Should religion be politicized? Polls show that the vast majority of Americans don’t think so.
Unfortunately, an aggressive contingent of Religious Right activists disagrees.
In a recent issue of the Pentecostal magazine Charisma, charismatic religious leaders offered their vision of life for the church in 2020. Some had “visions” that would be a nightmare for the rest of us.
In the wake of the Texas State Board of Education’s vote adding “Christian nation” baloney and other far-right concepts to social studies standards, there has been much speculation about how other states might be affected.
The thinking goes like this: Texas is a big state that purchases a lot of textbooks. Books that are tailored to meet Texas’ demands could end up in other states.
How likely is this to happen? Some commentators say the fear is overblown, asserting that in the age of digital publishing, it’s actually not hard to produce special “Texas editions” of books.
“God Hates Showoffs.”
That was the message on a sign in the crowd at yesterday’s meeting of the Exeter Union (Calif.) High School District.
According to a report in the Visalia Times-Delta, students also held up a second sign that read, “God Says No Prayer.”
California seems to be the breeding ground for lots of new ideas – some good and some not so good.
Back in the early 1990s, Religious Right activists in the Golden State got it into their heads to promote “stealth candidates.” The idea was that fundamentalist Christians would run for local office stressing themes like low taxation and fiscal responsibility. They kept their extreme views on social issues hidden.
Another Friday is here, and it’s time for our semi-regular feature of news about church-state separation and the Religious Right that you might have missed. Be warned, some of the stories this week are about sex!
Opposition to gays serving in the military continues to crumble as Congress moves to overturn the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy of the Clinton years. The Religious Right is in quite a lather over this.
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s attempt to inject sectarian bias into the U.S. military has been shot down, at least for now.
Some residents of Henderson County, N.C., seem determined to fight unnecessary battles.
According to news reports, the Henderson County Commission held a meeting last night to hear from the community and take a final vote on whether its monthly meetings should continue to open with sectarian invocations.
A few misguided religious leaders in South Dakota have decided they are above the law and are plowing ahead with a plan to endorse a gubernatorial candidate from the pulpit.
We knew things weren’t going to turn out well in Texas once we heard Cynthia Dunbar’s invocation on Friday morning.
Before the Texas State Board of Education voted on the controversial social studies curriculum, Dunbar prayed for what she hoped students would learn in public schools.