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What's New? August, 2006

Faith-Based Recovery Plan, Rev. C. Welton Gaddy,, August 31, 2006 -- Bush would like to use Katrina as an excuse to replace FEMA with churches.

The Church Lady Speaks, Talk To Action, August 31, 2006

Today's Business: Debunking Wall Street Whoppers, Wall of Separation, August 30, 2006

Ohio: Patriot Pastors Model Goes National, Talk To Action, August 30, 2006

Americans United Will Represent New Jersey School District In Lawsuit Over Football Coach's Prayers, Americans United, August 30, 2006

Vashti McCollum, 93, Who Brought Landmark Church-State Suit, Is Dead, New York Times, August 26, 2006

Stem Cells Without Embryo Loss, New York Times, August 26, 2006:

And so the Advanced Cell Technology approach does not seem likely to open the floodgates for federal financing. Mostly it illustrates the great lengths to which scientists must go these days to shape stem cell research to fit the dictates of religious conservatives who have imposed their own view of morality on the scientific enterprise.

The Patriot Pastors' Electoral War Against the 'Hordes of Hell', People for the American Way:

Notably, high-level Republican officials aren't trying to distance themselves from such rhetoric. Far from it. They're embracing the self-proclaimed "Christocrats" and counting on a new wave of aggressive politics-from-the-pulpit to win elections. In Texas, a group is giving the governor organized support from pastors motivated to help his re-election campaign. In Pennsylvania, a nascent group seeks to do the same for their embattled senator. And in Ohio, the candidate anointed by the "Patriot Pastors" - Secretary of State Ken Blackwell - is the Republican gubernatorial nominee.

Rep. Harris Condemns Separation of Church, State, Washington Post, August 26, 2006

If you're not electing Christians, then in essence you are going to legislate sin," Harris told interviewers from the Florida Baptist Witness ...

Michelle Goldberg's Study of the Rise of Christian Nationalism, and Its Adherents' Strategy to Use the Courts to Further Their Agenda, John Dean for Findlaw, August 25, 2006

In Poll, G.O.P. Slips as a Friend of Religion, New York Times, August 25, 2006

Sept. 11 TV Documentary to Challenge FCC Standards, NPR's morning edition, August 25, 2005:

CBS will push the limits of FCC indecency regulations when it airs a newly revised Sept. 11 documentary next month.

Ann Coulter: New Leader of the Religious Right? Talk To Action, August 24, 2006

'Morning After' Pill Is Cleared for Wider Sales, New York Times, August 24, 2006

Evolution Major Vanishes From Approved Federal List, New York Times, August 24, 2006

Alabama Secedes!: Christian Coalition Loses Another Chapter, Wall of Separation, August 24, 2006

Christian Coalition losing chapters,, August 23, 2006

ALEC: Traditional values discover corporate funding, Talk To Action, August 23, 2006

No ADD Here, Truthout, August 23, 2006 -- about a letter that James Dobson has sent out seeking help to defeat twi California initiatives designed to stop discrmination against gays in that state

Lieutenants For The Lord?: Falwell's Law School Targets Church-State Separation, Wall of Separation, August 22, 2006

Coral Ridge Ministries TV Documentary Fearures Ann Coulter Blaming Darwin For Hitler, Talk To Action, August 22, 2006

States expand fetal homicide laws,, August 22, 2006:

A wave of new state fetal homicide laws recognizing a fetus "of any gestational age" as a person and potential crime victim has abortion rights advocates worried the statutes could undermine a woman's right to end her pregnancy.

Reading, Writing And Religion: Georgia Considers A Bible Curriculum For Public Schools, Wall of Separation, August 21, 2006

A Call for a Tactical Retreat by the Religious Right in the GOP, Talk To Action, August 21, 2006

Sunday school teacher dumped for being female, CNN News, August 21, 2006

Commandments Display Allowed, New York Times, August 20, 2006

Why Doesn't America Believe in Evolution?, August 20, 2006

Are Fundamentalists Outbreeding Us? Talk To Action, August 19, 2006

Please Help Me Defend Democracy in Ohio, Dailykos, August 18, 2006 by Paul Hackett:

I am starting a new project called Operation Ohio to sound the alarm to the threat of the theocratic political movement here in Ohio.

Portrait Of Intolerance: W.Va. School Board Continues Fight To Display Painting Of Jesus In Local High School, Wall of Separation, August 16, 2006

Group to Rally Evangelical Voters: Focus on the Family Plans Drives in 8 Battleground States , Washington Post, August 16, 2006

Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Bible Display At Texas Courthouse, Americans United, August 16, 2006

Crisis Pregnancy Centers Unplugged, Talk To Action, August 16, 2006

Sex Ed Changes at School With 65 Pregnant Teens, WYFF, August 15, 2006

Conservative Christians & Politics How Conservative Christians Influence Your Everyday Life, Diane Yoder's blog, August 15, 2006

Dick Armey Denies Bush Administration Trying To Provoke "End Times" Talk To Action, August 15, 2006

Federal Government Takes Control of a Huge Cross, Washington Post, August 15, 2006

Religious Right Leader Dobson's Campaign To Build Church-Based Political Machine, Americans United, August 14, 2006

Abstinence-Only Stupidity,, August 14, 2006

Moon Boasts of "Hundreds Of Millions" From Abroad Poured Into US To Influence Nation, Talk To Action, August 14, 2006

Why the U.S. Has Not Stemmed HIV
Activists Blame Infection Rate, Unchanged Since 1990, on Policies and Funding, Washington Post, August 13, 2006

Carlism and the Catholic Right (Eighth in a Series), Talk To Action, August 12, 2006

Texas Punch: Religious Right Project Hopes To Quench Gov. Rick Perry's Thirst For Reelection, Wall of Separation, August 11, 2006

Federal Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Faith-Based Prison Program To Proceed, Americans United, August 11, 2006

Neocon Catholics target mainline Protestants Institute on Religion and Democracy leads serious breach of ecumenical good will , Media Transparency, August 11, 2006

The Strong-Willed Theocrat: A Profile Of James Dobson, Wall of Separation, August 10, 2006

Israel, the US, and the Christian Right: The Menage a Trois From Hell, Talk To Action, August 10, 2006

Plan B's Tangled Web, Dailykos, August 10, 2006

Prison Palaver: Chuck Colson Distorts InnerChange Ruling, Wall of Separation, August 9, 2006

Paul Weyrich: The Man Who Framed the Republican Party, Talk To Action, August 9, 2006

Tom Tancredo, (R-Colorado) Agrees With Theory Alleging Catholic Church Plot, Talk To Action, August 8, 2006

The Religious Right's 800-Pound Abortion Gorilla, Talk To Action, August 8, 2006

The Culture Crusade of Kansas, Thomas Frank, New York Times, August 8, 2006

Courting a New Coalition, Time Magazine, August 7, 2006 -- about a group of wealthy evangelicals who have a lot of political influence

Band Canned: Court Upholds School Decision Against Religious Music At School Assembly, Wall of Separation, August 7, 2006

The World According to Tim LaHaye: Chapter Seven - Humanists Attack the Family, Talk To Action, August 7, 2006

TRUTH WINS OUT is a new website "that will counter right wing misinformation campaigns and disseminate the facts about GLBT people."

Nothing Wrong With Kansas, Washington Post, August 6, 2006 -- "FOR THE SECOND time in less than a year, voters have turned out of office policymakers who insisted on teaching kids bad science."

Pat Robertson's Sweaty Global Warming Epiphany Challenges American Environmental Movement, Talk To Action, August 5, 2006

Culture Wars Seen Within Political Parties, New York Times, August 5, 2006

Forcing God's Hand, Talk To Action, August 4, 2006

Plan B decision made before data review: FDA staff,, August 3, 2006

Court Rules DeLay's Name Stays on Ballot, The Associated Press, August 3, 2006

Americans United Presses VA For Right Of Wiccans To Use Pentacle Symbol At Military Memorials, August 3, 2006

Cross Purpose: Senate Hopes Mt. Soledad Bill Will Preserve Sectarian War Memorial, Wall of Separation, August 3, 2006

U.S. Senate Votes to Acquire San Diego Cross, New York Times, August 3, 2006 -- The U.S. Congress has no business meddling in local affairs -- especially to support a religious symbol.

The Evolution of Kansas, New York Times, August 3, 2006

... moderates who subscribe to the theory of evolution won just enough races to guarantee them a slight majority on the school board after November's general election. That should make it possible for them to overturn the benighted science standards pushed through by conservatives on the board last year in an effort to undercut the theory of evolution.

Religious Right Groups Seek Limits On Church-State Lawsuits, Americans United, August 2, 2006

New Day for Morning-After Pill? New York Times, August 2, 2006

Despite Action on Plan B, F.D.A. Nominee Is in Limbo, New York Times, August 2, 2006

Kansas KO: Voters Knock Out Creationist School Board Members, Wall of Separation , August 2, 2006

Evolution Opponents Lose Kansas Board Majority, New York Times, August 2, 2006

Anti-Evolution Incumbent in Kansas Wins, Washington Post, August 2, 2006


The Non-Political (But Vote for Blackwell) Flying Fetus Squadron, Talk To Action, August 1, 2006

Evolution's Backers in Kansas Start Counterattack, New York Times, August 1, 2006

F.D.A. Shifts View on Next-Day Pill, New York Times, August 1, 2006


Last updated: August-2006