religious right


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Noun1.religious right - United States political faction that advocates social and political conservativism, school prayer, and federal aid for religious groups and schools
right wing, right - those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged
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In a free government the security for civil rights must be the same as that for religious rights.
At length a rumor reached our shores that the Prince of Orange had ventured on an enterprise, the success of which would be the triumph of civil and religious rights and the salvation of New England.
To hear Hynes tell it, the modern religious right doesn't want to impose its values on anyone so much as it wants to defend those values against "a liberal Washington-Hollywood nexus that bookends American civilization.
The debate is futile not only because it gives legitimacy to the conservative Christian position, but also because the religious right has unfortunately succeeded in associating the term "Christian" with conservatism in the national psyche.
Activists on the religious right have no respect for truth," says Roger Lancaster, professor of anthropology and director of cultural studies at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.
American fundamentalists number in the tens of millions, but not all of them believe literally in this apocalyptic vision, cautions Joan Bokaer, an expert on the religious right and formerly of the Center for Religion, Ethics and Social Policy at Cornell University.
A barbaric act, informed by twisted religious fervor: Griffin is the stereotypical Religious Right adherent brought to life.
The religious Right scored many significant political gains last year.
In a post-election analysis, Americans United noted that candidates favored by the Religious Right were successful in Virginia and New Jersey and that a vote in Maine on same-sex marriage also pleased religious conservatives.
Manning is eloquent in describing the convergence of interests of the bishops in North America with those of the fundamentalist religious right.
For years, religious right groups have anchored their views on the environment in the book of Genesis (1:28): God granted "dominion over every living thing that moves on Earth.