25 August 2006

Is this the end of the radical religious right?

Certainly not entirely.

But there have been at least two developments this week that seem to indicate that the Christian fundamentalists might be losing some of their grip on this country:

First, the Food and Drug Administration approved over-the-counter access to Plan B emergency contraception (i.e., the "morning-after pill"). [Read story.] There is a caveat: You have to be 18 or older to purchase it. But, nonetheless, this is a step forward for women's rights.

Second, the Christian Coalition is losing support at the state level all across the country. [Read story.]

It's been said that when things become too extreme, they always bounce back towards the other end of the spectrum. Could the tide finally be turning back towards a more rational American mindset?

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