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An American Christian fundamentalist movement that rose in the late 70s/80s; individuals of this group are superlatively hypocritical in their two-faced morality that the expouse.
Religious Right leaders claim to stand for traditional morality, yet the places where they have a strong power base tend to be filled with titty bars.
They claim to represent family values, yet divorce rates among members of typical fundamentalist churches are among the highest in the country.
They cite Bible verses in Leviticus in order to condemn homosexuality, yet they ignore the fact that the same book of Leviticus also says shellfish are an abomination as well as homosexuality.
They are always pro-life, yet they approve of pre-emptive war in Iraq.
They continuously marginalize and belittle those of minority faiths and atheists, yet the shout persecution whenever people show understandable hostility towards them, or when the government, in accordance with separation of church and state doesn't give them state sanction, i.e., the Ten Commandments on government property.
They go on and on about how gays demand special rights, but they demand special status for themselves for being Protestant evangelical Christians.
It's important to realize that the Religious Right is in no way representative of Christianity as a whole. Former president Jimmy Carter, a devout evangelical himself, has denounced the politics of the Religious Right.
Pat Robertson and Ralph Reed use manipulative and secretive means to get Religious Right-wingers, such as Tom Delay, Bill Frist, and Rick Santorum, into the Senate and the House.
by Conrad August 07, 2004
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A group of religious extremists that are responsible for much of the misery present in the world today. A bunch of goddamned two face hypocrites who do not practice what they preach. A bunch of racist, homophobic pigs who cannot stand ideas like democracy, seperation of church and state, and people who think and believe differntly than they do.
The Religious Right embody so much of how Jesus Christ described the pharisees of old in Matthew 23.
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People who often vote republican because of such issues like abortion and gay rights. Believe that their religion is the one true religion and they have the market cornered on spirituality.
Jesus would have been a liberal.
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A movement that is neither. A 1980’s to 1990’s effort by Christian fundamentalist extremists to preempt government by undermining the basic separations of church and state. A group of like minded individuals – see Southern Baptists – who somehow became fixated with an extreme fundamentalist view of Christianity and are dead set on ramming it down the throats of everyone else.
The state of Virginia is a hot bed of the religious right, having the embarrassment of both Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson.
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The extremely ironic name for the shit-brained fascists who are fighting for control of America, and who put the Bush junta in power.
Fuckin' A Batman! Fuckin' A!
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People who existed back in Biblical times, too. Only back then, they were called Pharisees, whom Jesus scorned as what they were: spotless hypocrites who flaunted their supposed virtue.
They who humble themselves shall be exalted, but they who exalt themselves shall be humbled.
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foul, fascist heretics of the worst kind. believe that orthodox and catholics are not christian and should be treated like nonbeleivers. they sway the polls in underhanded ways to elect people like bush, and are quite the hypocrits. vote pro death penalty, but are considered pro LIFE, for example. also extreme homophobic republicans.
you know, those who consistently accuse and defame others of homosexuality are themselves, likely homosexual. this theory was proven when during the coldwar, the most paranoid, jaded, anti communist american officials were often exposed as KGB really, whos the actual gay ones in this country?
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