Category Archives for religious right

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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Who Will Stand? No, Seriously. Who?

TFN Insider is pleased to present this guest post from Rev. Michael Diaz, Director of Connections at Resurrection MCC Church in Houston. Rev. Diaz is a proud voice for social justice in his community for a host of issues, including equality for LGBTQ citizens. Lunch with Liberty Counsel Rev. Michael Diaz Religious-right propaganda distributed at the event […]

Also posted in civil and equal rights, LGBT issues, Texas Freedom Network Education Fund
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Rep. Louie ‘Terror Babies’ Gohmert Questions Barry Lynn on Christianity

If you read this blog, you’re probably the kind of person that, for one reason or another, knows the name Barry Lynn. But in case you don’t, here’s a brief refresher. For starters, it’s the Rev. Barry Lynn. Rev. Lynn is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. He’s an accomplished lecturer and […]

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The (Possible) Return of Wayne Christian

The religious right had a decent Tuesday night in Texas. There was state Sen. Dan Patrick, easily beating his opponents and forcing a runoff against incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. In his race, Sid Miller was the top vote-getter in the agriculture commissioner’s race. Sure, Steve Stockman was soundly beaten in the U.S. Senate primary, […]

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John Hagee Doesn’t Know How to Share

San Antonio megachurch pastor John Hagee had this to say to nonbelievers in a “War on Christmas” sermon delivered over the holidays: If you pass a manger scene and someone is singing “Joy to the World,” you can take your Walkman and stuff it into your ears, or you can call your lawyer. Or you […]

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PolitiFact to Religious-Right Group Texas Values: FALSE

The debate over the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance in San Antonio appears headed to a possible conclusion when the city council votes on Thursday. As expected, the religious right has engaged in a great deal of misinformation and fear mongering during the debate, either at public hearings, in the press, via social media or through Ken […]

Also posted in Jonathan Saenz, LGBT issues, Texas Values, TFN
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San Antonio NDO: Final Vote This Thursday

This is a big week for equality in San Antonio. On Thursday the city council will take a final vote on a proposed nondiscrimination ordinance that would add protections for the LGBT community. Here’s coverage from the San Antonio Current to bring you up to speed on matters. As you can tell by the story, […]

Also posted in equality, LGBT issues, TFNEF
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What John Hagee Didn’t Say

This is what rapidly changing attitudes and a shift toward acceptance and equality across the country, and even in Texas, will (potentially) do to the stridently anti-gay religious right. The San Antonio-Express News is out with a story this week about the Alamo City’s efforts to pass a non-discrimination ordinance that, among other things, says […]

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Oppose SB5? You’re a Terrorist, Says Rep. Zedler

As we write this there is mass confusion surrounding the fate of Senate Bill 5, the restrictive anti-choice measure the far right was pushing at the Texas Legislature and that state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Ft. Worth, was trying to stop with a 13-hour filibuster that made nationwide headlines. But what we are certain about right […]

Also posted in Bill Zedler, TFN
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TFN’s New Resource on Far-Right Groups in Texas

The Great Recession of 2007-09 affected fundraising for far-right groups in in Texas in different ways, an analysis of tax records shows. Like most nonprofits across the country, nearly all of the far-right groups the Texas Freedom Network monitors in this state saw declines in fundraising that ranged from temporary blips to severe shortfalls between […]

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