Wendy Wright (activist)

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Wendy Wright is an activist for American conservative causes. She was the president and CEO of Concerned Women for America, a conservative Christian political action group active in the United States. She joined the organization in 1999 and served as its executive vice president before being named president on January 30, 2006.[1] Wright was listed as one of "The 100 Most Powerful Women of Washington" in 2006 by Washingtonian magazine.[2] Wright is a frequent spokesperson for conservative causes, including anti-abortion and international issues.[1] Wright's name was listed in a court-issued arrest order in 1991 after failing to post a peace bond following an abortion protest that turned violent in Wichita, Kansas.[3]

Interview with Richard Dawkins[edit]

Wright was interviewed by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins for his 2008 program The Genius of Charles Darwin, in the episode entitled "God Strikes Back".[4] Dawkins wrote of the exchange in his 2009 book The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution. In a book review for The Guardian, Wright's dialogue with Dawkins led palaeontologist Richard Fortey to write that "one sympathises with Dawkins's attempt to talk evidence with convinced creationists" and that Wright "would have most rational souls tearing out their hair".[5] Sarah Lyall of The New York Times said "it is as if [Wright] doesn't hear him".[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wright named president of Concerned Women for America". Baptist Press. 2006-02-01. Retrieved 2010-03-17. 
  2. ^ Milk, Leslie (2006-06-01). "June 2006: The List of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women". Washingtonian. Retrieved 2010-03-17. 
  3. ^ "Abortion Opponents Rush Wichita Clinic; 130 Arrested : Protest: Activists scale fence, knock down counterdemonstrator. Two Operation Rescue leaders are taken into custody later". Los Angeles Times. 1991-08-21. 
  4. ^ "Richard Dawkins Interviews Creationist Wendy Wright (Complete)", YouTube, [1], Retrieved January 12, 2014
  5. ^ Richard Fortey. (2009-09-05). "Review: Books:NON-FICTION: Arguments with an ibis: Richard Dawkins's latest broadside just misses its target" The Guardian (London). p. 9.
  6. ^ Sarah Lyall (2009-10-19). "A Raconteur of Nature’s Back Story". The New York Times.