It's almost Halloween, and I like nothing better than to curl up with a classic monster movie. Just when you think the angry villagers have finally killed Frankenstein's monster, shot the wolfman with silver bullets or staked Count Dracula, up they spring again for another sequel.
There are all kinds of places where Akron City Council members can pray before their public meetings. Houses of worship, for example, are plentiful. Or city lawmakers could pray in their homes or other venues before getting down to council business.
Should a church be allowed to operate a public charter school?
Focus on the Family Chairman James C. Dobson is renowned for his animosity toward gays. He relentlessly opposes gay marriage, civil unions, job bias protections, hate crimes legislation and so on. Dobson once accused SpongeBob SquarePants of being a dupe for gay rights.
Government officials issue proclamations as the political winds demand. Although the proclamations carry no weight of law, they do bear the imprimatur of the government entity that issues them. Most are harmless gestures of goodwill that go largely unnoticed.
Yesterday my colleague Jeremy Leaming wrote about spending his birthday at the Religious Right's "Values Voter Summit" this past weekend.
By the time the last speaker at a Religious Right gathering of so-called "values voters" wrapped up with a discussion on how to organize a political precinct, a headache that had been creeping up on me for hours seemed to have reached an excruciating crescendo.
Today and tomorrow, the top guns of the Religious Right are meeting in Washington, D.C., to screen the Republican presidential candidates.