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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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

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

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

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

The backlash from business and civil liberties advocates over North Carolina's new law encouraging discrimination against LGBT people is getting bigger and hotter. So religious-right groups are focusing their efforts in support of the law on the same dishonest and disgusting argument they used to defeat the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance -- that barring discrimination against transgender people endangers women and children in public restrooms. Read More

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A bill banning gender-affirming and medically-recommended health care for trans youth missed a key deadline in the House last week. The Senate version of the bill is still alive and is being heard in that chamber right now. Watch live: bit.ly/3mOJUJF #txlege