As The Right Turns is a new weekly feature which debuted at Talk to Action last weekend. This week's ration for the the link starved, is below.
As The Right Turns
Merrie Olde England wonders whether they have a "U.S. style Religious Right." The considered answer of Theos, a think tank focusing on religion and society is kinda, sorta, but not really. But intriguingly, it quotes a 2012 report by the think tank Demos about something that will make some dedicated American secularist heads explode:
...Faithful Citizens, which argued that British people of faith are, “more likely to hold progressive political values on a number of important political and economic questions at the heart of twenty-first-century policy.” While acknowledging that correlation does not necessarily indicate causation, the report also went on to argue that, “our findings also confirm prior research and contradict the common assumption that religious citizens are more inclined towards conservative causes than non-religious citizens.”In other news: Warren Throckmorton, the conservative debunker of David Barton, caught the traveling salesman of Christian nationalist bunk telling tall tales in Big Sky Country. After debates in the Louisiana and Montana legislatures over teaching creationism in the public schools, Barbara Forrest is wondering which state has "sillier" state legislators. Bill Moyers interviewed Zack Kopplin, a student responsible for the Louisiana debate over a bill seeking to repeal public school instruction in creationism. Moyers reports Kopplin is dedicated to "fighting the creep of creationist curricula into public school science classes and publicly funded vouchers that end up supporting creationist instruction."