As The Right Turns
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As The Right Turns is a new more or less weekly feature in which I will offer a few observations about the comings and goings of the Religious Right. It will usually appear on the weekends. -- FC

If your taste runs to rightwing windbaggery in 140 characters or less, Rick Warren's Twitter feed is hard to beat.  

@RickWarren: Liberal theology cannot sustain a local congregation. It kills churches. In fact, it only survives due to tenured academics.

@RickWarren: Liberal theology has never created any university. It just sucks the life out of those that were started by Bible believers

Over at Eyes Right, the blog of Political Research Associates, I have posted an update on the continuing adventures of Rev. Samuel Rodriguez.  For all the talk about the agenda of the Lamb of God (as distinct from the smelly old donkey and elephant duo) there is still no mistaking that Rodriguez, even on his signature issue, immigration -- is still a Religious Right Republican.

Last year, yet another leader of the Founding Generation of the Religious Right, passed on.  Unfortunately, most of the media missed the breadth and depth of the significance of the life of Sun Myung Moon. I tried to fill-in some of the blanks at the time, but there is much more to be done. Still, we get occasional glimpses of his global reach and ambitions. One of these is the story of a travel journalist who journeyed through a Paraguayan jungle to reach the remote place where Moon had sent some of his followers to create a Garden of Eden. This story, which was published in Outside magazine, provides an unusual portal into some of the goings-on in the post-Moon empire. It also is a scenic route reminder that there is still so much more of the story to tell.




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The Metropolitan Community Churches denomination is thriving and growing.
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Washington University in St. Louis, MO, had universalist founders.

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