Senate Advocates Of Bush 'faith-based' Plan Say Action May Be Delayed Up To A Year

Bush Team 'Staggering To Their Corner After A Tough Opening Round,' Says Americans United

Supporters of President Bush's "faith-based" initiative in the U.S. Senate are prepared to delay legislative action for up to a year, the latest sign of serious trouble for the controversial plan to give government funding to religion.

Bush 'faith-based' Plan Meets With Media Skepticism At White House Press Conference

Veteran Journalist Helen Thomas Reminds President Bush He Is A 'Secular Official...Not A Missionary'

Helen Thomas, the seasoned White House correspondent whose career has spanned nine presidential administrations, has joined the plethora of prominent Americans to express doubts about President George W. Bush's "faith-based" initiative.

Thomas, often referred to as the "Dean of the White House Press Corps," grilled Bush about the plan during the president's first press conference yesterday. The Hearst Newspapers columnist suggested Bush has little appreciation for church-state separation.

Supreme Court To Hear Oral Arguments In Religion-and-public-schools Case Feb. 28

N.Y. Dispute Tests Whether Religious Groups Can Evangelize Children On Campus After School Hours

The always controversial topic of religion and schools will again go before the U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 28. The justices are scheduled to hear oral arguments in The Good News Club v. Milford Central School, the high court's sole church-state case this term.

Bush Ally Pat Robertson Blasts President's 'faith-based' Initiative

TV Preacher Calls Funding Of Minority Faiths 'Appalling,' Says Plan Opens 'Pandora's Box'

TV preacher Pat Robertson, one of President George W. Bush's most reliable political allies, blasted the president's "faith-based" initiative yesterday, describing the administration's plan to provide public funding of minority religions as "appalling."

The public criticism, aired nationally on Robertson's "700 Club" television program, was startling to many considering Robertson's unwavering partisan support for the Bush administration. It also indicated the fragile coalition of groups supporting Bush's faith-based plan may already be showing signs of fraying.

The Bush 'faith-based' Initiative

Why It's Wrong

President George W. Bush has launched a major national drive to give broad-based public funding to churches and other religious groups to provide social services.

The Bush 'faith-based' Initiative

Why It's Wrong

President George W. Bush has launched a major national drive to give broad-based public funding to churches and other religious groups to provide social services.

Kansas Restores Evolution To State Science Standards

Americans United Praises Board, Calls Decision A 'Great Day For Public Schools And Church-State Separation'

The Kansas Board of Education voted today to approve state science standards that include the concept of evolutionary biology, ending a two-year-old controversy that garnered international attention.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State today praised the Kansas board. The national watchdog group contacted the board in 1999 and threatened possible legal action against the previous standards, which downplayed evolution at the behest of religious fundamentalists.

Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Religious & Labor Groups Urge Bush To Reject Religious Discrimination In 'faith-based' Initia

White House Plan To Aid 'Faith-Based' Charities Sparks Growing Concern

President George W. Bush's plan to set up a massive federal aid program for "faith-based" charities is drawing increasing fire from religious, civil rights, civil liberties and labor groups.

In a Jan. 30 joint letter to Bush, 19 national organizations warned that the proposal raises "constitutional and policy concerns" and urged the president to forbid religious discrimination at faith-based agencies that accept federal funds.

Bush Launches Unprecedented Assault On Church-state Separation, Says Watchdog Group

Giving Tax Dollars To Churches Violates Constitution And Will Lead To Lawsuits, Says Americans United

President George W. Bush today unveiled a major "faith-based" social service initiative, including a new White House office to promote government aid to churches, a move that has drawn criticism from advocates of church-state separation.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the national church-state watchdog group that is spearheading opposition to Bush's plan, said the scheme is a radical attack on the Constitution and will lead to litigation.