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 (see also 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.
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I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Everywhere I go, ‘Hey Cartman, you must like Family Guy, right?’Trolls and Martyrdom: Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie|Arthur Chu|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In 2009, a Pakistani Christian woman got into a religious argument with some Muslim women with whom she was harvesting berries.In Defense of Blasphemy|Michael Tomasky|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Charlie ridiculed my faith and culture and I died defending his right to do so.
Gay marriage was the hot-button fight on the left and right.Jeb Bush’s Unseen Anti-Gay Marriage Emails|Jackie Kucinich|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
What need to look to right or left when you are swallowing up free mile after mile of dizzying road?The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Mrs. Wurzel was quite right; they had been supplied, regardless of cost, from Messrs. Rochet and Stole's well-known establishment.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
On the thirteenth of the same month they bound to the stake, in order to burn alive, a man who had two religious in his house.
She is quite true, but not wise, and your left hand must not know what your right hand is doing.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
In Spain he was regarded as the right arm of the ultra-clericals and a possible supporter of Carlism.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman