A coalition of right-wing Protestant fundamentalist (see fundamentalism) leaders who have become increasingly active in politics since the Supreme Court's 1972 decision in Roe versus Wade. Among its leaders are Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson. The Religious Right sponsors a network of Christian bookstores, radio stations, and television evangelists. Opposed to abortion, pornography, and what it views as the marginalizing of religion in American public life, the Religious Right has also championed prayer in the public schools. In the 1980s it gave strong support to President Ronald Reagan.
It could be that this time around, Romney is giving up on the religious right from the outset.
The ban was imposed by prime minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in a populist effort to cultivate the religious right.
And, second, we often have it stuck in our heads that science communicators have only failed to speak to the religious right.
More important, the religious right never made a “comeback” in the 1970s.
In recent weeks Michele Bachmann, a candidate deeply rooted in the religious right, has adopted a mildly libertarian tone.
I felt so much braver criticizing the religious right when I actually worked for FOX News.
Galled by the stranglehold of the religious right, he has challenged the party to open itself up to young voters and new ideas.
“Alaska, especially Wasilla, has been leaning very far toward the religious right,” she says.
But now that Putin has declared war on gays, the religious right is in full support of its freedom-limiting tactics.
We shall not be suspected of claiming for the Established Church alone the religious right to sanctify the marriage obligation.