Check out our most recent mentions in the media:
Check out our most recent mentions in the media:
Jan 15, 2014 – The Stealth War On Abortion
Mar 10, 2014 – “Meet the American Pastor Behind Uganda’s Anti-Gay Crackdown”
Mother Jones has published an incredibly in-depth analysis of Scott Lively, the U.S. right-wing evangelical who has traveled to Uganda, Russia, Latvia, and other countries where he has preached that Western homosexuals are trying to sneak into schools to recruit children for sex and urged legislation punishing local LGBTQ communities. The article draws extensively on PRA’s research, and features undercover footage shot by PRA’s Rev. Dr. Kapya Kaoma in Uganda of Lively. Read the full article here.
Mar 3, 2014 – “The Culture Clash”
PRA’s Senior Religion and Sexuality Researcher, Rev. Dr. Kapya Kaoma, was featured on a recent episode of Al-Jazeera English’s “The Stream.” While U.S. right-wing pastors are desperately trying to go back and claim they had no involvement in the creation of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Rev. Kaoma has undercover video footage proving that not only did they encourage anti-LGBTQ sentiment, they supported and assisted in its creation. Watch it here.
Feb 27, 2014 – “Arizona’s Decision on Anti-Gay Bill Unlikely to End Religious Liberty Movement”
Jay Michaelson, author of Political Research Associates’ explosive report Redefining Religious Liberty: The Covert Campaign Against Civil Liberties, joined CNN to discuss how Arizona’s SB1062 is only the beginning of the Right’s push to redefine religious rights. Watch it here.
Feb 25, 2014 – “Amid Controversy, ‘Right to Refuse’ Bill Hits Governor’s Desk”
Jay Michaelson, author of Political Research Associates’ Redefining Religious Liberty: the Covert Campaign Against Civil Rights, joined NPR to discuss how the Right has twisted the meaning of “religious liberty” to advance a bill in Arizona that allows anyone with “sincerely held religious beliefs” to deny commercial services to LGBTQ people. Listen to the audio here.
Feb 25, 2014 – “How U.S. Evangelical Missionaries Wage War on Gay People in Uganda”
The Guardian has published a recap of PRA researcher Rev. Dr. Kapya Kaoma’s undercover footage of U.S. evangelical Scott Lively, who held meetings in Uganda to advocate for the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Watch the video here.
Feb 24, 2014 – “Anti-Gay Bills Abroad Tied to US Evangelicals”
Rachel Maddow interviews Jeff Sharlet, a contributing editor for Harper’s Magazine, about U.S. conservative involvement in the creation of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Sharlet quotes heavily from Political Research Associates’ work, and Rachel airs video footage shot in Uganda by PRA researcher Rev. Dr. Kapya Kaoma. Watch Part 1 here, and Part 2 here.
Feb 24, 2014 – “U.S. Christian Right Behind Anti-Gay Law Passed in Uganda”
Political Research Associates’ senior religion and sexuality researcher, Rev. Dr. Kapya Kaoma, joined The Real News Network to discuss how U.S. conservative evangelicals are the real culprits behind Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Law.
Feb 24, 2014 – “Virginia counter-terror training by anti-Muslim activist sparks outcry”
The Guardian quotes PRA’s report, Manufacturing the Muslim Menace, in an article about former FBI agent John Guandolo, who is holding a 3-day conference to teach 50 law enforcement about how he believes the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the U.S. government and how the CIA director is a secret Muslim. Read the full article here.
Feb 19, 2014 – “George Zimmerman’s BFF Called Oprah the N-Word”
Mother Jones‘ Matt Connolly recaps the audio clip PRA’s Rachel Tabachnick found of Frank Taaffe, a regular analyst for CNN/HLN on the George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn trials, calling Oprah Winfrey the n-word on his radio program. Read the Mother Jones piece here and our original posting of the audio here. The story was also covered by Mediaite and Raw Story.
Feb 10, 2014 – “Scrambling to Make Sense of Russia”
PRA’s Jay Michaelson, author of the groundbreaking report, Redefining Religious Liberty: The Covert Campaign Against Civil Rights, joins local NPR outlet WNPR News to discuss how anti-LGBTQ laws aren’t limited to Russia; they’re cropping up around the world. Listen to the audio here.
Jan 20, 2014 – “Why the GOP’s civil war is only going to get uglier”
PRA fellow Rachel Tabachnick’s work on exposing Ron Paul as the engine behind the movement for so-called nullification bills is catching a lot of attention. The former Congressman bills himself as a libertarian, but it’s merely a front to fool supporters while his real agenda progresses. Read the full article here.
Jan 23, 2014 - “Evangelicals Are Winning The Gay Marriage Fight — in Africa and Russia”
In the latest issue of the National Journal, Political Research Associates’ researchers Rev. Dr. Kapya Kaoma and Cole Parke discuss how U.S.-based conservatives are working directly with the governments of nations like Russia and Uganda to bring about anti-LGBTQ legislation. Read the full article here.
Jan 16, 2014 – “Tea Party hatches quiet-but-insane plot against democracy: Meet the ’12 Percent Solution’”
PRA fellows Fred Clarkson and Rachel Tabachnick are featured prominently in this article out of Salon. They discuss the disturbing new trend emerging from the Right, a push for a constitutional convention that would strip power away from the United States and feed it to conservatives in state legislatures. Read the full article here.
Jan 15, 2014 – “The Stealth War on Abortion”
PRA fellow Rachel Tabachnick discusses how the Right has merged unpopular social attacks on women’s health with conservative economic policy, creating a single “worldview” with the war on reproductive rights as a non-negotiable component.
Read the Full Article Here
Jan 13, 2014 – “When the Right to Religion Conflicts With a Changing Society”
Jay Michaelson, author of the groundbreaking PRA report Redefining Religious Liberty: the Covert Campaign Against Civil Rights, joined NPR’s All Things Considered to discuss how the Right has manipulated the meaning of religious liberty, which guarantees the free practice of religions themselves, to claim that religious individuals are the victims for not being allowed to use their religious beliefs as a basis for discrimination in non-religious commercial settings.
Listen to the Audio Here
Jan 8, 2014 – “Nuns’ Obamacare Challenge and the Right”
In her column on CNN.com, author Sally Kohn uses PRA’s research on the Becket Fund to highlight its financial and ideological ties to the agenda of the Religious Right.
Read the Article Here
Dec 20, 2013 – “Ugandan MPs rush through draconian laws against homosexuality”
PRA executive director Tarso Luís Ramos and senior religion and sexuality researcher Rev. Dr. Kapya Kaoma discuss how the newly-passed Anti-Homosexuality Law in Uganda was created, inspired, and pushed by American evangelicals.
Read the full article here. You can also see PRA’s full press release here.