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'Wah!' The Religious Right Want a Name Change

They're "religious" and they're conservative ... so one could argue that the name is pretty accurate. What's the problem?
 
 
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The Religious Right doesn't want to be called that any more.

The term "Religious Right" pops up every election cycle, but leaders often identified with the political movement say that while their constituencies remain strong, the catchphrase deserves a proper burial.

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[S]everal politically conservative evangelicals said in interviews that they do not want to be identified with the "Religious Right," "Christian Right," "Moral Majority," or other phrases still thrown around in journalism and academia.

Let's see... they're "religious" and they're conservative, which is popularly known as the "right" in political discourse. It's an innocuous term, and accurate. But hey, if they don't want to be called that, it's cool.

Mustang Bobby is a regular blogger for Shakesville.

 
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