This weekend was the annual meeting of the religious right wing of the Republican party at the so-called Value Voters Summit. The name of the event is similar to other ironic names associated with cheap-labor conservatives like “Defense of Marriage Act” and “Clear Skies Act of 2003“. Being it’s election season, the current crop of GOP candidates show up to kiss the ring of the Family Research Council and they say some really stupid crap. Continue reading →
Texas Governor Rick Perry, a Republican, announced his intention to run for President of the United States. His overt religious views are a big concern. He recently hosted a prayer event in Houston’s Reliant Stadium that included major religious right groups like the American Family Association, people like Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council and others. He has called on prayer to solve Texas’ drought and also for our current nationwide economic problems. It hasn’t worked yet. Continue reading →
Saw this bit on the website Crooks and Liars about Ohio’s favorite religious right demagogue J Kenneth Blackwell who has a new gig and word he may try to run for US Senate in 2010. It was from the Talk 2 Action blog.
Still under fire for dirty tricks in the 2004 presidential election, Blackwell, the Republican gubernatorial loser, is under the wing of Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council
Kenneth Blackwell, the former secretary of state of Ohio, took up ideological residence at the Family Research Council earlier this year. His repositioning was the result of having been trounced last November in that state’s gubernatorial contest at the hands of the Democratic Party’s Congressman Ted Strickland.
Over the years, Blackwell has carried enough water for the GOP to fill up a good part of Lake Erie. He’s done enough dirty work to pave the Interstate from Cleveland to Columbus. He is credited with being part of the team that helped double President George W. Bush’s vote count among Blacks in Ohio in 2004, and is charged, by critics, of having tampered with that vote. So despite his humiliating defeat, he remains a darling of both religious and economic conservatives.