Saturday, December 31, 2011

As 2012 Draws Near, Happy New Year from Republic of Gilead!

I'd like to wish all my readers a Happy New Year!

Without further ado, here's a list of my top eleven event posts for 2011. If you're new to the blog or just want to revisit old posts, check out the following links. Republic of Gilead is looking forward to new fans and new events in 2012!

(1) The December 15th talk in Baltimore, MD by Truth Wins Out and the Southern Poverty Law Center on the harms of so-called "ex-gay" therapy and its links to prominent Religious Right groups.

(2) Although I couldn't be there in person, the November 11th TheCall Detroit rally, featuring Lou Engle, Alveda King, Kamal Saleem, and this guy.

(3) The 2011 Values Voters Summit in Washington D.C. in October, where LGBT issues, reproductive rights, science and nature, and Mormon-Evangelical tensions were part of the heady discussion. Glenn Beck was there too, as were some very nice local atheists. Remember, don't be the weird one!

(4) The Occupy D.C. camp in McPherson Square, as well as the Stop the Machine protest in Washington D.C.'s Freedom Plaza.

(5) Abby Johnson's September 23rd anti-abortion talk in York, PA.

(6) The controversial Response rally (parts I, II, and III) on August 6th in Houston, TX, which I observed via internet livestream.

(7) The Summer of Choice gathering on August 1st, where pro-choice and anti-abortion protesters converged near Dr. LeRoy Carhart's late-term abortion clinic in Germantown, MD.

(8) The 2011 Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania (CHAP) conference in Harrisburg, PA in May, featuring talks by Doug Philips of the Vision Forum and Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis.

(9) The 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington D.C. on February 12th, which had generation controversy among some right-wing voices because of the involvement of GOProud.

(10) Silver Ring Thing, a pro-abstinence Christian ministry that visited Milton, PA in January.

(11) The 2011 March for Life, a prominent anti-abortion gathering in Washington D.C. on January 24th.


  1. I don't know how you can stand such mind-numbing content, but keep up the good work, and have a happy new year!

  2. Wise Fool and Paul -- Have a great 2012!

  3. Wishing you the best in the coming year, Ahab -- also lots of blogging!

  4. My hope is that we will have much to celebrate about 2012 one year from now. Happy New Year, Ahab!

  5. Donna and Cognitive Dissenter -- Warm New Years wishes to you too!

  6. Another intriguing music piece -- I know your focus is mostly politics, but I hope you'll consider posting more music videos.

    I'm with Cognitive Dissenter -- let's hope that this year we pack the right-wing theocratic and libertarian troglodytes back to their caves. And let's not only hope for it, but work for it.

  7. Infidel753 -- Corvus Corax specializes in medieval European music, and I was amazed that such truly "old school" music could be so driving!

    I too hope that progressives and moderates push back against the right-wing tide in 2012.


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