Another Convention, Another Radical Party Platform

Oh, this should be fun. The Texas Republican Party Convention is this weekend in Houston, and already social conservatives are pushing the party to take official positions that are sure to alienate mainstream folks. One delegate argued that the party platform should include a plank calling for the removal of naked people in paintings and […]

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What Happened to ‘Thou Shalt Not Lie’?

The Free Market Foundation, the Plano-based Texas affiliate of James Dobson’s Focus on the Family, has a new pitch for donations — and don’t expect much in the way of truth. Near the top of the list of whoppers in Free Market’s letter is a claim of victory in a lawsuit over a Bible class offered by […]

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The Right Freaks Out (Again) over Marriage

The California Supreme Court’s decision that two laws barring same-sex marriage violate that state’s constitution has, predictably, been followed by eruptions of fury from the far right. Kelly Shackelford of the Plano-based Free Market Foundation (Texas affiliate of the far-right Focus on the Family) said the decision was an example of “outrageous judicial activism. This exactly […]

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Jim Wallis Comes to Austin

Eileen Flynn has written an excellent column in the Austin American-Statesman discussing the misunderstanding of the label “evangelical” and promoting the Texas Freedom Network-sponsored Jim Wallis speaking event at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, at First United Methodist in Austin. Rev. Wallis will also speak with local faith leaders at a rally on the South Steps of […]

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Phyllis Schlafly to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Wash. U

This is incredible: Most of the graduating seniors at Washington University in St. Louis weren’t even born when Phyllis Schlafly led the successful campaign in the 1970s to defeat the Equal Rights Amendment. But they will get to learn about her at commencement ceremonies next week when the university awards her a doctorate of humane […]

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