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What's New? August, 2005


A Declaration Of War, Institute for Policy Studies, August 31, 2005

Bush accused of Aids damage to Africa, UK Guardian, August 30, 2005

Law Could Mean Death Penalty for Doctors, The Associated Press, August 29, 2005

Brothers in Arms, But Sisters at Odds; No Love Lost Between Conservative Groups With Shared Parent, Washington Post, August 31, 2005

Republicans Accused of Witch-Hunt against Climate Change Scientists, UK Guardian, August 30, 2005

Roberts' Record Shows Lifelong Crusade Against Church-State Separation, Americans United Report, August 29, 2005

Bush Abandons Iraqi Women, TomPaine, August 26, 2005

Strategizing a Christian Coup d'Etat, Los Angeles Times, August 28, 2005 (To read the web site of Christian Exodus click here.)

Recommended reading, but can't find on web: The Big Tent, Billy graham, Franklin Graham, and the transformation of American evangelicalism, The New Yorker, August 22, 2005

This editorial from the New York Times -- Destroying the National Parks, (August 29, 2005) illustrates the impact of the theocratic right on our national parks.

Mr. Hoffman's rewrite would open up nearly every park in the nation to off-road vehicles, snowmobiles and Jet Skis...

Mr. Hoffman would explicitly allow the sale of religious merchandise, and he removes from the policy document any reference to evolution or evolutionary processes. He does everything possible to strip away a scientific basis for park management...

...In short, this is not a policy for protecting the parks. It is a policy for destroying them.

Access to Abortion Pared at State Level, Washington Post, August 29, 2005

In Search of the Spiritual, Newsweek, August 29, 2005

Interview with Richard Land on his new book, God-Blessed America, Christianity Today, September, 2005 -- Richard Land is president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. To read an earlier interview with him on PBS's Frontline, click here.

Secular Coalition Hires First Lobbyist for Non-Religious Americans, Dailykos, August 25, 2005:

"The Clergy, by getting themselves established by law and ingrafted into the machine of government, have been a very formidable engine against the civil and religious rights of man." -- Thomas Jefferson

From a former scientist at the Discovery Institute:

"When I joined I didn't think they were about bashing evolution. It's pseudo-science, at best ... What they're doing is instigating a conflict between science and religion." Seattle Times, August 24, 2005

Responses to Robertson's call to assassinate Venezuelan President, New York Times, August 24, 2005

Most Adults Feel Accepted by God, But Lack a Biblical Worldview, The Barna Report, August 9, 2005

Busted at "Justice Sunday II": Political Lies and Ecological Disasters, Online Journal, August 23, 2005

Grooming Politicians for Christ, Los Angeles Times, August 23, 2005

Weird Science on the Religious Right, Alternet, August 23, 2005

Federal Funds For Abstinence Group Withheld, Washington Post, August 23, 2005

The New York Times has published three very fine articles over the past three days on evolution/intelligent design/religion and science. To read click here.

Robertson called for the assassination of Venezuela's president, Media Matters, August 22, 2005

Am I reading this correctly? It looks like the Bush administration has made women the sacrificial lamb in their haste to end the fighting in Iraq -- jb (Sat. 9/20/05) more

Frist voices support for 'intelligent design', MSNBC, August 19, 2005

What They Did Last Fall, Paul Krugman, New York Times, August 19, 2005

Student Body Right, At Evangelical colleges, what they're taught and what they learn are two different things, The American Prospect, August 10, 2005

Megachurch Madness: The persecution of Christians in America and other themes of "Justice Sunday II, The American Prospect, August 16, 2005

Louisiana Purchase: The Feds Recruit Culture War Cadets, The Nation, August 29 issue, 2005

A letter from Pat Robertson's web site on relaunching Operation Supreme Court Freedom

"You and I can bring the rule and reign of the cross to America -- and we can change America on our watch together." Black Pastor Urges Partnership Among Evangelicals, Catholics to Fight Culture War, Agape Press, August 17, 2005

Just Us Sunday 2: This Time, It's Impersonal, Christianity Today Weblog, August 16, 2005

Paper Trail On Court Nominee Roberts Grows More Troubling, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, August 15, 2005

Justice Sunday Reloaded, New York Times, August 16, 2005

Round-up of Justice Sun. 2 coverage & commentary, Religious Right Watch, August 16, 2005

Possible Frist '08 Bid Splits Religious Right, Washington Post, August 16, 2005

Putting Jesus in Every Mailbox, New York Times, August 16, 2005

Conservatives Rally for Justices, Washington Post, August 15, 2005

For Conservative Christians, Game Plan on the Nominee, New York Times, August 12, 2005

Getting religion, Frances Kissling in Salon, August 12, 2005

Event spotlights growing Catholic, evangelical alliance, New York Newsday, August 14, 2005

Five Members of Congress to Join Justice Sunday II By Video, Family Research Council Press Release, August 14, 2005

Religious Leaders Fault Evangelical Rally, Washington Post, August 12, 2005

In Heartland, Stem Cell Research Meets Fierce Opposition, Washington Post, August 10, 2005

Trinity Broadcasting Network to Broadcast Justice Sunday II, August 12, 2005

Ted Haggard Reportedly Considering Congress Run, Christianity Today webblog, August 9, 2005

The Evolution Wars, Time, August 20, 2005

What Kind of "Justice" to Expect on Sunday, People for the American Way, August 10, 2005

Americans United Warns Military Officials Not To Promote Graham Evangelistic Rally, August 8, 2005

Supreme Contradiction,, August 8, 2005

Branson, Mo., Looks Beyond RVs and Buffets, Washington Post, August 8, 2005

Leaders of the Religious Left, Beliefnet

In Mailing, Falwell Urging Backers To 'Vote Christian', The Foreward, August 5, 2005

Design for Confusion, Krugman, New York Times, August 5, 2005

The Message Thing, Jim Wallis, New York Times, August 4, 2005

Dobson likened embryonic stem cell research to Nazi experiments, Media Matters in America, August 3, 2005

DeLay to Be on Christian Telecast on Courts, New York Times, August 3, 2005

Frist Not Invited to Evangelical Rally, Washington Post, August 3, 2005

Justice Sunday II. It's official. Tom DeLay is a speaker.

President George W. Bush's endorsement of teaching "intelligent design" in the public schools is irresponsible and undermines sound science education, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State. August 2, 2005

Bush endorses teaching 'intelligent design,' Knight Ridder Newspapers, August 1, 2005

Bible Course Becomes a Test for Public Schools in Texas, New York Times, August 1, 2005


Last updated: August-2005