term:religious wrong

In page names, the phrase "religious right" implies religion fused with right-wing politics, especially in North America, but does not specify any particular group or party and so becomes rhetoric. It must be avoided at openpolitics.ca itself unless some group uses this exact phrase in its proper name.

The term "religious wrong" was coined by radio call-in host Andrew Crystal on January 18, 2006, in the context of criticizing positions of Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada. He asked some rhetorical questions:
  • Is the religious right a problem in this country?
  • What can we do to stop these people?

He quoted Elsie Wayne as saying "we don't hate people, we want to straighten them out," and repeated allegations that she was violating restrictions on campaigning at polls.

See also term:pro-life, term:pro-choice.