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==Overview==
 
==Overview==
[[category:religion]]"The [[religious right]]" is shorthand for an informal alliance of [[US conservatism|conservative]] and [[evangelical]]/"[[Christian fundamentalism|fundamentalist]]" groups in the {{USA}}.{{seed}}
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[[category:religion]]"The [[religious right]]" is shorthand for an informal alliance of [[US conservatism|conservative]] and [[evangelical]]/"[[Christian fundamentalism|fundamentalist]]" groups in the {{USA}}.
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They claim to be working towards the improvement of [[morality]] in American society, but their idea of what constitutes "morality" seems to be extremely poor; of all the [[religious]] groups and all the right-wing groups, the religious right seems to have the very ''worst'' grasp of morality. Religious right groups have shown that they are willing to use virtually any form of [[rhetorical deception]] – up to and including outright lies – in the service of this supposed morality; current examples include the religious right's ongoing fights against [[anti-Darwinism|evolution]] and [[anti-gay|homosexuality]].{{seedling}}
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Many (though perhaps not all) members of the religious right could also be described as [[Christofascist]]s.
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===Related===
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* [[wikipedia:Quiverfull|Quiverfull]] "is a movement among conservative [[evangelical Protestant]] Christian couples chiefly in the United States, but with some adherents in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, and elsewhere. Its viewpoint is to eagerly receive children as blessings from [[God]], eschewing all forms of [[birth control]], including natural family planning and sterilization." -- sort of the ultimate [[pro-life]] position: quantity at any cost.
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==Groups==
 
==Groups==
 
''there are many more groups than listed here''
 
''there are many more groups than listed here''
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* [[Focus on the Family]], founded(?) by [[James Dobson]]
 
* [[Focus on the Family]], founded(?) by [[James Dobson]]
 
* The [[Moral Majority]]
 
* The [[Moral Majority]]
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* [[WallBuilders]]
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** [http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/wallbuilders Right Wing Watch]
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==Links==
 
==Links==
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===Reference===
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* [http://www.crooksandliars.com/category/religious-right/ Crooks And Liars]
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===Projects===
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* [http://www.bay-of-fundie.com/ Bay of Fundie] "Keeping the Radical Right at Bay" (punning reference to "Fundies", i.e. [[religious fundamentalist]]s, and the Bay of Fundy)
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====Books====
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* ''[http://www.liarsforjesus.com/ Liars for Jesus]'' (partial content online)
 
===Filed Links===
 
===Filed Links===
 
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===Quotes===
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* [http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/7027/quotes.html Quotes From the Religious Right] (mostly from [[Pat Robertson]] but including a few others such as [[Ralph Reed]]): a good example of the [[bad religion]] found far too much within the religious right

Latest revision as of 00:25, 2 February 2010

Overview

"The religious right" is shorthand for an informal alliance of conservative and evangelical/"fundamentalist" groups in the United States.

They claim to be working towards the improvement of morality in American society, but their idea of what constitutes "morality" seems to be extremely poor; of all the religious groups and all the right-wing groups, the religious right seems to have the very worst grasp of morality. Religious right groups have shown that they are willing to use virtually any form of rhetorical deception – up to and including outright lies – in the service of this supposed morality; current examples include the religious right's ongoing fights against evolution and homosexuality.

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Many (though perhaps not all) members of the religious right could also be described as Christofascists.

Related

  • Quiverfull "is a movement among conservative evangelical Protestant Christian couples chiefly in the United States, but with some adherents in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, and elsewhere. Its viewpoint is to eagerly receive children as blessings from God, eschewing all forms of birth control, including natural family planning and sterilization." -- sort of the ultimate pro-life position: quantity at any cost.

Groups

there are many more groups than listed here

Links

Reference

Projects

Books

Filed Links

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Quotes