Message from the Editor: The “Values” of Values Voters

It’s no surprise to hear anti-humanist rhetoric coming out of the Values Voters Summit—an annual conference of Religious Right leaders held in Washington DC. But Bryan Fischer, head of the ultra-conservative American Family Association, went too far with his message on the theory of evolution:

“It is not possible for there ever, in the United States of America, to be a separation between God and government because God is the source of every single right which government has a sacred duty to protect … not a single one of our unalienable rights will be safe in the hands of a president who believes that we evolved from slime and we are the descendants of apes and baboons … look at the nation states in the 20th century which rejected the creator God of the Judeo-Christian tradition – Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, Communist China. The one thing all of these secular states share in common is dead bodies.”

We’ll be putting together a list of “Scary Quotes By the Religious Right” next week, just in time for Halloween. Feel free to share with us at or in the comments section. 

Maggie Ardiente
Editor, HNN