Archive for November, 2005

Judicial Nominations, Religion in Public Schools

It’s no wonder that Religious Right groups such as the Family Research Council are dumping millions of dollars into a campaign on behalf of President George W. Bush’s Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr. More evidence continues to surface that Alito is a staunch opponent of church-state separation, reproductive rights and other individual rights issues.

Earlier this week, […] Read More

Evolution & Creationism, Pat Robertson, Religion in Public Schools, Religious Right Research

Televangelist Pat Robertson throughout his long career has provided a slew of remarkable and sometimes outrageous commentary. Inflammatory and bizarre meanderings are apart of his shtick.

His latest off-the-wall invective suggests that God is unhappy with Dover, Pa., citizens who voted out some school board members who had approved an anti-evolution policy for the town’s schools.

During the […] Read More

Religion in Public Schools, Religious Right Research

Public school students were dealt a serious and troubling blow yesterday when the Kansas Board of Education approved a policy that undermines both church-state separation and the teaching of science.

By a 6-4 vote, the Board adopted highly controversial science standards that will affect the way science is taught in the state’s public schools. The new standards promote the […] Read More

Judicial Nominations

Two U.S. Senators say that Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr., has expressed frustration over some of the high court’s decisions upholding church-state separation.

The senators’ accounts of their private meetings with Alito add to the evidence that if seated on the court, Alito will side with forces seeking to undermine the church-state wall.

Sens. John Cornyn […] Read More

Jay Sekulow, Religious Right Research

Legal Times reporter Tony Mauro has just written a fascinating and eye-opening piece about Jay Sekulow, TV preacher Pat Robertson’s top lawyer.

Sekulow, an increasingly powerful ally of the Bush administration, has led the Religious Right’s charge to remake the U.S. Constitution in the far right’s image. Through his American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), Sekulow has worked […] Read More

Religion in Public Life

A new poll reveals that more people in Great Britain believe in ghosts than God.

The poll, taken just before Halloween, found that 68 percent of Britons say they believe in ghosts and spirits of the netherworld. Fifty-five percent said they accept the existence of God.

The informal survey was conducted by ChoicesUK, a British retailer. Although not statistically […] Read More