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The upstart energy of the Tea Party is beginning to coalesce with the organizing savvy of the religious right—and putting the force of religious zeal behind the Tea Party’s anti-government fanaticism.

A rally in opposition to the proposed Islamic center in lower Manhattan marred what should have been a day of remembrance and reflection with disturbing outbursts of racism and misogyny.

Nine years after 9/11, hatred of Islam has infected many Americans. How else can we explain the opposition to an Islamic community center two blocks away from where the attacks took place?

The irrational attack on Muslims everywhere by the GOP’s leadership is not only deeply subversive with regard to the American ideal of religious tolerance but also poses a profound threat to our national security.

Our country has a strong pattern of losing its mind over issues that later turn out to be insignificant.

Why did American televangelist Pat Robertson make a mining deal with accused war criminal and deposed Liberian President Charles Taylor?

There is a distinct creepiness to the controversy now raging around a proposed Islamic cultural center in Lower Manhattan.

The politics of the Templeton Foundation's "Big Questions."

Blogs

New Israeli ads portray American Jews as ignorant lost souls. 

December 1, 2011

The former social moderate is trying to win over the religious right. But he is being dragged into a feud with extremist pastors. 

October 8, 2011

As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, a new report details the right-wing donors behind a network of "experts" who promote xenophobic fear of Islam.

August 29, 2011

Why is religion featuring so prominently in the Republican presidential race? What happened to jobs?

August 11, 2011

On Capitol Hill, Muslim students confront Islamophobia.

 

July 27, 2011

Michele Bachmann’s former church contends that the pope is the Antichrist. Luckily for her, conservative Catholics and Protestants want to work together. 

July 20, 2011

Republican superstars gathered in Washington this weekend, invited by the formerly disgraced Ralph Reed. 

June 5, 2011

Newt finds a new worry: that atheist Islamists might seize control right here at home.

June 3, 2011

During the holiest week in the Christian calendar, I am reminded again of the dangers and possibilities inherent in public God talk.

April 20, 2011

Massacres in Afghanistan by Muslim fanatics echo the fanaticism of preachers in Gainesville.

April 2, 2011