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Full Court Press: Despite Public Opposition, Religious Right Vows To Continue Bashing Judges

The Religious Right won't budge from its persecution complex, which is encapsulated in an increasingly shrill campaign charging Senate Democrats with oppressing Christians by filibustering some of the Bush administration's judicial nominees.

Earlier this week one of the participants in the April 24 judge-bashing event at a Kentucky mega-church boasted to a reporter that the group had nothing to be ashamed of.

Joining The Rabble-Rousers: Frist Lends Support To Court-Bashers

Despite mounting criticism from mainstream religious voices and his Senate colleagues, Majority Leader Bill Frist lent his backing to a Sunday gathering of Religious Right extremists bent on destroying the independence of the federal courts.

"Justice Sunday," coordinated by the Family Research Council (FRC), was a judge-bashing fest, replete with over-the-top, overwrought rhetoric about American judges gone wild.

Pope Benedict XVI: Ominous Rumblings From Rome?

The elevation of German Cardinal Josef Ratzinger to the papacy is bound to disappoint American Catholics hoping for a more moderate tone in the church.

Ratzinger for many years oversaw the church's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a post responsible for upholding orthodoxy. In that role, Ratzinger worked to stifle dissent in the church, cracking down on progressive clergy and reasserting long-standing, if widely ignored, hierarchical views on issues like birth control and human sexuality.

Tea Parley: Supreme Court To Rule On Religious Liberty Case

Is the free exercise of religion broad enough to allow a small New Mexico church the ritual use of a tea containing a hallucinogenic drug the federal government has outlawed?

The U.S. Supreme Court may provide us some answers. Yesterday the high court announced it would review a case from New Mexico involving the O Centro Espirita Beneficiente Uniao do Vegetal. An American branch of the Brazilian-based church is fighting a federal drug law and an international treaty banning a chemical, DMT, found in hoasca tea.

Judicial Inquisition?: Senate Panel Turns To Extremists For More Court-Bashing

Just how extreme are social conservatives now residing -- and contemplating constitutional shenanigans -- in the U.S. Senate?

One day, we have Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) taking to the floor to rail wildly against federal judges, and on Wednesday we'll be treated to a Senate committee hearing on the Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA) that features a right-wing law professor who once wrote that, "The Myth of the Inquisition is just that: phony, made up, bogus."

Mis-Guided Tour: Senate Majority Leader Frist Promotes 'Christian Nation' Propagandist

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's (R-Tenn.) promotion of a fringe Religious Right activist's "tour" of the U.S. Capitol has sparked controversy in Washington, D.C.

On March 31, Frist sent out letters inviting his colleagues to a "private tour of the U.S. Capitol building with WallBuilders President David Barton." Frist asked senators and their families to come enjoy a "Fresh Perspective on Our Nation's Religious Heritage with a Special Tour of the U.S. Capitol." Barton was described as "a historian noted for his detailed research into the religious heritage of our nation."

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Most Recent Blog Posts
All the most recent posts from AU's Wall of Separation Blog & The Protect Thy Neighbor Blog

Full Court Press: Despite Public Opposition, Religious Right Vows To Continue Bashing Judges

The Religious Right won't budge from its persecution complex, which is encapsulated in an increasingly shrill campaign charging Senate Democrats with oppressing Christians by filibustering some of the Bush administration's judicial nominees.

Earlier this week one of the participants in the April 24 judge-bashing event at a Kentucky mega-church boasted to a reporter that the group had nothing to be ashamed of.

Joining The Rabble-Rousers: Frist Lends Support To Court-Bashers

Despite mounting criticism from mainstream religious voices and his Senate colleagues, Majority Leader Bill Frist lent his backing to a Sunday gathering of Religious Right extremists bent on destroying the independence of the federal courts.

"Justice Sunday," coordinated by the Family Research Council (FRC), was a judge-bashing fest, replete with over-the-top, overwrought rhetoric about American judges gone wild.

Pope Benedict XVI: Ominous Rumblings From Rome?

The elevation of German Cardinal Josef Ratzinger to the papacy is bound to disappoint American Catholics hoping for a more moderate tone in the church.

Ratzinger for many years oversaw the church's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a post responsible for upholding orthodoxy. In that role, Ratzinger worked to stifle dissent in the church, cracking down on progressive clergy and reasserting long-standing, if widely ignored, hierarchical views on issues like birth control and human sexuality.

Tea Parley: Supreme Court To Rule On Religious Liberty Case

Is the free exercise of religion broad enough to allow a small New Mexico church the ritual use of a tea containing a hallucinogenic drug the federal government has outlawed?

The U.S. Supreme Court may provide us some answers. Yesterday the high court announced it would review a case from New Mexico involving the O Centro Espirita Beneficiente Uniao do Vegetal. An American branch of the Brazilian-based church is fighting a federal drug law and an international treaty banning a chemical, DMT, found in hoasca tea.

Judicial Inquisition?: Senate Panel Turns To Extremists For More Court-Bashing

Just how extreme are social conservatives now residing -- and contemplating constitutional shenanigans -- in the U.S. Senate?

One day, we have Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) taking to the floor to rail wildly against federal judges, and on Wednesday we'll be treated to a Senate committee hearing on the Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA) that features a right-wing law professor who once wrote that, "The Myth of the Inquisition is just that: phony, made up, bogus."

Mis-Guided Tour: Senate Majority Leader Frist Promotes 'Christian Nation' Propagandist

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's (R-Tenn.) promotion of a fringe Religious Right activist's "tour" of the U.S. Capitol has sparked controversy in Washington, D.C.

On March 31, Frist sent out letters inviting his colleagues to a "private tour of the U.S. Capitol building with WallBuilders President David Barton." Frist asked senators and their families to come enjoy a "Fresh Perspective on Our Nation's Religious Heritage with a Special Tour of the U.S. Capitol." Barton was described as "a historian noted for his detailed research into the religious heritage of our nation."

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Most Recent Blog Posts
All the most recent posts from AU's Wall of Separation Blog & The Protect Thy Neighbor Blog

Full Court Press: Despite Public Opposition, Religious Right Vows To Continue Bashing Judges

The Religious Right won't budge from its persecution complex, which is encapsulated in an increasingly shrill campaign charging Senate Democrats with oppressing Christians by filibustering some of the Bush administration's judicial nominees.

Earlier this week one of the participants in the April 24 judge-bashing event at a Kentucky mega-church boasted to a reporter that the group had nothing to be ashamed of.

Joining The Rabble-Rousers: Frist Lends Support To Court-Bashers

Despite mounting criticism from mainstream religious voices and his Senate colleagues, Majority Leader Bill Frist lent his backing to a Sunday gathering of Religious Right extremists bent on destroying the independence of the federal courts.

"Justice Sunday," coordinated by the Family Research Council (FRC), was a judge-bashing fest, replete with over-the-top, overwrought rhetoric about American judges gone wild.

Pope Benedict XVI: Ominous Rumblings From Rome?

The elevation of German Cardinal Josef Ratzinger to the papacy is bound to disappoint American Catholics hoping for a more moderate tone in the church.

Ratzinger for many years oversaw the church's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a post responsible for upholding orthodoxy. In that role, Ratzinger worked to stifle dissent in the church, cracking down on progressive clergy and reasserting long-standing, if widely ignored, hierarchical views on issues like birth control and human sexuality.

Tea Parley: Supreme Court To Rule On Religious Liberty Case

Is the free exercise of religion broad enough to allow a small New Mexico church the ritual use of a tea containing a hallucinogenic drug the federal government has outlawed?

The U.S. Supreme Court may provide us some answers. Yesterday the high court announced it would review a case from New Mexico involving the O Centro Espirita Beneficiente Uniao do Vegetal. An American branch of the Brazilian-based church is fighting a federal drug law and an international treaty banning a chemical, DMT, found in hoasca tea.

Judicial Inquisition?: Senate Panel Turns To Extremists For More Court-Bashing

Just how extreme are social conservatives now residing -- and contemplating constitutional shenanigans -- in the U.S. Senate?

One day, we have Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) taking to the floor to rail wildly against federal judges, and on Wednesday we'll be treated to a Senate committee hearing on the Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA) that features a right-wing law professor who once wrote that, "The Myth of the Inquisition is just that: phony, made up, bogus."

Mis-Guided Tour: Senate Majority Leader Frist Promotes 'Christian Nation' Propagandist

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's (R-Tenn.) promotion of a fringe Religious Right activist's "tour" of the U.S. Capitol has sparked controversy in Washington, D.C.

On March 31, Frist sent out letters inviting his colleagues to a "private tour of the U.S. Capitol building with WallBuilders President David Barton." Frist asked senators and their families to come enjoy a "Fresh Perspective on Our Nation's Religious Heritage with a Special Tour of the U.S. Capitol." Barton was described as "a historian noted for his detailed research into the religious heritage of our nation."

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