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To Russia, With Hate: U.S. Anti-Gay Cultural Warriors Bring Olympic-Sized Homophobia To Eastern Europe

The world’s eyes are on Russia.

That’s probably little surprise, since the country is set to host the Winter Olympics next month. But its anti-gay policies threaten to distract from the Olympic pageantry as a government crackdown on LGBT activists raises global ire.
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Russian Caravan: Religious Right Groups Latch Onto Nation’s Extreme Anti-Gay Laws

Russia’s harsh new anti-gay laws have drawn global outcry – but they’re also receiving support from some unexpected quarters. A faction within the Religious Right has put aside its historical distrust of the former “evil empire” to lavish praise on the country’s efforts to curtail the gay rights movement.
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Religious Right Role Model: Why Can’t America Be More Like Uganda?

Just how radical is Religious Right leader Tony Perkins?

Consider this: Earlier in the week, the Family Research Council (FRC) president sent a tweet praising the president of Uganda and blasting those who oppose him.

“American Liberals are upset,” tweeted Perkins on Monday, “that Ugandan Pres is leading his nation in repentance – afraid of a modern example of a nation prospered by God?” Read more

Clinton’s Challenge: Secretary Of State Says Religion Is No Excuse For Anti-Gay Bias

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered an important speech yesterday in Geneva, Switzerland, on the rights of gay people worldwide. Her address contained a crucial passage on religion that should not be overlooked. Read more

Skipping Breakfast: Why Obama Should Insist On A Different Prayer Circle

President Barack Obama gave his personal testimony yesterday at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. Did you see it? What did you think?

I watched the address on a live stream from the White House website. It’s still there if you want to take it in for yourself.

Obama’s message was deeply personal and overtly Christian. I guess he’s been falsely accused of being a Muslim so much that he feels obligated to make that point pretty bluntly one more time. Read more

Mercenary Missionaries: Religious Right’s Move In Zimbabwe Resurrects Sorry History

TV preacher Pat Robertson and other Religious Right leaders have long been interested in the continent of Africa. They seem to believe that they can find a country there to serve as a laboratory for their misguided social agenda – as well as plunder any wealth the area may have.

It reeks of the worst form of old-style colonialism.

Most recently, Robertson minions have invaded Zimbabwe, a landlocked nation in southern Africa long afflicted with government corruption and poverty. Read more

Hate Monger: Religious Right Activist Says Hate The Sin And Hate The Sinner Too

If you need a reminder of how important church-state separation is, read Joel McDurmon's chilling essay "A Perfect Hatred." Read more