A BRIEF PREFACE
You must remember this,
A list is just a list,
A file is just a file...
Apologies to the lyricist
and to Sam. A list does not imply a conspiracy, a file is not a critique,
a database is not an analysis. This annotated list is designed as a reference
guide for anyone who may easily be confused by the enormous number of
unfamiliar or similar sounding names that surface when one begins to
study the U.S. political Right and what has come to be known as the Culture
is confusion and honest disagreement over terminology when discussing
right-wing movements and
the Culture Wars. For instance, Political Research Associates (PRA) does
not call the Christian Coalition “Extreme Right” and avoids the terms “Radical
Right” and "religious political extremist" because they reflect a specific
school of social science analysis that has been persuasively challenged
by more nuanced research. The Institute for First Amendment Studies prefers
the term “hard right.” Some look at the Christian Right and divide it
into conservatives and theocratic nationalists. Others use many of these
At PRA we see the American
political Right as divided into three key segments: the traditional conservative
Right; the more aggressive Christian Right; and the xenophobic Right
ranging from right-wing populists to extreme right groups such as the
KKK or neonazis that are based on theories of biological determinism
or promote right-wing revolution. While there is some ideological and
membership overlap at the edges of these three segments, they are viewed
here as discrete social/political movements. In addition, we further
subdivide the Right into the Hard Right, Old Right, New Right, ultraconservatives,
reactionaries, right-wing libertarians, neoconservatives, paleoconservatives,
and many more categories.
We have included in this
directory both groups and a few individuals we describe as ideologues.
By ideologue we mean a leader who shapes policy through their intellectual
labor or who create consensus or coalition through networking or serving
as movement gatekeepers. They are important even if they are not linked
to a particular institution.
is a mistake to conclude that all the groups or individuals listed
below work together. For instance,
the conservative Heritage Foundation is a long-standing critic of the
extreme right LaRouche Network. Some traditional conservatives are offended
by the sweeping changes proposed by the more reactionary and ultraconservative
activist Right. The Extreme Right views both the Christian Right and
conservatives as weak-willed or active agents of the global conspiracy
to "enslave" patriotic White Americans.
It is unfair to conclude
that every group or individual listed is primarily identified as right
wing. Some groups are listed because their proposals regarding obscenity
or depiction of violence have come into conflict with the artistic community.
Some moderate conservative groups are listed because a small portion
of their agenda includes issues such as opposition to abortion, or stereotyping
of gays and lesbians. Not every idea promoted by every group listed here
will be found objectionable by a reader concerned about potential infringements
on civil rights and civil liberties by hard-right religious and secular
groups. Some proposals by the groups listed may appeal to individuals
across the political spectrum. Extreme Right groups such as the LaRouche
network, Liberty Lobby, and the Christian Identity movement are listed
because they attempt to join more moderate right-wing populist and conservative
coalitions. Some groups are listed because some have confused or conflated
them with other groups.
Addresses and phone numbers
are provided for groups and publications when readily available, but
some groups listed will be defunct by the time you read this. Addresses
and phone numbers change regularly. It pays to double check to be sure
the information is current.
Finally, the First Amendment means what it says, and
PRA does not advocate demonizing, censoring, or abridging the rights
of any groups or individuals based on their beliefs.
Political Research Associates
4455 Connecticut Ave., NW, Ste. 330, Washington,
DC 20008, 202/364-3085
Reactionary watchdog group fighting perceived liberal
bias in academia. Run by Reed Irvine. Publishes Campus Report. See Accuracy
4455 Connecticut Ave., NW, Ste. 330, Washington,
DC 20008, 202/364-4401
Reactionary watchdog group fighting perceived liberal
bias in the media. Run by Reed Irvine. Publishes AIM Report. See Accuracy
PO Box 64429, Virginia Beach, VA 23467,
Legal action in support of Christian principles.
Founded by Pat Robertson in 1990. Headed by Jay Sekulow. Has multiple
PO Box 188350, Sacramento, CA 95818, 916/444-2778
Founded by Ward Connerly in 1997, ACRI uses encoded
language to oppose affirmative action. Connerly and ACRI led the Proposition
209 effort in California, which dismantled affirmative action programs
in the state.
1007 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA 22314,
Central clearinghouse for
networking conservatives loyal to the Old Right “Taft Wing” of the
1995 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10023,
Challenges strict environmental regulations. Member,
Earth Day Alternatives coalition in 1990.
PO Drawer 2440, 107 Parkgate, Tupelo, MS
Specializes in leading corporate
boycotts. The AFA’s
main interests are in fighting pornography, depictions of sexuality,
and positive portrayals of gays in art and media. Publishes AFA Journal.
PO Box 525, Monterey, VA 24465, 540/468-2022
Opposes “pro-alien special interest groups” by working “to
counter the well-heeled propaganda campaign of anti-American special
910 17th St., NW, 5th Floor, Washington,
DC 20006, 202/466-3800
An extremely influential think tank and network
that mobilizes and trains conservative state legislators, and provides
drafts of proposed state legislation.
PO Box 1350, Stafford, VA 22555, 540/659-4171
Opposes abortion rights.
a newsletter prepared by Judith A. Brown.
PO Box 341, Hanover, PA 17331, 717/225-7147
Global network promotes
a return to Catholic patriarchal oligarchy. Promotes the historical
period of the Spanish Inquisition.
Even some Catholic conservatives have written about TFP’s embrace of
elements of fascism. Publishes Crusade Magazine.
2020 N. 14th St., Ste. 750, Arlington, VA
A monthly magazine where neoconservatives and their
allies attack liberals with snide broadsides. Edited by R. Emmett Tyrrell.
PO Box 45252, Washington, DC 20026-5252,
Produces many antigay publications
including the Lambda Report (now an online journal) which is dedicated
and Opposing the ‘Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender’ Movement in
American Politics & Culture.” Headed by Peter LaBarbera who was previously
associated with the Springs of Life Church which produced The Gay Agenda
video series in the early 1990s. AFTP is a project of Kerusso Ministries
which was founded by former homosexual Michael Johnston.
310 South Peoria St., Ste. 300, Chicago,
IL 0607-3534, (312) 492-7234
Opposes abortion rights.
PO Box 1427, Idaho Falls, ID 83403-1427,
Off-road vehicle enthusiasts and corporate extractive
industry supporters who challenge the environmental movement.
100 Lake Hart Dr., Orlando, FL 32832, 407/826-2000
An influential Christian Right ministry on numerous
college campuses in the United States and around the world. Dr. Bill
Bright runs the Campus Crusade.
PO Box 11321, St. Louis, MO 63105, 314/727-6279
Established to fight communism, the predominantly
Catholic group in recent years has detected the seeds of communism in
various feminist and peace movements.
450 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10022, 212/371-3191
Dr. William A. Donohue oversees this group that
appears to believe that Catholic religious and civil rights are incompatible
with full rights and equality for women and homosexuals. Seeks constraints
or codes that would affect free expression and the arts.
827 N. 4th St., Steubenville, OH 43952,
Promotes orthodox Catholicism against liberal inroads.
1000 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington,
DC 20001, 202/842-0200
Influential libertarian public policy research center.
Founded in 1977.
815 15th St., NW, Ste. 928, Washington,
DC 20005, 202/639-0803
Former Reagan appointee
and George W. Bush’s initial
pick for Secretary of Labor, Linda Chavez is president of the Center.
Abigail Thernstrom and Ron Unz (author of the anti-bilingual Proposition
227 in California) are on the board. Published a Parents Guide to Bilingual
Education that educates parents to "learn how to remove their children
from harmful [bilingual education] programs."
1233 20th St., NW, Ste. 300, Washington,
DC 20036, 202/833-8400
Objects to campus codes attempting to regulate actions
based on racist, sexist, or homophobic motivations. Challenges strict
851 Burlway, Ste. 202, Burlingame, CA 94011,
Paleoconservative think tank. Publishes Triple R
(formerly the Rothbard Rockwell Report), edited by Llewellyn Rockwell,
PO Box 632, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33302, 877/725-8872
An "outreach" of Coral Ridge Ministries. CRA seeks
to "reclaim America for Christ." Led by Dr. D. James Kennedy.
12500 NE 10th Pl., Bellevue, WA 98005, 425/455-5038
Militant rhetoric opposing the plans of environmental
activists. Founded by fundraiser Alan Gottlieb and directed by Ron Arnold,
who co-authored the book, Trashing the Economy: How Runaway Environmentalism
is Wrecking America.
PO Box 67398, Los Angeles, CA 90067, 800/752-6562
Former leftists David Horowitz
and Peter Collier publish Heterodoxy, a newspaper-format monthly they
call “articles and
animadversions on political correctness and other follies.” Horowitz
frequently appears on TV and radio to denounce the left and attack it
for various “falsehoods.” He wrote Hating Whitey and has purchased anti-reparation
ads in college newspapers.
600 Rinehart Rd., Lake Mary, FL 32746, 407/333-0600
Glossy monthly of the Christian Right.
Christian Anti-Communism Crusade
PO Box 129, Manitou Springs, CO 80829, 719/685-9043
For over 45 years this ministry, founded by Fred
Schwarz, M.D., has fought communism and internal subversion. Schwarz
retired in 1998 and David Noebel of Summit Ministries took the reins.
Publishes Schwarz Report and Christian Anti-Communism Crusade newsletter.
Promotes conspiracy theories about the origin and spread of AIDS.
499 So. Capitol St. SW, Ste. 615, Washington,
DC 20003, 202/479-6900
The largest Christian Right group seeking to mobilize
grassroots constituencies. Founded in 1989 by Pat Robertson. Other Robertson
groups include the 700 Club, Regent University, and the Christian Broadcast
Not a single group, but
a religious-political movement with a vindictive anti-Jewish and racist
theology. Believes that Africans
and African-Americans are "subhuman," and that Jews are the "spawn of
Satan." Not to be confused with Christian Reconstructionism.
Not a single group. The theocratic ideology that
proposes replacing civil and criminal law with Biblical law. Leading
advocates include the late R.J. Rushdoony and Gary North. Not to be confused
with Christian Identity.
One Cathedral Pl., Washington, DC 20069,
Led by Robert Grant, Christian Voice lobbies against
Citizens for Excellence in Education
See National Association of Christian Educators.
PO Box 1139, Murphys, CA 95247, 209/728-2582
A modern reformationist movement founded and led
by Jay H. Grimstead. COR represents the intersection of Christian Reconstructionism
with the more conventional Christian Right.
600 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Washington, DC
Sometimes takes positions that are far to the right
of the Republican Party leadership.
Colorado for Family Values
3709 Parkmoor Dr., Ste. 103, Colorado Springs,
CO 80917, 719/573-4229
Organized the campaign to enact Colorado's antigay
Amendment Two, which was enjoined because it infringed on the constitutional
rights of gays and lesbians. Founded and led by Kevin Tebedo and Tony
1001 Connecticut Ave., NW, Ste. 1250, Washington,
DC 20036, 202/331-1010
Challenges environmental regulations. Coordinates
Earth Day Alternatives coalition.
1015 15th St., NW, Ste. 1100, Washington,
DC 20005, 800/458-8797, 202/488-7000
The nation’s largest conservative Christian women’s
organization with chapters in 50 states. Founded by Beverly LaHaye, it
considers high levels of defense spending and aggressive anticommunism
to be integral to defending traditional family values.
450 Maple Ave. E., Ste. 309, Vienna, VA
Small but vocal group which
opposed “the Clintonista
plan to governmentalize U.S. medicine” and sponsors “Hillary Watch” tracking
Senator Clinton “and her radical agenda.” Also wants to stop DC statehood,
block taxpayer subsidies to homosexuals, abolish the IRS and terminate
the income tax. Founded and led by Howard Phillips.
23 North Lime St., Lancaster, PA 17602,
Ultraconservative political party founded in 1992,
formerly U.S. Taxpayers Party. Howard Phillips was its presidential candidate
in the 1996 and 2000 elections. Constitution Party is explicitly antitax,
antigovernment, anti-abortion. Seeks to abolish the IRS, close down the
Department of Education and terminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood,
AIDS education, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
5554 N. Federal Hwy, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Major Christian Right ministry
led by D. James Kennedy, who was on the founding Board of Directors
of Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority.
Seeks the “application of biblical principles to all spheres of our culture
and to all of life.” Affiliated with the Center for Reclaiming America.
Council for National Policy
3030 Clarendon Blvd., Ste. 340, Arlington,
VA 22201, 703/525-8822
Policy and fundraising organization that brings
together conservative and right-wing activists from many different groups.
Usually refuses public comment about its meetings and other activities.
Tim LaHaye was the founder and first president.
PO Box 618, Alton, IL 62002, 618/462-5415
Founded and led by Phyllis Schlafly, its best known
campaign was against the ERA. Anti-feminist. Opposes comprehensive sexuality
education. Publishes The Phyllis Schlafly Report.
PO Box 7518, Longview, TX 75607, 903/753-5993
Reviews Texas school textbooks
for signs of liberal permissiveness, antipatriotic sentiments or other
ideas that threaten
the "America way of life." Run by Mel and Norma Gabler.
8001 Forbes Pl., Ste. 102, Springfield, VA 22151,
Opposes bilingualism. Founded in 1986. Seeks to
pass English Only amendments at the state and federal level. Considered
politically to the right of U.S. English. Home to Larry Pratt (Gun Owners
of America). The organization's strategy is to move all 50 state legislatures
to pass English Only laws in order to ratify an amendment to the U.S.
PO Box 77652, Seattle, WA 98177, 206/784-7799
The largest “gay reclamation” ministry, Exodus International
promotes the conversion of gay men and lesbians to heterosexuals through
therapy and submission to Jesus Christ. It describes itself as a “world-wide
network of Christian organizations which minister to those overcoming
homosexuality and other life-dominating sexual problems.”
801 G St., NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202/393-2100
Influential think tank and
lobbying group. Led by Gary L. Bauer, FRC was a division of James Dobson’s Focus on the Family
from 1988 until October 1992, when IRS concerns about the group’s lobbying
led to an amicable administrative separation.
1015 18th St., Washington, DC 20036, 202/822-8138
Conservative institute concerned with the law.
1666 Connecticut Ave., NW, Ste. 400, Washington,
DC 20009, 202/328-7004
Nativism packaged to appeal
to a broader political constituency. Typical rhetoric from fundraising
appeal: “There is no
end to the ingenuity of illegal aliens when it comes to eluding our immigration
authorities.” Founded by John Tanton. Not to be confused with the other
FAIR, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting.
8605 Explorer Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80995, 719/531-3400,
Influential profamily organization. Seeks to defend
family, faith and traditional values. Founded and led by family counselor
James Dobson, Ph.D. The organization has grown so large it has its own
717 Second St., NE, Washington, DC 20002, 202/546-3000
Run by New Right strategist Paul Weyrich, FCF evolved
from the Committee for the Survival of a Free Congress and Free Congress
Research and Education Foundation, and was founded by Colorado beer magnate
Joe Coors. Other groups affiliated with FCF include Free Congress Political
Action Committee. Publishes Empowerment!
8001 Forbes Pl., #102, Springfield, VA 22151, 703/321-8585
Progun ownership group that is to the right of the
NRA. Larry Pratt is Executive Director.
214 Massachusetts Ave., NE, Washington, DC 20002,
One of the most influential
think tanks linking the Old and New Right. Focuses on economic issues, "government waste," foreign
policy, and military issues. Challenges strict environmental regulations.
Publishes Policy Review.
33 East College, Hillsdale, MI 49242, 517/437-7341
Ultraconservative college. See also Shavano Institute.
4 Family Life Lane, Front Royal, VA 22630, 540/635-7884
Promotes a wide range of right-wing political and
economic goals as part of its anti-abortion agenda. Ideologically aligned
with an orthodox Catholic perspective.
PO Box 3058, Arlington, VA 22203, 800/224-6000,
Antifeminist women's organization. "Provides a forum
for American women who believe in individual freedom and personal responsibility." Publications
include The Women's Quarterly and Ex-Femina.
ICR Graduate School, 10946 Woodside Ave., North,
Santee, CA 92071, 619/448-0900
Seeks full integration of
science and the Bible to “see science return to its rightful God-glorifying position.” Website
includes list of “creation scientists.”Produces
periodicals, research papers and videos for pastors, teachers and others.
1110 Vermont Ave. NW, Ste. 1180, Washington, DC
Regards the National Council of Churches as manipulated
by Marxist ideologues. Condemns liberation theology. Trivializes attempts
to deal with sexism, racism, homophobia, and classism within organized
PO Box 4431, Wilmington, DE 19807-0431, 800/526-7022
A mainstay of the Old Right,
the Institute publishes the monthly CAMPUS: America’s Student Newspaper;
Intercollegiate Review; ISI Update; Political Science Review; and the
quarterly journal Modern
Age. Opposes multiculturalism and all forms of liberalism.
Jerry Falwell, Lynchburg, VA 24514, 804/237-0770
Jerry Falwell is one of the most influential Christian
Right televangelists who started the Moral Majority, then replaced it
after a brief hiatus with the Liberty Alliance. He also founded Liberty
PO Box 8040, Appleton, WI 54913, 920/749-3780
Ultraconservative and reactionary membership organization
that promotes the theory that the New World Order is the function of
centuries-old conspiracy of financial elites networked through the Trilateral
Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, and other similar groups. Publishes
The New American. Founded and led by Robert Welch until his death.
PO Box 889, Leesburg, VA, 20178, 703/777-9451, 888/347-3258
Far-right group run by the neofascist Lyndon LaRouche.
LaRouche publications include The New Federalist and Executive Intelligence
Review; other LaRouche groups include the Club of Life and the Schiller
Steven P.J. Wood Building, 1101 N. Highland St.,
Arlington, VA 22201, 703/247-2000
Conservative training ground
for right-wing youth. Includes an employment placement service and
intern program that places
institute attendees in prominent right-wing organizations. Founded in
1979 by Morton C. Blackwell to "identify, recruit, train and place conservatives."
300 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20003,
Far-right think tank. While calling itself a populist
group defending family values and American patriotism, Liberty Lobby
is a major source of bigotry against Jews. Liberty Lobby publishes The
Spotlight, a newspaper with a circulation of over 100,000.
1971 University Blvd., Lynchburg, VA 24502, 804/582-2000
Jerry Falwell, former head of the now-defunct Moral
Majority, is founder and chancellor of Liberty University. See Jerry
325 S. Patrick St., Alexandria, VA 22314, 703/683-9733
Opposes any traces of liberalism on TV or in films.Publications
include MagazineWatch and MediaNomics.
475 Riverside Dr., Ste. 239, New York, NY 10115,
Founded in 1962, now headed by Kevin M. Beattie,
the group opposes all forms of what it considers pornography and obscenity.
PO Box 3200, Costa Mesa, CA 92628, 949/251-9333
Both groups are headed by
Robert L. Simonds, who is on the Coaliton on Revival (COR) Steering
Committee. NACE works closely
with COR. NACE’s purpose is “to reclaim our Christian heritage in our
public schools.” CEE is a division of NACE. Argues that students in public
schools are “being taught a socialist global worldview, and being indoctrinated
with new age, atheistic and value-free ideologies.” Together, both groups
publish the Educational Newsline newsletter.
1001 Connecticut Ave., NW, Ste. 522, Washington,
DC 20036, 202/789-1011
A large and influential group that represents conservative
evangelicals in Washington, DC.
16633 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 1340, Encino, CA 91436,
Secular exgay organization comprised of psychoanalysts,
psychiatrists and others who advocate for homosexuals to convert to heterosexuality.
National Committee of Catholic Laymen
215 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10016, 212/685-5210
Publishes Catholic Eye, a conservative Catholic
newsletter. Related to Human Life Foundation, Inc. and connected to the
English for the Children, 555 Bryant St., #371,
Palo Alto, CA 943011, 650/853-0360
Millionaire Ron Unz's organization through which
he ran the antibilingual education campaign Proposition 227 in California.
PO Box 740066, Dallas, TX 75374, 972/494-5316
Aggressively fights abortion rights with militant
clinic actions that cross the line from civil disobedience to assault.
Founded in Binghamton, NY. Headed by Philip (Flip) Benham.
524 North Ave., Ste. 200, New Rochelle, NY 10801,
Reactionary fundamentalist Catholic lay society.
Extremely influential within the central administration of the Roman
PO Box 9276, Brooks, OR 97305, 503/463-0653
Started by Lon Mabon, the OCA sponsored the anti-gay
Oregon Abnormal Behavior and Student Protection Act Initiatives. Mabon
was briefly head of the Oregon chapter of the Christian Coalition. OCA
has been active in nearby states trying to organize similar groups.
10360 Old Placerville Road, Ste. 100, Sacramento,
CA 95827, 916/362-2833
Conservative legal foundation. Challenges environmental
1401 1/2 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314, 703/739-8220
of "parents, friends and
family of loved ones struggling with homosexuality." Advocates for lesbians
and gay men to convert to heterosexuality through religious conversion.
Parents’ Music Resource Center
PO Box 815, McLean, VA 22101, 703/748-3130
Seeks constraints or codes that would affect free
expression and the arts. Supports parental warning system for music it
finds offensive. Some fear this would lead to censorship. Among the founders
were: Tipper Gore, wife of former Vice President Albert Gore; Susan Baker,
wife of former Secretary of State James Baker; Georgie Packwood, wife
of former Senator Robert Packwood; and Nancy Thurmond, wife of South
Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond.
1204 Third Ave., Ste. 150, New York, NY 10021, 212/696-8635
Funds research in a pattern
that suggests a problematic concern with biologically-determinate racial
nationalism. Stated goal
is to aid “research and study into the problems of human race betterment
with special reference to the people of the United States."
85 Devonshire St., 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109,
Conservative state think
tank promoting free market solutions to social problems. Founded in
1988 by Lovett C. Peters, “a
Boston businessman, philanthropist, and trustee of the Foundation for
Economic Education and Hillsdale College.”
1120 Long Pond Rd., Plymouth, MA 02360, 508/833-1189,
Rus Walton leads a campaign
to promote the idea that America was meant to be a Christian nation
in an effort to “reclaim
America for Jesus Christ.”
502 S. 19th Ave., Ste. 211, Bozeman, MT 59718, 406/587-9591
Conservative think tank. Challenges strict environmental
Repeated schisms make it difficult to track, but
essentially an electoral formation that promotes a hard right-wing version
of populism regarding government bureaucracy, mixed with nativism that
in some instances embraces theories of racism and fascism.
6160 N. Cicero Ave., Ste. 600, Chicago, IL 60646,
Director Joseph M. Scheidler is author of Closed:
99 Ways to Stop Abortion. Promotes militant direct action.
PO Box 97, Golf, IL 60029, 874/729-3298
Produces the abstinence-only curricula Choosing
the Best and Facing Reality. Director is Kathleen M. Sullivan. Original
name of Project Reality was Project Respect, which was a subsidiary of
the Committee on the Status of Women, run by Sullivan. Project Respect
originally promoted Sex Respect, an abstinence-only curriculum now handled
by Respect, Inc. (Not to be confused with Respect, Inc., despite earlier
Renamed. See Project Reality.
PO Box 11798, Denver, CO 80211-0798, 866/776-6473
Mass-based Christian men’s movement. Founded by
University of Colorado football coach Bill McCartney in 1990. While projecting
an image of spirituality, leaders of Promise Keepers seem bent on gaining
social and political power. Promise Keepers say men should “reclaim” authority
from their wives.
3415 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 400, Los Angeles,
CA 90034, 310/391-2245
Conservative libertarian think tank. Challenges
strict environmental regulations.
PO Box 349, Bradley, IL 60915, 815/932-8389
Produces Sex Respect abstinence-only curriculum
designed to replace comprehensive sexuality education courses. Early
workbook written by Coleen Kelly Mast.
928 North Main St., Rockford, IL 61103, 815/964-5819
Paleoconservative think tank. Publications of the
Rockford Institute, which is led by Allan Carlson, include: The Family
in America, and Chronicles (formerly Chronicles of Culture). A main concern
is the erosion of traditional values resulting from an increasingly pluralistic
PO Box 7482, Charlottesville, VA 22906-7482, 804/978-3888
Founded by John W. Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute
distributes tapes from the late Reconstructionist leader R.J. Rushdoony
and ultraconservatives such as Phyllis Schlafly of Eagle Forum, among
others. Promotes the secular humanism conspiracy theory. Recently has
moderated its public image.
One Oxford Center, 301 Grand St., Ste. 3900, Pittsburgh,
PA 15219, 412/392-2900
Four family foundations: Sarah Scaife Foundation,
Scaife Family Foundation, Allegheny Foundation and the Carthage Foundation.
All are leading funders of conservative and ultraconservative causes.
Hillsdale College, 33 E. College St., Hillsdale,
MI 49242, 517/437-7341, 800/437-2268
Hosted by Hillsdale College. Conservative think
tank and policy analysis group.
60 Jessup Road, Westport, CT 06880, 203/222-6222
Leading funder of conservative and ultraconservative
6255 Arlington Blvd., Richmond, CA 94805-1601, 510/965-9700
A loosely-knit network of conservative state think
tanks, networks, and legal foundations. The State Policy Network replaced
an earlier network called the Madison Group.
Box 207, Manitou Springs, CO 80829, 719/685-9103
Led by David Noebel, formerly
of Billy James Hargis’s
Christian Crusade. Summit publishes The Summit Journal. Noebel is author
of a textbook used by the Christian Right: Understanding the Times: The
Story of the Biblical Christian, Marxist/Leninist and Secular Humanist
World View News.
723 E. Jackson, Spokane, WA 99207, 509/466-8679,
“An organization which develops, promotes, and provides
family life education materials that focus on premarital abstinence and
parent/teen communication.” Opposes comprehensive sexuality education,
publishes Me, My World, My Future among other abstinence-only curricula.
PO Box 2700, Washington, DC 20013, 703/830-4898
Led by Tim LaHaye, a former leader of Moral Majority
and the Council for National Policy. Publishes Pre-Trib Perspectives.
100 South Anaheim Blvd., Ste. 350, Anaheim, CA 92805,
Founded and led by Rev. Louis P. Sheldon, TVC is
active in supporting antigay initiatives and opposes school-based counseling
programs for gay and lesbian teens. Roger Magnuson, author of Are Gay
Rights Right?, is a frequent contributor to the TVC newsletter.
1747 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Ste. 1100, Washington,
DC 20006, 202/833-0100
Opposes bilingualism. Founded in 1983 by Senator
S. I. Hayakawa and Dr. John Tanton. Tanton chaired U.S. English until
he departed after a scandalous memo was leaked. The memo also led to
Linda Chavez resigning from her position as Director. Their goal is to
make English the only legitimate language of government at all levels.
It has two arms: U.S. English Inc., which lobbies at the state and federal
level to abolish bilingual education, as well as to make English the
only language used in government business; and the U.S. English Foundation,
a non-profit organization which shares the same goals.
U.S. Taxpayers Party
See Constitution Party.
110 Elden St., Herndon, VA 20170, 800/292-9231
Influential right-wing youth organization. Established
by friends and former leaders of Young Americans for Freedom.
PO Box 3951, Wilmington, DE 19807, 877/YAF-2170
National organization of ultraconservative college
A prolific writer currently writing weekly articles
for WoldNetDaily.com. Is also author of NEA: Trojan Horse in American
Education, a major source of the theory that the National Education Association
is part of an immense secular humanist conspiracy. Previously published
the Blumenfeld Education Report. Back issues will be available on CD-rom,
through his commercial website, http://www.alpha-phonics.com/.
Xenophobic economic nationalist and populist. Left
the Republican Party during the 2000 presidential election and ran on
the Reform Party ticket with Lenora Fulani, from the New Alliance Party.
See Center for Equal Opportunity.
Member of the University
of California Board of Regents, African-American conservative, and
proponent of California’s
anti-affirmative action Proposition 209. See American Civil Rights Institute.
Of the Adolph Coors Foundation. On the Heritage
Foundation Board of Trustees since 1998. President and Founder of Women
of Our Hemisphere Achieving Together.
See Family Research Council and Focus on the Family.
A founder of the right-wing
student paper, the Dartmouth Review, later served as senior domestic
policy analyst in the White House
from 1987 to 1988. A research scholar at the American
, and author of numerous books, including The Virtue of Prosperity and
The End of Racism. Opposes affirmative action.
Televangelist and founder of now-defunct Moral Majority.
See Coral Ridge Ministries and Liberty University.
Editor of Forbes magazine and 1996 Republican presidential
primary candidate who advocated for a flat tax. Founded Americans for
Hope, Growth and Opportunity.
Samuel T. Francis
Isolationist concerned about
promoting White culture as cornerstone of U.S. national sovereignty.
Authored the security section
of the Heritage Foundation’s Reagan transition study, and became legislative
assistant for national security to ultraconservative Senator John P.
East. Has written for the Washington Times during 1980s, for Rockford
Institute’s Chronicles during 1990s and New American. Has served as cochairman
to American Immigration Control Foundation and board member of Council
of Conservative Citizens.
See Center for the Study of Popular Culture.
Dr. D. James Kennedy
Influential in the Protestant theocratic right.See
Center for Reclaiming America and Coral Ridge Ministries.
See Concerned Women for America.
See Tim LaHaye Ministries and Council for National
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Leader of the Unification
Church, which promoted Moon as a successor to Jesus and maintained
a dictatorial internal structure
to build, in Moon’s words, “an automatic theocracy to rule the world.” Cultivated
ties with Christian Right and ultraconservative leaders in the United
States, the Reagan administration and the World Anti-Communist League.
See Accuracy in Academia and Accuracy in Media.
President of Americans for Tax Reform and arguably
Washington's leading right-wing strategist. He helped design former Speaker
of the House Newt Gingrich's 1994 Contract With America.
One of President George
W. Bush’s most influential
advisors. Author of Compassionate Conservatism: What it is, What it Does
and How it Can Transform America. Coined the concept “compassionate conservatism,” the
basis of Bush’s faith-based initiative. Professor of journalism at the
University of Texas at Austin and editor of World.
See Conservative Caucus and Constitution Party.
See English First and Guns Owners of America.
See American Center for
Law & Justice and Christian
Late leader of Christian Reconstructionist theology
and founder of the Chalcedon Foundation. See Christian Reconstructionism
and Rutherford Institute.
Richard M. Scaife
Multimillionaire heir to the Mellon family fortune
and a major ultraconservative funder of right-wing causes. Controls three
foundations, Sarah Scaife Foundation, Carthage Foundation and Allegheny
Foundation. Vice Chairman of the Heritage Foundation Board of Trustees.
See Scaife Foundations.
Francis A. Schaeffer
Evangelical activist and
a pioneer of dominion theology. Argued against secular humanism and
abortion, and challenged Christians
to take control of a sinful society. Influenced many early Christian
Right activists, including Tim LaHaye, John W. Whitehead, Randall Terry
and Jerry Falwell. Founder of the L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland, and
author of How Should We Then Live? and Whatever Happened to the Human
See the Eagle Forum and the Rutherford Institute.
Rev. Lou Sheldon
Was appointed by George
W. Bush to a religious advisory council to help implement Bush’s faith-based
initiative. See Traditional Values Coalition.
Christina Hoff Sommers
W. H. Brady Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute
in Washington, formerly a professor at Clark University. Author of Who
Stole Feminism? How Women Have Betrayed Women and The War Against Boys.
Claims that most feminist battles have been won and women are achieving
as much or more than men are.
Editor and publisher of The Social Contract. Founded
U.S. English and Federation for American Immigration Reform (see above).
Formerly president of the Northern Michigan Planned Parenthood chapter.
From 1971-1975 he was chairman of the Sierra Club National Population
Committee and from 1975-1977 he was president of Zero Population Growth.
Militant antichoice activist,
and founder and former leader of Operation Rescue (see above). Founded
Institute “to identify, equip and raise up men who will rebuild American
institutions on the Ten Commandments.” Hosts “Randall Terry Live,” a
daily radio program.
A Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute in New
York, a commissioner on the U.S. Civil Rights Commission and a member
of the Massachusetts State Board of Education. Co-author with husband,
Stephan Thernstrom, of America in Black and White: One Nation, Indivisible.
Opponent of race-based programs, including affirmative action. See Center
for Equal Opportunity.
See Center for Equal Opportunity and One Nation/One
See Free Congress Foundation. Also leader of Coalitions
John W. Whitehead
See the Rutherford Institute.