According to transcripts of the sessions, the governor, his top staff and trusted advisers met at the governor's mansion to discuss holy scripture and how its principles could be incorporated into government policy. The meetings were opened with prayer.
Yesterday my colleague Jeremy Leaming wrote about resolutions for 2008 that defenders of church-state separation might want to adopt. Today I'd like to suggest some resolutions for the Religious Right. I doubt the movement's leaders will agree to them, but it would be great if they did:
In 2008, newspapers and other mediums are inevitably filled with ruminations on resolutions for the New Year.
Lots of those resolutions will likely urge the citizenry to take all sorts of varying actions, such as resolving to stop overeating or watching too much television.
I love a good remonstrance!
With the Iowa caucuses just a week a way, two Hawkeye State leaders have tackled the increasingly problematic mixing of religion and politics in the presidential race.
Americans United's voice and e-mail boxes were filled last week with messages questioning letters we sent to two South Carolina school districts.
It's Christmas, 2007. Some Americans are observing this day by attending religious services, others are celebrating in a mostly secular fashion while still others aren't making note of it at all.
What could be better than to have the right to choose for yourself?
Texas education officials appear bent on wrecking science education in the state by opening the door to discussion of creationism or its modern variant, "intelligent design."