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Zealot Watch

 by Bennett Gordon

Tags: spirituality, religious right, zealots, FundamentaList, ,

When a politician sneezes and the religious right says, “God bless you,” Sarah Posner is there to document it on her American Prospect web-exclusive column, the FundamentaList. For almost a year now, Posner has been chronicling the religious right’s activities in this weekly roundup. Last week’s offering calls attention to a proposed new rule by the Department of Health and Human Services that opens the door for federally funded health-care providers to hire people who object to oral contraceptives and emergency contraceptives. Posner encourages Barack Obama to publicly acknowledge that this new ruling comes from the “right-wing ideologues,” knowing that John McCain’s “medieval record on women’s health issues” won’t help the problem.