Religion Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Monday 02/02/2009, 4:25pm
Ever since the passage of Prop 8 in California during the November election, there has been an effort underway to figure out just how much money the Mormon Church dumped into the effort. For weeks, the Church denied giving more than a few thousand dollars but last week, facing an investigation by California’s Fair Political Practices Commission, the church reported nearly $190,000 in contributions. On a related note, just last week AU reported on the influence that the Mormon Church has over the Utah legislature and now it looks like it might be expanding its reach into... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Monday 02/02/2009, 10:13am
Last week it was reported that Joshua DuBois, who ran religious outreach for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, had been tapped to head the White House's new office of faith-based programs. Frankly, anyone who has been paying any attention to the intersection of religion and politics, especially as it relates to the Barack Obama, ought to at least be familiar with DuBois’s name … but apparently right-wing groups have had their heads buried in the sand for the last several years: Religious professionals expressed concern Friday over the White House's selection... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 01/22/2009, 4:32pm
In his Inauguration Address, President Obama acknowledged that "we are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and non-believers." I didn't think much of it at the time, but apparently it was the first time that atheists had been explicitly acknowledged in an Inauguration speech.And it has seemingly spooked the Religious Right, or at least its media arms, so much so that they felt it necessary to seek out quotes from movement leaders that would remind everyone that, though nonbelievers exist, they are a small minority and that this is still a Christian nation... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 01/22/2009, 11:08am
Today is the annual March for Life, held every year on January 22 to protest abortion and press for the overturning of Roe v. Wade.As such, Religious Right groups are doing what they do every year, with the Family Research Council hosting its Blogs for Life Conference and March for Life organizers and activists complaining that the media isn't paying attention to them and nobody takes them seriously:Still, Nellie Gray — who founded the March for Life 36 years ago — pines for some meaningful attention from the press. Her marchers hit the streets near the Capitol on Thursday,... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 01/15/2009, 11:32am
We've written a few posts about the lawsuit brought by Michael Newdow, the American Humanist Association, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and others seeking to remove the phrase "so help me God" from the oath of office during the Inauguration. Among the defendants in the case are Chief Justice John Roberts, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Major General Richard J. Rowe Jr., the Reverend Rick Warren and the Reverend Joe Lowery. Now it looks like Warren has tapped a lawyer to represent him in court - a lawyer from the right-wing Pacific Justice Institute:Kevin Snider, Chief... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 01/14/2009, 4:14pm
It seems that God TV is fast becoming the Religious Right's media outlet of choice.Just before the election, relatively moderate right-wing figures like John Hagee, Pat Robertson, Tony Perkins, and James Dobson participated in a God TV "Election Special" where they split time with fringe figures like Jill Austin, Cindy Jacobs, and Lou Engle (and if you think people like Hagee and Robertson don't deserve to be called "relatively moderate," they you obviously aren't familiar with people like Austin or Jacobs. Compared to them, Robertson and the like seem... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 01/14/2009, 2:03pm
Earlier this week, Rep. Shelia Jackson-Lee introduced H. R. 256, the David Ray Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, and a piece of companion legislation in the House of Representatives and already the right is freaking out. The Christian Anti-Defamation Commission has launched a petition telling its activists that the legislation will “directly threaten your freedom of speech and religion" while Vision America, via Tips-Q, is proclaiming that, if passed, Christians are going to be rounded-up and tossed in prison: This legislation will stifle Biblical preaching and thus... MORE
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