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October, 2006

Kansas AG gets abortion clinic records, Seattle PI, October 31, 2006 (After a two-year legal battle)

Christian Zionists Fundamentalist Christians' support of Israel could blunt Jewish opposition to religious right agenda, JewsOnFirst, October 31, 2006

Banning Books In Georgia: Now That's Really Scary! Wall of Separation, October 31, 2006

Churches Should Reject Religious Right's Biased Voter Guides, Americans United, October 31, 2006

Michigan: Dick DeVos' Multi-Million-Dollar Investment, NJDC, October 30, 2006

Religious right slammed by former top GOP leader Dick Armey - This is a video clip, here's the page, it'll start playing when you get to the page:

Abstinence program for 20s also, Houston Chronicle, October 30, 2006

Will a shocking new GOP court victory and Karl Rove's attack on Ohio 2006 doom the Democrats nationwide? The Free Press, October 30, 2006

Carry Them Back To Old Virginny: Historically Illiterate Religious Right Celebrates Founding Of Jamestown Colony: The Religious Right's "Christian nation" brigades are on the march again. Wall of Separation, October 30, 2006

Kansas May Be Ready to Defeat Religious Right, Talk To Action, October 30, 2006

A Brief Guide to Dave Daubenmire, Talk To Action, October 29, 2006

New National Program to "temporarily transform churches into courthouses," Talk To Action, October 29, 2006

The Catholic Right: The Song of Santorum, Talk To Action, October 29, 2006

Links to voter info from the theocratic right: Ohio Election Central, USA Voter Info, Family Research Council scorecards

U.S. Jobs Shape Condoms' Role in Foreign Aid, New York Times, October 29, 2006 -- Irony of ironies, the folks who push "Abstinence Only" and claim condoms don't work receive federal grants to make condoms.

A Message from Jerry Falwell to BuzzFlash Telling Christians to Vote for the Heathen GOP Leaders, Buzzflash, October 29, 2006

Will Ken Blackwell find the ways to steal Ohio 2006 as he did in 2004? The Free Press, October 28, 2006 -- As election day approaches, Blackwell's dirty tricks sink ever deeper.

IRS Complaint Filed Againt Two Kansas Churches, Talk To Action, Octoer 28, 2006

Case against Air Force Academy dismissed, Associated Press, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 27, 2006 -- posted on JewsOn First

Religious Warfare Vid for Kids: In Stores in Time for Christmas, Talk To Action, October 27, 2006

Justice Department Yanks Proposal For 'Single-Faith' Prison Ministry After Complaint From Americans United, October 27, 2006

Religious Conservatives Cheer Ruling on Gays as Wake-Up Call, Washington Post, October 27, 3006

G.O.P. Moves Fast to Reignite Issue of Gay Marriage, New York Times, October 27, 2006

Strickland vote challenge ends, Salem news, October 27, 2007

Scientists Endorse Candidate Over Teaching of Evolution, New York Times, October 26, 2006

Judicial nominee blocked by Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) for attending gay ceremony, The Boston Globe , October 26, 2006

Watchdog Group Accuses Churches of Political Action, New York Times, October 26, 2006

The complaint by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a nonpartisan legal watchdog organization, cited a memorandum from the attorney general, Phill Kline, a Republican , directing members of his campaign staff to recruit churches to distribute campaign literature and serve as the sites for events.

"This is the top law enforcement official in the state who is encouraging everyone to break the law," said Melanie Sloan, executive director of the watchdog group.

Christian Nationalist Barnstorms Ohio [UPDATED], Talk To Action, October 26, 2006

At Play in the Fields of Mammon, Talk To Action, October 26, 2006

Could it Be? Religion Joins Politics in Ohio?????? Dailykos, October 25, 2006

Teach sex and evolution or close, Quebec evangelical schools told, Ottowa Citizen, October 24, 2006

The Quebec ministry of education has told unlicensed Christian evangelical schools that they must teach Darwin's theory of evolution and sex education or close their doors

He's Baaaaack!: Newt Gingrich Returns With New Book On 'God In America' Wall of Separation, October 24, 2006

Evangelism And Public Schools: Crossing Constitutional Boundaries In The Classroom, The Wall of Separation, October 23, 2006

The Christian Right, the IRS, and Partisan Politics, Talk To Action, October 23, 2006

Board sets Strickland residency hearing, The Review - a newspaper out of East Liverpool, Ohio -- offers an update on the Strickland residency issue. Either this one is a non-issue, or a very serious issue that I wrote off too quickly. October 23, 2006 (Thank you to Pete Myer from Thornville, Ohio for keeping me posted.--jb)

Profile of a Christian Right Candidate: Dick DeVos (Part Three), Talk To Action, October 22, 2006 -- A good description of Amway Corp.

The Pizza-man Delivers: Monaghan's Dough for Radical Right Politicos (Thirteenth in a Series) Talk To Action, October 22, 2006

Correction - The New York Times article about Ken Blackwell (10/17/06 - see below) was misleading. Blackwell never ordered Strickland off the ballot and that was never even likely. Rather, a complaint about Strickland's residency was raised and Blackwell's office would have to rule on it. This raised the possibility of Blackwell taking action, but apparently the law was pretty clear regarding Strickland's residency and it all went away. More on saga between Stricland and Blackwell over residency questions, WYTV (ABC) news, October 22, 2006

Profile of a Christian Right Candidate: Dick DeVos (Part Two), Talk To Action, October 21, 2006

David Barton Barnstoms Ohio Churches for the GOP, Talk To Action, October 20, 2006

Romney defends Mormon strategy Tax questions raised on church discussions, Boston Globe, October 20, 2006

Right Wing, Wrong Bird, Talk To Action, October 20, 2006 -- about a shift in the Christian Coalition toward a more concensus building organization

Profile of a Christian Right Candidate: Dick DeVos (Part One), Talk To Action, October 20, 2006

Republicans Falter in Bid to Mobilize Christian Conservatives,, October 19, 2006

Two Part Series on Evangelicals and the Vote, NPR All Things Considered,
Part I: Republicans Zig; Will Christian Conservatives Zag?, October 18, 2006
Part II: Democratic Party Embraces 'Values' Debate, October 19, 2006

Transcending The Constitution?: Calif. School Drops Plans To Promote Hindu Meditation Program, Wall of Separation, October 19, 2006 Evangelicals and the GOP: An Update Strongly Republican Group Not Immune to Party's Troubles Evangelicals and the GOP: An Update Strongly Republican Group Not Immune to Party's Troubles

Evangelicals and the 2006 election, Pew Research Center, October 18, 2006

JewsOnFirst links to the remarkable series printed in the Boston Globe. Click here.

Christian Right Seeks "Pink Purge" in GOP, Talk To Action, October 18, 2006

Passing A Political Plate: Church Politicking Controversy Continues In Kansas, Wall of Separation, October 18, 2006

On the End of Evangelicals, Talk To Action, October 18, 2006

And the Winner Is ... Me, New York Times, October 17, 2006

Voters in Ohio can be forgiven if they feel they have been beamed out of the Midwest and dropped into a third-world autocracy. The latest news from the state's governor's race is that the Republican nominee, Kenneth Blackwell, who is also the Ohio secretary of state, could rule that his opponent is ineligible to run because of a technicality. We'd like to think that his office would not ultimately do that, or that if it did, such a ruling would not be allowed to stand. But the mere fact that an elected official and political candidate has the authority to toss his opponent out of a race is further evidence of a serious flaw in our democracy.

Sen. Brownback's Litmus Test May a federal judge have lesbian friends? Washington Post, Ocober 17, 2006

Dick DeVos Puts His Money Where His Mouth Isn't, Talk To Action, October 16, 2006

MegaChurch Pastor Campaigns for GOP Candidate in Church, Talk To Action, October 16, 2006

Kuo Charges Of Politicization Of 'Faith-Based' Initiative Is Supported By Americans United Research, Americans United, October 16, 2006

The Religious Right has more than a vision, they have a plan, and they are close to making it your reality, Video from Defcon

Faith-Based Profits, New York Times, October 16, 2006

Liberty Sunday: Gay Bashing for Republican Victory, Talk To Action, October 16, 2006

Bush's Nuclear Apocalypse, Chris Hedges, Truthdig, October 9, 2006

AASA on Religion in Schools, Talk To Action, October 15, 2006

Mr. President, We Christians Aren't "Nuts," Dailykos, October 15, 2006

The Gay Old Party Comes Out, New York Times, Frank Rich, October 15, 2006

Neoconservatism, the Catholic Church And Stem Cells, Talk To Action, October 15, 2006

Science Ignored, Again, New York Times, October 14, 2006

Barry Lynn on Politics and the Pulpit, Talk To Action, October 14, 2006 -- discusses voter guides, a tool used by the Christian Coalition to encourage members of evangelical churches to vote Republican while the guides maintain the appearance of being nonpartisan.

Four-Part Series in Boston Globe investigates influence of Christian Right on Bush administration foreign policy

On "Tempting Faith": Seductive Distractions From Fact? Talk To Action, October 13, 2006

Book Says Bush Aides Dismissed Christian Allies, New York Times, October 13, 2006

Key Architect Said Religious Right Born In Racist Opposition To Civil Rights Act, Talk To Action, October 13, 2006

The Coming Gay Republican Purge, Max Blumenthal, The Nation, October 12, 2006

Texans Pray for Halt to Power Plants, Truthout, October 12, 2006

Bush 'Faith-Based' Initiative Was Used For GOP Campaigns, Former White House Official Charges In New Book, Americans United, October 12, 2006

Liberty Sunday, October 15, is a follow up to Justice Sunday. Americans United calls it Another Vehicle For Gay Bashing, October 12, 2006

Must see!!! Moyers on America: Is God Green? PBS

This documentary highlights the growing schism among evangelicals over care for the environment. For readers of this website Moyers' program makes a subtle distinction between Creation Care evangelicals and dominionists. Creation Care evangelicals interpret tthe word "dominion" from Genesis of Hebrew Scriptures to mean stewardship over God's creation ie the environment. Dominionists interpret the word to mean dominion over society.

A "Tempting Faith" For Boiling Frogs? Talk To Action, October 12, 2006

A video from Equality Ohio: Which Vision for Ohio? - division, intolerance, persecution, theocracy or love, inclusion, fairness, Democracy

The Religious Right's Crusade for 'Decency' AlterNet, October 11, 2006

In God's Name: Religion-Based Tax Breaks: Housing to Paychecks to Books, New York Times, October 11, 2006

David Barton's New Stealth Campaign for the GOP, Talk To Action, October 10, 2006

Believers Preach Gospel of Green, Los Angeles Times, October 10, 2006

Plan B and Plan B, Truthout, October 10, 2006:

Just as women have finally won a concession from the Bush FDA that makes the emergency contraceptive known as Plan B available without a prescription, new reports abound that fundamentalist Christians are mounting an effort to end the use of all contraceptives.

Foley Follies: Religious Right Blames 'The Left' For Page Scandal, Wall of Separation, October 10, 2006

Apocalypse Sooner Or Later? Bush, Iran, & the 'End-Times' Lobby, Talk To Action, October 10, 2006

Evangelizing Good News Clubs quietly proliferate in public elementary schools,, October 9, 2006

In God's Name: As Exemptions Grow, Religion Outweighs Regulation, New York Times, October 8, 2006

"Jesus Camp" youth pastor directly linked to fascist brand of charismatic movement, Dailykos, October 7, 2006

Ken Blackwell's Campaign Tour With Larry Pratt (a Christian Reconstructionist), Talk To Action, October 6, 2006

GOP's Hold on Evangelicals Weakening, Washington Post, October 6, 2006

Watchdog Group Lauds School Officials For Agreeing Not To Display Picture Of Jesus Or Other Unconstitutional Religious Displays, Americans United, October 6, 2006

Internet Assassins, Talk To Action, October 6, 2006

Vision Forum , a far right Christian organization, is trying to defend itself from critics. The critics of Vision Forum are not secularists, liberal Christians, nor even conservative Christians. The critics are fundamentalist Baptists who are concerned about the harsh reconstructionist ideas that appear to be at the theological center of Vision Forum.

The End Times Agenda, Bill Berkowitz, International Relations Center, October 5, 2006

Dominionism as a coercive religious movement, Dailykos, October 4, 2006

The theocracy movement in Ohio, Talk To Action, October 4, 2006

Oh, There's the Religious Right on Foley DefCon, October 4, 2006

The Family Research Council's New Line Of Business? Talk To Action, October 4, 2006

Evangelical Christians are increasingly part of the movement to protect God's green Earth. Bill McKibben on Alternatet, October 4, 2006

The Changing Politics of Rick Warren and Randy Brinson, Talk To Action, Ocotber 4, 2006

Supreme Court and Texas are Queer for Lovers, Virtual Citizen, October 4, 2006

Evolution and School Shootings, Dispatches from the Culture Wars, October 3, 2006

Jesus Camp: Documentary gives a frightening view across the cultural divide, JewsOnFirst, October 3, 2006

Battle Brewing Over Military Chaplains, The Associated Press, October 3, 2006

Amid GOP Pederasty Scandal, Child Molestation Coverup Allegations Hound Pope Benedict XVl, Talk To Action, October 3, 2006

The Christian Right, Mid-term Elections, & Social Movements, Talk To Action, October 2, 2006

TX Religious Broadcaster, Local CA Group Fight For PBS Station License, Talk To Action, October 2, 2006

Mingling Politics And Faith: Archbishop's Sermon Reaches Supreme Court Justices At Red Mass, Wall of Separation, October 2, 2006

Establishment Clause In the Balance ? S3696 PERA Bill Awaits '06 Outcome, Talk To Action, October 2, 2006


Last updated: October-2006