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November, 2006


Thick As A Brick: Dobson Disses The 'So-Called Wall Of Separation' The Wall of Separation, November 29, 2006

Teacher proselytizes class in suburban New Jersey, JewsOnFirst, November 28, 2006

Christian Groups Boycott Religious Warfare Kid Vid, Dailykos, November 28, 2006

Groups Join to Condemn Left Behind: Eternal Forces, Talk To Action, November 28, 2006

Pastor Chosen to Lead Christian Coalition Steps Down in Dispute Over Agenda, New York Times, November 28, 2006

Obama's Wooing Of Evangelicals Runs Into Fierce Resistance, TPM Cafe, November 28, 2006

Supreme Court Action Today Yet Another Blow To Private School Voucher Movement, Americans United, November 27, 2006

Court Rejects Maine School Vouchers Case, 1010 Wins Newswatch, November 27, 2007

A Third Way for the Religious Right? Talk To Action, November 25, 2006

Dobson: Liberals Have No Values, Talk To Action, November 24, 2006

Dr. Keroack, Uncle Sam, Women ... and God, Talk To Action, November 21, 2006 -- about the new appointment to head family planning

Worldview Weekend: Intolerant And Proud Of It, Wall of Separation, November 21, 2006

Run For The Border: Religious Right Gains Traction In Canada, Wall of Separation, November 20, 2006

Meaning What We Say and Saying What We Mean: Taking a Vacation from Secular, Talk To Action, November 20, 2006

Gay Marriage Galvanizes Canada's Right, New York Times, November 19, 2006

Bush Choice for Family-Planning Post Criticized, Washington Post, November 17, 2006

The Bush administration has appointed a new chief of family-planning programs at the Department of Health and Human Services who worked at a Christian pregnancy-counseling organization that regards the distribution of contraceptives as "demeaning to women."

Conservative Christians Take Note: Religion And Politics Do Not Mix, Wall of Separation, November 17, 2006

Christian-based classes an option Critics see issue of endorsing religion, Columbus Dispatch, November 17, 2006

Pro-Homosexual Democrats To Push Anti-Christian 'Hate Crime' Legislation, Traditional Values Coalition, November 14, 2006 -- The Reverend Louis Sheldon doesn't miss a beat.

Putting Faith Before Politics, New York Times, November 16, 2006

A Country Ruled by Faith, The New York Review of Books, November 16, 2006

3 Christian Groups Move To Condemn Gay Sex, Washington Post, November 15, 2006

Catholic Bishops Adopt Guidelines on Gays, NPR's Morning Edition, November 15, 2006

Evangelical Group's Motto: Breed to Succeed, The Nation, posted on Alternet, November 14, 2006

For Evangelicals, Supporting Israel Is 'God's Foreign Policy' New York Times, November 14, 2006

Abortion Clinics Resurrected as Fundamentalist Chapels, Mother Jones, November 13, 2006

Terror Suspect a Christian Nationalist Who Advised 'Honorable' & 'Decent' Behavior? Talk To Action, November 13, 2006

Partial-Birth Replay, Washington Post, November 13, 2006

Americans United Files Litigation Challenging Veterans Administration Bias Against Wiccans, Americans United, November 13, 2006

Christian Zionist Author to Evangelise Lebanese Refugees, Talk To Action, November 12, 2006

Democrats Win Bigger Share of Religious Vote, Washington Post, November 11, 2006

Ted Haggard Stars in Jesus Camp, Talk To Action, November 11, 2006

HHS Sued Over Hiding Documents on Crisis Pregnancy Funds, Talk To Action, November 11, 2006

The "Holy War" Being Waged by White Christian Extremists in America, LiberaIL View, November 11, 2006

Protest vote turns the tide, BBC News, November 10, 2006:

If you win by moral values, you can also die by moral values. By courting conservative Christians with a family values agenda, Republicans set themselves up as the party of superior morality.

Local GOP chairman blasts own party, Sioux City Journal, November 10, 2006:

A day after the Democratic sweep of the midterm elections, Woodbury County Republican Chairman Steve Salem had harsh words for his own party, lambasting the influence of the conservative Christian right wing.

Salem said he coined a new phase: "You've heard of IslamaFascists -- I think we now have Christian fascists. What is the definition of a fascist? Not only do they want to beat you, but they want to destroy you in the process."

The Harder They Fall , The Revealer, November 9, 2006 -- about reactions to Ted Haggard's fall from grace

'Arrows for the War,' The Nation, November 9, 2006 -- a portrait of a new Christian
fundamentalist "avant-garde" of women who wage "spiritual war" by birthing as many soldiers for God as they can.

Religious Voting Data Show Some Shift, Observers Say, New York Times, November 9, 2006 -- according to this data, white evangelical "born again" voters did vote, and they voted Republican. One big change came from Catholic voters, and the religious left was much more organized than in previous elections.

Fresh Hell: A Rich Vintage from Sour Grapes, Talk To Action, November 9, 2006

Ballot measure losses jolt the religious right, MSNBC, November 8, 2006

Election 2006 Round-up, JewsOnFirst, November 8, 2006

What happened yesterday, Talk To Action, November 8, 2006

Exit Polls (Scroll down for polls on religion), CNN, Novmeber 8, 2006

Religious Right Effort To Build Church-Based Political Machine Failed, Americans United, November 8, 2006

The Ted Haggard Movement Airs Its Shame, Talk To Action, November 7, 2006

Americans United Urges IRS To Investigate Four Churches For Political Intervention, November 6, 2006

Evangelical Pastor Confesses to 'Sexual Immorality' New York Times, November 5, 2006 (I recommend reading Soldiers of Christ: Inside America's most powerful megachurch with Pastor Ted Haggard by Jeff Sharlet in Harper's, May, 2005)

Abortion, Condoms and Bush, New York Times, November 5, 2006

Accused of Gay Liaison, Head of Evangelical Group Resigns, New York Times, November 3, 2006

Military Pressed Over Expressions of Faith, Washington Post, November 2, 2006

Rick Santorum's Beastly Politics, The Nation, November 1, 2006


Last updated: November-2006