The religious right strategically uses religion and religious language, combined with patriotic symbols, to push a political agenda that has little connection to the values of mainstream people of faith. It is, in short, a political rather than religious movement. The Texas Freedom Network has monitored the religious right in Texas since 1995.

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Ted Cruz: A True ‘Champion’ of ‘Religious Liberty’

Ted Cruz needs to just get it over with and start doing air quotes every time he utters the term "religious liberty." Or at least have a staffer stand next to him, ready to flash a cardboard sign with an asterisk every time he says it. Here was Cruz on "Good Morning America" on Monday: Read More

When supporters of anti-LGBT discrimination succeeded in repealing the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance with their dishonest and disgraceful "sexual predators in bathrooms" myth, we all knew that the religious right would use the same tactic elsewhere. In fact, North Carolina lawmakers have used it to justify a sweeping new law in their state sanctioning discrimination against LGBT people. But check out this video from Media Matters for America exposing the lies behind the shameful tactic: Read More

The Knives Are Out in Eagle Forum Power Struggle

Donald Trump's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination has been exposing fissures in the network of right-wing pressure groups that have long supported the GOP. Now a prominent Texas GOP and religious-right activist seems to be playing a key role in behind-the-scenes intrigues that are fueling charges of conspiracy and betrayal. Read More

Ken Paxton, Obsessed with Defending Discrimination, Is Politicizing the Texas Attorney General’s Office

Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller warned today that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is further politicizing the state’s chief law enforcement agency with the appointment of yet another prominent culture warrior to a top staff position in his office. Read More

The Lies They Tell II

So not only are religious-right groups lying about why they support North Carolina's anti-LGBT discrimination law, they also appear to be exaggerating when making claims about who else supports it. Read More

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