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January, 2007


Confronting Lies About Separation of Church & State, Talk To Action, January 30, 2007

Maryland School District Drops Plan For Graduation At Church, Americans United, January 30, 2007

The Battle of Jericho
Montgomery's school board makes the wrong choice on a graduation ceremony in a church. Washington Post, January 30, 2007

Whose Freedom? Institutional Conscience Clause Under Consideration in California, Talk To Action, January 29, 2007 -- about openly faith-based and pseudo-scientific challenges to women's reproductive health from the The Christian Medical Association (CMA)

More Lessons from Dover, Talk To Action, January 29, 2007

Christianists on the March, Truthdig, January 28, 2007

Our Mercenaries in Iraq: Blackwater Inc and Bush's Undeclared Surge, Democracy Now, January 26, 2007

Michigan Agency Wins Round In Fracas Over 'Faith-Based' Funding, Wall of Separation, January 26, 2007

Don't Subsidize Religion!: Why Congress Should Reject The Bush School Voucher Scheme, Wall of Separation, January 25, 2007

Family Research Council's scorecards for the second session of the 109th Congress

Alexandra Pelosi finished her HBO documentary on evangelical America and then her main guide, Ted Haggard, was ruined by a sex scandal. MSNBC, January 24, 2007

Friends Of God: HBO Film Shines A Heavenly Light On America's Evangelical Subculture, Wall of Separation, January 23, 2007

Why Books Are Like Bin Laden and Hitler, Talk To Action, January 23, 2007

Rick Scarborough Blasts Clinton-Carter Baptist Confab, Ethics Daily, January 23, 2007

Bad Bills On The Hill: Church-State Wall Under Fire In New Congress, Wall of Separation, January 22, 2003

Allard, Musgrave shelve marriage amendment in new Congress, The Pueblo Chieftan, January 22, 2007

Church-State Watchdog Group Says Hastings Law School Is Right To Refuse Aid To Christian Legal Society Chapter That Rejects Non-Christians, Gays, Americans United, January 22, 2007

Carter, Clinton Seek To Bring Together Moderate Baptists -- Exiles From Conservative Group Targeted, Washington Post, January 21, 2007

Kansas Senator Announces Bid for Presidency, New York Times, January 21, 2007:

Mr. Brownback, an evangelical Protestant turned Roman Catholic and a former Kansas agriculture secretary, said he would focus on reviving faith and families in America; combating abortion , poverty and wasteful government spending; opposing same-sex marriage; and revamping Social Security and the federal tax system.

"The last thing we need in America is to take God out of our public lives and institutions," Mr. Brownback said...

Sex and the Single-Minded, New York Times, January 20, 2007 -- about Bush's appointment of Dr. Eric Keroack as deputy assistant secretary for population affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Desperation Time At Left Behind Games? Talk To Action, January 20, 2007

Gay Minister's Church Trial Begins
Lutheran Congregation in Atlanta Strongly Supports Its Embattled Pastor, Washington Post, January 20, 2007

Praying for Answers, The Washington Post, January 18, 2007 -- about the split in the Episcopal Church

Plaintiff Intimidation in Church/State Cases, Talk To Action, January 17, 2007

Hackles Up Down Under: Aussies In Uproar Over Tax Funding Of School Chaplains, Wall of Separation, January 17, 2007

McCain Says He Hopes to Mend Ties With Christian Leader, Washington Post, January 17, 2007

Anatomy of Another Attack, Talk To Action, January 16, 2007

A Church's Challenge: Holding On to Its Young, New York Times, January 16, 2007 -- Part III in a series

Building a Church, and Paying Off a Sacred Debt, New York Times, January 15, 2007 -- Part II in a series on the proliferation of store-front Pentecostal churches in poor neighboroods

A Sliver of a Storefront, a Faith on the Rise, New York Times, January 14, 2007

Damn the Red Herrings! Full Speed Ahead! Talk To Action, January 14, 2007

Mr. Lava is part of a recently prominent and aggressive wing of the Democratic Party that has adopted religious right talking points -- and reasonable people are rightfully concerned.

The Pied Pipers of Radical Fascist Christianity, Dailykos, January 14, 2007 -- review of Chris Hedges' book

Christian leader rejects McCain
Dobson says he couldn't support senator 'under any circumstances'
WorldNetDaily, January 13, 2007

Everson And Liberty After 60 Years, Its Words Still Ring True, Church and State, January, 2007 -- important history of church-state separation that all U.S. Citizens should know

Christ On The Border, TomPaine, January 12, 2007

Through a Glass, Darkly: How the Christian right is reimagining U.S. history, posted at Harper's on January 10, 2007 -- another classic "must read" by Jeff Sharlet

It's A Sin To Tell A Lie: Defusing Religious Right Fibs, New Jersey AG Says Clergy Need Not Do Same-Sex Unions, Wall of Separation, January 12, 2007

When False Equivalecy Distorts the News, Talk To Action, January 11, 2007 -- important commentary on the Washington Post article posted below

Christian Groups Trade Barbs On Their Sources of Funding, Washington Post, January 11, 2007

Jesus In Indianapolis: Prayer Issue Troubles Indiana House, Wall of Separation, January 11, 2007

Christian Right Art, Talk To Action, January 10, 2007 (I recommend viewing the paintings of Ron DiCianni with analysis by Jeff Sharlet)

Board of Education Approves New Sex-Ed Curriculum, Washington Post, January 10, 2007

Rank Discrimination: Court Lets VA Single Out The 'Spiritually Injured' Veterans, Wall of Separation, January 10, 2007

Kansas will revisit science standards, Kansas City Star, January 10, 2007

The Liberty Counsel's Unhappy Valentine, Talk To Action, January 10, 2007

American Fascists, The Christian Right and the War on America -- a new book by Chris Hedges, Powell's books, January 8, 2007

Controversial Curriculum: Mich. School District Should Reject Fundamentalist Bible Course, Wall of Separation, January 8, 2007

Couric, "Embarassed" By Goode, States US A Secular Nation. Blitzer Blames Ellison? Talk To Action, January 6, 2007

Questionable Mission
A Christian Embassy campaign at the Pentagon tests constitutional boundaries. Washington Post, January 6, 2007

Parks Agency Leaves Controversial Book on Shelf, New York Times, January 5, 2007

Quran Qualms Quashed: With A Nod To Jefferson, Muslim Congressman Takes Oath, Wall of Separation, January 5, 2007

America's Holy Warriors: The radical Christian Right is coming dangerously close to its goal of taking over the country's military and law enforcement. Alternet, January 4, 2007

No News is Bad News In Kansas, Talk To Action, January 3, 2007

The GOP's Religious Litmus,, January 3, 2007

Gerald Ford: No Friend Of The Religious Right, Wall of Separation, January 2, 2007

The New Christian Right Leadership Network, Talk To Action, January 1, 2007

Paul Weyrich on the GOP Field, Talk To Action, January 1, 2007


Last updated: January-2007