Posts Tagged ‘censorship’

Religious Right Research, Religiously-Based Censorship

On Friday morning, I trekked to the Fox News Channel studio in Washington to debate Bill Donohue of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights about President Barack Obama’s upcoming speaking engagement at Notre Dame.

I’d prefer to have a civil discussion over these matters, but Donohue has two settings: “Obnoxious” and “Even More Obnoxious,” so things got […] Read More

Religious Right Research

It’s pretty easy these days to walk into mostly any public library in the country and check out J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye or John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. You can do that in a large part thanks to a woman named Judith Krug.

Judith, who ran the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom since 1967, […] Read More

Religion in Public Life

An Idaho public library has decided to permanently remove two sex education books from its shelves after complaints from religious activists, the Idaho Statesman reported last week.

The library board brought the issue to a vote after the director of a Religious Right group, Youth 4 Revolution, requested the books’ […] Read More

James Dobson, Religion in Public Schools, Religious Right Research

As I’ve monitored Religious Right organizations over the years, one thing has provided a lot of amusement: the constant obsession with children’s books and cartoon characters.

We all remember the late Jerry Falwell’s assertion that Tinky Winky, the purple Teletubby, was gay. Alan Sears of the Alliance Defense Fund once opined in a book that SpongeBob SquarePants might be gay […] Read More