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What's New? May, 2005


"The Ayatollah of Holy Rollers," Truthout, May 31, 2005

Americans United Hails Unanimous Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Prisoners' Religious Freedom, Americans United, Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Catholics Split on Embryo Issue, Washington Post, May 31, 2005

A Revolution in American Nuclear Policy,, May 30, 2005-Originally appeared in

Soldiers of Christ Inside America's most powerful megachurch, Harper's, May, 2005

DEVOLUTION, Why Intelligent Design Isn't, The New Yorker, May 30, 2005

A U.S. Faith Initiative for Africa, Los Angeles Times, May 29, 2005

Smithsonian to Screen a Movie That Makes a Case Against Evolution, New York Times, May 28, 2005

Christian Right Aims at McCain, Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, May 28, 2005

To read the text of a statement by the faculty at Calvin College regarding a commencement address by President Bush, go to NeoProse blog.

Judge: Parents can't teach pagan beliefs, The Indianapolis Star, May 26, 2005

Bush the Despot, Salon, May 26, 2005

GOP Tilting Balance Of Power to the Right, Washington Post, May 26, 2005

The President's Stem Cell Theology, New York Times, May 26, 2005

House Approves a Stem Cell Research Bill Opposed by Bush, New York Times, May 25, 2005

Business Groups Tire of GOP Focus On Social Issues, Washington Post, May 24, 2005

As Congress Weighs Stem Cell Bills, Bush Urges Restraint, New York Times, May 24, 2005

Supreme Court Rejoins Fractious Abortion Debate, New York Times, May 24, 2005

Evangelicals rethink their public face
Faithful must branch out beyond politics, leaders say, MSNBC, May 23, 2005

Preaching to the Choir? Not This Time, New York Times, May 23, 2005

When Neo-Cons and Theo-Cons Meet at Armageddon, Truthout, May 23, 2005

Justices Re-enter Abortion Debate With Case on Parental Consent, New York Times, May 23, 2005

Darwin's theory evolves into culture war; Kansas curriculum is focal point of wider struggle across nation, Chicago Tribune, May 22, 2005

The Believer -- U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, New York Times, May 22, 2005

On a Christian Mission to the Top, New York Times, May 22, 2005

Not All Follow Bush Gospel at Christian School, Los Angeles Times, May 22, 2005

The Weakest Link of the Christian Right, Frederick Clarkson in DailyKos, May 20, 2005

Patriarch denounces U.S. evangelicals in Iraq, Reuters, May 19, 2005

Ralph Reed Scandal Blows Up, dailykos, May 19, 2005

President's visit stirs dissent at conservative Calvin College, Detroit News, May 19, 2005

NPR's Fresh Air, May 18, 2005: D. James Kennedy, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Coral Ridge, Fla., and director of Reclaiming America for Christ; followed by Frederick Clarkson, author of Eternal Hostility: The Struggle Between Theocracy And Democracy whose articles are featured in this website.

A Likely Script for The 'Nuclear Option', Washington Post, May 18, 2005

Reid: Nuclear Option set for Tomorrow, dailykos, May 17, 2005

Two Fronts in the War on Poverty, Washington Post, May 17, 2005:

Bush has pushed for increased funding for religion-based groups while proposing deep cuts for many traditional anti-poverty programs.

The Evolution of Creationism, New York Times, May 17, 2005

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the US government over its funding of a nationwide sexual abstinence programme. BBC News, May 17, 2005

The Posse in the Pulpit, Time Magazine, May 16, 2005

Democrats Stand United against Republican Abuse of Power By Harry Reid, t r u t h o u t, May 16, 2005

The Bible as weapon in the culture war, The Chicago Tribune, by retired Episcopal bishop of Newark, N.J., MAY 15, 2005

A Battle Over Programming at National Public Radio, New York Times, May 16, 2005

Kan. Debate Challenges Science Itself, Associated Press, May 15, 2005

Check out this "Christ-in-Uniform" web site set up by Navy ex-SEALs to minister
to the military. < >

Dr. Hager's Family Values, The Nation, May 20, 2005

Just How Gay Is the Right? New York Times, May 15, 2005

Liberal Bible-Thumping, New York Times, May 15, 2005

When the State Becomes the Church, dailykos, May 14, 2005

Frist to Begin Floor Debate on Judges Next Week, Washington Post, May 14, 2005

Separation of Church and Air Force, New York Times, May 14, 2005

Republican Moderates in Senate Sense Pressures, New York Times, May 13, 2005

Nebraska's Ban on Gay Marriage Is Struck Down, Los Angeles Times, May 13, 2005

GOP Senators Back Pryor, Reject a Democratic Deal, Washington Post, May 13, 2005

Air Force Removes Chaplain From Post, Washington Post, May 13, 2005

Air Force Chaplain Tells of Academy Proselytizing, New York Times, May 12, 2005

God's own party?, Sojourners, May 12, 2005

N.C. Judge Has Spent 15 Years as A Nominee, Washington Post, May 12, 2005

From Americans United, May 10, 2005:

The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on Pryor's nominations either Wednesday or Thursday.

MUST READ! Harper's, May, 2005 Soldiers of Christ: I. Inside America's Most Powerful Megachurch by Jeff Sharlet, and II. Feeling the Hate with the National Religious Broadcasters by Chris Hedges. (Not on web)

Remote Control, In These Times, May 10, 2005

ACLU Challenges N.C. Cohabitation Law, Woman Fired for Living With Boyfriend, Washington Post, May 10, 2005

Campus religious groups seek waivers from anti-discrimination policies, ReligionLink, May 9, 2005

Aid to Christian School In Alaska Spurs Lawsuit, Washington Post, May 9, 2005

Must-Flee TV: The G.O.P. on PBS, New York Observer, May 9, 2005

Pastor Accused of Ousting Kerry Supporters Resigns, Los Angeles Times, May 11, 2005

Church ousters spark national reaction, Ashville Citizen-Times, May 9, 2005

Democrats Voted Out of Baptist Church, New York Times, May 7, 2005

Md. Health Program Blocked Over Curriculum, New York Times, May 7, 2005

ADF a Force Behind Conservative Court Victories, NPR-All Things Considered, May 6, 2005

Religious Schools Train Lawyers for Culture Wars, NPR-Morning Edition, May 6, 2005

Hatching A New Filibuster Precedent: The Senator From Utah's Revisionist History, Findlaw, May 6, 2005

In Kansas, A Sharp Debate on Evolution, Washington Post, May 6, 2005

A letter from 88 members of Congress giving President Bush a chance to explain himself over a leaked memo indicating that he fabricated the entire Iraq war. PDF file, May 5, 2005

On the Brink of 'Theocracy', Center for American Progress, May 5, 2005

Debating America's Christian Character, NPR Morning Edition, May 5, 2005

The Christian Complex (by conservative George Will), Washington Post, May 5, 2005

Funding the Culture Wars by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, January, 2005

Hispanic Group Thrives on Faith and Federal Aid, New York Times, May 3, 2005

The US Civil War as a Theological War: Confederate Christian Nationalism and the League of the South, from the Canadian Review of American Studies

Air Force Responds To Americans United Complaint About Religious Intolerance At Academy, Americans United, May 3, 2005

Republican Chairman Exerts Pressure on PBS, Alleging Biases, New York Times, May 2, 2005

America's Most Insidious, Immoral Movement, Axis of Logic, May 2, 2005 - discusses religious persecution in the American colonies before the Constitution

Robertson: Judges worse than Al Qaeda, NY Daily News, May 2, 2005

Christian Restorationists, In These Times, May 2, 2005

A Megachurch's Leader Says Microsoft Is No Match, New York Times, May 2, 2005

Evolution on trial as Kansas debates Adam vs Darwin, Yahoo News, May 2, 2005

Stations Of The Cross: How evangelical Christians are creating an alternative universe of faith-based news, Columbia Journalism Review, May/June, 2005

Action Alert: Don' t allow religious discrimination to be inserted into new Head Start bill!

Last updated: May-2005