Category Archives for religious right

Ted Cruz’s Dad Attacks the Faith of Catholic and Jewish Democrats

Religious-righters spend a lot of time these days screaming “persecution!” when they’re not allowed to use religion to discriminate against people they don’t like. So it’s more than just a bit hypocritical when they question the religious faith of people who don’t share their political views. That’s what Rafael Cruz, father of Ted Cruz, the U.S. senator from […]

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How the Religious Right Corrupts Christianity

As we’ve said before, the religious right isn’t really a religious movement. It’s a political movement that uses religion as a weapon to divide Americans and push an agenda. And that agenda often promotes a peculiar version of political Christianity. So we weren’t surprised this week to see a fundraising letter from a California-based group called The Center […]

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Tony Tinderholt’s Defense of Marriage(s)

On Wednesday, state Rep. Tony Tinderholt, R-Arlington, filed a complaint with the State Commission on Judicial Conduct against state District Judge David Wahlberg. The alleged wrongdoing? That Wahlberg issued the order that allowed Suzanne Bryant and Sarah Goodfriend to obtain a marriage license, making them the first same-sex couple to legally marry in Texas. Quorum […]

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Molly White’s Many Clarifications

State Rep. Molly White, R-Belton, is sticking to her guns and not apologizing for anti-Muslim comments she made on Facebook a week ago. So maybe it’s time to put a final period on this whole thing. For now. Maybe. We know White is not apologizing because she’s pretty much said so in several attempts to […]

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While We Wait …

On Facebook Sunday afternoon, state Rep. Molly White, R-Belton, wrote that some time today she would publish a “response to the controversy that occurred” when she offered comments about Muslims in an earlier Facebook post. While we wait for her to do that, here’s Rep. White struggling to explain her comments in an interview with […]

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Texas Muslim Capitol Day and State Rep. Molly White

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal along with analyst Steve Emerson and others at Fox News have been almost universally shamed and criticized for making unfounded claims of “Muslim no-go zones” spreading throughout Europe, places which, according to the two men, are off-limits to non-Muslims. Turns out Jindal and Emerson were looking in the wrong place. Muslim […]

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Ninety-Year-Old Glenn Beck Declares Death of Religious Freedom

On a related note, I have volunteered to have a makeup artist make me look one month older so I can speak to you from this December and warn you that Glenn Beck’s year-end show was ridiculous. From Right Wing Watch: On his radio broadcast today, Glenn Beck mentioned that he is bringing in a […]

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Houston Rally: Religious-Righters Claim America Is on Nazi Path to Christian Persecution

The religious right’s fear-mongering about threats to religious freedom in America has really jumped the shark. The above clip is from the religious right’s I Stand Sunday event this past weekend in Houston. Right-wing groups sponsored the event, which was streamed to participating churches around the country. Speaker after speaker railed against abortion, marriage equality for same-sex […]

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Some Things Never Change (UPDATED) (SECOND UPDATE)

Actually, things change all the time. It’s the religious right that never, ever changes. 2002 (Click image to enlarge) 2014 (Click image to enlarge) (h/t Equality Texas) UPDATE TFN has issued the following statement in response to the anti-gay mailer in the District 10 Texas Senate race. TFN PRESIDENT CONDEMNS HATEFUL MAILER IN NORTH TEXAS […]

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And This Matters How?

The religious right’s response to the indictments against Gov. Rick Perry has at times been comical. We’re not going to get into the details of the legal case against Gov. Perry itself — it’s not our thing here at TFN, and we’re not a law firm. What is our thing is monitoring and reporting on […]

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