How religious perversion mocks American progress

As Americans, we are often told what is “right” by random and sometimes popular voices based on their interpretations of the Bible that happen to agree with their own gross prejudices and misconceptions of society. It is frightening just how powerful the communal singularity has become, when the very same sentiments are echoed from campaign pulpits and from within the halls of Congress.

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‘Man Behind the Curtain’: Todd Akin and the Republican fear of women

Todd Akin (R-MO)

The Congressman from Missouri has accomplished in one sentence what his political opponents have been trying tirelessly to convince the American public of for years: that the currently seated GOP is by and large dominated by the extreme Right, whose religion-based, male-power struggles – and shortcomings – greatly outweigh its sense of purpose on a national, public scale.

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Has Paul Ryan strengthened Romney’s candidacy for President of the United 1% of Jesus America?

As only the second Catholic to ever be nominated for national office by Republicans, Ryan all-but locks in the devout white Catholic vote. While Romney steers the argument over big business regulations and governmental power, his political antithesis – a career politician – is being sent in to hammer away at the Right’s Biblical sensibilities.

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Contraception debate heats up again as faith and facts clash

Beginning today, women insured under their employers’ plans will “have access to the full range of the Institute of Medicine’s recommended preventive services, including all FDA -approved forms of contraception.” As the majority of religious organizations throughout the world have a seeming love/hate relationship with the notion of sex – combined with the dastardly concept of women’s rights and empowerment – the socially conservative Right is still unsuccessfully trying to wrap its collective head around this one.

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Reality disconnect: New poll shows how religious ignorance can affect elections

Right wing extremism caters to the impressionable who choose not to understand history, science and culture. In a country that is supposed to be leading the world in education, cultural and religious diversity, intellectual advancement and scientific discovery, we continually allow this incessant garbage to dominate and threaten our national dialogue.

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