The Religious Right’s Broken Promises

The Radical Religious Right is trying to build an army of followers ready to fall in step behind its quest to redefine moral values. And here are some of the barking orders to women and African-Americans coming from The Promise Keepers, a right-wing, all-male religious movement:

Tony Evans, co-editor of Seven Promises of a Promise Keeper: “Sit down with your wife and say something like this: ‘Honey, I’ve made a terrible mistake. I’ve given you my role. I gave up leading this family, and I forced you to take my place. Now I must reclaim that role’ . . . I’m not suggesting you ask for your role back, I’m urging you to take it back.”


Wellington Boone, editorial board member of Promise Keepers magazine New Man: “I want to boldly affirm Uncle Tom. The black community must stop criticizing Uncle Tom. He is a role model.