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November - 2007


Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Public Funding Of Evangelical Prison Program In Iowa, Americans United, November 3, 2007

FLASHBACK: Huckabee Claimed Jesus 'On The Cross' Supported The Death Penalty, ThinkProgress, December 3, 2007

Evolution Debate Led to Ouster, Official Says, New York Times, November 30, 2007

Wondering about Huckabee Edition, Talk To Action, November 29, 2007

Mike Huckabee, Our Favorite Right-Wing Nut Job, Rolling Stones, November 14, 2007

Pat Robertson Not Down With Yoga , The Huffinton Post, November 29, 2007

Mr. Blackwell and The Hammer, Media Matters, November 28, 2007

Two rejected Republican politicians form new "grassroots" organization aiming to challenge Democrats and regain control of Congress

In Iowa, Mormon Issue Is Benefiting Huckabee, New York Times, November 28, 2007

Dispute Over Bible Display at Texas Courthouse Comes to an End at Supreme Court, Americans United, November 26, 2007

Big Rise in Cost of Birth Control on Campuses, New York Times, November 22, 2007

The change is due to a provision in a federal law that ended a practice by which drug manufacturers provided prescription contraception to the health centers at deeply discounted rates. The centers then passed along the savings to students and others.

Petraeus Endorses Predatory Evangelist Who Targets US Military, Dailykos, November 22, 2007

6,000 soldiers claim persecution by "Christian" evangelicals, Dailykos, November 21, 2007

Huckabee Gaining Ground in Iowa, Washington Post, November 21, 2007 -- This article appeared one day after the New York Times reported that two very influential leaders of the Christian Right are throwing their considerable weight behind Huckabee: Tim and Beverly LaHaye. Tim LaHaye was among the original organizers of the Moral Majority in 1980 creating a network of 100,000 supportive churches. His wife, Beverly, founded Concerned Women for America which set up prayer and lobbying breakfasts for women all over the country. Tim LaHaye is best known for his Left Behind series depicting End Times -- a terrible, cataclysmic event will lead to terrible suffering for non-believers and the Rapture and Second Coming of Christ for believers. For more, read Christian Zionism. One has to wonder if the enthusiastic support coming from the LaHaye's signals a belief on the part of Huckabee in LaHaye's version of End Times. (The article in the NY Times did not appear on the internet. The title is "Evangelical Help for Huckabee" 11/20/07. jb)

Robertson and Giuliani: A Not-So-Odd Couple, Talk To Action, November 21, 2007

Evangelical flocks on their own at the polls, Los Angeles Times, November 15, 2007

A Faith-Based Boondoggle, Truthdig, November 15, 2007 - In Bush's crusade against wasteful spending, abstinence programs are unscathed.

Dick Armey says GOP should stay far away from Dobson, AmericaBlog, November 13, 2007

Romney Gets Major Backer on the Right, New York Times, November 6, 2007

Mitt Romney's presidential campaign announced yesterday an endorsement from the man whom some consider the father of the religious right, Paul M. Weyrich, chairman of the Free Congress Foundation and a founder of the Moral Majority.

(note) Weyrich's endorsement doesn't surprise me. Romney made a statement that reveals a very strong theocratic leaning. He said in a speech that the First Amendment doesn't apply to the states. Such thinking, which allows the states the right to abandon the First Amendment, opens the door to states imposing one religion on the rest of the population. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote an opinion declaring the same thing. (I'll find links to both statements when I have time -- jb)

Senate Panel Probes 6 Top Televangelists, CBS News, November 6, 2007

Evangelical Democrat Stirs the Pot in Miss. Washington Post, November 5, 2007 -- The campaign of a wealthy evangelical Christian, John Arthur Eaves Jr highlights the difference between evangelicals and dominionists. While dominionists believe there is only one truth, Eaves, an evangelical and social conservative, calls for tolerance:

"As governor, he assures them, he would be tolerant of the views of other faiths. "Everyone searches for the truth," he said. "They ask, 'Why am I here? What is my purpose?' I find my truth in the message of Jesus. But I believe we are all united in the search for truth."

This website has concerned itself with those politicians whose narrow reading of scripture would lead them to impose their beliefs on the rest of the country. Eaves is not a theocrat, just a good old fashion evangelical.

Philip Anschutz: Transforming the culture one Hollywood blockbuster at a time, Media Matters, November 5, 2007



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