddaughter of famed evangelist Billy Graham, criticized both President Donald Trump and the evangelicals who support him in a Friday CNN appearance. She began by attacking evangelicals for excusing Trump’s awful behavior under the guise of forgiveness. “In order to forgive somebody, that individual needs to repent and apologize,” she told host Jim Scuitto. “And […]

January 28, 2018

DeVos Sees Public Education As A Biblical Battlefield

Betsy DeVos is a doctrinaire right-winger who means to destroy public education, replacing it with a system of religious schools that serve the middle class and the wealthy. Implacably hostile to the public commons, she would rip apart a core asset of our democracy.

February 11, 2017
Pence, Evangelicals

On Trump Train, Evangelicals Are The Higher Power

When Vice President Mike Pence cast the deciding vote that put the billionaire Betsy DeVos in charge of the Department of Education, his action highlighted once again the curious alliance between the most libertine president in American history and the most politically powerful flock of evangelical Christians Washington has ever seen.

February 10, 2017
A same-sex marriage supporter holds a sign referring to Alabama's Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, during a protest outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham, Alabama February 9, 2015. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Ousted Over Gay Marriage Defiance

A state ethics panel effectively removed Alabama’s controversial chief judge after he directed lower court judges to refuse to perform gay marriages.

September 30, 2016
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory in December, 2014 (NCDOTCommunications via Flickr)

Don’t Wreck Religious Liberty’s Brand

How marriage equality opponents finally overstepped their bounds — and wrecked what was left of their credibility.

April 2, 2015
Governor Mike Pence of Indiana speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Thankfully, Faith Of Force And Exclusion Is Not The Only Faith There Is

Mike Pence and Sylvia Allen exemplify the problem with the religious right.

April 1, 2015
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

Imagine Cruz As President

The Texas Tea Partier wants to bring Jerry Falwell’s malevolence to the White House.

April 1, 2015
President Barack Obama speaks at a press conference in the East Room of the White House on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

What The Right Doesn’t Get About Obama And Religion

You can learn a lot from the conservative freak-out over Obama’s National Prayer Breakfast speech.

February 11, 2015

Endorse This: Ellen vs. The Christian Right

Ellen DeGeneres responded to an attack by a religious right columnist — noting he’s the one watching lots of gay TV.

January 15, 2015

Republican Party Will Test Christian Voters’ Clout

Why the 2016 election could be the religious right’s last stand.

January 13, 2015

Pandering To Bigotry With Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, And Jerry Boykin

The Values Voter Summit is stirring up its own brand of crazy this year with a cast of celebrity wingnuts.

September 26, 2014

In Tea Party Senate Candidate’s Dissertation, A Nostalgia For A Populist Christian Nation

The following is reprinted with permission from Religion Dispatches. Follow RD on Facebook or Twitter for daily updates. Ben Sasse, winner of last week’s Republican Senate primary in Nebraska and likely the next senator from that state, is a Tea Party hero with an unusual credential: a PhD in history from Yale. Sasse — a […]

May 21, 2014