Fight the Right Action Kit

Bibliography -- Know Your Enemy

Compiled by NGLTF

To effectively counter the Religious Right's anti-gay agenda, it is absolutely necessary for activists to understand the enemy: who they are, why they do what they do, and what their agenda is for the rest of the 90's. The following is a bibliography of critical books by and about the religious right. For a thorough education, we recommend that you read some of both. Additional materials are prepared by research organizations and activist groups; you may find out about these resources in "They Fight the Right" elsewhere in this Fight the Right Action Kit.


Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women. Faludi, Susan, (New York: Crown, 1991).

Bible Believers. Ammerman, Nancy T., (Newark: Rutgers University Press, 1987).

The "Christian Identity" Movement: Analyzing Its Theological Rationalization for Racist and Anti-Semitic Violence. Zeskind, Leonard, (Atlanta: Center for Democratic Renewal, 1986).

The Coors Connection: How Coors Family Philanthropy Undermines Democratic Pluralism. Bellant, Russ, (Cambridge: Political Research Associates, 1990).

God's Bullies: Native Reflections on Preachers and Politics. Young, Perry Deane, (New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1982).

Handbook for Challenging the Christian Right. Clarkson, Frederick & Porteous, Skipp, (Great Barrington, MA.: Institute for First Amendment Studies, 1993).

Heaven on Earth? The Social and Political Agendas of Dominion Theology. Barron, Bruce, (Grand Rapids, MI.: Zondervan, 1992).

Holy War: An Inside Account of the Battle for PTL. Stewart, John, (Enid, OK: Fireside Publications and Communications, Inc., 1987).

Jesus Doesn't Live Here Anymore. Porteous, Skipp, (Buffalo, NY: Prometheus, 1991).

The New Christian Right. Liebman, Robert C., and Wuthnow, Robert, eds., (New York: Aldine Press, 1983).

Old Nazis, The New Right, and the Republican Party: Domestic Fascist Networks and U.S. Cold War. Bellant, Russ, (Boston: South End Press).

Prophecy and Politics: Militant Evangelists on the Road to Nuclear War. Halsell, Grace, (Westport, CT: Lawrence Hill & Co., 1986).

The Religious Right and Israel: The Politics of Armageddon. Mouly, Ruth W., (Cambridge: Political Research Associates, 1985).

Robertson: The Pulpit and the Power. Ide, Arthur Frederick, (Austin, TX: American Athiest Press, 1988).

Rolling Back Civil Rights: The Oregon Citizens' Alliance at Religious War. Gardiner, S.L., (Portland, OR: Coalition for Human Dignity, 1992).

Salvation for Sale: An Insider's View of Pat Robertson's Ministry. Straub, Girard Thomas, (Buffalo, NY: Prometheus, 1986).

Search for the American Right Wing: An Analysis of the Social Science Record, 1955-1987. Hixson, William B., (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1992).

Spiritual Warfare: The Politics of the Christian Right. Diamond, Sara, (Boston: South End Press, 1989).

The New Religious Right: Piety, Patriotism, and Politics. Capps, Walter H., (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1990).

Thunder on the Right. Crawford, Alan (New York: Pantheon, 1980).

To the Right: The Transformation of American Conservatism. Himmelstein, Jerome L., (Berkeley, Los Angeles, & Oxford: University of California Press, 1990).


Are Gay Rights Right? Magnuson, Roger J. (Portland, OR: Multnomah Press, 1990)

The Battle for the Mind. La Haye, Tim (Old Tappan, NJ: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1980).

Book Burning. Thomas, Cal (Westchester, IL: Crossway Books, 1983).

A Christian Manifesto. Schaeffer, Francis A. (Westchester, IL: Crossway Books, 1981).

From the Heart of a Woman: Basics of Discipleship from a Woman's Viewpoint Mayhall, Carole (Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 1976, 1980).

Gays, AIDS, and You Rueda, Enrique T. and Schwartz, Michael (Old Greenwich, CT: Devin Adair, 1987)

The New Right Papers Whitaker, Robert W., Ed. (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1982).

The New Right: We're Ready to Lead Viguerie, Richard (Falls Church, VA: Viguerie Company, 1981).

The New World Order Robertson, Pat (Dallas, TX: Word Publishing, 1991).

The Rise of the Right Rusher, William A. (New York: Morrow, 1984).

The Stealing of America Whitehead, John W. (Westchester, IL: Crossway Books, 1983).

"Through the Glass Darkly: Is the Christian Right Overconfident It Knows God's Will?" in Policy Review. Atwood, Thomas (Fall 1990, No. 54, pp. 44-52).

A Time for Candor: Mainline Churches and Radical Social Witness. Institute on Religion and Democracy, (Washington, DC: Institute of Religion and Democracy, 1983).

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