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Faith-Based Flight Pattern: White House Staffers Earn Their Wings, Thanks To Religious Right Cash

The White House is apparently a heavenly place to pick up some free travel, courtesy of religious lobbying groups.

According to a recent article in The Hill, White House travel records show that churches and other religious entities paid for close to a quarter of the privately funded trips taken by White House aides since late 2006. Read more

Prescription For Controversy: Bush Endorses Move To Curtail Access To Birth Control

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Under The Radar: Secret Pastors' Briefings Seem To Have Partisan Purpose

A shadowy collection of Religious Right fat cats appears to be working behind the scenes to encourage churches to promote the presidential candidacy of Mike Huckabee.

For months, Americans United has been receiving reports about state-based groups with names that include words like "renewal" and "restoration." The idea seems to be to bring together fundamentalist pastors for closed-door meetings that, organizers say, discuss social issues. Read more

Appealing Apostate: Prodigal Son Frank Schaeffer Roasts Religious Right

It's always interesting when a high-profile Religious Right activist has a change of heart.

Consider Frank Schaeffer. The name may not be familiar to you, but Schaeffer's father, theologian and Presbyterian pastor Francis Schaeffer, was pivotal in the creation of the Religious Right. As John W. Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute wrote recently, "In fact, without the influence of Francis Schaeffer, who often was prodded into action by Frank, the so-called Christian Right of today would not exist." Read more

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