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The Rise of the Religious Right in the Republican Party

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Ted Haggard's Funny Money - The defrocked charity that's bankrolling a fallen minister, Slate, August 27, 2007

Homeland Security Enlists Clergy to Quell Public Unrest if Martial Law Ever Declared, Yurica Report, August 23, 2007

Bible Classes Must Meet Constitutional Requirements, Americans United Tells South Carolina Education Officials, Americans United, August 3, 2007

Obama on the Separation of Church and State, Talk To Action, July 31, 2007

Bad Advice On Pulpit Politicking From The Southern Baptist Convention, Talk To Action, July 31, 2007

Pushing Pulpit Politics: Southern Baptist Official Twists AU Stance On Churches And Politics, Wall of Separation, July 31, 2007

Jesus vs. the ACLU, ABC News, July 30, 2007

Fred Thompson's Christian Nationalist Pander, Talk To Action, July 30, 2007

Anti-Abortion Leaders Size Up G.O.P. Candidates, The New York Times, July 30, 2007

Domestic Violence, Dobson and Denial, Talk To Action, July 30, 2007

Coalition of Evangelicals Voices Support for Palestinian State, New York Times, July 29, 2007

Dominionist ordination mills (a prelude), Dailykos, July 29, 2007

Dems Go to School to Reach Young Evangelicals, Beliefnet News, July 26, 2007

Bolstered by polls showing that a growing number of young evangelicals are turning away from the Republican Party, Democrats are on a campaign to reach them where they're at -- in school.

Republicans lost votes across all age groups in the 2006 midterm elections, but it was young voters who moved the furthest from the GOP.
According to the Pew Research Center survey in February, support for Democratic candidates jumped from 16 percent to 26 percent among white evangelicals under 30 between the 2004 and 2006 elections.

Dominionism's "parallel economy", part 4: Dominionist social services, Dailykos, July 26, 2007

Rapture Ready: The Unauthorized Christians United for Israel Tour, Huffington Post, July 26, 2007 -- This includes a video of the Christians United for Israel's annual Washington-Israel Summit meeting last week.

Dominionism's "parallel economy", part 3: Dominionism at the doctor's office, Dailykos, July 15, 2007

Searching for love in all the Right's places, Talk To Action, July 23, 2007 -- about evangelical attitudes toward Republican presidential candidates

Time Survey on Faith and the Presidential Election, Pulsar Research and Consulting

"Do you think that a president should or should not use his or her personal interpretation of the Bible to make decisions as president?," 62.2 percent of respondents said no. Less than half that number, 28.7 percent, said yes. (See Wall of Separation, July 23, 2007 for comment on poll.)

Dominionism's "parallel economy", Pt. 2: Dominionism's Corporate Sponsors, Dailykos, July 23, 2007

I Did Have Sexual Relations With That Woman, New York Times, Frank Rich, July 22, 2007

Dominionism's "parallel economy", Pt. 1: The dominionist business directory. Dailykos, July 20, 2007

Abstinence Education Faces an Uncertain Future, New York Times, July 18, 2007

Sex and the Conservative, The Washington Post, July 17, 2007

The Swift-boating of Mitt Romney, The Nation, July 16, 2007

Church, State, War, and Separation Anxiety, Talk To Action, July 16, 2007

Promise Keepers try to regain the offensive, Talk To Action, July 16, 2007

Christian Right Activists Disrupt Hindu Chaplain In The Senate, TPM Cafe, July 12, 2007

Disruption Of Hindu Chaplain's Senate Prayer Shows Religious Right's Intolerance, Americans United, July 12, 2007

Unhealthy Interference, New York Times, July 12, 2007 -- more on testimony from Surgeon General

US Senate Set to Open With Hindu Prayer, Confuse David Barton, Talk To Action, July 12, 2007

Surgeon General Sees 4-Year Term as Compromised, New York Times, July 11, 2007

The administration, Dr. Carmona said, would not allow him to speak or issue reports about stem cells , emergency contraception, sex education, or prison, mental and global health issues.

Unsound Science: Former Surgeon General Laments Bush Administration's Theology-Driven Health Policies, Wall of Separation, July 11, 2007

Theocracy Goes Mainstream, Talk To Action, July 10, 2007

A Blogger's Blend of Prayer and Politics Gains Influence, New York Times, July 10, 2007 -- about a blog that covers politics for the Christian Broadcasting Network, the television station founded by Pat Robertson.

A Nominee's Abnormal Views, New York Times, July 10, 2007

Repentant Evangelicals?: Conservative Christians Reconsider Salvation Through Politics, Wall of Separation, July 10, 2007

Faith the Nation: Part 5-4, Talk To Action, July 9, 2007:

Supreme Court limits citizens' ability to question state/religion connections, gives victory to president's religious patronage program

Evangelicals See Dilemmas in G.O.P. Field, New York Times, July 8, 2007

Rick Scarborough's New Crusade, Talk To Action, July 8, 2007

"With God On Our Side," Talk To Action, July 5, 2007

Portrait Of Unconstitutionality: La. Judge Defends Jesus Picture In Courthouse, Wall of Separation, July 5, 2007

Faith shouldn't be red, white and blue, USA Today, July 4, 2007

Doctor Challenges Kan. Abortion Law, UK Guardian, July 3, 2007

Church Dissidents Lose Property Appeal, New York Times, June 28, 2007 -- latest in split within Episcopal church over appointment of a gay bishop

More on the PBS documentary misnomed "The Wall of Separtion." Americans United, June 28, 2007

I regret to report that "Wall of Separation" is even worse than I had imagined. It clearly designed to promote views held by Religious Right extremists.

Blog Against Theocracy, July 1-4

Far Religious Right Summer Fests, Talk to Action, June 17, 2007

Justices Reject Suit on Federal Money for Faith-Based Office, New York Times, June 26, 2007

Supreme Court Ruling Blocks Courthouse Door For Some 'Faith-Based' Lawsuits, Americans United, June 25, 2007

Obama says some have 'hijacked' faith, Yahoo news, June 23, 2007

Oil Company Stockholders on Spiritual Quest in Israel, Talk To Action, June 23, 2007

A Political Shift for Southern Baptists? Ethics Daily, June 22, 2007

House votes to reverse ban on overseas contraceptive aid, The Jurist, June 21, 2007

The US House of Representatives [official website] Thursday passed a measure by 223-201 that would reverse a ban on contraceptive aid to overseas agencies that offer abortions. The measure, introduced by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) [official website], is attached to bill HR 2764 [PDF text], appropriating $34.2 billion for the Department of the State and for foreign aid inr 2008. The amendment would allow contraceptive aid to be given to nongovernmental agencies overseas, regardless of whether they promote or provide abortions.

North Dakota Is Sued in Church-State Case, New York Times, June 21, 2007

Movies and the Politics of Abortion in '08, Talk To Action, June 21, 2008

Head Start, Fresh Start: Congress Rejects Religious Bias In Popular Children's Program, Americans United, June 21, 2008

Preface to Steeplejacking, Talk To Action, June 20, 2007

MRFF Investigates OCF Neighborhood Bible Study Program at Fort Leavenworth, Talk To Action, June 17, 2007

Theocrat(s) of the Week -- Paul Hill and those honoring him, Talk To Action, June 17, 2007

Southern Baptists Question Human Role in Global Warming, Environmental News Network, June 14, 2007

Is the Justice Department Improperly Ruled by Religion? Talk To Action, June 14, 2007

Federal Grant for a Medical Mission Goes Awry, New York Times, June 13, 2007

In theory, it was simple: Congress gave two decommissioned Coast Guard cutters to a faith-based group in California, directing that the ships be used only to provide medical services to islands in the South Pacific.

PBS To Air Christian Right's Falsified US History, Dailykos, June 12, 2007

PBS Revelation: Network's 'Wall Of Separation' Has Religious Right Genesis, Talk To Action, June 11, 2007

Surgeon General Nominee Is Assailed for Church Role, The New York Times, June 9, 2007

Cool Reception for Bible Park in Bible Belt, The New York Times, June 9, 2007

PBS Revelation: Network's 'Wall Of Separation' Has Religious Right Genesis, Wall of Separation, June 8, 2007

Americans United Settles Lawsuit Over 'Faith-Based' Jail Program With Pennsylvania Criminal Justice Officials, Americans United, June 8, 2007

House Democrats Vote To Increase Funding Of Failed "Abstinence-Only" Program, Talk To Action, June 8, 2007

Bush Surgeon General pick faces bruising confirmation battle over homophobia, The Raw Story, June 7, 2007

The Ballad Of Ake Green - How Christian conservative activists spread a vicious lie about a hate crimes bill., June 7, 2007

New ID Book Full of Holes, Talk To Action, June 7, 2007

Regulating Homeschooling, Talk To Action, June 6, 2007

Fred Thompson's Christian Nationalist Pander, Talk To Action, June 5, 2007

Court Rebuffs F.C.C. on Fines for Indecency, The New York Times, June 5, 2007 (see page on Human Sexuality)

Ralph & the Rabbi, Talk To Action, June 5, 2007:

International Fellowship of Christians and Jews scrubbed co-founder Ralph Reed's name from its website after giving Reed's Century Strategies more than $800,000 in contracts

"Revisionism: A Willing Accomplice" -- The Remarkable Hypocrisy of David Barton, Talk To Action, June 3, 2007

Groups poised for lobbying battle on AIDS measure, The Hill, June 2, 2007 -- Conservative groups lobby to keep failed abstinence only program in new AIDS bill

The Abstinence Gluttons, The Nation, from June 18 issue

Complaint filed with IRS after Tampa televangelist compares Romney to Satan, Sun-Sentinal, June 1, 2007

Party Unfaithful The Republican Implosion, The New Yorker, June 4, 2007


Last updated: June-July_August 2007